What famous document begins: "When in the course of human
A: The Declaration of Independence.
What current branch of the U.S. military was a corps of only 50
soldiers when World War I broke out?
A: The U.S. Air Force.
What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which
he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?
A: The Game of Roulette.
Who said: "I'm the president of the United States and I'm not
going to eat any more broccoli"?
A: George Bush.
What so-called "war" spawned the dueling slogans
"Better Dead Than RED" and "Better Red Than Dead"
in the 1950's?
A: The Cold War.
What president was shot while walking to California Governor
Jerry Brown' office?
A: Gerald Ford.
Who earned infamy for noting: "A billion dollars isn't worth
what it used to be"?
A: J. Paul Getty.
What ethnic group was largely responsible for building most of the
early railways in the U.S. West?
A: The Chinese.
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What former speaker of the U.S. House has a chair in peace studies
named for him at the University of Ulster?
A: Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill.
What was a gladiator armed with, in addition to a dagger
A: A net.
What future Soviet dictator was training to be a priest when he got
turned on to Marxism?
A: Joseph Stalin.
What election year saw bumper stickers reading "Wallace,
Wallace, Uber Alles"?
What 20th-century conflict was dubbed the "forgotten war"
despite 54,246 U.S. deaths?
A: The Korean War.
What single name is more commonly applied to Holy Roman Emperor
Charles the Great?
Who was the last president of the Soviet Union?
A: Mikail Gorbachev.
What had Pliny the Younger seen erupt when he wrote: "We were
terrified to see everything changed, buried in ashes like
A: Mount Vesuvius.
Who saw the turtleneck he wore at cease-fire talks in Bosnia fetch
$5,000 at auction?
A: Jimmy Carter.
What Alabama city saw state troopers attack Civil Rights marchers on
Edmund Pettis Bridge?
What Texan ended up with one delegate after spending $12 million of
his own money running for president in 1980?
A: John Connally.
What congressional award was Dr. Mary Edwards Walker the first
woman to receive?
A: Medal of Honor.
What modern vehicle was invented to circumvent trench warfare?
A: The Tank
What California city did the last Pony Express ride end in?
Who was the first U.S. president to adopt the informal version of
his first name?
A: Jimmy Carter.
What civil rights leader did Dorothy Parker leave the bulk of her
A: Martin Luther King Jr.
What did Republicans call the platform they hyped in the 1994
A: The Contract With America.
What brave-hearted Scottish patriot led soldiers to a defeat of the
English at the Battle of Cambuskenneth in 1297?
A: William Wallace.
What nation issued the five-dollar bill found in Abraham Lincoln's
pocket when he was shot?
A: The Confederate States of America.
What political system was gradually dismantled in South Africa,
starting in 1989?
What was 11th-century Spanish military leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar
better know as?
A: El Cid.