Monday, June 11, 2007

Quiz on the Nineteenth Century

Let's see what you know about the nineteenth century.  As always, run your cursor over the answer to reveal it.

Nineteenth century quiz

Whose cow kicked over a lantern and started the Chicago Fire of 1871

MRS O’LEARY

Whose development of alternating current made practical the home use of electricity

NIKOLA TESLA

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

JOHN MARSHALL

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.

JOSEPH SMTH

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

SAMUEL MORSE

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”

LIZZY BORDEN

5 comments:

msecz said...

well Im getting better because I got about 6 right but then you got me most times with the second question ~ you are a tough test master
Sandra

tendernoggle said...

Chuck, I know Iknew most of these, but it was aggravating that I could not remember them when I needed to! lol lol You are a good test maker!!!
love ya,
carlene

desannie said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this one, even though I didn't do that well.  History has always been a favorite subject of mine.  Annie
http//journals.aol.com/desannie/Anniesmeanderings/

jmorancoyle said...

    I didn't do too badly. I forgot first names all together, and God help me if I could remember the President in 1800. I also missed the Samuel Morse question. Okay, so I didn't do so good. It was still fun. I love history.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

valphish said...

I don't feel too smart right now.  LOL
Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks
When she saw what she had done she gave her father 41.
Or is it the other way around?
Anyway, don't they think that someone else really killed Lizzie's parents now?
Neat quiz, Chuck! xox