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Timeline of the 16th Century

How well do you remember historical events from 1501 until 1600?
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Last updated: February 18, 2021
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1. Which Portuguese navigator claimed Brazil for Portugal?
Bartolomeu Dias
Diogo Cão
Pedro Álvares Cabral
Vasco da Gama
2. Astrologer, physician and reputed seer Nostradamus was born in 1503. Where was he from?
Spain
Italy
France
Greece
3. Who painted "La Gioconda?"
Sandro Botticelli
Raphael
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo
4. Who proclaimed the Sun the center of the Solar system in 1512?
Tycho Brahe
Galileo Galilei
Nicolaus Copernicus
Johannes Kepler
5. Who wrote "Utopia" and published it in 1516?
Francis Bacon
Martin Luther
Thomas More
Thomas Becket
6. Capital of which empire was Tenochtitlan before was conquered by Spain?
Navajo
Maya
Inca
Aztec
7. Under which Ottoman ruler did the Empire reached its peak?
Bayezid II the Saint
Selim I the Strong
Mustafa I the Mad
Suleiman I the Magnificent
8. Who painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling?
Donatello
Michelangelo
Giotto
Leonardo da Vinci
9. Which explorer is known for defeating the Aztec Empire and taking Mexico in the name of Spain in 1521?
John Cabot
Amerigo Vespucci
Hernan Cortes
Francisco Pizarro
10. Who completed the first circumnavigation of the globe in a single expedition after its captain, Ferdinand Magellan, was killed?
Hernando de Soto
Juan Sebastián Elcano
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
Juan Ponce de León
11. Where was Ferdinand Magellan killed in a battle in 1521?
Argentina
Philippines
New Zealand
Brazil
12. Who won the Battle of Mohács in 1526?
Kingdom of Hungary
Holy Roman Empire
Ottoman Empire
Kingdom of Poland
13. Who conquered the Inca Empire in 1532?
Francisco Pizarro
Hernan Cortes
Christopher Columbus
Amerigo Vespucci
14. What was the capital of Inca Empire?
Cusco
Macchu Picchu
Guadalajara
Tulum
15. How long Queen Elizabeth I held the English throne?
33 years
44 years
22 years
11 years
16. What was it that Queen Elizabeth I said she was married to?
Parliament
France
Church
Her country
17. What form of fine art is the Elizabethan Era most famous for?
Ballet
Theatre
Painting
Literature
18. Who was the first Queen of England to be executed in 1536?
Anne Boleyn
Catherine of Aragon
Catherine Howard
Lady Jane Grey
19. Which French explorer claimed Canada for France in 1536?
Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Marquette
Jacques Cartier
Samuel de Champlain
20. What was Martin Luther famous for?
Medicine
Reformation
Astronomy
Painting
21. Who was the first Tsar of Russia?
Nicholas II
Feodor I
Peter the Great
Ivan the Terrible
22. What was Gerardus Mercator famous for?
Music
Writing
Philosophy
Carthography
23. Which pope introduced his calendar in 1582 that is being used to present day?
Julius III
Sixtus V
Gregory XIII
Pius IV
24. What colony was the first attempt by the English to establish a colony in the Americas in 1585?
New Netherland
Jamestown
Roanoke
Plymouth
25. Williams Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" was published in 1597. How that tragedy ends?
They both die
Juliet dies, Romeo stays alive
Romeo dies, Juliet stays alive
They lived happily ever after
26. Who was burned at the stake for heresy in Rome for believing that the universe is infinite and that other solar systems exist?
Giordano Bruno
Antoine Lavoisier
Michel de Montaigne
Jean Bodin
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