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HISTORY TRIVIA XI

101) 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.

102) 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.

103) 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.

104) Where was U.S. President John F. Kennedy assassinated?


JFK was assassinated while driving through Dallas, Texas, in November 1963.

105) What was the name of Woodrow Wilson's plan for peace after World War I?


The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for negotiations in order to end World War I. The principles were outlined in a January 8, 1918 speech on war aims and peace terms to the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson.

106) What Mesoamerican civilization was known for its hieroglyphic script?


The Maya civilization was noted for its hieroglyphic script--the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas--as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomical system.

107) Which of the following was a U.S. policy opposing European colonialism in the Americas?


President James Monroe first stated the Monroe Doctrine during his seventh annual State of the Union Address to Congress. It stated that further efforts by European nations to take control of any independent state in North or South America would be viewed as "the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States."

108) The Great Leap Forward in China was primarily designed to do which of the following?


The Great Leap Forward was an economic and social campaign by the Communist Party of China from 1958 to 1962. The campaign was led by Chairman Mao Zedong and aimed to transform the country from an agrarian economy into a socialist society through rapid industrialization. However, it is widely considered to have caused the Great Chinese Famine.

109) Where was Adolf Hitler born?


Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary (present-day Austria), close to the border with the German Empire.

110) Differences between which two religions contributed to violent conflicts during the Indian struggle for independence in 1947?


Although the Indian National Congress of Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru strongly opposed sectarian divisions within the independence movement, many Indian Muslims believed the Indian National Congress was dominated by Hindu political interests and that, should India remain unified after the British withdrawal, it would inevitably become a Hindu state. As a result of these fears, the Muslim League of Muhammad Ali Jinnah began supporting the "Two Nation Theory" which advocated for the creation of a separate Pakistani state.


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