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Malcolm Little was a civil rights activist better known by what name?

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Answer: Malcolm X
More information: Malcolm X was also later know as Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. He was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist.

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How many people make up the U.S. electoral college?

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Answer: 538
More information: Every state in the U.S. gets a certain amount of representatives depending on the population in that state.

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Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

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Answer: Michelangelo
More information: The Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was built within the Vatican, named after Pop Sixtus IV.

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How many U.S. Presidents have there been?

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Answer: 45
More information: There have been 45 U.S. Presidents including the current President, Donald Trump. The first President, George Washington, took office in 1789.

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Who invented the cotton gin in 1793?

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Answer: Eli Whitney
More information: Eli Whitley's invention of the cotton gin was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and helped shape the economy of the United States.

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What holiday was first observed under its current name on November 11th, 1954?

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Answer: Veteran's Day
More information: Veteran's Day was originally meant to honor those who died in World War I, but was changed to honor all veterans who have served in the U.S. military.

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Who is the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms?

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Answer: Franklin D. Roosevelt
More information: Franklin D. Roosevelt was president from March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945. He served as president for four terms, two terms more than any other president.

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What is the world's smallest country?

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Answer: Vatican
More information: Vatican City is surrounded by Rome, Italy, and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church

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What famous actor became Governor of California in 2003?

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Answer: Arnold Schwarzenegger
More information: Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor,businessman, author, politician and former professional bodybuilder.

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How many people have walked on the moon?

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Answer: 12
More information: 12 men have walked on the moon. Three different astronauts have actually traveled to the Moon more than once.



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