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First In Europe

written by: marcing
 
This is a quiz about Europeans who first achieved something remarkable on the continent (which often means first in the world as well). Enjoy.

Question 1:


Which of these great European explorers was first to reach American soil?
Ferdinand Magellan
Amerigo Vespucci
Cristopher Columbus
Leif Ericson

Question 2:


What was the first European city to have a complex sewage disposal system?
Rome
Paris
London
Athens

Question 3:


Soccer's home is Europe. Which two teams played the first official international game?
Ireland vs. Wales
England vs. Scotland
France vs. Italy
Germany vs. Spain

Question 4:


The world's first constitution was the American one. Which constitution was the second in the world and the first in Europe?
Polish
French
British
Greek

Question 5:


Where and when did the first generally recognized flight take place?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Germany, 1900 (Zeppelin)
England, 1894 (steam engine plane)
France, 1783 (hot air balloon)
Italy, 1496 (human powered plane)

Question 6:


Who were the first Europeans allowed to trade with Japan?
the English
the Dutch
the Spanish
the French

Question 7:


This was the first family to have two members who got the Nobel Prize in the same year.
the Shaws
the Braggs
the Curies
the Einsteins

Question 8:


Who made the first four-wheeled automobile powered by gasoline?
Wilhelm Maybach
Rudolf Diesel
Gottlieb Daimler
Karl Benz

Question 9:


Who made the first transatlantic radio transmission?
Heinrich Hertz
Edwin H. Armstrong
Nikola Tesla
Guglielmo Marconi

Question 10:


The calendar we use today is called "Gregorian" and was introduced in 1582. Which of these countries was among the first to implement it?
Denmark
Lithuania
England
France

Question 11:


Who was the first explorer to reach both the North and the South Poles?
Robert Peary
Robert Falcon Scott
Ernest Shackleton
Roald Amundsen

Question 12:


Tetris is a popular computer game with hundreds of versions. Who designed and programmed the original game?
Henk Rogers
Steve Wozniak
Edsger Dijkstra
Alexey Pajitnov

 


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