Weekly Quiz for August 26 - September 1

  • In which century were cannons 1st fired in battle (during the Battle of Crécy in France)?

    Battle of Ivry
    • 1300s
    • 1400s
    • 1500s
    • 1600s
  • Who starred in the musical film "An American in Paris" which premiered this week in 1951?

    • Fred Astaire

      Fred Astaire

    • Gene Kelly

      Gene Kelly

    • Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley

    • Vera-Ellen

      Vera-Ellen

  • In 2013 all 25,000 people who sat the entrance exam for the University of Liberia failed?

    Liberia
    • False
    • True
  • Which famous volcano erupted in 1883 west of Java in modern Indonesia?

    Eruption of Novarupta
    • St Helens
    • Mount Pinatubo
    • Krakatoa
    • Mount Etna
  • Where did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous "I Have A Dream" speech this week in 1963?

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Selma to Montgomery march, Alabama
    • Street of Birmingham, Alabama
    • Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC.
    • The White House, Washington DC.
  • In which year did Hurricane Katrina devastate Florida and Louisiana?

    Hurricane Katrina
    • 2003
    • 2005
    • 2007
    • 2009
  • Which major power conquered the Hungarian Empire in 1526?

    Battle of Grunwald
    • Holy Roman Empire
    • Mughal Empire
    • Russian Empire
    • Ottoman Empire
  • Mary Shelly, born this week in 1797, was the author of which classic horror novel?

    Mary Shelley
    • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
    • Dracula
    • Frankenstein
    • Interview with the Vampire
  • A Pentium computer beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov this week in 1994?

    Garry Kasparov
    • True
    • False
  • Which invasion was halted by ancient Greek forces winning the Battle of Plataea and the Battle of Mycale on the same day in 479 BC?

    Parthenon
    • Roman
    • Parthian
    • Persian
    • Carthaginian
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