Weekly Quiz for July 29 - August 4

  • Which naval fleet was famously defeated and its plan to invade thwarted this week in 1588?

    Dutch Fleet Captured
    • Fleet of the Ottoman Empire
    • The Spanish Armada
    • The Sea Beggers (Geuzen)
    • Japanese Navy
  • The Charles, considered the world’s first "oil tanker" departed the US for Europe this week in which year?

    • 1869
    • 1889
    • 1909
    • 1929
  • Who won the first FIFA World Cup final this week in 1930?

    • Argentina
    • Germany
    • Brazil
    • Uruguay
  • The Battle of Passchendaele, which began this week was part of which war?

    First Battle of the Marne
    • Boer War
    • World War I
    • World War II
    • Crimean War
  • The Royal Navy's last official rum ration (Black Tot Day) which began in 1740, was given out in 1970

    Black Tot Day
    • False
    • True
  • Herman Melville born this week in 1819 was the author of which famous novel?

    Herman Melville
    • The Last of the Mohicans
    • The Scarlet Letter
    • Moby-Dick
    • The Turn of the Screw
  • Who is this famous film actress of the silent era born this week in 1905?

    Clara Bow
    • Mary Pickford
    • Lillian Gish
    • Dorothy Gish
    • Clara Bow
  • In this week in 1966 South Africa banned records of the Beatles

    The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
    • True
    • False
  • Christopher Columbus was aiming for which land when he set sail on his first voyage to the New World this week in 1492?

    Christopher Columbus
    • Indies
    • America
    • China
    • India
  • Which 20th century leader came to power this week in 1934 by merging the offices of president and chancellor?

    • Benito Mussolini

      Benito Mussolini

    • Joseph Stalin

      Joseph Stalin

    • Francisco Franco

      Francisco Franco

    • Adolf Hitler

      Adolf Hitler