Weekly Quiz for July 1-7

  • Who captured the capital of the Chinese Jin dynasty, Zhonghu (modern Beijing) this week in 1215?

    • Tamerlane

      Tamerlane

    • Genghis Khan

      Genghis Khan

    • Temür Khan

      Temür Khan

    • Kublai Khan

      Kublai Khan

  • Who is this anti-slavery activist who began her activities this week in 1843?

    Sojourner Truth
    • Harriet Tubman
    • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Frances Harper
    • Sojourner Truth
  • What was the largest ever battle on the American continent?

    Robert E. Lee
    • Battles of Saratoga (American Revolutionary War)
    • Battle of Gettsburg (US Civil War)
    • Battle of Vicksburg (US Civil War)
    • Battle of the Little Bighorn (Great Sioux War)
  • What did the UK House of Commons vote to return to Scotland this week in 1996?

    Scotland
    • St. Margaret’s shoulder bone
    • The remains of Bonnie Prince Charlie
    • The Stone of Scone
    • Galloway Viking Hoard
  • True or false: Two former American Presidents died on the same day, July 4, 1826

    United States of America
    • False
    • True
  • Who is this famous polar explorer, born this week in 1868?

    Robert Falcon Scott
    • Robert Falcon Scott
    • S. A. Andrée
    • Roald Amundsen
    • Richard E. Byrd
  • Which pioneering female tennis player, who went on to have a 181 game winning-streak won her first Wimbledon Championship this week in 1919?

    • Helen Moody (USA)
    • Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers (GB)
    • Maureen Connolly (USA)
    • Suzanne Lenglen (FR)
  • Which writer had an obscenity ban for their novel "Naked Lunch" overturned by the Massachusetts Supreme Court this week in 1966?

    • William S. Burroughs
    • Allen Ginsburg
    • D. H. Lawrence
    • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for what invention this week in 1896?

    Guglielmo Marconi
    • Gramophone
    • Radio
    • Contact lenses
    • The steam turbine
  • US Interviewer Barbara Walters famously said “what kind of tree are you?” to which famous movie star this week in 1981?

    Barbara Walters
    • Katharine Hepburn
    • Lucille Ball
    • Barbra Streisand
    • Elizabeth Taylor
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