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HISTORY TRIVIA X

91) What was the first major war campaign fought entirely by air forces?


The Battle of Britain, in which the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against attacks from the German Air Force (Luftwaffe), was the first entirely aerial military campaign, as well as the first significant defeat for the Axis powers during World War II.

92) How did Mary Ludwig Hays earn the nickname "Molly Pitcher"?


At the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778, Mary Ludwig Hays attended to the Revolutionary soldiers by bringing them water, often under heavy fire from British troops.

93) What Greek general is responsible for the project that generated most of the surviving structures on the Acropolis, including the Parthenon?


Pericles promoted the arts and literature, and it is principally through his efforts that Athens holds the reputation of being the educational and cultural center of the ancient Greek world.

94) What series of laws passed by the British Parliament were meant to punish Massachusetts colonists after the Boston Tea Party?


The Intolerable Acts were the American Patriots' term for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party and meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance. The British hoped these punitive measures would reverse the trend of colonial resistance to parliamentary authority, but tensions soon escalated, and the American Revolution broke out in April 1775.

95) What military commander was undefeated?


Alexander the Great spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.

96) Who was the first American casualty in the American Revolutionary War?


Crispus Attucks was the first person killed in the Boston massacre and is widely considered to be the first American casualty in the American Revolutionary War. Of Wampanoag and African descent, he became an icon of the anti-slavery movement in the 18th century and was held up as a Native American who played a heroic role in the history of the United States.

97) What captain claimed the first naval victory for the United States in the American Revolutionary War?


On April 24, 1778, Captain John Paul Jones emerged as the first American naval hero, capturing the HMS Drake, the first victory for any American military vessel in British waters.

98) Cleopatra represented herself as the reincarnation of what Egyptian goddess?


Cleopatra, the last active pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt, represented herself as the reincarnation of the Egyptian goddess Isis who was revered as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.

99) What group of American women displayed their loyalty by participating in boycotts of British goods following the passage of the Townshend Acts in 1767?


The Daughters of Liberty used their traditional skills to weave and spin yarn and wool into fabric, known as "homespun". They were recognized as patriotic heroines for their success, making America less dependent on British textiles. They also experimented to find substitutes to the many boycotted goods such as tea and sugar, and were among the first to use boiled basil leaves to make a tea like drink, referred to as Liberty Tea.

100) What was the most popular drink in colonial America?


Practically everyone in colonial America drank tea, which explains why there was such an uproar when the British levied a tax on their favorite beverage.


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