Weekly Quiz for September 2-8

  • On V-J Day, where did Japan formally surrender, marking the end of WWII?

    Victory over Japan
    • Honolulu, Hawaii
    • On board USS Missouri
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Okinawa, Japan
  • Which American city was sacked and burned this week in 1864 by General Sherman during the US Civil War?

    William Tecumseh Sherman
    • New Orleans
    • Vicksburg
    • Atlanta
    • Washington DC.
  • In 1972 American swimmer Mark Spitz became the first Olympian to win how many gold medals in Munich?

    Olympics
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
  • In 1698 Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards

    Peter the Great
    • True
    • False
  • Who is this, whose expedition was the 1st to circumnavigate the earth, yet had to return home without him in 1522?

    Ferdinand Magellan
    • Francisco Pizzaro
    • Walter Raleigh
    • Vasco da Gama
    • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Who was the first European to discover Manhattan Island this week in 1609?

    New York
    • Juan Ponce de León
    • Henry Hudson
    • Samuel de Champlain
    • Christopher Columbus
  • Which sci-fi TV series debuted this week in 1966?

    1st Person to Walk in Space
    • Doctor Who
    • Buck Rogers
    • Flash Gordon
    • Star Trek
  • Who carved this famous statue of David, unveiled in Florence in 1504?

    The Statue of David
    • Michelangelo
    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Donatello
    • Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Who was the star of Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho, released this week in 1960?

    • James Stewart

      James Stewart

    • Cary Grant

      Cary Grant

    • Ray Milland

      Ray Milland

    • Anthony Perkins

      Anthony Perkins

  • When the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopted the Gregorian Calendar in 1752, people protested because they thought the government was stealing 11 days of their lives

    United Kingdom
    • True
    • False
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