Weekly Quiz for August 5-11

  • During which conflict did a US Admiral declare "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"?

    Great White Fleet
    • US Civil War (1861-65)
    • War of the Pacific (1879-84)
    • World War I (1914-1918)
    • World War II (1939-1945)
  • True of False: The Dutch Republic sold New Holland (now Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold to Portugal in 1661?

    • True
    • False
  • Who revealed their idea for a World Wide Web on the internet in 1991?

    Tim Berners-Lee
    • Alan Turing
    • Leonard Kleinrock
    • Tim Berners-Lee
    • John Atanasoff
  • How did Prometheus, the world's oldest tree die this week in 1964 in Nevada, USA?

    The Blue Marble
    • It was poisoned
    • Of old age
    • Blew down in a storm
    • It was accidentally cut down
  • US President Richard Nixon announced he would do what this week in 1974?

    Richard Nixon
    • Run again for President
    • Resign as President
    • End US involvement in Vietnam
    • Visit China
  • Scottish biologist Alexander Fleming, born this week in 1881, invented what?

    Alexander Fleming
    • Polio vaccine
    • Penicillin
    • Insulin
    • Tuberculosis vaccine
  • Which of these 19th century British poets is poet laureate Alfred Tennyson?

    • Alfred Tennyson

      Alfred Tennyson

    • William Wordsworth

      William Wordsworth

    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • John Keats

      John Keats

  • Russian Yuri Malenchenko was the first person to do what in 2003?

    • Marry underwater
    • Marry in Red Square
    • Marry in space
    • Marry while bungee jumping
  • Which US President once joked he'd "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes" ?!?

    Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
    • Donald Trump
    • George W. Bush
    • Bill Clinton
    • Ronald Reagan
  • Which famous European composer completed "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (A Little Serenade) this week in 1787?

    • Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach