Famous Firsts and Foods Quiz 1

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1. Stinking Bishop, Red Dragon, Crowdie, Brinkburn and Goldilocks are all examples of what?

2. William Kemmler, back in 1890, was the first person to be killed using what lethal method?

3. Who was the first reigning monarch to reach the North Pole?

4. First aviation disaster (May 1785): A town in which country was seriously damaged when the crash of a balloon resulted in a fire that destroyed over 100 houses?

5. What were the first animals to go into space?

6. The first gas lamp traffic lights were installed outside which famous London tourist attraction?

7. What athletic feat does one associate with the names Matthew Webb and Gertrude Ederle?

8. Which two teams battled it out in the first football (soccer) World Cup match to be decided by a penalty shootout (1982)?

9. What was special about Louise Brown, born July 25, 1978 in England?

10. Who was the person heralded for the first crossing of the Pacific Ocean, back in 1520?

11. The first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight was manned by Alcock and Brown. Between which two countries did they fly?

12. The battle of Hampton Roads, March 8, 1862, was the first of it's kind using which art of warfare?

13. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the first female head of state elected in Africa. Which country?

14. Witchetty Grubs, Abalone and Sugar Ants are all national food delicacies stemming from which country?

15. Which blockbuster was the first feature-length computer-generated imagery film?

16. What was first performed by four members of the Dangerous Sports Club from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol? (1 April 1979)

17. Plus or minus five years, the first can-opener was invented how many years after the first canned food?

18. The first canned food was issued by the army of which country?

19. Edward Jenner developed a vaccination against what, which was the first of it's kind, back in 1796?

20. Who commited the first murder captured live on television?  


1. Cheeses (British cheeses)

2. Electric chair.

3. Albert II, Prince of Monaco (Easter Sunday, 16 April 2006).

4. Ireland (Tullamore, County Offaly).

5. Fruit flies in 1946 (Laika was the first animal to orbit Earth, 1957).

6. The houses of Parliament (December 10, 1868).

7. First man and woman to swim the English channel (1875 and 1926 respectively).

8. West Germany and France (5-4 respectively, semi-finals).

9. She was the first test-tube baby.

10. Ferdinand Magellan.

11. Canada and Ireland (14-15 June, 1919).

12. Steamship battleships.

13. Liberia (16th January, 2006).

14. Australia.

15. Toy Story (1995).

16. A bungee jump.

17. 30.

18. France (1809, during the French Revolutionary Wars).

19. Smallpox.

20. Jack Ruby (killing Lee Harvey Oswald. November 24, 1963).


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