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DDG Trivia History 7

What tree was named for the Native American scholar who created the 85-sylable Cherokee alphabet? The sequoia.
What country saw Ion Iliescu take over in 1989, after its previous president was arrested, tried and shot? Romania.
What single name is more commonly applied to Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Great? Charlemagne.
What anchorman admitted he was wrong to announce Russian capitalists were auctioning off Lenin's preserved corpse? Peter Jennings.
What's explorer Fernao de Magelhaes better known as in English? Ferdinand Magellan.
What got a new balcony, front portico and two extra chimneys on the back of $20 bills, in 1948? The White House.
What city's worker-student protests of 1968 resulted in a 33 percent rise in the national minimum wage? Paris.
What's the top-grossing U.S. retail chain owned by one family? Wal-Mart.
What nation bartered 30 million barrels of oil for ten Boeing 747s in 1984? Saudi Arabia.
What country's civil war was described as a "rehearsal for World War II"? Spain's.
Who was turned down by seven people he asked to be his running mate in 1972? George McGovern.
What politician agreed to cough up $432,000 in back taxes in April of 1974? Richard Nixon.
Who was on the cover of Time most often-Winston Churchill, FDR, or Joseph Stalin? Joseph Stalin.
What British leader was once dubbed "Attila the Hen"? Margaret Thatcher.
What siblings did the Ontario government build a nursery called Quintland for? The Dionne quintuplets.
What chemical's maker coughed up $180 million to pay medical costs for Vietnam vets in 1984? Agent Orange's.
What 1962 crisis prevented the Kennedy brothers from negotiating to buy the Philadelphia Eagles? The Cuban Missile Crisis.
What assassin's diary reveals that he changed his plans from kidnapping to murder the day before he did the deed? John Wilkes Booth's.
What war saw GI's being told over the radio: "Bart Simpson is making love to your wife"? The Persian Gulf War.
What nation's flag was referred to in World War II as a "meatball"? Japan's.
Who was accused of dancing "with devils" after he announced plans to build a South Dakota casino near sacred Sioux lands? Kevin Costner.
Who's been called "the French Stalin" for executing 20,000 during the Reign of Terror? Maximilien Robespierre.
Who became Britain's longest continuously serving prime minister of the 20th century? Margaret Thatcher.
What Soviet republic's 1988 earthquake marked the first time the USSR embraced international relief after a disaster? Armenia's.
What French Louis reigned a record 72 years? Louis XIV.
What twin cities in Japan were largely leveled by a 1923 earthquake? Tokyo and Yokohama.
What socialist writer's last words were: "Last words are for fools who haven't said enough"? Karl Marx's.
What country used weather-borne balloons to drop more than a hundred bombs on North America during World War II? Japan.
What 10-year-old began earning his bad reputation by throwing puppies off th Kremlin walls in 1540? Ivan the Terrible.
Created by: Garveydd