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Trivia Quiz - Tragic Place Names


An easy quiz on ten places from around the world that have become synonymous with tragic events.

Quiz Number: 3912
Date Submitted: April 07, 2011
Quiz Categories: History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 63.2 percent
Times Taken: 34 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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Tragic Place Names
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1. Which Japanese city was the first occupied area attacked with a nuclear bomb?
  A.   Nagasaki
  B.   Kyoto
  C.   Hiroshima
  D.   Fukushima

2. In 1960 69 protesters were killed by police in what South African town?
  A.   Soweto
  B.   Sharpeville
  C.   Azaadville
  D.   Ratanda

3. Which Scottish town was the site where the exploded Pan-Am airliner came down in December, 1988?
  A.   Glasgow
  B.   Mull of Kintyre
  C.   Braemar
  D.   Lockerbie

4. Which town in Guyana saw the mass suicide of 913 members of the People's Temple sect in 1978?
  A.   Jonestown
  B.   Smithtown
  C.   Jamestown
  D.   Andersonville

5. Which Welsh village was the scene of a mudslip disaster which killed 116 children and 28 adults in 1966?
  A.   Swansea
  B.   Llandilo
  C.   Harlech
  D.   Aberfan

6. Which Vietnamese town saw the killing of over 300 villagers by U S troops in 1968?
  A.   Nui Dat
  B.   My Lai
  C.   Tet
  D.   Khe Sanh

7. Which English town saw 96 people crushed to death in its football stadium in 1989?
  A.   Middlesborough
  B.   Hillsborough
  C.   Warrington
  D.   Queensborough

8. Which nuclear accident in 1986 is considered the world's worst in terms of the effects of radiation on the countryside and its inhabitants?
  A.   Harrisburg
  B.   Windscale
  C.   Riga
  D.   Chernobyl

9. Which Indian town saw the deaths of over 2000 people in 1984 due to a Union Carbide gas leak?
  A.   Agra
  B.   Bhopal
  C.   Chennai
  D.   Darjeeling

10. In April, 1995 which U S city was attacked by a blast which killed 168 people and destroyed or damaged 324 buildings?
  A.   Oklahoma City
  B.   Jefferson City
  C.   Carson City
  D.   Kansas City


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