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Question: When did the Irish Famine take place?
Answer: The Irish Famine, a potato blight that caused a tremendous migration, occurred in the mid-19th century. It lasted from 1845 to 1849.
Question: What was the name of Franz Ferdinand’s assassin?
Answer: Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian nationalist, assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1914.
Question: Who was known as the Iron Chancellor?
Answer: Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898) was known as the "Iron Chancellor" for his determined efforts in making Germany into a single nation.
Question: Who was the architect who rebuilt London after the Great Fire of 1666?
Answer: After the Great Fire, Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to design nearly 50 new churches, including one to replace St. Paul’s Cathedral, and other buildings.
Question: Which of these battles involved Huns?
Answer: Fought in 451 CE in northern France, the Battle of Chalons pitted a Roman army against the forces of Attila the Hun. The Romans were victorious.
Question: Through what country did Lady Godiva ride?
Answer: In the Middle Ages, legend has it, Lady Godiva rode through the streets of Coventry, England, without clothing to protest high taxes.
Question: When did Switzerland officially gain its independence?
Answer: Switzerland has been officially independent since 1648.
Question: Which of these peoples once ruled Norway?
Answer: Norway was once ruled by seagoing raiders called Vikings.
Question: What was the original name of Constantinople?
Answer: Constantinople, which is now called Istanbul, was originally named Byzantium.
Question: What country was Vasco da Gama from?
Answer: Vasco da Gama was born at the fortress of Sines in Portugal in about 1460. His father, Estevao da Gama, was the commander of Sines.
Vikings. Viking warriors hold swords and shields. 9th c. AD seafaring warriors raided the coasts of Europe, burning, plundering and killing. Marauders or pirates came from Scandinavia, now Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. European History

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