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Which British royal was known as 'the grandmother of Europe?'Queen Victoria
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To which palace was the French court moved in 1682, at the order of Louis XIV?Versailles
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Which war of 1955-75 is also known as the Second Indochina War?Vietnam War
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Which name, given to Norse explorers, is actually a verb meaning 'to go on an expedition?'Viking
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Which volcano buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum when it erupted in AD 79?Vesuvius
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Which European city-state financed the Fourth Crusade which sacked Constantinople in 1204?Venice
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In Norse mythology, where did Odin receive the souls of slain heroes?Valhalla
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After which Italian explorer are the Americas widely believed to be named?Amerigo Vespucci
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Which Italian composer is known for 'The Four Seasons,' a series of violin concertos?Antonio Vivaldi
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Which French Enlightenment writer and philosopher was born Fran├žois-Marie Arouet in 1694?Voltaire
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Which North American city is named after a British explorer of the Pacific Coast?Vancouver
59.6%
Which three-word Latin sentence did Julius Caesar reportedly comment in 47 B.C?Veni Vidi Vici
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Which spacecraft, launched in 1977, is the farthest man-made object from Earth?Voyager 1
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Which Roman poet is famous for the Aeneid, an epic composed of twelve books?Virgil
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Which Germanic people invaded Italy and sacked Rome in AD 410?Visigoths
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Who was the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hephaestus?Vulcan
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Which French city was the site of a 1916 battle which claimed 306,000 lives?Verdun
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Near which Tuscan town was the Renaissance polymath Leonardo born on April 15th 1452?Vinci
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Which Germanic tribe sacked Rome under Genseric in AD 455?Vandals
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Where were Egyptian Pharaohs of the New Kingdom buried from the 16th to 11th century BC?Valley of the Kings
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Shakespeare by Numbers

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Little-known fact: Shakespeare was excellent at pretending to be a mathematician.
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