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Which mountain was first summited on 29th May 1953?Everest
90.4%
Which German scientist warned Roosevelt that Germany might be developing atomic weapons?Albert Einstein
83.7%
Which African country resisted occupation by Europeans until 1936?Ethiopia
81.8%
What was the name of the English king known as 'the Confessor?'Edward
81.4%
Which island was the USA's busiest immigration station from 1892-1954?Ellis Island
80.4%
Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?Amelia Earhart
79.6%
Which Parisian landmark, completed in 1889, bears the names of 72 notable French people?Eiffel Tower
78.2%
Which river, along with the Tigris, was one of the defining rivers of ancient Mesopotamia?Euphrates
75.5%
Which American inventor was known as 'The Wizard of Menlo Park?'Thomas Edison
72.8%
Cupid was the Roman equivalent of which Greek god?Eros
69.8%
Question Answer % Correct
Which British public school, founded in 1440, has produced 19 British Prime Ministers?Eton
62.1%
Which Greek mathematician, author of Elements, was known as the 'Father of Geometry?'Euclid
54.6%
Which Norwegian founded the first permanent Nordic settlement in Greenland?Erik the Red
46.4%
Which language was invented by L. L. Zamenhof in 1887?Esperanto
41.7%
What was Tokyo known as before 1868?Edo
40.9%
Which insurrection in 1916 saw around 1200 people take over Dublin city centre?Easter Rising
34.9%
Which Frenchwoman was Queen of France and Queen of England in the 12th century?Eleanor of Aquitaine
30.9%
Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar came to be known as who in the 11th century?El Cid
28.7%
Which 1942 battle ended Axis hopes of occupying Egypt and controlling the Suez Canal?El Alamein
27.5%
Which ancient Greek city was home to the Temple of Artemis?Ephesus
22.5%
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