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Random History Quiz

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A matador is the Spanish word for a bull fighter.
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"I Want You" is a phrase that often appears in posters alongside Uncle Sam.
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The acronym F.B.I. stands for Federal Bureau of Intelligence.
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Canberra is the capital of Australia.
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According to urban legends, Isaac Newton theorized the idea of gravity after a plum fell on his head.
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Eeyore the pessimistic donkey is a character originating from the book Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie.
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All four members of The Beatles came from the British city of Liverpool.
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In ancient myth, the legendary King Midas was said to have turned everything he touched into ice.
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The Statue of Liberty holds her torch in her left hand.
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The standard unit of currency in Russia is the ruble.
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The Taj Mahal was originally built to serve as a mausoleum.
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Joe DiMaggio was a famous American hockey star.
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Ayatollah Khomeini was a revolutionary leader who spearheaded the Muslim Revolution in Iran during the Seventies.
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The legendary goldsmith Faberge is perhaps most famous for decorating ornamental eggs.
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Thomas Jefferson is on the American fifty-dollar bill.
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Greenland is the largest island on Earth.
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Robert Kennedy was the brother of John F. Kennedy.
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The Great Wall of China is about 1,091 empirical miles long.
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Beethoven is the composer of the famous song known as "Fur Elise."
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The historic college Yale University is located in the state New York.
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Captain James Cook was the first European to reach the Hawiian islands.
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The U.S.A. shares direct borders with three other countries.
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The British Prime Minister resides in 10 Downing Street, London.
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Haikus are Japanese poems which have 5 syllables in their first lines, 7 syllables in their second, and 5 syllables in their third.
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The Swiss Guard are tasked with protecting the Prime Minister of France.
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The Volga is the name of a river in Europe.
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Mars is the only planet in our solar system not to be named after a Roman god.
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Shale was the primary material used to construct the pyramids of Ancient Egypt.
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The Hindenburg was a massive boat that caught fire and sank into the sea along with its passengers.
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Martin Scorsese directed the groundbreaking Godfather trilogy of films.
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