History: 10 questions

  1. Who was the last Tsar of Russia?
  2. What was the last imperial dynasty of China?
  3. In ancient Rome, emperors wore a crown made of the leaves of which plant?
  4. Which European country endured a civil war between 1936 and 1939?
  5. Which country was ruled by the dictator Antonio Salazar from 1933 to 1974?
  6. Which port did the Titanic set sail from on the voyage in which it sank?
  7. A defenestration is commonly thought to have started the Thirty Years’ War. In which European city did it happen?
  8. Harold Holt was the Prime Minister of which country from 1966 to 1967? His career came to an abrupt end when he went for a swim in the sea in December 1967, and never returned.
  9. In Ancient Egypt, who was the God of the Sun?
  10. Which country was divided by a war that took place from 1950 to 1953?

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  1. Who was the last Tsar of Russia?
    A: Nicholas II
  2. What was the last imperial dynasty of China?
    A: Qing
  3. In ancient Rome, emperors wore a crown made of the leaves of which plant?
    A: Laurel
  4. Which European country endured a civil war between 1936 and 1939?
    A: Spain
  5. Which country was ruled by the dictator Antonio Salazar from 1933 to 1974?
    A: Portugal
  6. Which port did the Titanic set sail from on the voyage in which it sank?
    A: Southampton
  7. A defenestration is commonly thought to have started the Thirty Years’ War. In which European city did it happen?
    A: Prague
  8. Harold Holt was the Prime Minister of which country from 1966 to 1967? His career came to an abrupt end when he went for a swim in the sea in December 1967, and never returned.
    A: Australia
  9. In Ancient Egypt, who was the God of the Sun?
    A: Ra
  10. Which country was divided by a war that took place from 1950 to 1953?
    A: Korea

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