The Craig Fahle Show

The May Quiz

Monday, May 5, 2014

Test yourself with questions about historical events that took place in the marvelous month of May.

1) On May 5, 1864, two Generals led troops in the Civil War battle in the Wilderness Forest in Virginia. Who were they?

2) On May 5, 1961 Freedom 7 was launched into space From Cape Canaveral, Florida, name the astronaut aboard who was the first American to travel in space

3) What was the name of Bob Hoskins’ character in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” (Hoskins died last week at the age of 71)

4) Name one of the actresses who voiced Jessica Rabbit in “Who framed Roger Rabbit

5) In 1862, A poorly supplied and outnumbered Mexican army defeated its opponent at the Battle of Puebla. It was a great moral victory for the Mexican government, symbolizing the country's ability to defend its sovereignty against threat by a powerful foreign nation. Who were they fighting?

6) On May 5, 1904, A Boston Red Sox pitcher threw a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers. This was the first perfect game of the modern era; who was that pitcher?

7) On May 5 1973, this horse won The Kentucky Derby.

8) Name the Mad Cartoon that features one black pointy nose character and one white pointy nose character (Al Feldstein, longtime editor of Mad magazine, died last week at 88)

9) In the Mad magazine Cartoon Spy versus Spy, cartoonist Antonio Prohias signed his name without using letters, how did he do it?

10) Which Detroit music artist has been featured the most number of times on the cover of the MAD magazine? Hint – Get ready for a nasty surprise.


1.Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee 2.Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. 3.Edward "Eddie" Valiant 4. Speaking voice: Kathleen Turner; Singing voice: Amy Irving 5. The French 6. Cy Young 7. Secretariat 8. Spy vs. Spy 9.He signed with dots and dashes of Morse Code to convey ‘by Prohias’ 10. Eminem!