Weekly Quiz for July 8-14

  • Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama became the 1st European to do what this week in 1497?

    Vasco da Gama
    • Round the Cape of Good Hope
    • Reach India by sea
    • Discover Florida
    • Reach the Spice Islands
  • US Commodore Matthew C. Perry sailed into which harbor this week in 1853 beginning a new openness for that country after decades of isolation?

    Matthew C. Perry
    • Edo Bay (Tokyo Bay), Japan
    • Golden Horn Bay, Vladivostok
    • Ship Creek, Anchorage, Alaska
    • Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Siam (Thailand)
  • American inventor and philanthropist George Eastman, born this week, is the founder of what company?

    George Eastman
    • General Electric
    • Kodak
    • DuPont
    • AT&T
  • On the July 11, 1804, Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded who in a pistol duel?

    Aaron Burr
    • George Clinton
    • John Jay
    • Alexander Hamilton
    • Robert R. Livingston
  • The first ever automobile race took place this week from Paris to Bordeaux in what year?

    • 1885
    • 1890
    • 1895
    • 1900
  • In this week in 2011 Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846

    • 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 game still played today was released by Nintendo this week in 1983?

    • 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 allowed what?

    Royal Crown
    • Barred his brother, the Duke of York, a Catholic, from the throne
    • Allowed a court to examine a prisoner's impressionment
    • Prohibited assemblies of more than 5 people, unless for religious purposes
    • Made use of the Common Book of Prayer compulsory
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