The Lightning Trivia Round!

 This round of trivia is what some may call a 'Lightning Round'! The first question is without a time limit. After that, you will have about 20 seconds to answer each of these questions. They're not very hard, but you won't have that much time to think about them! Good luck... and think fast!
 
 
Who is credited with discovering the Law of Gravity?
It was in 1687 when Newton first published his theory of gravity.
Isaac Newton
Albert Einstein
Alfred Nobel
Pythagoras
 
 
Who founded Amazon.com?
Jeff Bezos
Bill Gates
Steve Jobs
Elon Musk
 
 
Who initiated most of the crusades?
The Christian Popes
The Kings of France
The heads of the Eastern Orthodox Church
The English Nobles
Vladimir Vyatkin
 
 
What was Mikhail Gorbachev's highest office?
Leader of the Soviet Union
President of Russia
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Russia's Ambassador to the United States
Draceane
 
 
In what sport can you win the Davis Cup?
Tennis
Basketball
Football
Chess
 
 
The country of Belgium won independence from which country?
Belgium won its independence in 1831
Holland
Russia
Germany
Italy
 
 
What is the average lifespan of a house cat?
The average lifespan of a house cat is 15, though some live much longer
12-18 years
20-25 years
5-10 years
15-25 years
 
 
Which famous character from Greek Mythology had to complete 12 epic challenges of heroism?
Hercules killed his own family in a drunken rage. He then asked to be punished with tasks so he might redeem himself.
Hercules
Zeus
Athena
Ares
 
 
True or False: In November of 2018, Elvis Presley received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump
True
False
 
 
What is the official language of the People's Republic of China?
Standard Mandarin
English
Mongolic
Standard Cantonese
 
 
Who lives in Downing Street Number 10?
The Prime Minister of England
The President of Russia
Sherlock Holmes
Harry Potter
 
 
Which country did tyrant Francisco Franco rule?
Spain
Italy
Bolivia
Brazil
 
 
Where can one find the International Court of Justice?
The Hague, Holland
Geneva, Switzerland
Brussels, Belgium
New York, United States
 
 
What is the name of the old cartoon character?
The Adventures of Asterix was a French comic turned cartoon about the ancient Gaelic people fighting the Romans
Asterix
Obelix
Tintin
Stimpy
 
 
Copenhagen is the capital of...
Denmark
Norway
Lithuania
Finland
Try Again...
The score is pretty low on this one. Perhaps the time limit threw you off. It's not easy to answer questions when put on time. Now that you know what to expect, though, how about giving it another try? If not, look at the full answers and your mistakes by clicking on My Mistakes.
Well Done, But Not Perfect
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