Hit the headlines

August 30, 2006

Quiz 300806 
Image: RK

Here you will find a series of newspaper style headlines relating to particular historical and cutural events. First work out the subject of the story then try the following:

  • Level 1: Identify the Century
  • Level 2: Identify the Decade
  • Level 3: Identify the Exact Year

Please do not search for the answers in GOOGLE, no fun. Answers will be posted in a few days. Until then, Happy quizzing and good luck!


7 Responses to “Hit the headlines”

  1. usha Says:

    1978 The first baby born through IVF was Louise Brown, born in Oldham England

    Bernadette Soubirous, Saint
    • Born: 7 January 1844
    • Birthplace: Lourdes, France
    • Died: 16 April 1879 (lung disease)
    • Best Known As: The girl who saw the Virgin Mary at Lourdes
    Name at birth: Marie Bernarde Soubirous
    Bernadette of Lourdes is the French saint whose body is said to have been miraculously preserved. In 1858, 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous had a vision of the Virgin Mary in a grotto near Lourdes.

    In 1984, she was offered a job in Chicago, a decision that proved to be the most important one of her career. In Chicago, she hosted the television show AM Chicago for station WLS-TV. The show jumped to number one in her first month. Within the same year, her timeslot increased to an hour and was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show. In two years , it became nationally syndicated and the rest is history. The show is broadcast in over 109 countries, making it the highest rated show in history.

    Charles Blondin (28 February 1824 – 19 February 1897), French tight-rope walker and acrobat, was born at St Omer, France. His real name was Jean François Gravelet. When five years old he was sent to the Ecole de Gymnase at Lyon and, after six months training as an acrobat, made his first public appearance as “The Little Wonder”. His superior skill and grace as well as the originality of the settings of his acts, made him a popular favorite.
    He especially owed his celebrity and fortune to his idea of crossing Niagara Falls on a tight-rope, 1100 ft. long, 160 ft. above the water. This he accomplished, first in 1859,

    Dag , hammarskjold
    In September 1961 he found out about the fighting between non-combatant UN forces and Katanga troops of Moise Tshombe. He was en route to negotiate a cease-fire on the night of September 17-18 when his plane crashed near Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He and fifteen others perished. There is still speculation as to the cause of the crash.

    Its a good GK practice, thx Rk, I could mange only these data

  2. Bahumana enadru idiya ? 😉

  3. Vijay Says:

    7 – Disposable Razors
    10 – McCartney
    12 – Marie and Pierre Curie
    14 – Crossword Puzzles

    As Kishor mentioned, there needs to be a prize.. how about Dose@CTR?

    If the winner is not in B’lore, we can go and eat on his/her behalf 🙂

  4. Vani Says:

    8- Pope John Paul II – Born in 1920

    15 – Hot Air Balloon – invented by the Montgolfier brothers in 1782

  5. Adi Says:

    5 Test tube baby England 1983 or so?
    8 Pope John Paul II became pope in 1977 or so?
    9 Cleopatra was the queen? Approx 50BC
    11 Readers Digest 1900-1910
    12 Marie and Pierre Curie discover Radium 1910s?
    13 First world cup football finals 1920s?

  6. rk Says:

    Here are the answers to the above quiz Hit the Headlines.

    Usha, Vijay, Vani and Adi, congrats for having got some of the answers right.

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