Weekly Quiz for March 30 - April 5

  • How much did America pay to buy Alaska from Russia in 1867?

    Alaska Purchase
    • 1 million
    • 7 million
    • 70 million
    • 700 million
  • The ruins of which ancient town were discovered in 1748?

    Ruins of Pompeii
    • Machu Picchu
    • Troy
    • Pompeii
    • Çatalhöyük
  • Which musician(s) tried to form a country called Nutopia with no boundaries and silence as its national anthem?

    The Blue Marble
    • John Lennon and Yoko Ono
    • Prince
    • Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
    • Father Yod
  • Whose painting of Sunflowers sold for a then record $39.7 million in 1987?

    • Pablo Picasso

      Pablo Picasso

    • Paul Gauguin

      Paul Gauguin

    • Paul Cézanne

      Paul Cézanne

    • Vincent van Gogh

      Vincent van Gogh

  • Which was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001?

    Very Rare Photo of the Supreme Court
    • New Zealand
    • Sweden
    • Netherlands
    • Spain
  • Who directed the 1968 film 2001 A Space Odyssey?

    • Francis Ford Coppola

      Francis Ford Coppola

    • George Lucas

      George Lucas

    • Stanley Kubrick

      Stanley Kubrick

    • Alfred Hitchcock

      Alfred Hitchcock

  • What is the name given to the 11.5 million confidential documents leaked in 2016 from law firm Mossack Fonseca?

    IBM 305 RAMAC
    • Wikileaks
    • Vatican Leaks
    • Colombian Papers
    • Panama Papers
  • True or false: Chinese steward Poon Lim survived 133 days adrift at sea in 1943?

    Poon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey
    • True
    • False
  • What structure opened in 1889 and was the world's tallest human-made structure for the next 41 years?

    The Blue Marble
    • Big Ben
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Empire State Building
    • Washington Monument
  • Which of these portraits is of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, born this week in 1685?

    • A

      A

    • B

      B

    • C

      C

    • D

      D

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