Weekly Quiz for May 6-12

  • What was the name of the world’s first adhesive stamp, which was introduced on May 6, 1840?

    Penny Black
    • Queen’s Head
    • Inverted Jenny
    • Penny Black
    • Rule Britannia
  • Which island was purchased for 60 Dutch guilders worth of goods in 1626?

    • Long Island
    • Manhattan Island
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Bonaire
  • Which passenger cruise ship was sunk by a German submarine in 1915?

    • RMS Lusitania

      RMS Lusitania

    • Step Aboard the Titanic – Las Vegas Style

      Step Aboard the Titanic – Las Vegas Style

    • USS Enterprise

      USS Enterprise

    • Costa Concordia

      Costa Concordia

  • Joan of Arc broke the Russian siege of Orleans in 1429.

    Joan of Arc
    • True
    • False
  • A democratic and peaceful transfer of power happened for the first time in 61 years, one year ago this week, in which country?

    Malaysian 14th General Election
    • Singapore
    • Indonesia
    • Cuba
    • Malaysia
  • In what year did Winston Churchill first become British Prime Minister?

    Winston Churchill
    • 1937
    • 1938
    • 1939
    • 1940
  • The film “Dracula” was released this week in 1958, who played the starring role?

    • Christopher Lee

      Christopher Lee

    • Sean Connery

      Sean Connery

    • Michael Douglas

      Michael Douglas

    • Laurence Olivier

      Laurence Olivier

  • Henri Desgrange established the world's 1st bicycle world record this week in 1893 at 35.325 km (21.95 miles) an hour.

    • True
    • False
  • Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the first black president of which country in 1994?

    Nelson Mandela
    • Central African Republic
    • Zimbabwe
    • South Africa
    • Brazil
  • Which event in US history is shown in this famous photo?

    The Golden Spike
    • End of the American Civil War
    • Completion of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad
    • Ulysses Grant’s election as US President
    • First scheduled passenger train service
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