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Flashcards in KB World History 2013 #5 Deck (11):
1

In the 1600s, what French mathematician proposed the formula, “I think, therefore I am.”?

Rene Descartes

2

What French king called himself the “Sun King”?

Louis XIV

3

In 1793, the French King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette were executed by what method?

Louis XVI

4

In 1799, what ruler gave France the legal system they use to this day?

Napoleon I

5

What was the name of the stone found in Egypt in 1799 that became one of the keys to unlocking the secrets of ancient Egyptian writing?

the Rosetta Stone

6

The Great Sphinx of Giza has the head of a human and the body of a what?

lion

7

What freshwater lake has the largest surface area in the world?

Lake Superior

8

What illness caused twice as many fatalities in America and Europe in 1917-18 as there were in WWI?

the flu

9

What is the title of the world leader of the Holy Roman Catholic Church?

the Pope

10

What country is known as the “melting pot”?

United States

11

What Dutch abstract painter is known for using only lines and the colors red, yellow, blue, black, and white

Piet Mondrian