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  1. 2. Though killed by Filipino natives halfway through his voyage, which Portuguese sailor is generally credited as leading the first circumnavigation of the Earth?
  2. 3. There are three Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom: the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and which other self-governing island?
  3. 4. Moonlight won Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Award ceremony - however, which movie was incorrectly announced by Faye Dunaway to have won the accolade?
  4. 5. Zeus, measured in 2011 as the tallest dog ever recorded, is which breed?
  5. 6. Tabasco and Chihuahua are states in which Latin American nation?
  6. 7. The hit song American Pie by Don McLean is said to have been written about which other musician, who died in a plane crash in 1959?
  7. 8. Aside from Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, which other two sitting presidents have been assassinated?
  8. 9. Which major Asian city was known as Edo until the Emperor moved the capital to there in 1868?
  9. 10. In which modern-day Oceanic country was the infamous and bloody Battle of Guadalcanal fought during the Second World War?
  10. 11. "It's been seven hours and fifteen days..." is the opening line to which 1990 hit by Sinéad O'Connor?
  11. 12. On which ship did Charles Darwin make his famous travels the Galapagos Islands, during which he began formulating his theory of evolution by natural selection?
  12. 13. Which monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland was overthrown by Dutchman William of Orange (William III) and his wife Mary (Mary II) during the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688?
  13. 14. Which oil and gas-rich city, the capital of Azerbaijan, is the largest settlement on the Caspian Sea?
  14. 15. In which year did Pele achieve his first World Cup victory, at the age of only 17?
  15. 16. Bohemia and Moravia are historical regions of which Central European nation?
  16. 17. Which country's national rugby team is known as the Cherry Blossoms?
  17. 18. Atticus, Jean Louise (Scout) and Jeremy (Jem) are the main characters in which 1960 novel written by Harper Lee?
  18. 19. Which peoples - who founded the Duchy of Normandy, the Kievan Rus' and guarded the Byzantine Emperor - were known to those of East and Southern Europe as the Varangians?
  19. 20. António Guterres currently holds what position of power, previously occupied by people such as Kofi Annan and Dag Hammarskjöld?

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  1. 2. Though killed by Filipino natives halfway through his voyage, which Portuguese sailor is generally credited as leading the first circumnavigation of the Earth?
    Ferdinand Magellan
  2. 3. There are three Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom: the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and which other self-governing island?
    The Isle of Mann
  3. 4. Moonlight won Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Award ceremony - however, which movie was incorrectly announced by Faye Dunaway to have won the accolade?
    La La Land
  4. 5. Zeus, measured in 2011 as the tallest dog ever recorded, is which breed?
    Great Dane
  5. 6. Tabasco and Chihuahua are states in which Latin American nation?
    Mexico
  6. 7. The hit song American Pie by Don McLean is said to have been written about which other musician, who died in a plane crash in 1959?
    Buddy Holly
  7. 8. Aside from Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, which other two sitting presidents have been assassinated?
    James Garfield and William McKinley
  8. 9. Which major Asian city was known as Edo until the Emperor moved the capital to there in 1868?
    Tokyo
  9. 10. In which modern-day Oceanic country was the infamous and bloody Battle of Guadalcanal fought during the Second World War?
    Solomon Islands
  10. 11. "It's been seven hours and fifteen days..." is the opening line to which 1990 hit by Sinéad O'Connor?
    Nothing Compares 2U
  11. 12. On which ship did Charles Darwin make his famous travels the Galapagos Islands, during which he began formulating his theory of evolution by natural selection?
    HMS Beagle
  12. 13. Which monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland was overthrown by Dutchman William of Orange (William III) and his wife Mary (Mary II) during the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688?
    King James II
  13. 14. Which oil and gas-rich city, the capital of Azerbaijan, is the largest settlement on the Caspian Sea?
    Baku
  14. 15. In which year did Pele achieve his first World Cup victory, at the age of only 17?
    1958
  15. 16. Bohemia and Moravia are historical regions of which Central European nation?
    Czechia
  16. 17. Which country's national rugby team is known as the Cherry Blossoms?
    Japan
  17. 18. Atticus, Jean Louise (Scout) and Jeremy (Jem) are the main characters in which 1960 novel written by Harper Lee?
    To Kill a Mockingbird
  18. 19. Which peoples - who founded the Duchy of Normandy, the Kievan Rus' and guarded the Byzantine Emperor - were known to those of East and Southern Europe as the Varangians?
    Vikings/Nords/Norsemen
  19. 20. António Guterres currently holds what position of power, previously occupied by people such as Kofi Annan and Dag Hammarskjöld?
    Secretary-General of the United Nations