Weekly Quiz for September 9-15

  • In 1776 US Congress officially adopted the name 'United States of America', what was the previous name?

    United States of America
    • British Colonies
    • United Colonies
    • Dominion of Ameria
    • Society of the Americas
  • What was the name of Nirvana's lead single (a Grunge anthem) from their album released this week in 1991?

    Kurt Cobain
    • Nevermind
    • Come As You Are
    • Smells Like Teen Spirit
    • Even Flow
  • Which war saw the 1st use of tanks on the battlefield?

    1st Use of Tanks in War
    • US Civil War
    • Boer war
    • WWI
    • WWII
  • Who said the famous maxim, "There never was a good war or bad peace"

    • Benjamin Franklin

      Benjamin Franklin

    • Abraham Lincoln

      Abraham Lincoln

    • Franklin D. Roosevelt

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • George Washington

      George Washington

  • What was discovered by teenagers and their dog at Lascaux, France in 1940?

    France
    • German spy
    • Bronze-age burial mound
    • Bones of Tautavel Man
    • Prehistoric cave paintings
  • The 1st public submarine test was held in London's River Thames in 1624

    Palace of Westminster
    • True
    • False
  • Which country was the 1st to have a spacecraft reach the surface of the moon in 1959?

    Far Side of the Moon Revealed
    • United States
    • European Union
    • Soviet Union
    • China
  • On which of Rome's famous seven hills was the Temple of Jupiter, Ancient Rome's most important temple, dedicated in 506 BC on the Ides of September?

    Alaric I Sacks Rome
    • Aventine Hill
    • Capitoline Hill
    • Palatine Hill
    • Esquiline Hill
  • Daniel Defoe, born this week in 1660 wrote which famous early novel?

    Daniel Defoe
    • Treasure Island
    • Gulliver's Travels
    • Robinson Crusoe
    • The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Which island group did Charles Darwin reach in 1835, which played a major part in proving his new evolutionary theory?

    Charles Darwin
    • Cape Verde islands
    • Falklands Islands
    • Tahitian Isands
    • Galapagos Islands
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