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Which British royal was known as 'the grandmother of Europe?'
To which palace was the French court moved in 1682, at the order of Louis XIV?
Which war of 1955-75 is also known as the Second Indochina War?
Which name, given to Norse explorers, is actually a verb meaning 'to go on an expedition?'
Which European city-state financed the Fourth Crusade which sacked Constantinople in 1204?
In Norse mythology, where did Odin receive the souls of slain heroes?
After which Italian explorer are the Americas widely believed to be named?
Which French Enlightenment writer and philosopher was born Fran├žois-Marie Arouet in 1694?
Which Germanic tribe sacked Rome under Genseric in AD 455?
Where were Egyptian Pharaohs of the New Kingdom buried from the 16th to 11th century BC?
Which French city was the site of a 1916 battle which claimed 306,000 lives?
Near which Tuscan town was the Renaissance polymath Leonardo born on April 15th 1452?
Which three-word Latin sentence did Julius Caesar reportedly comment in 47 B.C?
Which Italian composer is known for 'The Four Seasons,' a series of violin concertos?
Which Roman poet is famous for the Aeneid, an epic composed of twelve books?
Who was the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hephaestus?
Which spacecraft, launched in 1977, is the farthest man-made object from Earth?
Which volcano buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum when it erupted in AD 79?
Which Germanic people invaded Italy and sacked Rome in AD 410?
Which North American city is named after a British explorer of the Pacific Coast?

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