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Last in History: II
"A sequel to my 'Last in History' quiz. More famous, infamous and obscure 'lasts' throughout history."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
On Mauritius in 1681, the last dodo died. What caused the extinction of this species?
Hunting by man and other predators
An ecological disaster
An avarian disease
A huge tidal wave
Queen Liliuokalani was the last monarch of Hawaii, her reign ending in 1894. How did it come to an end?
She was deposed by a republican movement
She was deposed by the American government
In 1789, Catherine Murphy was the last person in Britain to be sentenced to what form of public execution?
Hanging, drawing and quartering
Burning at the stake
It was at the Stockholm Olympic Games of 1912 that the last winning medals made entirely from gold were awarded. What have they been made from ever since then?
Where was Elvis Presley's last public concert?
When Robert Beckwith died in 1985, he was the last descendant of President Abraham Lincoln. How was he related?
In 1712-13, Jane Wenham was the last woman in England to be sentenced to death for witchcraft. What 'evidence' found at her house did the prosecution claim was 'proof' that she was a witch?
fat from melted corpses
a book of spells
a black cat and a broomstick
a pack of tarot cards
The last Doge of Venice, Lodovicio Manin, retired in 1797. What was a Doge?
A minor aristocrat
A chief magistrate
An elected mayor
A miltary dictator
In 1844, Jonathan Walker was the last person in the USA to be branded for a crime. The letters 'SS' were burned into the palm of his hand. What did these letters stand for?
On July 7th, 1889, John L.Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in the last legally sanctioned, professional bare-knuckle boxing match. Where was it held?
Richburg, Mississippi, USA
Collier Station, West Virginia, USA
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