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What is the world's smallest country?

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

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Who was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America?

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Answer: Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983 but was forced to resign in July 1984 (under pressure from the Miss America Organization) upon learning that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her.

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What is the name for the Greek goddess of victory?

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Answer: Nike
The Greek Goddess Nike was depicted as having wings, hence her other name "Winged Goddess".

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Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

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Answer: Michelangelo
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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Which patriotic Bostonian won the acquittal of most of the British troops involved in the 1770 Boston Massacre that killed five civilians?

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Answer: John Adams - He strongly believed all people deserved a fair trial and a thorough defense.



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