History Quizzes and Trivia

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HISTORY - MEGA QUIZZ

VOL 1

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1. The Lusitania sailed from which port in May 1915, before being sunk?

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2. What is Fortnum and Mason's, which opened in London in 1707?

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3. The Menai Suspension Bridge opened in 1826, connecting which island to the UK mainland?

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4. What was defined by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1868?

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5. The 1992 Charlottetown Accord involved amendments to the constitution of which country?

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6. What Queen's name was given to the land Norway claimed in Antarctica in 1939?

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7. The 1991–92 South Ossetia War was started by an invasion by which country?

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8. The Mau Mau uprising was a rebellion in which country in 1960?

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9. Tadeusz Mazowiecki was elected as the first non-Communist leader of which country?

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10. The Bactrian Hoard was a archaeological treasure discovery found in 1978 in which country?

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11. What famously opened at Longleat House in 1966?

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12. The early settlement of Fort Christina developed into which city?

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13. Spain annexed which Caribbean island in 1539?

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14. Vilcabamba was the last city of which civilization?

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15. What was the name of John D Rockefeller's oil company?

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VOL 2

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1. Offa, king of Mercia, built Offa's Dyke to keep which nation out of his kingdom?

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2. Etienne Brule was looking for a route to which country when he explored Michigan in the 1620s?

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3. International explorer Ferdinand Magellan was from which European country?

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4. In which field was Isambard Kingdom Brunel famous?

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5. In which English county was the Battle of Bosworth Field fought?

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6. Early Dutch settlers wanted to trade which animal's fur with the native Pequot?

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

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8. Manuel Noriega was convicted in which US city of aiding the Colombian drug trade?

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9. Emperor Simeon the Great of which country was one of the most powerful 10th century leaders?

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10. Cleisthenes introduced which political idea into ancient Greece?

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11. Clothing retailer H&M was founded in 1947 in which country?

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12. Slovenia and which other country were the first to declare their independence from Yugoslavia?

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

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

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15. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen was re-elected as Prime Minister of which country in 1998?

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VOL 3

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1. Which state did the US use for nuclear testing from 1951 to 1992?

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

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3. Which state was known as "Indian Territory" in the 19th century?

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4. Which colour of uniform did the Confederate soldiers wear in the Civil War?

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5. Which civilization used hieroglyphics to communicate in writing?

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6. Admiral Lord Nelson was buried in which London building in 1806?

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7. Which Queen of Scots was imprisoned and beheaded on orders of Elizabeth I?

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8. Who did The Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson meet in Germany in 1937?

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9. Who discovered America when he landed in the Bahamas in 1492?

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10. Who received a diary for her 13th birthday in 1942?

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11. Which Soviet leader led the country through the period of Glasnost?

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12. Anti-Communist senator McCarthy represented which state?

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13. Which US President ended slavery?

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14. A 1933 Constitutional Amendment moved inauguration of the President from which month?

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15. A rail bridge over which Scottish river collapsed in December 1879?

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VOL 4

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1. US Army employee Chelsea Manning supplied documents to which website?

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2. The British surrendered to Washington at Yorktown in which state?

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3. What was the name of the British King who abdicated in 1936?

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4. The Battle of Stalingrad was part of which larger conflict?

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5. The British First Fleet sailed into which country in 1788?

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

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7. The first Qin Emperor was buried with warriors made from which material?

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8. What was the nickname of President Theodore Roosevelt?

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9. The newspaper Pravda was first published in which country in 1912?

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10. What became the official language of India in 1965?

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11. The ocean liner QE2 made its first crossing to which US city in 1969?

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

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13. What is the largest formally recognised native American tribe?

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

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

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VOL 5

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1. Deng Xiaoping was restored to power in the government of which country in 1977?

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2. Explorer Vasco da Gama came from which country?

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3. In 1840, a French colony became established in Akaroa in which country?

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4. Elvis served with the US Army in which European country?

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5. Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops invaded which country after the "Prague Spring" in 1968?

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

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7. German Johannes Kepler was famous in which field in the 17th century?

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

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9. Nicholas II was removed from the throne of which country in 1917?

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10. People in which part of the world built traditional shelters called tepees?

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11. Minutemen were part of the militia in which US state?

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12. Jawaharlal Nehru called for the independence of which country in 1928?

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13. Lederhosen are traditional German shorts made from which material?

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

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

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VOL 6

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1. Who did the Romans beat at the Battle of Cynoscephalae?

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2. Who led the British First Fleet into Australia in 1788?

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3. Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, was from which country?

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4. Which state was known as "Gateway to the West" in the 19th century?

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5. Which city was the capital of the ancient English kingdom of Wessex?

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6. Which other country went decimal on the same day as the UK in 1971?

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7. Countries around which body of water were hit by a tsunami in December 2004?

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

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9. Which Beatle got married to American Linda Eastman in 1969?

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10. Which campaigner was fined for voting illegally in the 1872 elections in the US?

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11. Which President signed the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924?

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

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13. Which British city did the Romans call Camulodunum?

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

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15. Which country invaded Uganda in 1979 and forced Amin out of power?

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