Weekly Quiz for July 15-21

  • Who is depicted in this self-portrait by a famous Dutch painter born this week in 1606?

    Rembrandt van Rijn
    • Johannes Vermeer
    • Rembrandt van Rijn
    • Frans Hals
    • Peter Paul Reubens
  • What was banned in England on this week in 1439 to stop the spread of the Black Death?

    • Kissing
    • Shaking of hands
    • Market days
    • Boats to France
  • Adolf Hitler ordered preparations for the invasion of Great Britain this week in 1940, code named what?

    Adolf Hitler
    • Operation Attila
    • Operation Alfred
    • Operation SeaLion
    • Operation Felix
  • Who published the classic American novel "Catcher in Rye" this week in 1951?

    • Kurt Vonnegut

      Kurt Vonnegut

    • J. D. Salinger

      J. D. Salinger

    • James Joyce

      James Joyce

    • William Burroughs

      William Burroughs

  • Who was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 points in Olympic History?

    • Olga Korbut
    • Nadia Comăneci
    • Mary Lou Retton
    • Věra Čáslavská
  • What caused the 1st direct observation of a collision of objects in our solar system, observed this week in 1994?

    • Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9
    • The Wesley Impact
    • Apophis asteroid
    • Chelyabinsk meteor
  • Which country was split into two this week in 1954?

    • Korea

      Korea

    • India

      India

    • Germany

      Germany

    • Vietnam

      Vietnam

  • The 1st manned mission landed on the Moon this week in 1969, what mission number was it?

    Neil Armstrong
    • Apollo 8
    • Apollo 11
    • Apollo 13
    • Apollo 17
  • US scientists calculated this week in 2017 that the total amount of plastic ever produced was 8.3 billion tonnes, roughly the weight of 1 billion elephants

    • True
    • False
  • The 1st quick-draw duel of the American West involved which famous figure this week in 1865?

    Wild Bill Hickok
    • Wyatt Earp
    • Wild Bill Hickok
    • Buffalo Bill Cody
    • Texas Jack Omohundro
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