History Quiz / 'J' in History

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Quiz Updated Jul 25, 2013

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Question Answer % Correct
Which month of the year is named after the Roman god of gates, doorways and transitions?January
96.8%
The old walled part of which city is divided into Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim quarters?Jerusalem
91.7%
Which pop 'royal' died on June 25th 2009?Michael Jackson
90.9%
Which geologic period lasted from the end of the Triassic to the beginning of the Cretaceous?Jurassic
90.7%
Which French saint was burnt at the stake in 1431, aged 19?Joan of Arc
89.4%
Which mysterious figure killed five prostitutes in Whitechapel in 1888?Jack the Ripper
88.1%
Who was the first pope to use two names for his regnal name?John Paul I
81.8%
Which MediƦval sport was discontinued in France following the death of Henry II?Jousting
80.8%
Who ascended the throne of England and Scotland after the death of Elizabeth I?James I of England/VI of Scotland
77.9%
Which US President oversaw the Louisiana Purchase?Thomas Jefferson
74.4%
Question Answer % Correct
Which Irish author wrote Ulysses in 1922?James Joyce
65.3%
Which African city was named after two officials of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek?Johannesburg
63.1%
Who was the Roman goddess of marriage?Juno
61.7%
Which calendar was superseded by the Gregorian calendar due to an error regarding leap years?Julian Calendar
55.8%
A 1755 dictionary by which man was viewed as the eminent English dictionary for 150 years?Samuel Johnson
43.2%
Which Middle-Eastern city is the earliest known walled city?Jericho
39.8%
Which Byzantine emperor is known for the Corpus Juris Civilis, a code of civil law?Justinian I
32.7%
Which WWI battle off the coast of Denmark was the largest naval battle of the war?Jutland
31.9%
What name was given to a person dedicated to the restoration of Stuart kings to British thrones?Jacobite
31.8%
Which scientist discovered a vaccination for smallpox in 1796, after observing milkmaids? Edward Jenner
23.4%
 
Number % Answered
20 (all)
5.1%
18-19
10.3%
16-17
14.8%
14-15
18.7%
12-13
18.9%
10-11
14.1%
8-9
8.3%
6-7
4.8%
4-5
2.7%
2-3
1.6%
1-1
0.8%

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