Millennium Quiz by DouglasLovesVixey

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
Although the Moon is only one-fourth the size of the Earth, it is further away.


Runner(s)-Up:

OrientalWizDad


Quiz Description

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Millennium Quiz episode of the UK quiz show "Fifteen to One". In this episode, host William G. Stewart asked former champions of the show questions about events that range from January 1, 1000 A.D. to December 24, 1999. Here are a few of those questions from that episode.

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Questions:

To which event in the 18th century was William Wordsworth referring when he wrote: "Bliss is it in that dorm to be alive, but to be young was very heaven."?

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The French Revolution

Who was on the English throne in the beginning of the Millennium(January 1, 1000)?

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Aethelred the Unready

What was the name of the Derbyshire village remembered for its decision during the plague in 1665 to isolate itself to contain the Plague which had reached the village?

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Eyam

Who early in the 16th century published a famous letter under the title "Mundus Novus"(New World), which told of his discovery of a new continent?

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Amerigo Vespucci

Thomas Beckett was murdered in 1170 during the reign of which English king?

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Henry II

Give the first names and surname of the brothers who in the 18th century founded Methodism.

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John and Charles Wesley

The followers of the English scholar and heretic, John Wycliffe, were known by what name from the Dutch meaning "Mumblers"?

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Lollards

The last Scottish king to die in battle died at Flodden in 1513. Which Scottish king?

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James IV

The last non-Italian pope before John Paul II, was Adrian VI. What was his nationality?

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Dutch

Which 15th century German monk and religious writer is best remembered for his influential devotional work, "The Imitation of Christ"?

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Thomas A Kempis

What was the name of the Duke of Wellington's horse at Waterloo?

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Copenhagen

Who was the 17th century Archbishop of Armagh who produced a famous Biblical chronology in which he gave the date of the creation as 4004 B.C.?

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James Ussher

The name of the Irish scientist who in his work "The Skeptical Chemist" published in 1661 defined an element as a substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances.

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Robert Boyle

In Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", at which Suffolk inn do the pilgrims meet and get an offer of a free supper for whoever is the best storyteller?

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Tabard Inn

Which 17th century Mogul emperor built the Taj Mahal in memory of his favorite wife?

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Shah Jahan

Who was the German who published his famous series of guidebooks in 1829?

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Karl Baedeker

Which battle in December 1805 has come to be known as the "Battle of the Three Emperors"?

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Austerlitz

Which British soldier and administrator established British rule in India by victories over the French at the "Battle of Arcot" in 1751 and over the Nawab of Bengal at the "Battle of Plassey" in 1757?

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Robert Clive

Who was the first British Prime Minister to have been born in the 20th century?

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Sir Alec Douglas-Home

What Mathematical sign was introduced in 1557 by Robert Record postulating that nothing else could possess the "sameness as a pair of parallel lines"?

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The Equal Sign