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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?
James Carter
George Bush
George W. Bush
William Clinton

Question 2:


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

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.
False
True

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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?
Wally Schirra
R. Walter Cunningham
Neil Armstrong
Don Fulton Eisele

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:

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


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