Weekly Quiz November 18 - 24

  • Who printed and published the 1st known book in English this week in 1477?

    Book of Common Prayer
    • William Blake
    • William Caxton
    • Johannes Gutenberg
    • Thomas Malory
  • Who did President Thomas Jefferson commission to lead the 1st European expedition to explore the American west and the Pacific coast?

    Thomas Jefferson
    • Lewis and Clarke
    • Burke and Willis
    • John C. Frémont
    • Henry Morton Stanley
  • Who is this world leader who became the 1st woman to lead an African country in 2005?

    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
    • Wangari Maathai
    • Gisèle Rabesahala
    • Huda Shaarawi
    • Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  • Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovered Van Diemen's Land this week in 1642, what is it now called?

    Abel Tasman
    • Fiji
    • Tonga
    • Tasmania
    • New Zealand
  • Which US President gave the Gettysburg address that begins with "Four score and seven years ago...?

    • George Washington

      George Washington

    • Abraham Lincoln

      Abraham Lincoln

    • Thomas Jefferson

      Thomas Jefferson

    • James Monroe

      James Monroe

  • What is the name of the 1983 TV film about the effects of nuclear war, watched by 100 million?

    UK Tests a Hydrogen Bomb
    • The Day After
    • The Day After Tomorrow
    • The China Syndrome
    • The Chain Reaction
  • Which famous footballer scored his 1,000th goal in 1969?

    • Diego Maradona

      Diego Maradona

    • Ronaldo

      Ronaldo

    • Wayne Rooney

      Wayne Rooney

    • Pele

      Pele

  • Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" published in 1859, was based on findings from what ship's voyage?

    Charles Darwin
    • Endurance
    • Endeavour
    • Beagle
    • Dawn Treader
  • In 2017 which world leader resigned after 37 years in power?

    • Robert Mugabe

      Robert Mugabe

    • Hosni Mubarak

      Hosni Mubarak

    • Emperor Akihito

      Emperor Akihito

    • Fidel Castro

      Fidel Castro

  • Rock band Pink Floyd released which concept album in 1979, featuring the lead vocals of Roger Waters?

    Roger Waters
    • Dark Side of the Moon
    • The Wall
    • Band on the Run
    • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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