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What, in October 1871, was one of the biggest U.S. disasters of the 19th century, killing hundreds and destroying about four square miles of city buildings?

A
Great Chicago Fire
B
San Francisco Earthquake
C
New Orleans floods
D
Hurricane Mortimer, Miami
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2

What unit of measurement is used to measure the height of a horse?

A
Feet
B
Hands
C
Heads
D
Toes
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3

Who was the feminist author of "The Women's Room", "The War Against Women", "Women's History of the World" and "From Eve to Dawn"?

A
Martha Fineman
B
Germaine Greer
C
Marilyn French
D
Marilyn Waring
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4

When was the word "jargon" first used in the English language?

A
14th century
B
19th century
C
20th century
D
18th century
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5

Which US doctor and poet wrote the "Breakfast Table" series, "Over The Teacups" and "Elsie Venner"?

A
Oliver Wendell Holmes
B
William Cullen Bryant
C
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
D
James Russell Lowell
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6

The Zambezi River flows into the Indian Ocean from where?

A
Southern India
B
Mozambique
C
Sri Lanka
D
Oman
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7

Yelena Isinbayeva broke her first World record in 2003 and continued to break records until 2009 in what sport?

A
Women's Pole Vault
B
Marathon
C
Skiing
D
Surfing
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