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Historical News Quiz

written by: sdeadlift
 
A quiz about some historical events that made the news.

Question 1:

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What American comedian and actor was known as Mr. Television during the 1950's?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Steve Allen
Milton Berle
Jackie Gleason
Johnny Carson


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Question 2:


In 2000, Bill Clinton became the first US President to visit this country.
Iceland
Vietnam
Afghanistan
Iran

Question 3:

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Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first American canonized as a saint by the Catholic church.
False
True


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Question 4:

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Where were the Apollo 8 crew as they read passages from Genesis on a TV broadcast on December 24 1968?
at NASA headquarters
orbiting Mars
orbiting the moon
at a Christmas Eve mass


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Question 5:


What statement is true about the best-selling novel "First Experience" written by Japanese author Yume Hotaru?
It was written by a teenager.
It was written entirely on a cell phone.
It was written backwards.
It was a graphic novel.

Question 6:


Which US President granted a pardon to all former Confederate soldiers?
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses Grant
Jefferson Davis

Question 7:


Which of these companies tried to trademark the sound of their product?
Harley Davidson
Leer Jets
Porsche
Rolex

Question 8:


Where was Olympic track star Usain Bolt born?
USA
Brazil
Jamaica
Zimbabwe

Question 9:


Why were Ikea customers outraged about the company's 2010 catalog?
None of these
The font had been changed to Verdana.
It left out the entire section of table lamps.
It was 50 pages thinner.

Question 10:


Which of the following coaches is known as the all time winningest basketball coach in NCAA history?
Pat Summit
John Wooden
Kay Yow
Bobby Knight

 


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