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Flashcards in KB World History 2013 #1 Deck (20):
1

Who lives at #10 Downing Street?

the Prime Minister of England

2

What do we call the papery material that Egyptians used to write on?

papyrus

3

What is the system of raised dots that is used by blind people for reading purposes?

Braille

4

What title was given to the kings of Egypt?

pharaoh

5

What prize is awarded annually in Norway for outstanding achievements in promoting world peace?

Nobel Peace Prize

6

On what continent is Spain located?

Europe

7

What European country is in the shape of a boot?

Italy

8

Who painted the artistic work known as “The Last Supper”?

Leonardo da Vinci

9

Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

Michelangelo

10

What French impressionist painter is known for his many paintings of water lilies?

Claude Monet

11

What artist from the Italian Renaissance is known for using mirror writing

Leonardo da Vinci

12

Who was the first woman in history to be awarded a Nobel Prize?

Marie Curie

13

Jonas Salk developed the first vaccine against what disease?

polio

14

What scientist invented dynamite?

Alfred Nobel

15

In which festival do Muslims refuse food and drink during the hours of daylight?

Ramadan

16

What country’s flag is known as the Rising Sun?

Japan

17

What famous artist is known for his use of cubism?

Pablo Picasso

18

What organization replaced the League of Nations to promote peace and international security?

United Nations

19

What is the name of the system of racial segregation peculiar to the Republic of South Africa?

Apartheid

20

What is the name of the current ruler of England?

Queen Elizabeth II