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Alfred Lothar Wegener Quiz

Alfred Wegener

Alfred Wegener (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alfred Lothar Wegener was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist. During his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research, but today he is most remembered as the originator of the theory of continental drift by hypothesizing in 1912 that the continents are slowly drifting around the Earth. – Wikipedia

Alfred Lothar Wegener Quiz Questions

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1. When was Alfred Lothar Wegener born?
a) 3 March 1888
b) 1 May 1884
c) 2 July 1882
d) 1 November 1880

2. Where was Alfred Lothar Wegener born?
a) Innsbruck
b) Berlin
c) Hamburg
d) Dresden

3. From which university did Alfred Lothar Wegener get doctorate in astronomy?
a) Ruperto-Carola
b) Loughborough
c) Johann Wolfgang Goethe
d) Friedrich Wilhelms

4. When was Alfred Lothar Wegener’s first expedition to Greenland?
a) 1906-1908
b) 1896-1900
c) 1902-1904
d) 1914-1918

5. What did Alfred Lothar Wegener build near Danmarkshavn?
a) Planetarium
b) Observatory
c) Meteorological station
d) College

6. At which university did Alfred Lothar Wegener teach in 1908-1914?
a) Heidelberg
b) Marburg
c) Dusseldorf
d) Danzig

7. When did Alfred Lothar Wegener publish Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans)?
a) 1910
b) 1905
c) 1915
d) 1908

8. What did Alfred Lothar Wegener call the single large continent that broke up?
a) Urkontinent
b) Laurasia
c) Gondwana
d) Azania

9. Which theory did Alfred Lothar Wegener propose?
a) Evolution
b) Relativity
c) Continental drift
d) Dark matter

10. When was Alfred Lothar Wegener professor of meteorology and geophysics at the University of Graz?
a) 1932-1938
b) 1924-1930
c) 1940-1944
d) 1936-1940

Alfred Lothar Wegener Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was Alfred Lothar Wegener born?
d) 1 November 1880

2. Where was Alfred Lothar Wegener born?
b) Berlin

3. From which university did Alfred Lothar Wegener get doctorate in astronomy?
d) Friedrich Wilhelms

4. When was Alfred Lothar Wegener’s first expedition to Greenland?
a) 1906-1908

5. What did Alfred Lothar Wegener build near Danmarkshavn?
c) Meteorological station

6. At which university did Alfred Lothar Wegener teach in 1908-1914?
b) Marburg

7. When did Alfred Lothar Wegener publish Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane (The Origin of Continents and Oceans)?
c) 1915

8. What did Alfred Lothar Wegener call the single large continent that broke up?
a) Urkontinent

9. Which theory did Alfred Lothar Wegener propose?
c) Continental drift

10. When was Alfred Lothar Wegener professor of meteorology and geophysics at the University of Graz?
b) 1924-1930

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:34:17.

Frederick II Quiz

Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia, aged 68

Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia, aged 68 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frederick II Quiz Questions

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1. When was Frederick II king of Prussia?
a) 1702-1714
b) 1714-1738
c) 1740-1786
d) 1788-1800

2. When was Frederick II born?
a) 24 January 1712
b) 7 June 1684
c) 23 September 1701
d) 5 December 1756

3. Where was Frederick II born?
a) Dresden
b) Berlin
c) Hamburg
d) Regensburg

4. When was the War of Austrian Succession?
a) 1721-1724
b) 1794-1800
c) 1772-1786
d) 1740-1748

5. Which province did Frederick II invade on 16 December 1740?
a) Alsace
b) Lorraine
c) Silesia
d) Tuscany

6. Which war began when Frederick II invaded Saxony on 29 August 1756?
a) War of Spanish Succession
b) Seven Years’ War
c) War of Polish Succession
d) Thirty Years’ War

