Weekly Quiz for August 19-25

  • Justinian I became ruler of which empire this week in 527 AD?

    Justinian I
    • Roman Empire
    • Byzantine Empire
    • Ottoman Empire
    • Carthaginian Empire
  • Joseph Priestley discovered what this week in England in 1774?

    Oxygen Discovered!
    • Electricity
    • Microorganisms
    • Oxgyen
    • General anesthesia
  • Which American comic poet, born this week in 1902 wrote these lines? "Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore and that's what parents were created for"

    United States of America
    • E. E. Cummings
    • Pam Ayres
    • Spike Milligan
    • Ogden Nash
  • Film noir "The Big Sleep" premiered this week in 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart as which famous fictional detective?

    Humphrey Bogart
    • Sherlock Holmes
    • Sam Spade
    • Philip Marlowe
    • Hercule Poirot
  • Which composer wrote the "1812 Overture" that premiered this week in 1882?

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    • Johannes Brahms
    • Fryderyck Chopin
    • Richard Wagner
  • The 1st air raid in history involved a pilot-less air balloon attack on Venice by Austria this week in 1849?

    • True
    • False
  • The catholic saint Columbus reported seeing what this week in Scotland in 565?

    • Loch Ness monster
    • Vision of Mary
    • Island of Iona
    • The Picts
  • Rome was sacked for the first time in more than 800 years this week in 410 AD by which group of people?

    Alaric I Sacks Rome
    • Vandals
    • Huns
    • Visigoths
    • Franks
  • English Captain James Cook departed Plymouth this week in 1768 on his first voyage to the Pacific, what was the name of his ship?

    James Cook
    • Resolution
    • Bounty
    • Beagle
    • Endeavor
  • Marxist Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was murdered this week in 1940 in Mexico with what?

    Leon Trotsky
    • Poison
    • Pistol
    • Ice axe
    • Run over by a car