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1. The discovery of fire is considered to be a defining symbol of a species' intelligence. Exactly when human ancestors discovered it is debated, but during excavations that began in 2004, evidence of the earliest controlled fire was found at which of these sites?
2. Discovering bronze was a game changer in many areas of life. During the Bronze Age, what did this new metal replace in tools and weaponry?
3. In 1440 Johannes Gutenberg perfected his technique of using moveable type to produce the written word which revolutionised the printing process and allowed the mass production of books. In which then German city did this game changing event of history occur?
4. One man is considered to be a game changer in the history of Christianity. Who nailed their "95 Theses" to a church door in 1517?
5. One of the game changing innovations of the second half of the 18th century - the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution - was a multi-spindle machine for spinning cotton or wool. What woman's name was given to this machine?
6. Karl Benz is considered to be a game changer in the world of transport. What is he credited with inventing in 1885?
7. Women's right to vote in their country's elections has been a hard-fought battle; some countries have still not granted their women the right to vote. Which country in the British Empire was the first to give women the right to vote in 1893?
8. The International Ice Patrol was an organisation that was set up in 1914 after which infamous maritime disaster?
9. On a summer day in the year 1945, the face of warfare completely changed when a nuclear weapon was dropped for the first time on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, causing the death of thousands of civilians. What was this game changing date?
10. In 1989, the World Wide Web was invented and the first webpage went online publicly in 1991. Which British inventor created the web?
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