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Flashcards in KB World History 2013 #2 Deck (20):
1

What does the acronym NATO stand for?

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

2

On what continent would I find the country of Brazil?

South America

3

What is the world’s largest city?

Tokyo

4

What city would I visit to see the Louvre Museum?

Paris, France

5

What priest supposedly rid Ireland of all of its snakes?

St. Patrick

6

How many rings are on the Olympic flag?

5

7

Who painted the “Mona Lisa”?

Leonard da Vinci

8

What imaginary line is at 0 degrees longitude?

Prime Meridian

9

What imaginary line is at 0 degrees latitude?

Equator

10

What country was the first to invent gunpowder?

China

11

On what continent would I find the “Ivory Coast”?

Africa

12

What country first made use of paper money?

China

13

In what year did Columbus sail across the Atlantic?

1492

14

Who explored what is now Florida while looking for the Fountain of Youth?

Ponce de Leon

15

The word “America” was taken from what person’s name?

explorer Amerigo Vespucci

16

Who is believed to be the first Viking to reach America?

Leif Erikson

17

Adolf Hitler was the leader of what political party?

Nazi

18

What pharaoh’s ancient tomb was discovered in Egypt in 1922?

Tutankhamen (King Tut)

19

What is the largest continent in the world?

Asia

20

What church, built by the Emperor Justinian, is known as the “Church of the Holy Wisdom”?

Hagia Sophia