Weekly Quiz for May 25 - 31

  • In 1720 a ship landed in Marseille bringing the last epidemic of what disease to Europe?

    Great Plague of London
    • Plague
    • Smallpox
    • Typhoid fever
    • Tuberculosis
  • During "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport" which athlete broke 4 world records in 45 mins in 1935?

    • Paavo Nurmi

      Paavo Nurmi

    • Jesse Owens

      Jesse Owens

    • Jim Thorpe

      Jim Thorpe

    • Carl Lewis

      Carl Lewis

  • What year was the original Star Wars Movie directed by George Lucus released?

    George Lucas
    • 1971
    • 1973
    • 1975
    • 1977
  • US President Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 by 1 vote?

    Andrew Johnson
    • True
    • False
  • Heinrich Schliemann claimed 'Priams' Treasure, discovered in 1873, came from what ancient city?

    Heinrich Schliemann
    • Babylon
    • Mycanae
    • Troy
    • Carthage
  • Who submitted for publication in 1936 'On Computable Numbers', setting out a theoretical basis for modern computer?

    • Albert Einstein

      Albert Einstein

    • Alan Turing

      Alan Turing

    • Tim Berners-Lee

      Tim Berners-Lee

    • Thomas J. Watson

      Thomas J. Watson

  • The fall of what city to the Turks marked the end of the Byzantium Empire in 1453?

    Hagia Sophia
    • Rome
    • Ravenna
    • Antoich
    • Constantinople
  • What country did Edmund Hillary come from, who along Tenzing Norgay, was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953?

    Edmund Hillary
    • England
    • Scotland
    • New Zealand
    • Canada
  • Who sung the world's best-selling single?

    • Michael Jackson

      Michael Jackson

    • Bing Crosby

      Bing Crosby

    • Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley

    • Elton John

      Elton John

  • How old was Joan of Arc thought to be when she was burned at the stake in 1431?

    Joan of Arc
    • 16
    • 19
    • 22
    • 25
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