Saturday, October 31, 2015
What is this condition?
2. What Catholic religious order built the "Alamo," and other missions in Texas?
3. What city was the territorial capital and first state capital of Oklahoma?
4. What is the Periodic Table symbol for the element copper?
5. Who was the 15th President of the U.S.?
6. What Amendment to the Constitution protects against unreasonable searches and seizures?
7. Who was the last President of the U.S. who was not nominated by the Republican or Democratic parties?
8. The metric measure "tonne" is equivalent to how many U.S. pounds?
9. The Roman numeral "D" stands for what number?
10. Besides, Centigrade and Fahrenheit, was is the other widely used measure of temperature?
Thursday, October 29, 2015
2. In 1607, the Mayflower was headed for Virginia, but mistakenly landed where?
3. In 1520, what Spanish Conquistador conquered the Aztecs in Mexico?
4. In 1532, what Spanish Conquistador conquered the Incas in Peru?
Monday, October 26, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
1. What was Michelangelo’s (1475-1564) last name?
2. Who created/invented calculus?
3. Who invented the mechanical printing press (around 1440 A.D.)?
4. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) was a master of many fields, including painting. Which painting is Da Vinci’s “masterpiece?”
5. What was Philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli’s (1469-1527) most famous book?
6. During the 1500’s-1600’s, what 3 astronomers revolutionized the field?
7. What famous Renaissance writer stressed that science must be based on observation and mathematics?
8. In reaction to the Renaissance and Reformation, the Catholic Church set up brutal inquisitions. The most notorious was in what country ?
Thursday, October 22, 2015
2. What Frankish King led the forces that defeated the Arabs at the battle of Poitiers in 732 A.D. and prevented Arab domination of Europe?
3. Who was the first Holy Roman Emperor?
4. In what year was the Battle of Hastings where the Normans defeated the Anglo-Saxons?
5. What ancient empire is credited with the invention of gunpowder, paper money and the magnetic compass?
6. The political, economic and social system that dominated Europe during the Dark Ages was called what?
7. What was the name of the series of European wars that lasted 116 years?
8. Who was the founder of the Ottoman Empire?
9. Whos is generally regarded as the Father of the Renaissance?
10. What was the name of the famous English legal document that was signed by the King in 1215 A.D.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
2. No is the symbolic what element in the periodic table?
3. The month named January is named after what Roman God?
4. The day of the week named Friday is named after what Norse Godess?
5. What is the birthstone for the month of January?
6. What state in the U.S. has the motto "Live Free or Die"?
7. What is the state flower of Texas?
8. What does the Latin phrase 'non compos mentos' mean in English?
9. Who wrote 'cogito ergo sum' (I think, therefore I am)?
10. How many kilometers are there in a mile?
1. What is the capital of Belarus?
2. The Faeroe (Faroe) islands are a self-governing region of what nation?
3. What nation is the only one to have a firearm on its national flag?
4. Uruguay is located between what 2 other countries?
5. The Pitcairn islands are an overseas territory of what nation ?
6. What is the capitol of Viet Nam?
7. What is the capitol of Azerbaijan?
8. What nation whose name ends on "stan" has the largest land area?
9. Sakhalin Island is part of what country?
10. What is the capital of the state of Delaware?
Saturday, October 17, 2015
1. Civilization first appeared around 5,000 BC in the area known as _______________.
2. The first written legal code appeared in the 1700's B.C. It was named after the Babylonian Emperor at that time. It is referred to as the ____________________.
3. The earliest civilization was created on the island of Crete and is known as what?
4. The sole still standing survivor(s) of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World are the ___________.
5. In 332 B.C. Alexander the Great Conquered Egypt. He named its new capital ________.
6. The defeat of what group/empire was celebrated by construction of the Parthenon in Athens?
7. Democracy first appeared the city-state of ______.
8. Who was the first Roman Emperor?
9. What Roman Empire first divided the empire into east and west divisions?
10. Who was the last Roman Emperor?
11. "Buddha" founded his religion around 2500 years ago. What was his real name?
12. What ancient civilization is given credit for creating the game of Chess?
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY 10/17-10/23
ON OCT. 17
(Q. 1) 1814, 320,000 gallons of beer from ruptured vats reportedly killed 9 people when it rushed into the streets of the St. Giles District of what city?
(Q. 2) 1898, the U.S. formally took possession of what territory?
(Q. 3) 1977, Who tied Babe Ruth's record of 3 home runs in a single World Series game?
(Q. 4) 1781, British General Cornwallis surrendered at the Last Battle of the American Revolution, the battle of _____________________.
(Q. 5) 1789, who was sworn in as the First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
(Q. 6) 1740, this woman became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia upon the death of her father.
(Q. 7) 1977, in plane crash, the lead singer (Ronnie Van Zant) guitarist (Steve Gaines) and 4 other members of what rock group died?
(Q. 8) 1805, British Admiral Sir Hortio Nelson died in the fighting but nonetheless scored a crucial victory against the French in what battle
(Q. 9) 1879, who invented the light bulb?
(Q. 10) 1966, who/what was the first all-female singing group to have a #1 selling album?
(Q. 11) Article I, sec. 9, cl. 2 of the Constitution provides: "
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it." On this date in 1861 Pres. Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus for all military-related cases for what city/area?
2. Puerto Rico
3. Reggie Jackson
4 . Yorktown (Virginia)
5. John Jay
6. Maria Teresa
7. Lynyrd Skynyrd
9. Thomas Edison
10. The Supremes ("Supremes A-Go-Go")
11. District of Columbia