On This Day Trivia Quiz – 2 May
Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 2 May.
1. Which Renaissance artist painted the Mona Lisa? He died on 2 May 1519.
2. Which astronomer discovered the first binary star, Ursae Majoris on
2 May 1780?
3. Which (Delaware) motor car company was acquired by General Motors on 2 May 1918?
4. Who wrote the symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf? It premiered in Moscow on 2 May 1936.
5. Which jazz singer recorded the song A-Tisket, A-Tasket on 2 May 1938?
6. Who wrote the play Our Town? It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on
2 May 1938.
7. Which movie based on the 1934 novel by James Caine, and starring Lana Turner was released on 2 May 1946?
8. Who won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Death of a Salesman on 2 May 1949?
9. Who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on
2 May 1955?
10. Which British liner left Southampton bound for New York on her maiden voyage on 2 May 1969?
11. Which actor plays the role of Tony Stark in the (Marvel) movie Iron Man? It was released on 2 May 2008.
12. Which Norwegian artist painted The Scream? A pastel (on cardboard) version sold at auction for $119,922,500 on 2 May 2012.
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