Credo Reference Friday Brainteaser – On This Date
This week’s brainteaser is about the dates when particular events occurred.
1. On the night of April 14, 1912, the most luxurious liner ever struck an iceberg and sank. What was the ship called?
2. In November 2006, a former Iraqi leader (president from 1979 to 2003) was sentenced to death. What was his name?
3. In 1937, Walt Disney released the first full-length cartoon feature. What was its title?
4. In 1964, which South African statesman was arrested and sentenced to life in prison, where he became the leading symbol of South Africa’s oppressed black majority?
5. On 22 December 1989, the author of “Waiting for Godot” and “Endgame” died in Paris. What was his name?
6. In 1977, rock group Fleetwood Mac released its biggest-selling album. What was its title?
7. In 1742, Handel’s most popular oratorio was first performed in Dublin. What is its title?
8. In April 2010, large parts of European air space were closed for five days because of the ash cloud coming from the volcano Eyjafjallajökull. In which country was this volcano?
9. On 13 April 1919, General Dyer, the local British commander in India, ordered his troops to fire on an unarmed crowd in a public park, killing 379 Indians. What name is generally given to this event?
10. In 1862, an artist was born who became the foremost art nouveau painter in Vienna. His works include The Kiss (1908). Can you name him?
How did you do?
0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!
Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)