How Much Do You Know About These Famous Massacres?

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Question 1/12

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In 1792, during the French Revolution, a wave of violence erupted, which led to the execution of almost half of the prison population. What were these massacres known as?
Prison Massacres
September Massacres
Revolutionary Massacres
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Question 2/12

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In 1937, when Japan invaded China, one particular Chinese city was targeted with mass murders, rapes, and looting. This event was known as what?
The Rape of Nanking
The Slaughter of Beijing
The Destruction of Beijing
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Question 3/12

historyinanhour.com
In 1856, John Brown and his sons attacked and murdered supporters of slavery in what came to be known as the:
Slaveowners' Slaughter
Kansas Massacre
Pottawatomie Creek Massacre
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Question 4/12

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In 1864, almost three hundred surrendering African American troops were slaughtered by Confederate troops in the:
Fort Pillow Massacre
Fort McHenry Massacre
Fort Morgan Massacre
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Question 5/12

artworksf.com
In 1864, US forces massacred more than 200 Native Americans in Colorado who had already surrendered and were flying a US flag. This event was known as the:
Black Hills Massacre
Sand Creek Massacre
Creek Indian Massacre
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Question 6/12

chicagohistory.org
In 1929, members of a rival gang were executed on orders from Al Capone, although he was out of state at the time. This event is known as the:
Christmas Day Massacre
Memorial Day Massacre
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
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Question 7/12

bostonathenaeum.org
In 1760, British troops opened fire on American colonists, killing five. This event was known as the:
Boston Massacre
Boston Tea Party
Colonial Massacre
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Question 8/12

wikimedia.org
In 1920, British troops opened fire on a crowded stadium of spectators who had gathered to watch a game in Dublin, Ireland. This event was known as the:
Croke Park Massacre
Grafton Street Massacre
GAA Massacre
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Question 9/12

sndimg.com
In 1966, Charles Whitman opened fire from the clock tower at what American university, killing 15 people?
Harvard University
University of Texas at Austin
University of California at Los Angeles
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Question 10/12

history.co.uk
In 1968, American soldiers in Vietnam killed roughly 500 civilians in what village?
Hoi An
Hue
My Lai
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Question 11/12

sikh24.com
In 1984, thousands of Sikhs were massacred in what country?
India
Pakistan
Nepal
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Question 12/12

bbci.co.uk
In the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, thousands of Bosniak men and boys were massacred in what country?
Serbia
Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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You know virtually nothing about massacres. But given the grim topic, who can blame you? There are far happier topics to study.

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You know a lot about these historic massacres. You're not quite an expert, and that's ok, since that would be a little weird!

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You know a lot about massacres! And that's a little disturbing, frankly. Why don't you read about something a bit more lighthearted?

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1
In 1792, during the French Revolution, a wave of violence erupted, which led to the execution of almost half of the prison population. What were these massacres known as?
Prison Massacres
September Massacres
Revolutionary Massacres
2
In 1937, when Japan invaded China, one particular Chinese city was targeted with mass murders, rapes, and looting. This event was known as what?
The Rape of Nanking
The Slaughter of Beijing
The Destruction of Beijing
3
In 1856, John Brown and his sons attacked and murdered supporters of slavery in what came to be known as the:
Slaveowners' Slaughter
Kansas Massacre
Pottawatomie Creek Massacre
4
In 1864, almost three hundred surrendering African American troops were slaughtered by Confederate troops in the:
Fort Pillow Massacre
Fort McHenry Massacre
Fort Morgan Massacre
5
In 1864, US forces massacred more than 200 Native Americans in Colorado who had already surrendered and were flying a US flag. This event was known as the:
Black Hills Massacre
Sand Creek Massacre
Creek Indian Massacre
6
In 1929, members of a rival gang were executed on orders from Al Capone, although he was out of state at the time. This event is known as the:
Christmas Day Massacre
Memorial Day Massacre
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
7
In 1760, British troops opened fire on American colonists, killing five. This event was known as the:
Boston Massacre
Boston Tea Party
Colonial Massacre
8
In 1920, British troops opened fire on a crowded stadium of spectators who had gathered to watch a game in Dublin, Ireland. This event was known as the:
Croke Park Massacre
Grafton Street Massacre
GAA Massacre
9
In 1966, Charles Whitman opened fire from the clock tower at what American university, killing 15 people?
Harvard University
University of Texas at Austin
University of California at Los Angeles
10
In 1968, American soldiers in Vietnam killed roughly 500 civilians in what village?
Hoi An
Hue
My Lai
11
In 1984, thousands of Sikhs were massacred in what country?
India
Pakistan
Nepal
12
In the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, thousands of Bosniak men and boys were massacred in what country?
Serbia
Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina