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April 5th
Questions
  • Which ancient Roman general and statesman was known for his military campaigns in Gaul and his assassination on the Ides of March in 44 BC?
  • Which famous English monarch ruled from 1189 to 1199 and led the Third Crusade to recapture Jerusalem from Saladin?
  • During which historical event in 1066 did William the Conqueror defeat King Harold II of England, leading to Norman rule over England?
  • Who was the Russian mystic and advisor to the Romanov family, whose influence over the Tsarina Alexandra led to public distrust and ultimately contributed to the downfall of the Russian monarchy?
  • Which ancient civilization, known for its city-states and maritime trade, dominated the Aegean Sea during the Bronze Age before its collapse around 1200 BC?

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March 15th
Questions
  • Which event in 1815 marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, leading to his exile to the island of Saint Helena?
  • Who was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, serving from 1979 to 1990 and known for her strong conservative policies?
  • Which ancient library in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world, known for its vast collection of scrolls and intellectual contributions?
  • Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, a tense confrontation between the US and the USSR over the placement of nuclear missiles in Cuba?
  • Which medieval monarch, known as 'The Lionheart,' ruled as King of England from 1189 to 1199 and played a prominent role in the Third Crusade?
  • What event in 1066 led to the Norman conquest of England, culminating in the Battle of Hastings and the crowning of William the Conqueror as King of England?
  • Which ancient civilization, known for its complex system of city-states, developed the concept of democracy in the city of Athens during the 5th century BCE?
  • Who was the founder of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his conquests in the 13th century?
  • Which ancient civilization, known for its advanced knowledge in astronomy and mathematics, built impressive structures like the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx?
  • Who was the first President of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797 and known for his leadership during the American Revolutionary War and the drafting of the US Constitution?

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March 15th
Questions
  • Which ancient civilization built the city of Machu Picchu in the 15th century, known for its sophisticated stone structures and astronomical alignment?
  • What was the name of the ancient Greek physician, known as the 'Father of Medicine', who developed an ethical code for medical practitioners known as the Hippocratic Oath?
  • Which ancient civilization developed the first known system of writing, known as cuneiform, and the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest surviving works of literature?
  • Who was the Chinese philosopher and teacher, known for his philosophy on ethics, governance, and morality, whose teachings became the foundation for Confucianism?
  • Which ancient city in present-day Iraq was a major cultural and religious center of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians, known for its ziggurat dedicated to the god Marduk?
  • Who was the Roman statesman and military leader who played a crucial role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire, holding the title of 'Dictator in Perpetuity'?
  • Which ancient Greek city-state, known for its militaristic society and emphasis on discipline and training in warfare, defeated the Persian Empire in the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC?
  • Who was the Carthaginian military commander who famously led elephants across the Alps during the Second Punic War, challenging the Roman Republic with his tactical genius and daring maneuvers?
  • Which ancient Egyptian queen, known for her beauty and influence, was the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten and may have briefly ruled as a pharaoh herself after his death?
  • Who was the Roman emperor known for his extensive building projects in Rome, including the construction of the Flavian Amphitheatre, also known as the Colosseum?

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March 2nd
Questions
  • Which historical event led to the establishment of the Geneva Conventions in 1864, laying the foundation for international humanitarian law?
  • Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, a tense confrontation with the United States that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war?
  • Which historical figure is known for the 'Long March,' a military retreat undertaken by the Red Army of the Communist Party of China in 1934-1935?
  • Which famous naval battle in 1588 resulted in the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English fleet, changing the course of European history?
  • Who was the military leader and ruler of the Mongol Empire who is known for his conquests across Asia and Europe in the 13th century?

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February 22nd
Questions
  • Which historic event marked the end of the Hundred Years' War between England and France in the 15th century?
  • Who was the first female pharaoh of ancient Egypt, ruling during the New Kingdom period?
  • Which emperor of the Roman Empire is known for founding Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) and shifting the capital of the empire there?
  • Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, a tense confrontation with the United States that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war?
  • Which ancient civilization is credited with the creation of the first known written language, cuneiform, in the 4th millennium BCE?

