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Timeline of the 17th Century

How well do you remember historical events from 1601 until 1700?
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Last updated: February 17, 2021
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1. Which philosopher was burned at the stake for believing that the universe is infinite and that other solar systems exist?
Jean Bodin
Giordano Bruno
Antoine Lavoisier
Michel de Montaigne
2. What period of fine art, well known for its grandiosity and exaggeration, started in Italy around 1600?
Romanticism
Realism
Symbolism
Baroque
3. What town became the first permanent English settlement in the Americas in 1607?
Plymouth
Roanoke
Jamestown
Charlestown
4. Which English explorer tried to find the Northwest Passage in 1607?
John Rolfe
Henry Hudson
Samuel de Champlain
William Bradford
5. Which scientist discovered the moons of Jupiter in 1610?
Gallileo Gallilei
Johannes Kepler
Christiaan Huygens
Robert Boyle
6. What was the name of early English settler of North America who was married to Pocahontas?
John Rolfe
William Penn
John Smith
Roger Williams
7. What Native American tribe was Pocahontas from?
Powhatan
Sioux
Navajo
Cherokee
8. Miguel de Cervantes is best known for his novel "Don Quixote" completed in 1615. In what Spanish region is the story taking place?
Andalusia
Aragon
La Mancha
Galicia
9. What war was the result of the Reformation?
Twenty Years' War
Thirty Years' War
Sixty Years' War
Forty Years' War
10. The first Africans arrived in what British colony in America in 1619?
Connecticut
Virginia
Georgia
Massachusetts
11. What was the name of the ship of Pilgrims that landed in Massachusetts in 1620?
Mayflower
Juneflower
Marchflower
Aprilflower
12. What was the stage name of the comedic French playwright, whose works included "The Misanthrope" and "Tartuffe?"
Giotto
Jolliet
Moliere
Voltaire
13. Which artist painted Nicolaes Tulp (1632), Belshazzar's Feast (1635) and The Night Watch (1642)?
Peter Paul Rubens
Caravaggio
Rembrandt
Jan Steen
14. In which U.S state .was Harvard University founded in 1636?
North Carolina
Michigan
Maine
Massachusetts
15. "Cogito, ergo sum" is a statement that was made in Latin by which philosopher?
Giordano Bruno
Gottfried Leibniz
Niccolo Macchiavelli
Rene Descartes
16. In 1643, who led the first known European expedition to reach New Zealand and to sight the Fiji islands?
James Cook
Abel Tasman
Hernando de Soto
John Cabot
17. Which Italian violin maker opened a shop at Piazza Roma, prominent craftsmen square in Cremona?
Antonio Salieri
Antonio Stradivari
Claudio Monteverdi
Niccolo Paganini
18. Who was the "Lord Protector of the Commonwealth" of England?
John Collins
Oliver Cromwell
Robert Walpole
Thomas Becket
19. Who did the English colonists of New England fight in King Philip's war between 1675 and 1678?
Mexicans
French
Native American tribes
Spanish
20. Which physicist brought the theories of gravity and the basic laws of motion?
Albert Einstein
Isaac Newton
Max Planck
Michael Faraday
21. Which Caribbean port city was largely destroyed by a cataclysmic earthquake in 1692, leaving pirates to find another refuge and base of operations?
Portobello
Port Royal
Havana
Tortuga
22. For what crime 20 people were executed in Massachusetts in 1692-93?
Children abuse
Witchcraft
Kidnapping
Rape
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