Daily Quiz Answers #1

4/14/2008 • HistoryNet

1. These two presidential candidates hailed from Marion, Ohio.  

Warren G. Harding and William Henry Harrison

Warren G. Harding and William McKinley

William McKinley and Norman Thomas

Warren G. Harding and Harold Stassen 

Warren G. Harding and Norman Thomas


2. Known as the Battle of Moraviantown in the country in which it was fought, it was decisive in this war. 

Revolutionary War

War of the Roses

War of 1812

World War I

Boer War 


3. They fought one another in the War of Devolution.  

France and Portugal

France and Spain

Portugal and Spain

France and Belgium

Belgium and Spain 


4. They ruled over a five city-state federation known as the Pentapolis.  







5. This person’s achievement is the subject of Portugal ‘s national epic poem, <I>The Lusiads</I>.  

Christopher Columbus

Vasco da Gama

Ferdinand Magellen

Queen Isabella

Luis Vaz de Camoens 



1. Warren G. Harding and Norman Thomas. President Warren G. Harding and perennial presidential candidate of the Socialist Party Norman Thomas both hailed from the small town of Marion, Ohio. Harding, the 29th president of the U.S. (1921-23) was owner and publisher of the <I>Marion Star</I>. Thomas was born in Marion on November 20, 1884 and ran for president in six successive elections beginning in 1928. Harding was born in Corsica, Ohio, on November 2, 1865.

2. War of 1812. The Battle of Moraviantown on October 5, 1813, was decisive in the War of 1812. Known as the Battle of the Thames in the United States, the U.S. victory over British and Indian forces near Ontario at the village of Moraviantown on the Thames River is know in Canada as the Battle of Moraviantown. Some 600 British regulars and 1,000 Indian allies under Shawnee leader Tecumseh were greatly outnumbered and quickly defeated by U.S. forces under the command of Maj. Gen. William Henry Harrison. Tecumseh was killed in this battle.

3. France and Spain. The War of Devolution was fought between France and Spain in 1667-68 as a result of the claim by Louis XIV of France that the ownership of the Spanish Netherlands devolved to his wife, Marie Therese, upon the death of her father, Philip IV of Spain. France conquered the area, now Belgium, and also seized the Franche-Comte, a Spanish possession that bordered on Switzerland.

4. The Philistines. Called the Peleset by the Egyptians, the Philistines ruled over a five city-state federation known as the Pentapolis. They ruled as a military aristocracy over a predominately Canaanite population. The five capitals were Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gath and Ekron.

5. Vasco da Gama. The achievement of completing the first ocean voyage from Europe to the Orient by Vasco de Gama is the subject of Portugal’s national epic poem, <I>The Lusiads</I>, composed by Luis Vaz de Camoens. Da Gama sailed from Portugal around South Africa to India during 1497-`98. This new sea route opened the Far East to European trade and colonial expansion.