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? _______________ | |

**© Compiled by Tony McDermott 2004**