In 1497 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama set off to be the 1st European to do what?
- Cross the Atlantic
- Find the source of the Nile
- Discover a sea route to Asia
- Cross the Sahara dessert
Which country began the end of a long period of international isolation with the arrival of US Commodore Matthew C. Perry in 1853?
- Siam (Thailand)
- Formosa (Taiwan)
American inventor and philanthropist George Eastman, born in 1854, is the founder of what company?
- General Electric
Who did US Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wound in a pistol duel July 11, 1804?
- George Clinton
- John Jay
- Alexander Hamilton
- Robert R. Livingston
Who starred in mockumentary The Office when it first premiered in the UK in 2001?
True or False: In 2011 Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846?
What Los Angeles landmark was officially dedicated this week in 1923?
- The Hollywood sign
- Universal Studios
- Santa Monica Pier
- Grauman's Chinese Theater
The Live Aid concerts organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure were held this week in 1985 in which two cities?
- London and New York
- Paris and Los Angeles
- Dublin and Boston
- London and Philadelphia
Which classic video game still popular today was released by Nintendo this week in 1983?
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros
- Space Invaders
Great Britain's King Charles II ratified the far-reaching Habeas Corpus Act this week in 1679, which did what?
- Barred his brother, the Duke of York, from the throne
- Allowed a court to examine whether a prisoner is being held illegally
- Prohibited assemblies of more than 5 people
- Made the Common Book of Prayer compulsory
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