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Bad Days and Bad Years in History

Updated on January 30, 2012

An Historic Educational Quiz

This history lens will be a combination of poll-type questions and quiz questions.

In the course of preparing this lens, I learnt a lot about historic disasters, many I wasn't even aware of.

Hopefully this will be the same for you.

Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii

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When did this Great Volcanic Explosion occur?

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Answer to Mount Vesuvius ....

It happened in A.D. 79

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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A fire at the Triangle Waist Company factory in 1911 killed 146 workers. In what city did this fire occur?

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The fire in the Triangle Waist Company happened in ...

New York City

The Halifax Explosion

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This explosion was the largest man-made explosion before Hiroshima.

On what date did the Halifax Explosion occur?

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Answer to the Halifax Explosion

It happened on December 6, 1917

The Battle of the Little Big Horn

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This battle (a.k.a. Custer's Last Stand) took place in what US state?

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Answer to the Battle of the Little Big Horn

It took place in Montana.

Great Train Wreck of 1918

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This collision occurred on July 9, 1918 and killed 101 people and injured 171.

Near what city did this happen?

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This Great Train Wreck was in ...

Nashville

Another Train Disaster

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This one occurred at The Gare Montparnasse in France on October 22, 1895.

How many people were killed when this train plummeted to the street below?

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Answer to Another Train Disaster...

Believe it or not, only 1 - a woman on the street below who was killed by falling masonry.

24 Hours of Lemans - 1955

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A crash during this sports car race caused large parts of racing car debris to fly into the crowd. The driver (Pierre Levegh) was killed,

How many other people were killed in this incident?

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Crash Lemans 1955 ....

83 people were killed beside the race driver.

Train Wreck, Sept 1907 in Canaan

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This photo is of a train wreck in which 25 people lost their lives... 39 were injured.

In what state did this happen?

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Canaan is in ...

New Hampshire

The Titanic

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The Titanic hit an iceberg ... where?

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The Titanic hit an iceberg of ...

the coast of Newfoundland

Executions and the Tower of London

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On 19th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was beheaded.

What about Jane Boleyn ... when was she beheaded?

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Answer to Anne Boleyn

was beheaded after Queen Boleyn ... her date to meet her destiny was 13th February, 1542

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      Zhana 

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      Thanks for all these polls and quizzes. Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      What an experience!

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