Weekly Quiz for November 25 - December 1

  • What did Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize, patented in 1867?

    Alfred Nobel
    • Typewriter
    • Sewing machine
    • Dynamite
    • Gyroscope
  • What film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1944?

    Humphrey Bogart
    • The Maltese Falcon
    • Casablanca
    • The Big Sleep
    • Notorious
  • What was the 1st commercially successful video game launched this week in 1972?

    IBM 305 RAMAC
    • Mario Brothers
    • Space Invaders
    • Pong
    • Pac-Man
  • True or false: In 1954 a woman in Alabama became the 1st person to be hit by a meteor and survive.

    Spirit Rover Begins Mars Mission
    • True
    • False
  • When Hugh Hefner launched Playboy magazine in 1953 which actress was its 1st centerfold?

    • Betty Grable

      Betty Grable

    • Brigitte Bardot

      Brigitte Bardot

    • Doris Day

      Doris Day

    • Marilyn Monroe

      Marilyn Monroe

  • What did activist Rosa Parks do in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955?

    Rosa Parks
    • Refuse to move to the back of the bus
    • Led a march
    • Managed to vote despite opposition
    • Insisted on being served at a whites only shop
  • What was name of physicist Erwin Schrödinger's famous thought experiment published in 1935?

    Erwin Schrödinger
    • Schrödinger's hat
    • Schrödinger's rat
    • Schrödinger's cat
    • Schrödinger's bat
  • Which English king, who came to the throne in 1016, supposedly tried to command an incoming tide?

    Westminster Abbey Consecrated
    • Alfred the Great
    • Edward the Confessor
    • King Canute
    • William the Conqueor
  • What was Mark Twain's real name?

    Mark Twain
    • Samuel Butler
    • Samuel Clemens
    • William Carlyle
    • Albert Speer
  • Idina Menzel sings the role of which character in the animated film Frozen, released this week in 2013?

    Idina Menzel
    • Queen Elsa
    • Princess Anna
    • Olaf the snowman
    • All of them
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