History Quiz / 'Q' in History

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Quiz Updated Dec 25, 2013

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Question Answer % Correct
Which borough of New York is believed to be named after Catherine of Braganza?Queens
89.7%
What was the principal writing instrument from the 6th to the 19th century?Quill
86.5%
For which Christian movement did William Penn found Pennsylvania as a safe haven?Quakers
85.2%
What was the middle name of the sixth president of the US, son of the second president?Quincy
81.9%
Which North American city is the site where French settlers founded New France?Quebec
81.9%
In what would a mediƦval archer have stored his arrows?Quiver
78.1%
Who was Vice President of the US under George H. W. Bush?Dan Quayle
67.5%
Which Australian airline was founded on 16th November 1920?Qantas
63.9%
The first treatment of malaria using which antimalarial bark was made in 1631?Quinine
52.4%
Who became the first emperor of unified China in 221 B.C?Qin Shi Huang
45.2%
Question Answer % Correct
The surname of which WWII Norwegian politician has become synonymous with traitor?Vidkun Quisling
28%
Who was the god of wind and knowledge, in Aztec mythology?Quetzalcoatl
22.8%
Which city was the Philippines' capital from 1948-76, and is named after a former president?Quezon City
19.8%
What became Peru's second official language in 1969?Quechua
17.1%
Which alliance was formed by Russia, Prussia, Austria and the UK in 1815?Quadruple Alliance
12.3%
What name was given to an official who supervised the state's treasury in ancient Rome?Quaestor
12%
What name is given to a hardwood shaft 6-9 feet long, commonly used as a mediƦval weapon?Quarterstaff
11.7%
Which South African zebra subspecies became extinct in 1883?Quagga
10.8%
Which blinding calcium compound is proposed to have been an ingredient of Greek fire?Quicklime
8%
Near which settlement were the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered from 1947-55?Qumran
8%
 
Number % Answered
20 (all)
0.9%
18-19
1%
16-17
2.3%
14-15
5.1%
12-13
10.6%
10-11
20.4%
8-9
26.1%
6-7
17.6%
4-5
8.4%
2-3
4.8%
1-1
2.8%

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