Weekly Quiz for September 23-29

  • What year was Nintendo Koppai (later called the Nintendo Company) founded in Japan?

    • 1889
    • 1910
    • 1947
    • 1963
  • True or false: In 1939 Andorra and Germany signed a treaty ending WWI, as the Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra.

    End of World War I
    • True
    • False
  • In 1822 French scholar Jean-François Champollion famously announced he had deciphered the Rosetta Stone, a stone stele from which ancient civilization?

    Ruins of Pompeii
    • Mesopotamia
    • Inca Empire
    • Ancient Egypt
    • Ancient Greece
  • Who is this who landed in England this week at Pevensey Bay in 1066?

    William the Conqueror
    • Viking chief Ragnar Lodbrok
    • English King Alfred the Great
    • Malcom II of Scotland
    • William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy
  • Who is this actress who won an Academy Award for her performance in the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce"?

    Joan Crawford
    • Bette Davis
    • Barbara Stanwyck
    • Joan Crawford
    • Carole Lombard
  • True or false: Napoleon Bonaparte graduated 42nd out of 51 in his military academy this week in 1785

    Napoléon Bonaparte
    • True
    • False
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points, the then largest points fall in history during which financial crisis?

    1st US One-Dollar Notes
    • Panic of 1873
    • 1929 Wall Street Crash
    • 1987 Black Monday
    • 2008 Global Financial Crisis
  • Who led the Seige of Yorktown by American and French troops which began this week in 1781?

    • Charles Cornwallis

      Charles Cornwallis

    • George Washington

      George Washington

    • Benjamin Lincoln

      Benjamin Lincoln

    • Alexander Hamilton

      Alexander Hamilton

  • Who is this famous American writer born this week in 1896?

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • John Steinbeck
    • William Faulkner
  • Great Britain annexed the African Ashanti Kingdom in 1901 and incorporated it into the Gold Coast. What is the Gold Coast known as today?

    • Nigeria
    • Ghana
    • Cameroon
    • Sudan