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February 14th
Questions
  • Who was the first female Prime Minister of Israel, serving from 1969 to 1974 and again from 1974 to 1977?
  • Which ancient civilization built the city of Carthage, a powerful and influential city-state in North Africa?
  • Who was the Roman emperor known for constructing Hadrian's Wall in Britain to defend the Roman province of Britannia?
  • Which ancient Greek historian is often referred to as the 'Father of History' for his work 'Histories' documenting the Greco-Persian Wars?
  • During the American Revolutionary War, which Prussian military officer served as a major general in the Continental Army and played a key role in training and drilling American troops?

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January 18th
Questions
  • During which historical period did the 'War of the Spanish Succession' take place, involving a complex conflict over the succession to the Spanish throne and resulting in significant territorial and political changes in Europe?
  • Who was the Roman general and statesman known for his conquest of Gaul and his role in the civil war that led to the end of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire under his rule as dictator?
  • During which historical period did the 'Thirty Years' War' take place, a complex conflict involving European powers and leading to significant religious, political, and territorial consequences in Central Europe?
  • Who was the military leader and emperor of the French known for his extensive conquests across Europe and his role in the Napoleonic Wars, which had far-reaching effects on the continent's political and social structure?
  • During which historical period did the 'Crusades' take place, a series of religious and military campaigns sanctioned by the Latin Church to assert Christian control over the Holy Land, resulting in significant cultural, economic, and political exchanges between Europe and the Middle East?

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January 11th
Questions
  • During which historical event did the Battle of Tours take place, leading to a decisive victory by Frankish and Burgundian forces over the Umayyad Caliphate, halting the Islamic expansion into Western Europe?
  • Who was the Roman emperor known for initiating the construction of the Colosseum, an iconic amphitheater in Rome that hosted gladiatorial contests and public spectacles?
  • During which period did the Byzantine Empire experience the 'Iconoclastic Controversy,' a dispute over the use of religious images and icons that led to significant religious and political divisions within the empire?
  • Who was the English monarch known for establishing the 'Doomesday Book,' a comprehensive survey of landholdings and resources in England, providing valuable insights into the social and economic landscape of the time?
  • During which historical period did the 'Great Schism' occur, leading to the division of the Christian Church into the Western Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, marking a significant split in Christian religious authority and doctrine?

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January 11th
Questions
  • Which ancient city in present-day Iraq was the center of the Akkadian Empire, considered the world's first empire, and was ruled by Sargon the Great?
  • Who was the Roman emperor known for constructing a massive wall in Northern Britain to defend the Roman Empire's northern border, marking the furthest reach of the Roman Empire in Britain?
  • During which period did the Byzantine Empire reach its peak, expanding its territories and exerting significant cultural and political influence in the Mediterranean and Middle East?
  • Who was the Chinese emperor known for unifying China and constructing the first version of the Great Wall of China, a monumental defensive structure to protect the country from northern invasions?
  • During which period did the ancient city of Carthage, a major power in the Mediterranean, engage in a series of wars with the Roman Republic known as the Punic Wars?

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January 11th
Questions
  • Which historical event marked the beginning of the French Revolution and is often considered a turning point in modern history?
  • Who was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, serving from 1979 to 1990?
  • What significant event occurred on October 29, 1929, leading to a major economic downturn and global financial crisis?
  • Who was the first President of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797?
  • In which year did the Berlin Airlift take place, providing essential supplies to West Berlin during a Soviet blockade?

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January 4th
Questions
  • Which ancient civilization is credited with the invention of the first known writing system?
  • During which century did the Byzantine Empire reach its peak in terms of territorial expansion and cultural influence?
  • Who was the first female pharaoh of ancient Egypt?
  • During the Middle Ages, which military order was founded in the Kingdom of Jerusalem and played a significant role in the Crusades?
  • Who was the last emperor of the Roman Empire, reigning from 475 to 476 CE, before the fall of the Western Roman Empire?

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January 3rd
Questions
  • What ancient civilization is credited with the invention of the first written language?
  • Who was the first female pharaoh of ancient Egypt?
  • Which ancient Greek historian is often referred to as the 'Father of History'?
  • Who was the first emperor of Rome?
  • During which war did the famous 'Battle of Thermopylae' take place?

