Weekly Quiz No.23

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

Which year?


1. Jack Nicholson was born on April 22nd.

a.1937 b.1940 c.1943

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
2. Argentinian forces invade the British run Falkland Islands.

a.1979 b.1982 c.1985

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
3. Robert Walpole is elected as Britains first Prime Minister.

a.1621 b.1721 c.1821

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
4. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis.

a.1966 b.1967 c.1968

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
5. Capt James Cook sails into Botany Bay and discovers Australia.

a.1770 b.1780 c.1790

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
6. US military forces pull out of Vietnam.

a.1973 b.1974 c.1975

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
7. The liner 'Titanic' leaves England on its maiden voyage.

a.1912 b.1914 c.1916

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
8. Frances Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world, proving the earth is not flat.

a.1581 b.1631 c.1681

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
9. The American Civil War ends with the surrender of the Confederate forces.

a.1861 b.1863 c.1865

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
10. The Suez Canal, Egypt, is cleared and opens to shipping.

a.1947 b.1957 c.1967

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   

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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005