'Y' in History Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Jul 28, 2014

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Question Answer % Correct
Which university, founded in 1701, is the third oldest institution of higher education in the USA?Yale
93.2%
Which internet corporation was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994?Yahoo!
90.7%
What is the world's oldest National Park, established in 1872?Yellowstone
86.6%
Which socialist state was dissolved in 1992 following war between its constituent nations?Yugoslavia
84%
Which country was described by Ptolemy as 'Happy Arabia,' due to its relatively fertile land?Yemen
82.5%
To which Canadian Territory did 100,000 people travel in the 1897-99 Klondike Gold Rush?Yukon
80.9%
An outbreak of which disease in Philadelphia in 1793 caused George Washington to flee the city?Yellow Fever
79.6%
Who was the first President of Russia following the collapse of the Soviet Union?Boris Yeltsin
76.8%
Which physical discipline was introduced to India by Patañjali in the 2nd century BC?Yoga
74.4%
Which peninsula was effectively ruled by the Spanish over the Maya from 1547?Yucatán
71%
Question Answer % Correct
The 1781 siege of which town was the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War?Yorktown
55.5%
Which MLB pitcher compiled 511 wins in his 1890-1911 career, the most in MLB history?Cy Young
50.5%
What type of Turkic dwelling structure has been in use since at least the 13th century?Yurt
48.9%
What name was given to a free man owning his own farm from the 14th - 18th century?Yeoman
48.8%
Which Japanese organised crime syndicates originated in the 17th century?Yakuza
48.1%
Who was the first Irishman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923?W.B. Yeats
46.5%
Which war of 1973 between Israel and an Arab coalition is also known as the October War?Yom Kippur War
39.9%
In which Japanese city was a port opened in 1859 at the demand of a fleet of US warships?Yokohama
35.7%
Which Chinese dynasty was founded by Mongol leader Kublai Khan in 1271?Yuan
26.3%
Which Russian city was founded by, and named after, a Prince of Kievan Rus in 1010?Yaroslavl
6.4%

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