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Timeline of the 19th Century

How well do you remember historical events from 1801 until 1900?
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Last updated: October 11, 2022
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1. Which composer performed his "Moonlight Sonata" for the first time in 1801?
Frederic Chopin
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johann Sebastian Bach
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2. In 1803 the Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the territory by the United States from which country?
Spain
Mexico
France
United Kingdom
3. In 1804, in the Battle of Austerlitz, Napoleon defeated Russian and what other army?
Spanish
Austrian
Ottoman
Swedish
4. What was the name of the first American expedition to cross the western portion of the USA from 1804 to 1806?
Livingstone & Stanley Expedition
Smith & Frazier Expedition
Ham & McKenzie Expedition
Lewis & Clark Expedition
5. Napoleon's invasion of what country turned out to be his downfall?
Germany
Great Britain
Russia
Austria
6. In 1813, which author published "Pride and Prejudice"?
Edgar Allan Poe
Charlotte Bronte
George Elliot
Jane Austen
7. When Mount Tambora erupted in 1815 it became the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history, killing at least 71,000 people. In which country that happened?
Mexico
Chile
Indonesia
Philippines
8. Which author published "Frankenstein" in 1815?
Mary Shelley
Oscar Wilde
Bram Stoker
Emily Bronte
9. What African country was founded by freed American slaves in 1821?
South Africa
Angola
Benin
Liberia
10. What 19th century leader, nicknamed "The Liberator", campaigned for Catholic rights and Irish independence?
Daniel O'Connell
Oliver Cromwell
John Collins
William Wallace
11. In what state did the Battle of Alamo take place in 1836?
Texas
Georgia
New Mexico
Arizona
12. Which writer highlighted the horrors of 19th century Child labor in his novel "Oliver Twist"?
Edgar Allan Poe
Mark Twain
Charles Dickens
Ernest Hemingway
13. What crop failed in the 1840s, causing the Great Irish Famine?
wheat
potatoes
rice
corn
14. Who is considered the Father of Communism?
Mao Zedong
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Vladimir Lenin
15. The Springtime of the Peoples were a series of political upheavals throughout Europe in what year?
1868
1848
1898
1828
16. Gettysburg is the most notorious and bloody battles in what war?
War of 1812
American Civil War
Revolutionary War
Mexican-American War
17. Who was the first president of the United States who was assassinated?
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
William McKinley
James A. Garfield
18. Who published "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in 1865?
Brothers Grimm
Walt Disney
Lewis Carroll
Hans Christian Andersen
19. Cro-Magnons were the first early modern humans to settle in Europe. Where were their remains found in 1868?
Croatia
Spain
Italy
France
20. Which famous canal was opened up in 1869?
Suez canal
Panama canal
Rhine-Main-Danube canal
Volga-Don canal
21. In 1869, who published "War and Peace"?
Leo Tolstoy
Alexander Pushkin
Mikhail Sholokhov
Fyodor Dostoevsky
22. Widely held to be the first in the world, which national park was established in the United States in 1872?
Yosemite
Yellowstone
Grand Canyon
Rocky Monutain
23. Which teams played the first recognised international soccer match in 1872?
France vs Wales
Scotland vs Wales
England vs France
England vs Scotland
24. The opera "Carmen" was premiered in Paris in 1875. Who is its composer?
Gioachino Rossini
Giuseppe Verdi
George Bizet
Richard Wagner
25. Who was the U.S. commander that lost the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876?
Jesse James
Ulysses S. Grant
George Armstrong Custer
George S. Patton
26. The first modern Olympic Games were held in which decade?
1850s
1890s
1870s
1880s
27. In what town did the gunfight at the O.K. corral take place in 1881?
Dodge City
El Paso
Lincoln
Tombstone
28. Who invented the light bulb in 1883?
Walter Hunt
Thomas Edison
Karl Benz
Alexander Graham Bell
29. Which King of Bavaria built the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in 1886?
King Maximilian
King Otto
King Ludwig II
King Leopold
30. Who published his first Sherlock Holmes story, "A Study in Scarlet" in 1887?
Raymond Chandler
Arthur Conan Doyle
Agatha Christie
Edgar Allan Poe
31. "Starry Night" is probably the most famous painting of which artist?
Rembrandt
Salvador Dali
Vincent van Gogh
Pablo Picasso
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