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