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Year in Review: 1908

Test your knowledge of the events of 1908. The questions cover a wide range of topics (politics, entertainment, sports, science, etc).


 

Quiz ID:#15042
Fun:** (1.94)
Difficulty:** (2.07)
Category:History
Created By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



#1   In December, what Mediterranean island was devastated by an earthquake?






#2   What Nobel Prize did Gabriel Lippmann win?






#3   What country obtained its independence from the Ottoman Empire?






#4   Where were the Olympics held?






#5   The first and only around-the-world automobile race was held, from New York City, USA to Paris, France. How many days did it take to complete the race?






#6   In baseball, what team won the World Series?






#7   Where was the world's first international beauty contest held?






#8   The first major commercial oil field in the Middle East was discovered in what present-day country?






#9   In boxing, who became the first black heavyweight champion?






#10   Which of the following events did not occur in 1908?






#11   In 1908, Andrew Fisher became Prime Minister of Canada.




#12   In 1908, SOS became the international maritime distress signal.




#13   In 1908, the new year was heralded for the first time by the dropping of a ball at Times Square in New York City.




 

 


   



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