Weekly Quiz No.1

All historical events below occured in November, but in which year?:

Which year?


1. Mark Twain was born on November 30th.

a.1835 b.1845 c.1855

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
2. Abraham Lincoln was elected to his 2nd term as US President.

a.1862 b.1863 c.1864

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
3. Mt. Vesuvius erupts and destroys the town of Pompei.

a.0069 b.0079 c.0089

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
4. Pakistan becomes an Islamic Republic.

a.1945 b.1949 c.1953

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
5. Howard Carter dicovers the tomb of King Tutankhamen in Egypt.

a.1822 b.1872 c.1922

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
6. Gunpowder Plot: Catholics try to blow up the English Parliament.

a.1605 b.1625 c.1645

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
7. Adolf Hitler stages the unsuccessful 'Beer Hall Putsch' in Munich.

a.1921 b.1923 c.1925

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
8. Alfred Nobel patents dynamite.

a.1827 b.1867 c.1907

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
9. Princess Elizabeth marries Duke Philip Mountbatten.

a.1947 b.1950 c.1953

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
10. German residents begin demolishing the 'Berlin Wall'.

a.1987 b.1989 c.1991

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   

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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2004