Statistics for 1850s Decade Quiz

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Question Answer % Correct
Who wrote "On the Origin of Species"?Charles Darwin
95%
What was the most populous city in the world during this decade?London
93%
What became known as the “City of Light” after installing thousands of gas lamps?Paris
90%
What profession was founded by war volunteer Florence Nightingale?Nursing
90%
What did abolitionists seek to abolish?Slavery
88%
What political party was founded in the United States in 1854?Republican Party
85%
Who became emperor of the French in 1852?Napoleon III
74%
What machine was introduced by Isaac Singer?{Sewing} Machine
71%
What bell atop Westminster Palace rang for the first time?Big Ben
70%
What close relative of homo sapiens was discovered in a cave in Germany?Neanderthals
66%
What glass hall was built to house London's Great Exhibition?{Crystal} Palace
56%
What war did Russia fight against the British, French, and Ottomans?Crimean War
55%
In what country did tens of millions die in a war started by a cult leader
who claimed to be the brother of Jesus?
China
53%
In what country did soldiers revolt after it was rumored that gun cartridges
were coated in beef or pork fat?
India
52%
What disease was studied by John Snow - who traced an outbreak to
a single well in London?
Cholera
50%
What country was created by the union of Moldavia and Wallachia?Romania
50%
What country was forcibly opened to foreign trade by the "black ships"
of Commodore Perry?
Japan
49%
Who wrote "The Scarlet Letter"?Nathaniel Hawthorne
42%
What simple device was built to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth?Foucault's {Pendulum}
38%
What British poet wrote “Charge of the Light Brigade”?Alfred, Lord Tennyson
36%

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