Weekly Quiz for April 13 - 19

  • Who was the first black actor to win a Best Actor or Best Actress award at the Academy Awards?

    • Sidney Poitier

      Sidney Poitier

    • Morgan Freeman

      Morgan Freeman

    • Denzel Washington

      Denzel Washington

    • Halle Berry

      Halle Berry

  • Who shot US President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington?

    Final Deadly Performance of a Twisted Actor
    • James Earl Ray
    • Lee Harvey Oswald
    • John Wilkes Booth
    • Leon Czolgosz
  • True or false: There is no effective vaccine for typhoid.

    Swine Flu Pandemic
    • True
    • False
  • RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank this week but in what year?

    Iceberg Sinks 'Unsinkable' Titanic
    • 1909
    • 1912
    • 1915
    • 1918
  • In what decade did the 1st McDonald's restaurant open in Des Plaines, Illinois?

    Illinois
    • 1930s
    • 1940s
    • 1950s
    • 1960s
  • The Jacobite Rebellion ended with defeat at which battle near Inverness in 1746?

    Scotland
    • Stirling Bridge
    • Bosworth Field
    • Hastings
    • Culloden
  • The earliest battle ever recorded, the Battle of Megiddo in 1457 BC, was won by what ancient civilization?

    Battle of Megiddo
    • Egyptians
    • Sumerians
    • Greeks
    • Persians
  • Name this author who wrote "The Canterbury Tales", set this week in 1387?

    Geoffrey Chaucer
    • St Cuthbert
    • Bede
    • Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Christopher Marlowe
  • What was the 1st commercial film shown in cinemas in Saudi Arabia when they opened after 35 years in 2018?

    Saudi Arabia
    • Black Panther
    • Finding Dory
    • Avengers: Endgame
    • Minions
  • What US city was struck by a powerful earthquake in 1906 that destroyed 75% of the city?

    San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
    • Los Angeles
    • San Francisco
    • Seattle
    • San Diego
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