Weekly Quiz for March 23 - 29

  • What was this Scottish king crowned as when he united Scotland and England under one crown in 1608?

    James I and VI
    • Richard II
    • James I
    • Charles III
    • Henry V
  • What infectious disease did Dr Jonas Salk announce a vaccine for in 1953?

    Jonas Salk
    • Tuberculosis
    • Smallpox
    • Polio
    • Measles
  • Hollywood musical "Singin in the Rain", released this week in 1952 starred which famous performer?

    • Fred Astaire

      Fred Astaire

    • Gene Kelly

      Gene Kelly

    • Bing Crosby

      Bing Crosby

    • Judy Garland

      Judy Garland

  • Who won Russia's 1st free elections in 1991?

    • Vladimir Putin

      Vladimir Putin

    • Leonid Brezhnev

      Leonid Brezhnev

    • Mikhail Gorbachev

      Mikhail Gorbachev

    • Boris Yeltsin

      Boris Yeltsin

  • What was the name of the Turkish city of Istanbul before the name was changed in 1930?

    Hagia Sophia
    • Ephesus
    • Ankara
    • Constantinople
    • Hierapolis
  • What was the original purpose of the Terracotta Army, discovered in China in 1974?

    Terracotta Army Discovered
    • Appease the gods
    • Decorate the Emperor's palace
    • Bring the Emperor back to life
    • Guard the tomb of the Emperor
  • Which side headed by Francisco Franco won the Spanish Civil War this week in 1939?

    Francisco Franco
    • Socialists
    • Nationalists
    • Republicans
    • Communists
  • What did Elisha Otis install the 1st of in New York city in 1857?

    Elisha Otis
    • Gas lighting
    • Elevator
    • Escalator
    • Telephone
  • True or false: A census of the British Empire in 1906 showed it ruled 1/5 of the world.

    Palace of Westminster
    • False
    • True
  • What was the name of the No. 1 single released by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder in 1982?

    Stevie Wonder
    • Listen to What the Man Said
    • Black or White
    • A Change is Gonna Come
    • Ebony and Ivory