History in April

april history trivia

On April 2, 1513, Ponce De Leon sighted Florida and claimed it for the Spanish Crown. His landing site is now the oldest city in the continental U.S. What is this city?
St. Augustine
Plymouth Rock
Nova Scotia
Boston

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Fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805. Which of these works was NOT written by Andersen?
The Princess and the Pea
The Snow Queen
The Raven
The Nightingale

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In 1949, a treaty was signed that created NATO. What does NATO stand for?
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
North Atlantic Trade Organization
North American Treaty Organization
National Atlantic Treaty Organization

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed in this city on April 4, 1968:
Memphis
Selma
Jackson
Birmingham

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After a break of 1500 years, this first Olympics of the modern era was held in this city in 1896:
Athens
Rome
Paris
London

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In 1961, this country became the first to put a human in space:
Russia
United States
China
Japan

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On April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Captain William Bligh aboard this British ship:
Bounty
Santa Maria
Nina
Pinta

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Paul Revere and William Dawes rode out of this city on April 18, 1775 to warn patriots of the approaching British:
Boston
Lexington
Concord
Washington, DC

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