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Naqada Culture Emerges - The Naqada culture is the archaeological culture of Chalcolithic Predynastic Egypt.Ancient History - Which historic event happened first?

a. First Year of Mayan Calendar
b. Cuneiform is Invented
c. Naqada Culture Emerges
d. Minoan civilization Founded


Battle of the Nile - The Battle of the Nile was a major naval battle between the British and the French on the Mediterranean coast in August of 1798. Historic Battles - Which of these battles was the first to occur?

a. Battle of Austerlitz
b. Hundred Days
c. Battle of Trafalgar
d. Battle of the Nile


Anne Boleyn - Anne was executed on the morning of May 19th, 1536.Henry VII Wives - Which wife did Henry VII marry first?

a. Anne of Cleves
b. Anne Boleyn
c. Catherine Howard
d. Jane Seymour


Act of Supremacy - The first Act of Supremacy named King Henry VIII of England the supreme head of the Church of England.Historical Events - Which of these events happened before the others?

a. Act of Supremacy
b. Elizabeth I crowned
c. Council of Trent
d. Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar


Charlemagne - Also known as Charles the Great, Charlemagne was the Holy Roman Emperor from 800 to 814.Historical Leaders - Which of the following leaders was born first?

a. Hernan Cortes
b. Gustav II Adolf
c. Saladin
d. Charlemagne


Hinduism founded - Hinduism has been called the 'oldest religion' in the world.History of Religion - Which occurred the earliest?

a. Zoroastrianism Founded
b. Jesus Crucified
c. Buddhism Founded
d. Hinduism founded


Thermometer - Various people have been credited with the invention of the thermometer.History of Technology - Which item was invented first?

a. Dynamite
b. Atom Bomb
c. Steam Turbine
d. Thermometer


Jimmu - Emperor Jimmu was the first emperor of Japan reigning from 660 BCE to 585 BCE.Japanese History - Who ruled first?

a. Itoku
b. Kaika
c. Keiko
d. Jimmu


Fidel Castro Gains Power - Castro was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba on February 16, 1959. Historic Events - Of the following historic events, which occurred first?

a. Nigerian Independence
b. Vietnam War Outbreak
c. Berlin Wall Built
d. Fidel Castro Gains Power


Nero - Nero reigned for 13 years from 54 to 68.Roman Emperors - Which of these Emperors reigned before the others?

a. Nerva
b. Titus
c. Nero
d. Domitan


Battle of Stalingrad - A turning point in the war, the Battle of Stalingrad took place from August 1942 to February 1943.Second World War - Which battle occurred first?

a. Operation Perch
b. Normandy Landings
c. Battle of Kursk
d. Battle of Stalingrad


Thant - U Thant was the 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971.UN Secretary Generals - Who held this position the earliest?

a. Waldheim
b. Thant
c. Ghali
d. Cuellera


Parthenon Built in Athens - The Parthenon was built in 447 - 438 BC.Ancient History - Which ancient historic event happened before the others?

a. Venus De Milo Carved
b. Colossus of Rhodes Built
c. Parthenon Built in Athens
d. Archimedes Born


Inukai Tsuoyoshi - Inukai was assassinated on May 15, 1932 in Tokyo, Japan.Assassinations - Which of the following leaders was assassinated before the others?

a. Mahatma Gandhi
b. Mussolini
c. Inukai Tsuoyoshi
d. Leon Trotsky


Winnebago War - The Winnebago War took place in Illinois and Michigan in 1827. U.S. Conflicts - Which of these conflicts involving America occurred before the others?

a. Second Seminole War
b. Winnebago War
c. Callao Affair
d. Black Hawk War


Zeno - Zeno was the Byzantine Emperor from 474 to 475 and again from 476 to 491.Historic Leaders - Which of these Byzantine Emperors ruled first?

a. Heracleon
b. Zeno
c. Justin I
d. Tiberius II


Beijing becomes Capital - Ming emperors made Beijing the capital in 1421 and it remained China's capital until 1912. It became the capital once again in 1949.Historic Events - Which of these events happened before the others?

a. War of the Roses Begins
b. Hundred Years War Ends
c. Beijing becomes Capital
d. The Concordat of Vienna


Thomas Jefferson - An American Founding Father, Jefferson served as president from March 4, 1801 to March 4, 1809.U.S. Presidents - Which of these U.S. Presidents held the office first?

a. James Madison
b. Andrew Jackson
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. James Monroe


Justus - Justus was the fourth Archbishop of Canterbury.Religious Leaders - Who served as Archbishop of Canterbury first?

a. Anselm
b. Justus
c. John De Stratford
d. Lyfing


Battle of Neuve Chapelle - The Battle of Neuve Chapelle was a British offensive that occurred between the 10th and 13th of March, 1915.World War One - Which of these historic battles occurred before the others?

a. Battle of Neuve Chapelle
b. Battle of Shaiba
c. Battle of Festubert
d. Battle of Lone Pine




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