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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)
Jackie Gleason
Johnny Carson
Milton Berle
Steve Allen


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Question 2:


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

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 a Christmas Eve mass
orbiting Mars
orbiting the moon
at NASA headquarters


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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