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20th Century Mixed Bag, 1900-1901
"The first of what may be a series of quizzes. One for every two years of the last century. The questions and additional information are primarily but not exclusively based on the book "Chronicle of the 20th Century" by Derrick Mercer."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
At the start of the 20th century, Britain was at war with a group of people known as "Boere" (Boers). In which country did the Boer War take place?
On March 14, 1900, a bill was signed which brought the U.S. dollar onto the gold standard. Which President signed the bill?
William Howard Taft
On April 7, 1900, the Chinese government was presented with an ultimatum, giving them two months to suppress the Boxer Rebellion. The ultimatum was signed by four countries, which of these countries was not a signatory?
On May 2, 1900, a bill was passed by the U.S.Congress for the building of a canal. In which country was the proposed canal to be built?
In March 1901, a high-performance car was made for Emile Jellinek. The car was called Mercedes, after one of his relatives, which relative?
On August 9, 1901, the size of a U.S. territory (which is now a state) was increased by two million acres. The increase was brought about with the sale of former Native American lands to 6,500 white settlers. In which territory was the land sale?
(One Word: think musical)
Which European monarch died on January 22, 1901?
King Leopold II
Tsar Nicholas II
September 9, 1901, saw the death of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. He was famous for his posters of which Parisian nightspot?
(2 or 3 Words, A musical, first word Le)
May 7 1901 saw the birth of which Hollywood legend?
On August 21, 1901, a sculpture by Auguste Rodin was unveiled at the Grand Palais in Paris. It caused outrage among art critics. Who or what was the subject of Rodin's work?
Honoré de Balzac
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