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On This Day (May 2nd) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on May 2nd?
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1. 1194 – King Richard I of England gives which city its first Royal Charter ?
Leamington Spa
Tunbridge Wells
Portsmouth
York
2. 1536 – Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and what other crime ?
Theft
Witchcraft
Embezzlement
Desertion
3. 1670 – King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up trade in what goods in North America ?
Furs
Fish
Precious Metals
Slaves
4. 1829 – After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in which country ?
New Zealand
Fiji
Tonga
Australia
5. 1885 – Cree and Assiniboine warriors win their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion at which battle ?
Battle of Frog Lake
Battle of Cut Knife
Battle of Loon Lake
Batle of Fish Creek
6. 1918 – General Motors acquires which motor manufacturing company ?
Chevrolet
Vauxhall
Holden
Opel
7. 1945 – World War II: The Soviet Union announces the fall of which city ?
Warsaw
Munich
Berlin
Prague
8. 1952 – The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to which city ?
New York
Johannesburg
Hong Kong
Delhi
9. 1955 – Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for which play ?
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Glass Menagerie
Sweet Bird of Youth
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
10. 1969 – The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to which city ?
New York
Miami
Halifax
New Orleans
11. 1982 – Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks which Argentinian ship ?
Hipólito Bouchard
Comodoro Somellera,
General Belgrano
Francisco de Gurruchaga
12. 1999 – Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of which country ?
East Timor
Panama
Ghana
Liechtenstein
13. 2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the 9-11 attacks is killed by the US special forces in town in Pakistan ?
Abbottabad
Mansehra
Haripur
Muzaffarabad
14. 2012 – A pastel version of The Scream, by Edvard Munch, sells for a new world record price in a New York City auction of how much ?
$100 million
$150 million
$120 million
$95 million
15. 2018 – Which terrorist group announces its dissolution and the ceasing of all activities ?
IRA
PLO
Tamil Tigers
ETA
2 Comments
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Level 78
May 1, 2020
I noticed that HMS Belgrano was sunk on 2nd May not 2nd March and then wondered if you might have got the title wrong.
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Level 78
May 1, 2020
Ahh...well spotted. The trouble with copy/paste if you forget. Also I hit submit instead of Schedule and posted it a day early.

Thanks for letting me know i'll change it now. And thanks for taking the quiz !