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This Day In History - October 11

written by: lynbat
 
This quiz focuses on historical items, events, people and places around the world on October 11.

Question 1:


Which former US president won the Nobel Peace Prize on 11 October 2002?
George W. Bush
William Clinton
George Bush
James Carter

Question 2:


On 11 October 1942, the United States defeated this country in the Battle of Esperance.
Italy
France
Japan
Germany

Question 3:


This war broke out between the British Empire and the Boers of Transvaal and the Orange Free State on October 11, 1899.


Question 4:


The death toll from a yellow fever epidemic, transferred by brown rats, hit 100 on 11 October 1793 in Philadelphia.
True
False

Question 5:


This author who wrote the novel Get Shorty, was born on 11 October 1925, in New Orleans.
Elmore Leonard
Quentin Tarantino
Sam Sheppard
John Grisham

Question 6:


Which former president and first lady got married on October 11th?
George & Barbara Bush
William & Hillary Clinton
Ronald & Nancy Reagan
James & Rosalynn Carter

Question 7:


On 11 October 1968, the first staffed Apollo mission, Apollo 7, was launched. Which of the following was NOT an astronaut on that mission?
R. Walter Cunningham
Neil Armstrong
Don Fulton Eisele
Wally Schirra

Question 8:


On October 11th, 1984, Kathryn Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space.
False
True

Question 9:


Who was the first guest host of Saturday Night Live on the show's premiere on October 11th, 1975?
George Carlin
Chevy Chase
Steve Martin
Bill Murray

Question 10:

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Who became tzar of Russia on October 11th, 1689?
Alexander the Great
Ivan the Terrible
Peter the Great
Nicolas II


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