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Worldhistory/Geography/AmericanHistory

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Team A: What British PM who served from 1937 to 1940 infamously uttered “there will be peace for our time” after signing the Munich Agreement Neville Chamberlain
Team B: What British PM who served from 1945 to 1951 helped engineer post-World War Two recovery efforts in the United Kingdom Clement Attlee
Toss-Up: Attlee's military service included fighting in what disastrous World War 1 mission fought near modern-day Turkey Gallipolli Campaign
Team A: The boundary of Spain with France and Andorra is marked by which mountain chain Pyrenees (peer-uh-KNEES) Mountains
Team B: To the west of the Pyrenees Mountains is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that is technically a gulf but is known as a bay. Name this bay, which takes its name from the people of northern and eastern Spain who seek autonomy from Spain. Bay of Biscay
Toss-Up: With Portugal, Spain lies on what major peninsula of Europe Iberian Peninsula
Team B: What North American war, fought from 1754 to 1763, was known as the Seven Years’ War in Europe French and Indian War
Team A: The opening battle of the French and Indian War on May 28, 1754, was fought in Pennsylvania at Jumonville Glen, when what future U.S. president led British forces against Canadian troops George Washington
Toss-Up: Soon after the conflict at Jumonville Glen, Washington and his troops retreated to this fort, where a battle occurred on July 3rd. Name this fort, located near Jumonville Glen, where Washington was forced to surrender. Fort Necessity
Team A: Which European power's colonies included Syria and Lebanon France
Team B: Which European power's colonies included Trans-Jordan and Iraq England or Great Britain or United Kingdom
Team A: Joan of Arc's apocryphal story stems from her involvement in what long conflict fought between England and France Hundred Years' War
Team B: Joan of Arc is also referred to as the “Maid of” what French town Orleans
Toss-Up: In what church did Joan of Arc eventually get canonized into sainthood Roman Catholic
Team A: What major world mountain chain is home to Mont Blanc (blahnk) and the Matterhorn Alps
Team B: What major world mountain chain is home to Everest and K2 Himalayas
Toss-Up: What continent would you be on if you were near the mountains known as Mount Elbert, Mount Massive, and Mount Harvard North America (they are all in the Rocky Mountains)
Team B: The Spanish-American War began soon after the USS Maine was blown up in the harbor of Havana, located on what Caribbean island controlled at the time by Spain Cuba
Team A: The war lasted just three months, with Spain losing control of Cuba and other possessions. One of these possessions was what chain of islands in the Pacific, now independent with capital at Manila Philippines
Toss-Up: In addition to the Philippines, Guam and this other island were ceded to the U.S. by Spain. Name this other island, which is a commonwealth of the U.S., located to the east of Cuba. Puerto Rico
Team A: Kwame Nkrumah, one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement, served as leader of what west African country Ghana
Team B: What first Prime Minister of India also served as a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement Jawaharal Nehru
Toss-Up: A third founder of the Non-Aligned Movement was what former president of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito
Team A: Ukraine is located on the northern shore of what major sea that is connected to the Mediterranean Sea to the southwest of Ukraine Black Sea
Team B: Located on the Black Sea is a peninsula of Ukraine, the site of a war in the 1850s, which is in dispute between Ukraine and Russia. Name this peninsula. Crimean or Crimea
Toss-Up: Though mostly found in neighboring Romania, what mountain chain, the second longest in Europe, extends into Ukraine Carpathian Mountains
Team B: What famous railroad was built from 1863 to 1869 that connected the West Coast to Council Bluffs, Iowa, in order to make commerce faster between the West and the East First Transcontinental Railroad
Team A: The “Golden Spike” that signified the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad was hammered in at Promontory Summit, which was located in what territory that later became a state in 1896 Utah
Toss-Up: The Transcontinental Railroad ended its journey to the West Coast along the shores of what bay, above which the Golden Gate Bridge stands today San Francisco Bay
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