481. Which Indian president was involved in the struggle for Irish independence?
A. V.V. Giri
B. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
C. Gulzarilal Nanda
D. S. Radhakrishnan
V.V. Giri, India’s president from 1969 to 1974, studied in Dublin, Ireland, where he became involved in the movement to free Ireland from British rule.
482. Who was Karl Marx’s associate and fellow political theoretician?
A. Friedrich Nietzsche
B. Friedrich II
C. Friedrich Engels
D. Friedrich Reich
In 1844, Karl Marx met a young socialist named Friedrich Engels, with whom he developed many of his ideas.
483. Where were the Aegean Bronze Age civilizations located?
The Bronze Age Aegean civilizations, including the Minoans of Crete and the Myceneans of the mainland, were located in what is now Greece.
484. Which of these battles did not involve Roman soldiers?
The battle of Thermopylae was fought in 480 BCE between the invading Persians and an alliance of Greek city-states.
485. Through which national park does the Continental Divide not pass?
B. Rocky Mountain
Yosemite National Park, in California, lies west of the Continental Divide.
486. On what peninsula in Washington would you find the Olympic Mountains?
A. Seattle Peninsula
B. Puget Peninsula
C. Washington Peninsula
D. Olympic Peninsula
The majority of the Olympic Peninsula, between the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound, is covered by the Olympic Mountains.
487. Who was the first U.S. president to appear on television?
A. Richard Nixon
B. Ronald Reagan
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Appearing at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. president to be televised.
488. What automobile was named after Henry Ford’s only son?
Henry Ford named the ill-fated Edsel passenger sedan after his only son, Edsel Ford.
489. In what American state would you find Denali?
Denali is in Alaska. At 6,194 meters, it is the tallest mountain in North America.
490. Which state seceded from Virginia in 1863?
A. the District of Columbia
B. North Carolina
C. West Virginia
West Virginia seceded from Virginia during the Civil War, in 1863.