The Principia Mathematica, consisting of the Laws of Gravity among other things, were published in 1686. By whom?
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz
Anatoly Karpov became World Champion in chess in 1975 - succeeding whom?
Until 1905 Norway was in a personal union with another country, before it finally became independent. Which country was that?
In 1749 Goethe was born. Where?
Which language was the official language in the Ottoman Empire during the 18th century?
The "father of genetics" was an Augustinian monk, who was breeding bees and peas. What was his name?
Berlin (as well as Vienna) was split by the Allies into four parts after WWII. The U.S. and the Sovjet Union were two of the occupants. Which were the other two?
Great Britain and France
Italy and Great Britain
France and Spain
Italy and Spain
Spain and Great Britain
The oilindustry has its starting point in Galicia (at that time part of Austria) at about 1850, when the distillation of oil was invented. Who was that inventor?
The First Balkan War, 1912/13, was against the Ottoman Empire. Which State on the Balkan started the declarations of war?
Jeanne d'Arc was burned on stake on May 30th, 1431 on command of the English King. Where?
Which of the following plays is not by Shakespeare, or better said, is not attributed to him?
The Messier-catalogue is named after the French scientist Charles Messier. What can you find in this catalogue?
The English scientist Stephen Hawking is bound to use a wheel-chair, but he is also one of the biggest specialists in his subject. Which one?
The structure of DNA
The novel by Cervantes about the hero of La Mancha, Don Quixote, was published in the beginning of the 17th century. What is the name of Don Quixote's companion?
Peter Tchaikovsky wrote the music to nine operas. Which one is not written by him?
One single "scientific" Nobel Prize was awarded to Spain during the 20th century. That was in 1906 to the physician Santiago Ramon y Cajal. What was his speciality?
The nervous system
Francis Joseph mounted the Austrian Emperor's throne and was to become the regent, who was longest in office. When did he start his career?
The big comet from 1680 was the first to be detected through a telescope. It is named after its detector. Who was that?
Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (this name he got when he was baptized) wrote numerous operas. Which of those is not composed by him?
Il barbiere di Seviglia
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Cosi fan tutte
La nozze di Figaro
ABBA won in 1974 the European Song Contest with "Waterloo". Who did not belong to the group?
As last Nordic country Iceland got its independence - earlier it was under Danish dependency. When did Iceland become independent?
Ewald Georg von Kleist discovered in 1745 in Kamien Pomorski (today in Poland) the first electric condensator, when he experimented with a bottle. That is, why it is called Kleist's bottle. But a year later the bottle was discovered somewhere else and is today better known under its geographical name, where it was rediscovered. Where was that?
He got the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 because of his research on the structure of atoms. Who was that?
St. Petersburg was founded as capital by Czar Peter the Great, or Pjotr Alexejewitsch Romanow. When?
The Italian Marconi is seen as the inventor of the radio, because he patented the invention first. But it was a Russian, who first presented the principle. Who was that?
In which country happened the November Uprising in 1830, when one tried to regain the independence?
"A Rural Marriage in Sweden". "Estrella de Soria" and "The Queen of Golconda" are three operas of this Swedish composer. Who is it?
From 1354 and about 500 years afterwards existed the Principality of Moldavia, with roughly the area of the state of today. Which heraldic animal had the former principality?
The Höhere Technische Lehranstalt für Textilindustrie (Higher Technical School for Textile Industry) was founded in 1756 in Vienna by the Head of State. Who was Head of State?
On May 6th, 1754 the first German woman recieved a doctorate at the University of Halle. Thus she became also the first female physician on German soil. What was Dorothea's family name?
Katharina the Great was a German Princess von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. The name Katharina was given to her, when she converted to the orthodox belief. What was her name before?
The Spanish film prize is named after a well-known painter. After whom?
James Bond should be quite well-known as a filmstar. But who has invented James Bond in literature?
Robert Louis Stevenson
Leonardo da Vinci died in France on May 2nd, 1519 in the castle of Clos Lucé. In which city is that castle situated?
The Battle of Trafalgar made Horatio Nelson a hero, as commander of the English navy. But when was that?
In 1683 the Turks (Ottomans) besieged Vienna for the second time. Who commanded the rescue army, which freed Vienna from the stranglehold?
Emperor Leopold I
King John III Sobieski of Poland
Duke Charles V of Lorraine
Count von Starhemberg
John Andreas von Liebenberg
Marie Sklodowska is better known under the name of her husband - Curie. In 1903 she got part of the Nobel Prize in Physics, eight years later she got the prize all on her own. In which subject?
In 1876 the Festival of Bayreuth was held for the first time, in a festival hall, that had been designed by a composer. Who was that composer?
Johann Strauss II
Ludwig van Beethoven
Le Figaro is one of the most important newspapers in France. It was named after the Barber of Seville, who also communicated news. 40 years after its first appearance it became a daily paper. But when was it founded?
Most people know that Henry VIII was married to six wives. Who of the following was not his spouse?
Katharina of Aragon
Elisabeth of York
The Periodic table was invented about the same time by a German chemist and a Russian scientist. Who was the Russian?
The Bastille in Paris was stormed on July 14th, 1789. Who was King of France at that time?
Cristobal Colon, or in English Christopher Columbus, landed in 1492 in what he supposed was India. What did he call the first island on which he dropped anchor?
In 1572 he saw a "new star" (a supernova) and afterwards wrote the book: De stella nova. Who?
At the end of the War of the Spanish Succession Spain got a new reigning dynasty. Which one?
The opera Orpheus and Eurydice was first shown on October 5th, 1762 in Vienna. Who composed that opera?
Boabdil, the leader of the last muslim stronghold in Spain, was defeated on January 2nd, 1492. Where was that last stronghold to be found?
The first chancellor of the German Reich was Bismarck. But what was his first name?