Weekly Quiz No.40

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

Which year?


1. Dustin Hoffman was born on August 8th.

a.1937 b.1940 c.1943

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
2. Iraq invades Kuwait.

a.1988 b.1990 c.1992

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
3. The Holy Roman Empire officially comes to an end.

a.1206 b.1506 c.1806

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
4. Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as Canada's capital city.

a.1838 b.1858 c.1878

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
5. American inventor Thomas Edison makes the first sound recording.

a.1877 b.1887 c.1897

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
6. India gains independence from Britain.

a.1947 b.1951 c.1955

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
7. George Papadopoulos becomes the first president of Greece.

a.1963 b.1968 c.1973

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
8. Hawaii becomes the 50th state of the United States of America.

a.1953 b.1958 c.1963

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
9. International Red Cross is formed in Geneva, Switzerland.

a.1864 b.1884 c.1904

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
10. Women are given the right to vote in the US.

a.1915 b.1920 c.1925

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   

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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005