Weekly Quiz No.49

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

Which year?


1. John Lennon was born on October 9th.

a.1940 b.1942 c.1944

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
2. The first Model 'T' Ford was produced in Detroit.

a.1908 b.1912 c.1916

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
3. Rome becomes the capital city of Italy.

a.1470 b.1670 c.1870

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
4. Germany is officially reunified, with Berlin becoming the capital city.

a.1988 b.1990 c.1992

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
5. The 'Crimean War' begins when Turkey declares war on Russia.

a.1833 b.1853 c.1873

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
6. Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to the island of St Helena..

a.1812 b.1815 c.1818

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
7. US pilot, Chuck Yeager makes the first supersonic flight.

a.1945 b.1947 c.1949

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
8. Mt. St Helens, Washington USA, erupts for the third time in 24 hours.

a.1970 b.1975 c.1980

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
9. Amnesty International is formed in London.

a.1952 b.1957 c.1962

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
10. Russia launches the first earth orbiting satellite, 'Sputnik 1'

a.1947 b.1952 c.1957

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   

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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005