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August 4

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A quiz on events that occurred on August 4th throughout various periods of history.

Question 1:


On August 4 in the year 70 A.D., the Romans destroyed which Holy Jewish Temple in Jerusalem?
The First Holy Temple
The Third Holy Temple
The Second Holy Temple
The Fourth Holy Temple

Question 2:


For the USA the 1960's were a time of fight for civil rights. On August 4 in 1964, three civil rights workers, Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney, were found dead. In which state were they slain?
Arkansas
Mississippi
Louisiana
Alabama

Question 3:


On August 4 in 1993, two LAPD officers were sent to jail for 30 months for the beating of a motorist in Los Angeles. Who was the victim?
Gary Ronald York
Rodney King
Joel Rifkin
Richard Speck

Question 4:


Cheers! The Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon invented the champagne on August 4 in what year?
1693
1755
1126
1842

Question 5:


President Lyndon Johnson needed a reason to expand America's role in the Vietnam conflict. He and the CIA invented the idea that three North Vietnamese ships attacked two American ships. Where did they claim this happened?
The Gulf of Tonkin
Me Lei
Nah Nong
The Gulf of Saigon

Question 6:


On August 4 in 1944 the Gestapo raided a warehouse office and found the family of young Jewish girl Anne Frank, whose later published diaries gave the world a vivid picture of life during the Holocaust. The family was sent to the Death Camps. In which city were they hiding?
Amsterdam
Copenhagen
Warsaw
Lodz

Question 7:


On August 4 in 1892, Lizzie Andrew Borden allegedly committed the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother. In which city did the Borden family live?
Salem, Massachusetts
Waverly, New York
Fall River, Massachusetts
Fall River, Ohio

Question 8:


On August 4 in 1914, Germany invaded this country thus inciting World War I.
Belgium
Poland
The Netherlands
Czechoslovakia

Question 9:


On August 4 in 1735, newspaper publisher John Peter Zenger won an important court case in America. This case established the freedom of the press.
False
True

Question 10:


On August 4 in 1854, the Japanese established the official flag of Japan. What is the Japanese name for the flag?
Hinomaru
Yakizakan
Onigiri
Tonkatsu

Question 11:


On August 4 in 1983, baseball player Yankee Dave Winfield was detained by Toronto police after the game. Why?
He accidentally threw his bat and killed a child.
He cursed several fans during the game.
He was mistaken for a man on Canada’s Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals List.
He accidentally killed a seagull while he was warming up.

 


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