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Which African leader was released from prison in 1990 after serving 27 years?Nelson Mandela
90.3%
Who was the leader of Italy from 1922 until his death in 1945?Benito Mussolini
88.4%
Which Chinese Communist revolutionary was the first leader of the People's Republic of China?Mao Zedong
87.4%
Which Renaissance artist painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome?Michelangelo
86.8%
Which document did King John famously affix his seal to in 1215?Magna Carta
86.4%
In which ship did the Pilgrim Fathers travel to America in 1620-21?Mayflower
83.7%
In which city were the Olympic Games being held when eleven Israeli athletes were murdered?Munich
82%
Which Mesoamerican civilisation built the city of Chichen Itza?Maya
80.8%
New Amsterdam, renamed by the British in 1664, was founded on which US island?Manhattan
75%
Which Portuguese explorer is credited with being the first to circumnavigate the world?Ferdinand Magellan
73.2%
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After which 490 B.C battle did Pheidippides legendarily run to Athens to deliver victory news?Marathon
71.8%
What is the collective name given to nine goddesses of creative arts in Greek mythology?Muses
70%
Which country has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century?Monaco
69.5%
Which children's author wrote about the adventures of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh?A.A. Milne
61%
Which Inca settlement was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911?Machu Picchu
57.1%
Who was Aztec Emperor at the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico?Montezuma II
51.1%
Which African empire was Mansa Musa emperor of in the 14th century?Mali
43.6%
What name is given to the line of WWII defenses built on the Franco-German border?Maginot Line
42.1%
Who is credited with being the creator of the first version of the periodic table?Dmitri Mendeleev
41.1%
Which ship was discovered unmanned in 1872, intact save for one lifeboat missing?Mary Celeste
22.3%

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