7. Where did Leopold Joseph defeat Frederick II on 18 June 1757?
a) Kolin
b) Dettingen
c) Fontenoy
d) Mollwitz

8. Which czar was an admired of Frederick II?
a) Ivan IV
b) Peter III
c) Alexander II
d) Nicholas I

9. When did Frederick II die?
a) 8 March 1800
b) 2 April 1738
c) 17 August 1786
d) 6 October 1714

10. Where did Frederick II die?
a) Brandenburg
b) Zorndorf
c) Torgau
d) Potsdam

Frederick II Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was Frederick II king of Prussia?
c) 1740-1786

2. When was Frederick II born?
a) 24 January 1712

3. Where was Frederick II born?
b) Berlin

4. When was the War of Austrian Succession?
d) 1740-1748

5. Which province did Frederick II invade on 16 December 1740?
c) Silesia

6. Which war began when Frederick II invaded Saxony on 29 August 1756?
b) Seven Years’ War

7. Where did Leopold Joseph defeat Frederick II on 18 June 1757?
a) Kolin

8. Which czar was an admired of Frederick II?
b) Peter III

9. When did Frederick II die?
c) 17 August 1786

10. Where did Frederick II die?
d) Potsdam

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:32:42.

Heinrich Schliemann Quiz

Heinrich Schliemann Quiz Questions

Treasure hunter Heinrich Schliemann.

Heinrich Schliemann. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Heinrich Schliemann born?
a) 6 January 1822
b) 4 June 1821
c) 18 July 1818
d) 7 October 1820

2. Where was Heinrich Schliemann born?
a) Hamburg
b) Neubukow
c) St. Petersburg
d) Amsterdam

3. During which war did Heinrich Schliemann make a fortune?
a) Crimean War
b) Franco-Prussian War
c) Seven Weeks’ War
d) Danish-German War

4. Which was Heinrich Schliemann’s first book?
a) Troja und seine Ruinen
b) Ilios
c) Mykena
d) Ithaka, der Peloponnes und Troja

5. When did Heinrich Schliemann start digging for Troy?
a) 1868
b) 1874
c) 1871
d) 1864

6. Where did Heinrich Schliemann dig for Troy?
a) Tiryns
b) Hisarlik
c) Santorin
d) Orchomenus

7. Whose tombs did Heinrich Schliemann discover at Mycenae?
a) Paris and Helen
b) Priam and Hecuba
c) Hector and Andromache
d) Agamemnon and Clytemnestra

Funeral mask also known as “Agamemnon Mask”. G...

Funeral mask also known as “Agamemnon Mask”. Gold, found in Tomb V in Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann (1876), XVIth century BC. National Archeological Museum, Athens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

8. Who assisted Heinrich Schliemann to expose the stratigraphy at Troy?
a) Rudolf Vichrow
b) Wilhelm Dorpfeld
c) Emile Burnouf
d) Sophia Engastromenos

9. When did Heinrich Schliemann die?
a) 4 February 1900
b) 22 May 1895
c) 18 September 1885
d) 26 December 1890

10. Where did Heinrich Schliemann die?
a) Paris
b) Tokyo
c) Naples
d) Helsinki

Heinrich Schliemann Quiz Questions with Answers

Sophia Schliemann (née Engastromenos) wearing ...

Sophia Schliemann (née Engastromenos) wearing treasures recovered at Hisarlik. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Heinrich Schliemann born?
a) 6 January 1822

2. Where was Heinrich Schliemann born?
b) Neubukow

3. During which war did Heinrich Schliemann make a fortune?
a) Crimean War

4. Which was Heinrich Schliemann’s first book?
d) Ithaka, der Peloponnes und Troja

5. When did Heinrich Schliemann start digging for Troy?
c) 1871

6. Where did Heinrich Schliemann dig for Troy?
b) Hisarlik

7. Whose tombs did Heinrich Schliemann discover at Mycenae?
d) Agamemnon and Clytemnestra

8. Who assisted Heinrich Schliemann to expose the stratigraphy at Troy?
b) Wilhelm Dorpfeld

9. When did Heinrich Schliemann die?
d) 26 December 1890

10. Where did Heinrich Schliemann die?
c) Naples

Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:35:44.