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More Fabulous Firsts

written by: shimonbentzvi
This is a quiz on "firsts" from different fields.

Question 1:

She was the first woman to wear high-heeled shoes.
Catherine DeMedici
Joan of Arc
Queen Elizabeth I

Question 2:

Who was the first Tzar of Russia?
Ivan the Terrible
Boris Godenoff
Michael Romanoff
Nicolai Terravinasonoff

Question 3:

What was the first credit card?
Kresge's Green Card
American Express
Diners Club
Carte Blanc

Question 4:

She was Johnny Carson's first guest on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson".
Bette Midler
Joan Crawford
Judy Garland
Joan Rivers

Question 5:

When was the Earth's second highest mountain, K2, first climbed?
July 29, 1954
July 29, 1944
July 29, 1894
July 29, 1934

Question 6:

Which statement about fast food restaurants in the USA is not true?
The first KFC was opened in Salt Lake City.
The first Wendy's was opened in Columbus, Ohio.
The first Burger King was opened in Miami.
The first Ben and Jerry's was opened on the campus of Dartmouth University.

Question 7:

Name the captain of the first ship to cross the Antarctic Circle.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 8:

Who was given the first numbered patent in the USA?
Samuel Hopkins
Ben Franklin
Henry Clinton
Paul Revere

Question 9:

Who was the first person to parachute?
Lino LaCedelli
David Gaithier
Andres-Jacques Garnerin
Leonardo Da Vinci

Question 10:

Which distinction does Annie Moore hold?
She was the first American woman to graduate from college.
She was the first American woman to be a dentist.
She was the first immigrant to the USA to pass through Ellis Island.
She was the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Question 11:

Which was the first women's college in the USA?
Bryn Mawr
Mt. Holyoke

Question 12:

What distinction does Sir Timothy Berners-Lee hold?
He was the first RAF pilot to shoot down a plane.
He is the inventor of the World Wide Web.
He made the first cell phone call.
He was the first non-American to hold a US patent.

Question 13:

What did Dan Brinklin and Bob Frankston invent?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
the first video game
the first wordpocessing program
the first silicon-based circuit board
the first computer spreadsheet

Question 14:

Which was the first TV sitcom?
Mary Kay and Johnny
The Goldbergs
The Dobkins
I Love Lucy


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