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Quiz Updated Jul 28, 2014

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Question Answer % Correct
Which British royal was known as 'the grandmother of Europe?'Queen Victoria
95.6%
To which palace was the French court moved in 1682, at the order of Louis XIV?Versailles
90.8%
Which war of 1955-75 is also known as the Second Indochina War?Vietnam War
87.5%
Which name, given to Norse explorers, is actually a verb meaning 'to go on an expedition?'Viking
87.1%
Which volcano buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum when it erupted in AD 79?Vesuvius
80.6%
Which European city-state financed the Fourth Crusade which sacked Constantinople in 1204?Venice
72.7%
After which Italian explorer are the Americas widely believed to be named?Amerigo Vespucci
68.1%
In Norse mythology, where did Odin receive the souls of slain heroes?Valhalla
67.8%
Which Italian composer is known for 'The Four Seasons,' a series of violin concertos?Antonio Vivaldi
65.5%
Which North American city is named after a British explorer of the Pacific Coast?Vancouver
59.3%
Question Answer % Correct
Which French Enlightenment writer and philosopher was born Fran├žois-Marie Arouet in 1694?Voltaire
58.5%
Which three-word Latin sentence did Julius Caesar reportedly comment in 47 B.C?Veni Vidi Vici
55.6%
Which spacecraft, launched in 1977, is the farthest man-made object from Earth?Voyager 1
52.6%
Which Roman poet is famous for the Aeneid, an epic composed of twelve books?Virgil
52.2%
Which Germanic people invaded Italy and sacked Rome in AD 410?Visigoths
52%
Who was the Roman equivalent of the Greek god Hephaestus?Vulcan
42%
Which French city was the site of a 1916 battle which claimed 306,000 lives?Verdun
38.4%
Near which Tuscan town was the Renaissance polymath Leonardo born on April 15th 1452?Vinci
38.4%
Which Germanic tribe sacked Rome under Genseric in AD 455?Vandals
36.5%
Where were Egyptian Pharaohs of the New Kingdom buried from the 16th to 11th century BC?Valley of the Kings
34.3%
 
Number % Answered
20 (all)
6.8%
18-19
11.2%
16-17
13.3%
14-15
13.5%
12-13
13.4%
10-11
12.3%
8-9
10.4%
6-7
8.2%
4-5
6%
2-3
3.6%
1-1
1.3%

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