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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
Michel de Montaigne
Antoine Lavoisier
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?
Roanoke
Plymouth
Charlestown
Jamestown
4. Which English explorer tried to find the Northwest Passage in 1607?
Henry Hudson
John Rolfe
William Bradford
Samuel de Champlain
5. Which scientist discovered the moons of Jupiter in 1610?
Johannes Kepler
Gallileo Gallilei
Christiaan Huygens
Robert Boyle
6. What was the name of early English settler of North America who was married to Pocahontas?
Roger Williams
John Smith
William Penn
John Rolfe
7. What Native American tribe was Pocahontas from?
Navajo
Powhatan
Sioux
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
Galicia
Aragon
La Mancha
9. What war was the result of the Reformation?
Twenty Years' War
Forty Years' War
Sixty Years' War
Thirty Years' War
10. The first Africans arrived in what British colony in America in 1619?
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Georgia
Virginia
11. What was the name of the ship of Pilgrims that landed in Massachusetts in 1620?
Juneflower
Marchflower
Mayflower
Aprilflower
12. What was the stage name of the comedic French playwright, whose works included "The Misanthrope" and "Tartuffe?"
Moliere
Giotto
Voltaire
Jolliet
13. Which artist painted Nicolaes Tulp (1632), Belshazzar's Feast (1635) and The Night Watch (1642)?
Jan Steen
Caravaggio
Peter Paul Rubens
Rembrandt
14. In which U.S state .was Harvard University founded in 1636?
Massachusetts
Maine
North Carolina
Michigan
15. "Cogito, ergo sum" is a statement that was made in Latin by which philosopher?
Gottfried Leibniz
Giordano Bruno
Rene Descartes
Niccolo Macchiavelli
16. In 1643, who led the first known European expedition to reach New Zealand and to sight the Fiji islands?
John Cabot
Abel Tasman
James Cook
Hernando de Soto
17. Which Italian violin maker opened a shop at Piazza Roma, prominent craftsmen square in Cremona?
Antonio Salieri
Claudio Monteverdi
Niccolo Paganini
Antonio Stradivari
18. Who was the "Lord Protector of the Commonwealth" of England?
John Collins
Oliver Cromwell
Thomas Becket
Robert Walpole
19. Who did the English colonists of New England fight in King Philip's war between 1675 and 1678?
French
Native American tribes
Mexicans
Spanish
20. Which physicist brought the theories of gravity and the basic laws of motion?
Max Planck
Albert Einstein
Isaac Newton
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?
Witchcraft
Rape
Kidnapping
Children abuse
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