Weekly Quiz for July 8-14

  • In 1497 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama set off to be the 1st European to do what?

    Vasco da Gama
    • 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?

    Matthew C. Perry
    • Japan
    • Siam (Thailand)
    • Formosa (Taiwan)
    • Singapore
  • American inventor and philanthropist George Eastman, born in 1854, is the founder of what company?

    George Eastman
    • General Electric
    • Kodak
    • DuPont
    • AT&T
  • Who did US Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wound in a pistol duel July 11, 1804?

    Aaron Burr
    • George Clinton
    • John Jay
    • Alexander Hamilton
    • Robert R. Livingston
  • Who starred in mockumentary The Office when it first premiered in the UK in 2001?

    • Ricky Gervais

      Ricky Gervais

    • Rowan Atkinson

      Rowan Atkinson

    • Simon Pegg

      Simon Pegg

    • Hugh Laurie

      Hugh Laurie

  • True or False: In 2011 Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846?

    Far Side of the Moon Revealed
    • True
    • False
  • What Los Angeles landmark was officially dedicated this week in 1923?

    California
    • 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?

    Bob Geldof
    • 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?

    Pong
    • Donkey Kong
    • Pac-Man
    • Mario Bros
    • Space Invaders
  • Great Britain's King Charles II ratified the far-reaching Habeas Corpus Act this week in 1679, which did what?

    Charles II
    • 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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