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Brazil, Germany and Italy are the top three countries all-time for number of ________ Soccer World Cup trophies
92.5%
McDonald's restaurants
1.3%
Women in space
0.7%
Nobel Peace Prizes
3.1%
In 1961 the Soviet Union and then the United States did so, but it wasn't until 2003 that this country became the third to send its own manned spacecraft into space. China
80.2%
Germany
3.2%
France
5.9%
Japan
10.5%
The famous books “A Farewell to Arms”, “The Guns of August”, and “All Quiet on the Western Front” are about, or based on, which international conflict? World War I
79%
Crimean War
2.5%
World War II
12.1%
American Revolutionary War
5.8%
Although 26 countries have won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Italy has garnered the most. Their 14 wins far surpasses all countries except this one, which runs a close second with 12. France
76.6%
Sweden
9.9%
Spain
9.9%
Hungary
1.8%
Surprisingly to many, Nigeria has far more world top-100 ranked players than any other country in this international competition, often owing to their proficiency with short words during events. Scrabble
67.6%
Hangman
7.7%
Crossword
7.6%
Word Search
7.9%
Nordic nations typically do well in the Winter Olympic Games. Which of these has won the most medals all-time at this competition? Norway
66.3%
Denmark
2.9%
Sweden
17.2%
Finland
5.3%
Which of the following became the first permanent and independent country to grant women the right to vote nationally, in 1893? New Zealand
64.2%
Canada
8.7%
Finland
14.6%
Australia
8.2%
At the start of the Great Western Schism (c. 1379), France & Scotland were among nations supporting the papal claim of Clement VII; while England, Portugal, and others supported that of Urban VI. Which two locations were their respective residences? Avignon and Rome
56.7%
Avignon and Florence
11.4%
Aquitaine and Rome
16.5%
Aquitaine and Florence
8.4%
The UK, France, and the US top the United Nations' list of countries having the most non-self-governing territories. Which of these is governed by a country other than those? Faroe Islands
56%
Guam
10.9%
Cayman Islands
13%
New Caledonia
16.8%
The nuclear arms race during the “Cold War” between the US and the USSR eventually included the development of the Hydrogen Bomb. In which decade did these two nations conduct their first successful tests of this weapon? 1950s
43.1%
1940s
25.1%
1960s
18%
1970s
5.6%
European expansion in the Age of Discovery of the 15th & 16th centuries was spearheaded by Spain and Portugal. Which of these four famous explorers is Spanish? Vasco Núñez de Balboa
38.7%
Bartholomeu Dias
18.9%
Fernão de Magalhães
7.9%
Vasco da Gama
25.7%
Which of these four cars or trucks (which may have gone through various name variations along the way) leads the world in all-time international automobile sales? Toyota Corolla (Japan)
37.5%
Volkswagen Beetle (Germany)
31.2%
AvtoVAZ Lada (Russia)
3.6%
Ford F- Series (US)
22%
Since the mid-19th century, International World’s Fairs and “Expos” have showcased countries’ industry, arts and culture; inherently resulting in technological and design one-upmanship. Which two cities have hosted them the most? Paris and Brussels
33.1%
New York and Barcelona
10%
Vienna and Tokyo
5.5%
London and Chicago
43.8%
In 1911 Roald Amundsen of Norway led the first expedition to the geographical South Pole. How much sooner did they arrive there than a British party led by Robert Falcon Scott? Five weeks
29.4%
Five days
48.2%
Four months
11.4%
Four years
6%
The race to construct the world’s tallest building may never cease. The tallest building as of 2018, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, surpassed the previous tallest one (the Taipei 101) by approximately what percent? 63%
6.6%
Only .5%
45.3%
48%
9.5%
19%
29.3%
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