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On This Day (May 11th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on May 11th ?
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1. 912 – Alexander becomes Emperor of which empire ?
Kanem Empire
Byzantine Empire
First Bulgarian Empire
Khmer Empire
2. 1792 – Robert Gray commands the first expedition to sail into which river ?
Columbia River
Amazon River
Congo River
Mekong River
3. 1812 – Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of which building ?
Ritz Hotel
Westminster Abbey
Globe Theatre
House of Commons
4. 1813 – William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth discover a route across which mountain range ?
Andes, Bolivia
Blue Mountains, Australia
Southern Alps, New Zealand
Ural Mountains, Russia
5. 1833 – The "Lady of the Lake" strikes an iceberg and sinks with the loss of 265 people off the coast of which landmass ?
Newfoundland
Greenland
Iceland
Svalbard
6. 1846 – President James K. Polk asked for a Declaration of War against which country ?
United Kingdom
France
Spain
Mexico
7. 1910 – An act of the U.S. Congress establishes which National Park ?
Bryce Canyon, Utah
Glacier, Montana
Crater Lake, Oregon
Mesa Verde, Colorado
8. 1960 – Adolf Eichmann is captured in Argentina by which intelligence service ?
CIA
MI-5
Mossad
KGB
9. 1985 – Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in a stadium fire at which UK football club ?
Bradford City
Bristol Rovers
Queens Park Rangers
Crewe Alexandra
10. 1987 – Klaus Barbie goes on trial in which city for war crimes committed during World War II ?
The Hague
Lyon
Nuremburg
Prague
11. 2014 – Fifteen people are killed and 46 injured in Kinshasa in a stampede caused by what ?
Lions Entering the Stadium
Sniper Firing Shots
Fire Breaking Out
Tear Gas Thrown by Police
12. 1997 – Deep Blue becomes the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player. Who did it beat ?
Garry Kasparov
Anatoly Karpov
Vladimir Kramnik
Teimour Radjabov
13. 1941 – Eric Burdon, English musician is born, he is best known for which band ?
Led Zeppelin
The Animals
The Kinks
Moody Blues
14. 2001 – Douglas Adams, English novelist and screenwriter dies on this day. What was his best known work ?
Discworld
The Hunger Games
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Foundation Series
15. Today is celebrated as what in New Zealand ?
National Porridge Day
National Kiwi Fruit Day
National Sausage Day
National Chocolate Fish Day
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