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1. Which of these horses won the Kentucky Derby the longest time ago?
2. Rank these US space programs in chronological order, oldest first: Gemini, Apollo, Mercury
Mercury 6 missions
Gemini 10 missions
Apollo 11 missions
3. Who was the first person to reach the South Pole?
4. Of these three countries, which was the *last* to grant suffrage to women: New Zealand, Afghanistan, or Switzerland?
5. Which of these elements was discovered first: radium, uranium or plutonium?
6. Rank these Cold War events from earliest to latest: the first Soviet atomic test, the Korean War, and the Berlin blockade.
7. Rank these three sports in the order in which they were invented: basketball, baseball, and American football.
8. Rank these religious buildings in the order of their construction: the Hagia Sofia, Chartres Cathedral, and Angkor Wat.
9. After Athens in 1896, what were two of the next three summer Olympics host cities?
10. Who was Pope during the Second World War?
1. What is the longest highway in North America?
2. Rank these three currencies in terms of their current value (one unit) against the US dollar (one unit), from lowest to highest: Japanese yen, Swiss franc, Mexican peso.
3. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, what are the five most populous U.S. states? (All five required to get the point)
4. Mountain heights
Of the seven summits (the highest peak in each continent), the highest is Mt. Everest, in Asia. On what continent is the second highest of the Seven Summits located?
5. What are the northernmost and southernmost national capitals?
6. What is the world’s deepest lake?
7. What is the largest country, in terms of size, in Africa?
8. Rank these rivers in terms of length, from shortest to longest: Yangtze, Danube, Congo.
9. The Öresund Bridge, opened to traffic in 2000, is the world’s longest single bridge carrying both road and railway traffic. Which two countries does the bridge, crossing ten miles of water, connect?
10. Rank these cities in terms of their distance from Chapel Hill, from closest to furthest: Knoxville, Washington DC, and Atlanta.