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- Question: When did the Irish Famine take place?
- Answer: The Irish Famine, a potato blight that caused a tremendous migration, occurred in the mid-19th century. It lasted from 1845 to 1849.
- Question: What was the name of Franz Ferdinand’s assassin?
- Answer: Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist, assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1914.
- Question: Who was known as the Iron Chancellor?
- Answer: Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898) was known as the "Iron Chancellor" for his determined efforts in making Germany into a single nation.
- Question: Who was the architect who rebuilt London after the Great Fire of 1666?
- Answer: After the Great Fire, Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to design nearly 50 new churches, including one to replace St. Paul’s Cathedral, and other buildings.
- Question: Which of these battles involved Huns?
- Answer: Fought in 451 CE in northern France, the Battle of Chalons pitted a Roman army against the forces of Attila the Hun. The Romans were victorious.
- Question: Through what country did Lady Godiva ride?
- Answer: In the Middle Ages, legend has it, Lady Godiva rode through the streets of Coventry, England, without clothing to protest high taxes.
- Question: When did Switzerland officially gain its independence?
- Answer: Switzerland has been officially independent since 1648.
- Question: Which of these peoples once ruled Norway?
- Answer: Norway was once ruled by seagoing raiders called Vikings.
- Question: What was the original name of Constantinople?
- Answer: Constantinople, which is now called Istanbul, was originally named Byzantium.
- Question: What country was Vasco da Gama from?
- Answer: Vasco da Gama was born at the fortress of Sines in Portugal in about 1460. His father, Estevao da Gama, was the commander of Sines.
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