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December 5th
Questions
  • Which historical figure is known for the phrase 'I think, therefore I am' and is considered one of the most important philosophers of the early modern period?
  • During which century did the Protestant Reformation, led by Martin Luther, take place?
  • Who was the Roman emperor responsible for the construction of the famous architectural monument, the Colosseum?
  • Which ancient civilization is credited with the development of the first known democratic system of government in the city-state of Athens?
  • Who was the first female Pharaoh of ancient Egypt, known for her ambitious building projects and powerful rule?

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December 3rd
Questions
  • Who was the first female ruler of the Khazar Khaganate, known for her diplomatic skills and contributions to the empire's prosperity?
  • Which ancient city was the center of the Nabataean Kingdom, known for its impressive rock-cut architecture and role as a major caravan trading hub?
  • During the Heian period in Japan, who was the influential author known for writing 'The Tale of Genji', often considered the world's first novel?
  • Which ancient civilization developed the concept of zero as a numerical placeholder, a significant contribution to the field of mathematics?
  • During the War of the Spanish Succession, which battle in 1704 resulted in a decisive victory for the combined forces of England, Portugal, and the Dutch Republic over the forces of France and Spain?

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December 3rd
Questions
  • What ancient city was the center of the Greek world and the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and theater?
  • Who was the first Roman Emperor, famously known for his role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire?
  • During which war did the famous Battle of Thermopylae take place, where a small Greek force led by King Leonidas I of Sparta fought against the Persian Empire?
  • Who was the founder of the Mongol Empire, known for his military conquests and the largest contiguous empire in history?
  • Which ancient civilization is credited with the construction of the impressive archaeological site of Machu Picchu, located in the Andes Mountains of Peru?

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December 3rd
Questions
  • What year did the Treaty of Versailles officially end World War I?
  • Who was the first female prime minister of a country in the modern era, serving as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 1960 to 1965 and again from 1970 to 1977?
  • During which year was the Berlin Wall constructed, dividing East and West Berlin during the Cold War?
  • Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, awarded in 1903 for her work in physics alongside Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel?
  • In what year did the Spanish Civil War begin, leading to a major conflict in Spain between the Republicans and the Nationalists?

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December 1st
Questions
  • During which war did the Battle of Stalingrad take place, resulting in a decisive Soviet victory over Nazi Germany?
  • Who was the first female pharaoh of ancient Egypt, known for her ambitious building projects and powerful rule?
  • Which ancient civilization is credited with the creation of the world's first known written language, cuneiform, around 3200 BCE?
  • Who was the Roman emperor known for building a massive wall across northern Britain to defend the Roman Empire from invading tribes?
  • Which ancient civilization developed a sophisticated system of mathematics, including the concept of zero, and made significant advancements in astronomy and astrology?

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November 15th
Questions
  • Which ancient civilization is credited with building the Terracotta Army, a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China?
  • Who was the first female monarch to rule the Russian Empire, known for her expansionist policies and enlightened reforms?
  • Which historical figure, known for his military campaigns in North Africa and the Mediterranean, was defeated by the Roman general Scipio Africanus in the Battle of Zama?
  • During which dynasty did the construction of the Great Wall of China begin, as a series of separate defensive walls and fortifications?
  • Who was the Roman general and statesman who played a crucial role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire, only to be assassinated by a group of senators?

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November 15th
Questions
  • Which ancient empire is credited with the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?
  • Who was the first female pharaoh of ancient Egypt, known for her successful reign and ambitious building projects, including the construction of numerous temples and monuments?
  • Which ancient civilization developed the first known system of writing, known as cuneiform, and is often regarded as one of the earliest known human civilizations?
  • Who was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, known for his military conquests and the creation of one of the largest empires in ancient history?
  • The ancient city of Carthage, a major power in the ancient Mediterranean, was located in present-day which country?

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November 15th
Questions
  • Who was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity?
  • Which battle is considered the turning point of the American Civil War?
  • Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
  • What was the name of the first successful mission to land humans on the Moon?
  • Who was the first female Prime Minister of a country in the modern era?