November quiz


  1. World War I came to an end with the signing of the ceasefire agreement on “the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918. What is the name of the more formal peace treaty that followed in June 1919, named for a famous palace in France where negotiations took place? 
  2.   On Nov. 18, 1789, marks the birthday of Louis Daguerre, an early pioneer in the field of photography. He was able to print images on metal plates in the 1840s rather than paper, a process that came about 20 years later. What is the name of this technology? 
  3. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, and was immediately succeeded by Lyndon B. Johnson. Was JFK the United States’ 32nd president, its 35th president, or its 38th president? 
  4. Born in November 1867, Marie Curie – along with her husband – discovered a new element in 1903, and won a Nobel Prize as a result. The element subsequently found uses in cancer treatment and in luminescent paint. What is the name of the element? 
  5. This famous photo was taken in St. Louis on Nov. 3, 1948. The irony of the photo is that gleeful Harry Truman, a Democrat, had in fact just defeated Thomas E. Dewey, a Republican, in the presidential election. Where specifically in St. Louis was the photo taken?

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