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10 questions
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  • Q1
    In 1807, Napoleon was attacked by a group of which animals?
    Bears
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Wolves
    30s
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  • Q2
    Who did Roman Emperor Gaius reportedly make a senator during his rule?
    His slave
    His wife
    His baby son
    His horse
    30s
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  • Q3
    On the world's oldest payslip, what were workers paid with for their work?
    Gold
    Goats
    Wheat
    Beer
    30s
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  • Q4
    In 1859, an American farmer in the San Juan Islands shot a pig who was eating his potatoes, but the pig happened to belong to a British colonist. In the ensuing confrontation, 461 Americans and 14 artillery faced 5 British warships with 70 cannons and 2140 men. How many human casualties were there, over a pig eating potatoes?
    500
    0
    1000
    2600
    30s
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  • Q5
    In the 18th century many prominent voices were concerned by an ‘epidemic’ affecting young people whereby they were spending too much time doing a certain activity. It was diagnosed as ‘a dangerous disease’. What was the activity?
    Smoking
    Reading books
    Hunting
    Eating
    30s
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  • Q6
    In the 1300s, some fellows from Modena stole a bucket from Bologna (both in Italy), resulting in a great deal of humiliation for the Bolognese. They declared war. How many people died, fighting over a bucket?
    0
    100
    5
    2000
    30s
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  • Q7
    In the early 16th century the Dutch were trading individual tulips, for what value (in modern US dollar equivalent)?
    10-15
    100-150
    10-15 thousand
    10-15 million
    30s
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  • Q8
    In the first American automobile race (1895), what was the winning car’s average speed?
    60mph
    100mph
    30mph
    7mph
    30s
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  • Q9
    Which of these was a real piece of equipment being developed by Nazis during WWII?
    Jet Packs
    Laser Guns
    Forcefields
    Invisibility Cloaks
    30s
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  • Q10
    How were the oldest surviving pair of cloth socks designed to be worn?
    With leather boots.
    On horseback.
    With sandals.
    By themselves.
    30s
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