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On This Day (March 24th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on March 24th ?
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1. 1199 – King Richard I of England is wounded while fighting in France, leading to his death on April 6. He was wounded by what weapon ?
Crossbow
Mace
Pike
Longbow
2. 1603 – James VI of Scotland is proclaimed King James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of which monarch ?
Edward VI
Mary II
Elizabeth I
John
3. 1765 – Great Britain passes the Quartering Act, which requires the Thirteen Colonies to do what ?.
Pay Taxes
House British troops
Collect Rents
Send Slaves to England
4. 1829 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act allowing Catholics to do what ?
Preach in Public
Perform Weddings
Collect Donations
Serve in Parliament.
5. 1854 – Slavery is abolished in which South American country ?
Venezuela
Argentina
Chile
Brazil
6. 1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for which disease ?.
Smallpox
Measles
Tuberculosis
Mumps
7. 1920 - The first US coast guard air station is established in which city ?
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Brunswick, georgia
Morehead City, North Carolina
Naples, Florida
8. 1921 – The 1921 Women's Olympiad, the first international women's sports event begins in which city ?
Barcelona
Monte Carlo
Los Angeles
London
9. 1944 - RAF rear gunner Nicholas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute suffering which minor injury ?
Broken Ankle
Sprained Leg
Dislocated Shoulder
Broken Wrist
10. 1958 - Elvis Presley (Service number - 53310761) joins which branch of the military?
Army
Navy
Air Force
Marines
11. 1965 - The US probe Ranger 9 strikes the Moon, 10 miles (16 km) North East of which crater ?
Alphonsus
Copernicus
Apollo
Albategnius
12. 1986 - Suriname army capt Etienne Boerenveen is arrested on what charge ?
Assault on Fellow Officer
Theft of Government Property
Cocaine Smuggling
Driving under the Influence
13. 1998 - Two students, ages 11 and 13, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in which city ?
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Jackson, Tennessee
Lebanon, Missouri
14. 1999 – A lorry carrying margarine and flour catches fire killing 38 people in an inferno inside which tunnel ?
Channel Tunnel
Tokyo Bay Aqua Line
Sprialen Tunnel
Mont Blanc Tunnel
15. 2016 - Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić is found guilty of genocide during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and is sentenced to how many years in jail ?
25
105
60
40
16. 2008 - Which country officially becomes a democracy with its first-ever general election?
Bhutan
Brunei
Mongolia
East Timor
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