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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
Jackie Gleason
Johnny Carson
Milton Berle


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Question 2:


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

Question 3:

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


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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
at a Christmas Eve mass
orbiting Mars
orbiting the moon


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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 a graphic novel.
It was written backwards.
It was written by a teenager.
It was written entirely on a cell phone.

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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