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Who legendarily stole from the rich and gave to the poor?Robin Hood
94.3%
A 1994 genocide in which country saw the deaths of an estimated 800,000 people?Rwanda
87.8%
Who, according to legend, founded Rome with his brother Remus?Romulus
86.7%
Who was the only US President to serve more than two terms in office?Franklin D. Roosevelt
86.6%
Which English king was known as 'the Lionheart?'Richard I
84.3%
The name of which 14th-17th century cultural movement comes from French for 'rebirth?'Renaissance
82.9%
Which artifact, discovered in 1799, allowed historians to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs?Rosetta Stone
78%
Which Russian famously died only after being poisoned, shot, beaten, and drowned?Grigori Rasputin
75.5%
Which British military branch was formed on April 1st 1918?Royal Air Force
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What was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War?Richmond
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Which Dutch artist is famous for his 1642 painting 'Night Watch?'Rembrandt van Rijn
65.3%
For which invention did Guglielmo Marconi share the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics?Radio
63.6%
Which imperial dynasty ruled over Russia from 1613 to 1917?Romanov
62.6%
As what were Zambia and Zimbabwe collectively known until the mid 1960s?Rhodesia
61.8%
Which Berlin landmark was severely damaged by fire in 1933?Reichstag
49.8%
Which English explorer was executed in 1618 to appease the Spanish?Walter Raleigh
46.5%
What nickname was given to supporters of parliament during the English Civil War?Roundheads
37.2%
What name is given to the battle at the end of the world in Norse mythology?Ragnarök
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Which German physicist discovered x-rays on November 8th 1895?Wilhelm Röntgen
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Which New Zealand-born British physicist discovered the concept of radioactive half-life?Ernest Rutherford
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