Weekly Quiz for January 27 - February 2

  • Who succeeded King Henry VIII to the English throne in 1547?

    Henry VIII
    • Edward VI
    • Mary I
    • Mary Queen of Scots
    • Elizabeth I
  • Who wrote the novel Pride and Prejudice, published this week in 1813?

    • Emily Brontë

      Emily Brontë

    • Jane Austen

      Jane Austen

    • George Eliot

      George Eliot

    • Mary Shelley

      Mary Shelley

  • Which US president first described an "Axis of Evil" in his speech?

    • George H. W. Bush

      George H. W. Bush

    • Bill Clinton

      Bill Clinton

    • Ronald Reagan

      Ronald Reagan

    • George W. Bush

      George W. Bush

  • In which Italian city did the playwright William Shakespeare set his play Romeo and Juliet?

    William Shakespeare
    • Florence
    • Venice
    • Verona
    • Rome
  • Colonization of the America's in the 1500s killed so many people it cooled the planet and created a mini ice age?

    Hernando de Soto's Expedition lands in Florida
    • True
    • False
  • Which of these is a former name for New York City?

    Statue of Liberty
    • New Angoulême
    • Manahata
    • New Amsterdam
    • All of them
  • What was the name of the US space shuttle that disintegrated upon re-entry in 2003, killing all 7 on board?

    USS Challenger Explodes
    • Discovery
    • Challenger
    • Columbia
    • Atlantis
  • Who is this who returned to Iran in 1979 after 15 years in exile?

    Ayatollah Khomeini
    • Shah of Iran
    • Ayatollah Khomeini
    • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    • Ali Khamenei
  • An expedition by which country was the first to discover Antarctica in 1820?

    Russian Antarctic Expedition
    • America
    • Great Britain
    • Norway
    • Russia
  • Who wrote the opera La Boheme which 1st premiered this week in Turin in 1896?

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Giuseppe Verdi

    • Richard Wagner

      Richard Wagner

    • Giacomo Puccini

      Giacomo Puccini

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart