History

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Which David Lynch film was based on the life of John Merrick?
`The Elephant Man`
In Greek mythology, who was killed by a poisoned arrow in his heel?
Achilles
Which American president gave the order to withdraw from the Vietnam War?
Richard Nixon
Which of Henry VIII`s children reigned in England for 44 years?
Elizabeth I
After which famous person in history was the teddy bear named?
Theodore Roosevelt
Which gangster said `I`ve been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War`?
Al Capone.
Who was the first President of America?
George Washington
Collectively, by what name are Carole Richardson, Patrick Armstrong, Paul Hill and Gerard Conlon better known?
The Guildford Four
What was Hitler`s title as the leader of Nazi Germany? Fuhrer, Muller or Kaiser?
Fuhrer
In Greek mythology, what was unusual about Medusa`s hair?
It was made of snakes.
What type of animal was the first to be sent into space?
A dog
By what name was the Scottish outlaw Robert McGregor better known?
Rob Roy
Which famous raid did Guy Gibson lead in 1943?
The Dambusters
What was the former name for Halloween? All Hallow`s Eve, All Saints Eve or All Souls Eve?
All Hallow`s Eve
Which politcal party did American President Bill Clinton represent?
Democratic Party
What is the literal translation of the word `dinosaur`? Ancient Lizard, Great Lizard or Terrible Lizard?
Terrible Lizard
Which type of material was first manufactured in France at Nimes, from where it got its name?
Denim
In what year did Adolf Hitler commit suicide?
1945
Through which city did Lady Godiva famously ride naked?
Coventry
Who ruled England from 1837 to 1901?
Queen Victoria
Which baseball star did Marilyn Monroe marry in January, 1954?
Joe DiMaggio
What was the first name of ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher`s husband?
Denis
What nationality was the philosopher Confucius?
Chinese
Who was the first American President to be assassinated?
Abraham Lincoln
Who was the first man to reach the South Pole?
Roald Amundsen
At the time when dinosaurs existed on the Earth`s surface, how many continents were there?
One
Who created havoc in 1938, when his radio broadcast of `The War Of The Worlds` was believed to be true?
Orson Welles
The words Czar and Kaiser are both derived from which famous person in history?
Julius Caesar
At which battle was King Harold killed by an arrow?
Battle of Hastings
In which war did the Battle of the Somme take place?
World War I

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