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Which Greek philosopher was sentenced to death by drinking hemlock?
What name is given to the historical network of trade routes linking Europe with Eastern Asia?
What is the term for the military nobility of pre-industrial Japan?
Which great fleet threatened to invade England in 1588?
A limestone statue of which mythical creature lies on the Giza Plateau?
Which Georgian led the Soviet Union during WWII?
In which Massachusetts town were over 150 people imprisoned for witchcraft in 1692?
Which Native American chief defeated George Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn?
What was Thailand known as until 1939, and again from 1945-49?
Who defeated the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin, a turning point in the Crusades?
Which Balkan city was besieged from 1992-96, the longest siege in modern warfare?
Which British poet was known as 'The Bard of Avon?'
Which World Heritage Site lies in the most dense complex of Neolithic monuments in England?
Which short 1967 war resulted in a swift and decisive Israeli victory?
On which island did Napoleon die in exile in 1821?
Which former gladiator led around 70,000 slaves in the Third Servile War?
As what was Ho Chi Minh city known until 1976?
Which Russian city was known as Leningrad from 1924-91?
The opening day of which 1916 battle saw nearly 60,000 British casualties?
Which canal, known as 'The Highway to India,' opened in 1869 after ten years of construction?

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