<em>The Mental Floss History of the World</em>: Pop Quiz

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1 of 5
William the Conquerer was crowned King of England on Christmas Day in 1066. Who had been the previous king?
Edward the Confessor
Richard I
Henry II
Ethelred the Unready
2 of 5
What is the last date on the Mayan "Long Count" calendar?
December 31, 1999
September 11, 2001
February 9, 2009
December 21, 2012
3 of 5
Roughly how many Soviet civilians and military personnel were killed during World War II?
6.5 million
13 million
26 million
40 million
4 of 5
Who was the first emperor of Japan?
Emperor Go-Shirakawa
Emperor Akihito
Emperor Jimmu
Emperor Meiji
5 of 5
Which of the following comedians was not born in Canada?
Jim Carrey
Leslie Nielsen
Bill Murray
Tommy Chong