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Which German philosopher wrote Critique of Pure Reason in 1781 and Critique of Practical Reason in 1788?
Who was Henry III's opponent in the second Baron's War?
Who came up with the scientific 'Big Bang Theory'?
There are two main branches of classical mechanics. If Dynamics is one, name the other.
Bartolomeo Cristofori made the oldest surviving example of which musical instrument? It was made in 1720.
What are the capital cities of Senegal and Bangladesh. The two words are homonyms, but are spelt differently.
Who was the father of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades?
LL Zamenhof created which language?
What geological timescale comes between an era and an epoch. It is also a scientific term that can be used with relation to time.
In which year did Edward VIII abdicate?
Along with platinum, which element is used to make the International Prototype Kilogram?
Which element is mined from Wolframite?
Which year saw the publication of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith and the beginning of the American War of Independence?
Which element has the chemical symbol Sb?
The battle of Austerlitz is often known as the battle of the three emperors. Napoleon was one, who were the others?
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Who founded the party that would later become the Nazi Party?
Who was the last British Prime Minister to represent a constituency in Wales?
Which plant tissue transports water and other nutrients to shoots and leaves?
Which physicist used the Photoelectric effect to prove wave-particle duality in 1905?
The Tamworth manifesto is associated with which British Prime Minister? He was PM twice in the nineteenth century.
In which year did University Challenge first broadcast?
Who became President of Brazil in 2016 after their predecessor Dilma Roussef was impeached?
What is the S.I. prefix for 10 to the power 18?
What is the tenth largest country in the world by surface area?
What substance is synthesised during the Haber Bosch process?
Which poet's Ode to Autumn begins 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness'?
Whose 41st symphony is often known as 'Jupiter'?
The song 'Relax' was a 1983 hit for which popular group?
Group 7 of the periodic table is often known by which other name?
Who wrote the 1961 novel Catch-22?

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