Quiz about Through the Good Times and the Tears
Quiz about Through the Good Times and the Tears

Through the Good Times and the Tears Quiz


In world history, there have been many tragic events; however, there have also been many fantastic events. Here are some good and some bad things from more recent history. Please put them in order from the earliest to the most current.

An ordering quiz by Ilona_Ritter. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Ilona_Ritter
Time
4 mins
Type
Order Quiz
Quiz #
408,987
Updated
May 09 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the question it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer, and then click on its destination box to move it.
What's the Correct Order?Choices
1.   
John Logie Baird transmits the first television picture in London.
2.   
Haiti is recognized as an independent nation.
3.   
Planes fly into the World Trade Center.
4.   
Sverdlovsk plane crash kills 19 people.
5.   
The Scofield Mine disaster happens in Utah, United States.
6.   
Czar Paul I of Russia is assassinated.
7.   
Matthew Webb is the first person to swim the English Channel without artificial aid.
8.   
Nadia Comaneci earns her first of seven perfect scores at the Summer Olympics.
9.   
Africa is declared free of wild polio.
10.   
Angers Bridge collapses in France.





Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Czar Paul I of Russia is assassinated.

In 1801 Paul I was assassinated. There were multiple people involved in the conspiracy, both with the planning and executing. Two of them are known for sure to have some involvement: General Levin August von Bennigsen was one of the conspirators and believed to have been in the room, but whether or not he helped in the assassination is uncertain. Vladimir Mikhailovich Yashvil was at least one of the people who took part in the carrying out of the assassination plans.

They wanted him to abdicate his throne, but Nikolay Alexandrovich Zubov struck him with a sword when he refused. Then, Paul, I was strangled and trampled to death. His son Alexander I became the czar after that.
2. Haiti is recognized as an independent nation.

On January 1, 1804, Haiti declared its independence from France after winning the Haitian Revolution. It then became the first nation in the Americas to abolish slavery. However, it wasn't until April 17, 1825, that King Charles X of France officially recognized that Haiti was independent.
3. Angers Bridge collapses in France.

Joseph Chaley and Bordillon designed the Angers Bridge, also known as the Basse-Chaîne Bridge. It was a suspension bridge in Angers, France, that crossed the Maine River. It opened in 1839 and then collapsed in 1850. Two hundred twenty-six people died as a result, and France did not use suspension bridges again until 1870.
4. Matthew Webb is the first person to swim the English Channel without artificial aid.

On January 19, 1848, Matthew Webb was born in Dawley, Shropshire, England. He was one of fourteen children. In 1863, he saved his brother Thomas from drowning. In 1875 he became the first person to swim across the English Channel without artificial aid, after training for a couple of years upon reading about another person's failed attempt in 1873.
5. The Scofield Mine disaster happens in Utah, United States.

At least 200 men were killed - some by the explosion itself, others by asphyxiation from the gasses. At the time, it was the worst mining explosion in American history. It happened in the number 4 section, but when the people in the number 1 section felt it, they tried to escape and walked into the poisonous gasses. Then-President William McKinley sent a telegram expressing his sorrow.
6. John Logie Baird transmits the first television picture in London.

John Logie Baird was born in Scotland in 1888. In 1915 he signed up for the British Army, but was not fit for active duty. As a result, he worked with Clyde Valley Electrical Power Company.

In 1823, he moved to Hastings, England. It was then that he began working on a working television. In October 1925, he sent the first picture using a greyscale image. In 1925 he started giving demonstrations. In 1927, he transmitted a television signal from London to Glasgow.
7. Sverdlovsk plane crash kills 19 people.

On January 5, 1950, thirteen passengers and six crew people were killed when the Lisunov L-2 crashed near the Koltsovo Airport in Sverdlovsk, USSR. The USSR ice hockey team was going to a game against the Dzerzhinests in Chelyabinsk when the weather forced the plane to go to Sverdlovsk. One of the people killed was Harijs Mellups, the goalie for the team who was twenty-three at the time.
8. Nadia Comaneci earns her first of seven perfect scores at the Summer Olympics.

Nadia Comaneci represented Romania in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. She was 14 when she competed and the first gymnast to get a perfect score (10.0). She won three gold medals that year. Four years later, at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Russia, she won two more gold medals and had two more perfect scores.
9. Planes fly into the World Trade Center.

On September 11, 2001, the North Tower was hit at 8:46 am (Eastern Standard Time). At 9:03 am, the South Tower was hit. Within two hours, both towers collapsed, causing World Trade Center buildings, such as building seven, to collapse as well. Also, that morning, a third plane was hijacked, which crashed into the west side of the Pentagon in Washington, DC, at 9:37 am.

A fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was headed toward Washington, DC as well, but the passengers had heard about the other attacks.

Some of them fought with the hijackers causing the plane to crash in a field in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, at 10:03 am.
10. Africa is declared free of wild polio.

On August 25, 2020, Africa was declared free of the second virus on the continent. The first was smallpox which was eradicated back in 1975.

Poliomyelitis (polio) is caused by the poliovirus and can affect the central nervous system. Within hours to a few days, a person can be paralyzed. People can fully recover, but some people do die from polio.
Source: Author Ilona_Ritter

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