Below are a few mental exercises that may challenge your mind as we enter the new year. First a history quiz, and then a word puzzle; it cannot get any more exertive than that! Since it is January, the first quiz is appropriately called:
With a new year comes many new “firsts”. Can you answer these questions regarding, “firsts”?
A. When did man first walk on the moon?
- July 21, 1969
- July 19, 1969
- August 1, 1969
- September 9, 1968
B. When were the first U.S. coins minted?
C. When did the boxer known as Cassius Clay win his first heavyweight title?
D. What was the first year in which a ball was dropped in New York City, celebrating the New Year?
E. Who won the first Super Bowl?
- New York Jets
- Miami Dolphins
- Green Bay Packers
- Oakland Raiders
(Tired of seeing the word ‘first’ yet?)
F. Which was the first colony to become a state?
- New York
G. What is the first institution of higher learning called in the U.S.?
- The College of William and Mary
- King’s College (Columbia University)
H. NASA’s first space shuttle was named:
I. The Wright brothers’ first airplane was called:
- Flyer 1
- The Kitty Hawk
- Zephyr 1
- Flying Apparatus model FA-1
J. Where was the first roller coaster in America?
- Six Flags in Arlington, Texas
- Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York
- The Boardwalk, Asbury Park, New Jersey
- The World’s Columbia Exhibition (World’s Fair) Chicago, Illinois
K. When was the first ATM available for public use?