History Quizzes and Trivia

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HISTORY - MEGA QUIZZ

VOL 1

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1. The Blythe Intaglios are ancient drawings on the ground in which US state?

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2. What was the surname of an infamous 1960s London crime pair?

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3. The 1951 Exhibition of Industrial Power was held in which UK city?

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4. What was Princess Diana's surname before she married?

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5. The Battle of Bannockburn took place near which Scottish city?

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6. The Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson lived after WW2 in which city?

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7. What was the 1970's Cod War about?

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8. Thurgood Marshall grew up in which US city?

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9. Some of the oldest known human settlements were found at Jebel Irhoud in which north African country?

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10. UK Prime Minister Edward Heath was known for competing at a high level in which sport?

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11. Stefan Nemanja founded which medieval European kingdom?

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12. What the first name of Ms Boothroyd, first speaker of the UK Houses of Parliament?

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13. What famously opened at Longleat House in 1966?

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14. The Luba Kingdom was established in the 16th century in which part of the world?

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15. The Cavern Club in Liverpool is linked with early performances by which 60s group?

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VOL 2

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1. Imperator totius Hispaniae was a title for the ruler of which country?

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2. Keetoowah or Tsalagi are alternative names for which Native American group?

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3. Laurent-Désiré Kabila was President of which country?

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4. Cleisthenes introduced which political idea into ancient Greece?

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5. In which Spanish city did the Arab leader surrender to Spain in 1492?

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6. Missionaries Henry and Eliza Spalding set up a mission in which US state in 1836?

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7. Nok is an Iron Age civilization from which African country?

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8. Chama Cha Mapinduzi is the dominant political party in which African country?

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9. Government minister Airey Neave was killed outside which building in 1979?

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10. Civil rights campaigner Frederick Douglass was from which US state?

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11. Microsoft was established in which city in April 1975?

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12. Russian leaders in Crimea unofficially declared independence from which country in 1992?

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13. Scotland fought which nation at the Battle of Alnwick in 1093?

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14. Papa Doc Duvalier was a 20th century leader in which Caribbean nation?

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15. Joseph Jenkins Roberts was the first President of which independent African country?

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VOL 3

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1. What would you do with a corset?

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2. Which title did Meghan Markle take when she got married?

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3. Athapaskan is a family of languages spoken by native people in which continent?

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4. Which religious group pioneered the anti-slavery movement in the 17th century?

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5. Which of the Nobel prizes did Nelson Mandela win?

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6. Which country voted to leave the European Union in 2016?

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7. Which actress married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio?

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8. Writer Mark Twain was born in which US state?

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9. Which group of people got the vote under the 1920 19th Amendment?

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10. Which 1978 soap opera introduced us to the lives of the Ewing family?

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11. Which line split the free states from the slave states?

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12. Which famous composer suffered from deafness in later years?

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13. 1793 saw an epidemic of which disease break out in Philadelphia?

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14. Who did the English defeat at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415?

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15. Which country introduced the ruble as the word's first decimal currency in 1704?

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VOL 4

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1. What is the first name of US President Taylor?

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2. What nationality was Wallis Simpson, who married Edward VIII after his abdication?

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3. What was the name of a wheeled vehicle pulled by horses in ancient Rome

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4. What is the name for an individual's account of their life?

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5. What was the name given to the colder climate between 1300 and 1870?

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6. What are the names of the written pictographs used as writing in Ancient Egypt?

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7. What is the name of the pleated skirt associated with Scottish men?

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8. What was the name of the political system involving noblemen, peasants and serfs?

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9. Tomás de Torquemada acted as Inquisitor General in which European country?

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10. What was the first name of Russian leader Yeltsin?

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11. What was the surname of Neil, first man to walk on the moon?

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12. What was the first name of famous Wild West sharpshooter Ms Oakley?

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13. What was the main staple food of the Aztecs?

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14. What is the name of the place where historical documents are kept?

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15. What was the name of the ship which came to rescue Titanic survivors?

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VOL 5

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1. In which UK city was Queen Elizabeth I crowned in 1559?

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2. Prince Charles separated from which woman formally in 1992?

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3. In which country were the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989?

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4. Queen Victoria's husband came from which European country?

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5. Jesse Owens won athletic golds at the Olympics in which city in 1936?

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6. The Battle of Cross Keys was fought in which US state?

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7. Stalin, Roosevelt, and which other leader attended Black Sea talks in 1945?

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8. Medieval alchemists tried to turn base metals into what?

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9. The 1922 Anglo-Irish treaty was signed between Ireland and which country?

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10. Nahuatl was the main language spoken by which people?

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11. James Joyce was famous in which field in the 20th century?

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12. Fort Ticonderoga is a historic 18th century fort in which US state?

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13. Google was founded in which US state in 1998?

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14. Former Republican senator Joe McCarthy accused people of which beliefs?

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15. Pontiac's Rebellion was action by Native Americans in which US state?

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VOL 6

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1. Who wrote the anti-slavery work "My Bondage and My Freedom and Life and Times"?

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2. Brian Mulroney resigned as Prime Minister of which country in 1993?

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3. Which British city did the Romans call Camulodunum?

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4. Who was the Roman goddess of agriculture?

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5. Which three letters were used as an international distress call before SOS was adopted?

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6. Who was the Egyptian god of the afterlife?

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7. Which sort of book was published by Noah Webster in 1806?

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8. Which England against Scotland battle took place near Stirling in 1314?

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9. Which 20th century leader put down his ideas in a "Little Green Book"?

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10. Which English city was nicknamed Cottonopolis during the Industrial Revolution?

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11. Which eastern US city was largely destroyed by fire in 1904?

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12. Which method of transport was famous robbed in 1963 in England?

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13. Which London underground line, coloured light blue, started operating in 1969?

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14. Which Native American group calls themselves Children of the Plains?

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15. Which colour is known as sable in heraldry?

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