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History Brain Busters Quiz Too

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What artist famously suffered from depression to the point of insanity and once mutilated his own ear in a psychotic episode?
Vincent van Gogh
Claude Monet
Rembrandt van Rijin
Pablo Picasso

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What famous American General was put in charge of the reconstruction of the nation of Japan after World War Two?
Mark W. Clark
George Marshall
Dwight Eisenhower
Douglas MacArthur

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The violent feud between the American families the Hatfields and McCoys unofficially ended with the execution of what man?
Anse Hatfield
Ellison Mounts
Tolbert McCoy
Frank Phillips

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What is the name of the possibly neurotic man who killed John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Lincoln?
Sirhan Sirhan
Jack Ruby
James Earl Ray
Boston Corbett

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Which of the following modern day countries isn't allowed to maintain an army but does have an equivalent with its "Self Defense Force"?
France
Japan
U.K.
China

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When Napoleon Bonaparte's forces were defeated, instead of being executed, he was exiled to what island?
Sicily
Elba
San Vincenzo
Madagascar

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How many nations did Israel win against in the Six Days' War?
Six
Four
Five
Three

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It is estimated that around what percent of the world's current population has ancestral ties to Genghis (Chinggis) Khan?
.5%
1%
1.5%
2%

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The Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was ceremonially given the key to which American city?
Little Rock
Chicago
Detroit
Cincinnati

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The phrase "mad as a hatter" came about because hat-makers often handled what chemical which caused brain damage?
Mercury
Phosphorous
Radon
Manganese

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What is the name of the infamous jewel which allegedly has a curse upon it because a number of its owners died of tragic and mysterious circumstances?
The McCarty-Jewel
The Hope Diamond
The Eversol Sapphire
The DeBeers Stone

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What is the name of the infamous Jewish Gestapo spy known as "Blonde Poison," who betrayed her own people during the Holocaust?
Gertrude Bool
Gilda Reid
Stella Kubler
Frances Delleray

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On an especially odd note, the Milky Way got its name from the ancient myth that it was created when what goddess sprayed her breast milk into the sky?
Artemis
Athena
Aphrodite
Hera

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What was the name of the infamous Chinese warlord who started an uprising in his homeland in the 19th century by claiming he was the brother of Jesus Christ?
Li-Ton Wangxi
Ma-Batu Fong
Fan Xiao
Hong Xiuquan

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What ballet by Igor Stravinsky opened up to riots because of how risque it was?
Swan Lake
An Afternoon with Faun
Rite of Spring
Miracles of Flame

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The Japanese suicide bombers in WWII were referred to as kamikazes. What does the term kamikaze translate to?
"Without regret"
"Divine wind"
"Greater man"
"Honor in life"

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What desert is historically the driest non-polar area on the earth?
Sahara Desert
Atacama Desert
Gobi Desert
Death Valley

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Which of the following dictators was such a fan of music that they wrote six operas while in office?
Francisco Franco
Adolf Hilter
Kim Jong-il
Joseph Stalin

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The U.S. boycotted the Summer Olympics in which of the following years?
1972
1976
1980
1984

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How many different wives did Henry VIII have?
5
6
7
8

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What American protest went down in infamy after it was disrupted when an anarchist threw a bomb into a crowd of policemen?
The Haymarket Affair
The Pullman Strike
The Homestead Massacre
The San Fernando Strike

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What was the name of the first man in space?
Yuri Gagarin
Alan Shepard
John Glenn
Viktor Andropov

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Which of the following American labor organizations famously accepted membership from women and African-Americans even in the 19th century?
The American Federation of Labor
The Knights of Labor
The American Agrarian Society
The Corporation of Organized Laborers

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About how many people were killed in the Armenian genocide of the early 1900s?
.75 Million
.9 Million
1.1 Million
1.5 Million

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What is the only planet in our solar system that isn't named after a figure from Greek/Roman mythology?
Jupiter
Mercury
Earth
Mars

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About how many people were killed in the French Reign of Terror from 1793-1794?
25,000
40,000
60,000
75,000

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During WWII, the Japanese Army would actively kidnap foreign women and force them into prostitution to serve their soldiers. What was this program called?
The Comfort Women Program
The Imperial Hostess Service
The Women for Warriors Project
The Empire's Claim Initiative

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Thomas Edison tested his idea of using electricity to execute prisoners on what kind of animal?
A tiger
An elephant
A penguin
A chimpanzee

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It is believed that the Mongols were partly responsible for the massive spread of the black plague in Europe since they threw plague-ridden corpses into a central city during what siege?
The Siege of Venice
The Siege of Rome
The Siege of Caffa
The Siege of Constantinople

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The Mormon Church did not deem African-Americans as equals until what year?
1970
1973
1975
1978

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