241+ History Trivia Questions

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Quiz Questions

What was the family name of the dynasty that ruled Byzantium from 1081-1185 A.D.?
Komnenos
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In WWII, what type of airplane did Marine ace Pappy Boyington fly?
F4U Corsair
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Where did the 1945 World Zionist Conference call for Jewish state?
Palestine
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What was Italy's traditional currency before the euro?
Lira
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Who named a urinal "Fountain" and exhibited it in 1917?
Marcel Duchamp
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Who was the first to be Governor of Hong Kong?
Sir Henry Arthur Blake
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Who was the first European to sail into New York Harbor?
Henry Hudson
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What currency does the former Soviet republic of Belarus use?
The Rouble
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In what American metropolis was the Empire State Building completed in 1931?
New York City
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What Scottish creature was first spotted in 1933?
Loch Ness Monster
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Where in England was the Magna Carta signed in 1215?
A Field Near Runnymede
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On which date was Richard III killed in battle?
August 22, 1485
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What broke up after President Gorbachev's resignation in 1991?
Soviet Union
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Who was the famous botanist who traveled with Captain Cook on his first voyage?
Joseph Banks
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What started on the first of January, 1901?
The 20th Century
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What media mogul billionaire made the first transatlantic hot air balloon crossing in 1987?
Richard Branson
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Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of which country?
India
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What type of government did the USSR have until 1991?
Communist
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President Jimmy Carter was a member of what branch of the U.S. military?
U.S. Navy
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Where does the name Europe find its origin?
Greek Mythology
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Britain annexed Hong Kong as a result of which war?
Opium War
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Where was the treaty signed ending the Russo-Japanese War?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Who became the new Pope on April 24, 2005?
Pope Benedict XVI
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Most terms that help to identify vulcanological events come from which language?
Hawaiian
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History Trivia

Did you know that the Anglo-Zanzibar war of 1896 is the shortest war on record? It lasted just 38 minutes. Or how about the fact that Anthony Burgess, John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley all died on the same day? In these history trivia questions and answers, you’ll learn enough about previous wars, battles, presidents, and influential figures to dominate other teams at your next pub quiz.


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