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Nineteenth century quiz
Whose cow kicked over a lantern and started the Chicago Fire of 1871
Whose development of alternating current made practical the home use of electricity
Who was Sherlock Holmes adversary, and who was Holmes’ companion and biographer
PROFESSOR MORIARITY WAS THE BAD GUY AND DR. WATSON WAS THE TELLER OF HOLMES’ STORIES (“ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATSON”)
Who discovered gold in Sutter’s mill race and started the Gold rush of 1849
What two railroads connected at Promontory Point Utah to complete a transcontinental railroad
CENTRAL PACIFIC AND THE UNION PACIFIC
Where did John Wilkes Booth assassinate Abraham Lincoln
FORD’S THEATER IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Who founded the Mormon Church that Brigham Young carried on.
What ARE the first names of Lewis and Clark, and what was the name of their expedition
MERIWETHER LEWIS AND WILLIAM CLARK, THE CORP OF DISCOVERY
Who invented the telephone
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
Whose invention of the telegraph made modern telecommunication possible
What were the first words spoken on the telephone, and what was the first telegraph message.
(TELEPHONE) MR. WATSON, COME HERE I WANT TO SEE YOU
(TELEGRAPH) WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT
What is the latitude of the famous Mason-Dixon Line and what states did it separate
39 degrees 43 minutes N.‘ PENNSYLAVANIA, VIRGINIA (NOW WEST VIRGINIA) DELAWARE, MARYLAND
Where did Henry Ford make his first automobile and in what year?
DETROIT, MICHIGAN, 1896
:“Fifty four forty, or Fight” was catch phrase denoting dispute between what countries?
UNITED STATES AND BITAIN. FIFTY FOUR FORTY REFERRED TO THE LATITUDE OF THE U.S. CLAIM OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY. THERE WAS NO FIGHT AND THE BORDER WAS ESTABLISHED AT 49 DEGREES
Who was elected President of U.S. in 1800? In 1900?
(1800) THOMAS JEFFERSON, (1900) THEODORE ROOSEVELT
From what job did Robert E. Lee have to resign in order to lead the Confederate Army
SUPERINTENDENT OF U.S. MILITARY ACADAMY AT WESTPOINT.
What job did Sally Hemmings hold?
THOMAS JEFFERSON’S SLAVE AND MOTHER OF ONE OF HIS CHILDREN
Who gave her father “forty whacks”