Weekly Quiz for October 14 - 20

  • What is the name of this famous textile that depicts William the Conqueror's victory at the Battle of Hastings this week in 1066?

    Norman Invasion of England
    • Cloth of St Gereon
    • Bayeux Tapestry
    • Överhogdal Tapestry
    • Butler-Bowden Cope
  • What island was Napoleon Bonaparte sent to in 1815 when he was exiled for the second and final time?

    Napoléon Bonaparte
    • St Helena
    • Elba
    • Bermuda
    • Ascension Island
  • Whose 2017 tweet went viral when she wrote “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’"?

    • Gwyneth Paltrow

      Gwyneth Paltrow

    • Rose McGowan

      Rose McGowan

    • Alyssa Milano

      Alyssa Milano

    • Jennifer Lawrence

      Jennifer Lawrence

  • During which Olympics did American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos give the Black Power salute on the podium?

    Black Power Salute
    • Toyko 1964
    • Mexico City 1968
    • Munich 1972
    • Montreal 1976
  • In 1384 Jadwiga was crowned King of Poland, despite being a woman?

    • False
    • True
  • How much did America pay Russia to buy Alaska, which it took formal possession of this week in 1867?

    Alaska Purchase
    • $7.2 million
    • $10.6 million
    • $30.5 million
    • $57.3 million
  • What Beatles single, released in 1963 became their 1st American No. 1 and heralded the start of the British Invasion of the American music industry?

    The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
    • A Hard Day's Night
    • I Saw Her Standing There
    • Yellow Submarine
    • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • Who is this who was convicted in the US on tax evasion charges in 1931?

    Al Capone
    • Spiro T. Agnew
    • Alvin Karpis
    • Al Capone
    • Baby Face Nelson
  • Where did British General Lord Cornwallis surrender to George Washington, ending the American Revolutionary War in 1781?

    Surrender at Yorktown
    • Appomattox
    • Yorktown
    • Washington DC
    • Charleston
  • What was Mata Hari's nationality, who was executed by a French firing squad in 1917 for spying for Germany?

    Mata Hari
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • American