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#1. In which country did the volcano Mount Arenal suddenly erupt on 29th July 1968 after it was thought to have been extinct for around 400 years?

#2. In which decade was the Mini skirt first fashionable?

#3. The American colony of Virginia was named after which ‘Virgin Queen’ of England?

#4. Who is credited with the discovery of antiseptics?

#5. Which historical event led Levi Strauss to produce denim jeans?

#6. Who shot and killed Martin Luther King?

#7. Who described 1992 as an “annus horribilis”?

#8. Ruins from which civilisation can be found at both Tazumel and Chalchuapa in El Salvador?

#9. Which Lord disappeared after the death of Sandra Rivett in 1974?

#10. In what African city was the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in August 2002?

#11. In which decade did the ‘Titanic’ sink?

#12. Where did Samurai warriors come from?

#13. What was the surname of the brothers Orville and Wilbur, who made the world’s first powered aeroplane flight in 1903?

#14. Which country was home to colourful gangsters known as Bushrangers?

#15. Where did Prince Charles and Diana Spencer get married?

#16. Which American athlete equalled Asafa Powell’s record for the 100m in May 2006?

#17. Which ‘M’ was an ancient civilisation centred on the island of Crete?

#18. Who was the Greek God of Fire?

#19. The United States fought a war against which country from 1950 to 1953?

#20. On 26 October 1985, French secret service agents bombed the Greenpeace flagship ‘Rainbow Warrior’ at which harbour?

#21. What colour ‘shirt’ describes a member of Adolf Hitler’s notorious stormtroopers?

#22. Which outlaw was shot dead in 1881 in Fort Sumner in New Mexico?

#23. Which Eva married Adolf Hitler?

#24. Whose slogan was “You can have any colour you want, so long as it’s black”?

#25. By what name was the Independent State of Samoa known from 1900 to 1914?

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