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Battle of the _____ - one of the largest battles of World War I fought by British & French troops against Germany in 1916.
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WAR
Germany’s unprovoked attack on which country began World War II?
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WAR
One of the largest campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched in 1968; the Tet _________.
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WAR
What term describes a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system, such as occurred in France in 1789?
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WAR
What name is given to a large piece of artillery, typically mounted on wheels, that uses gunpowder to launch a projectile?
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WAR
In 2011, Civil War was fought in which country between forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi and those seeking to oust his government?
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Which country (along with Syria) fought against Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War?
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In 1943, naval engineer Richard James invented what spring-like toy?
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DISCOVERY
Clyde Tombaugh discovered which dwarf planet in 1930?
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DISCOVERY
Antoine Lavoisier discovered and named which element in 1778?
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DISCOVERY
In 1836, Samuel Colt patented the first mechanism for what type of firearm?
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DISCOVERY
The double helix structure of DNA was first discovered in 1953 by Watson and _____.
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Explorer David ___________ was the first European to discover Victoria Falls in Africa.
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Elisha G. Otis invented a safety device to prevent what from falling if the hoisting cable fails?

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