World History Trivia Quiz Questions
What couple discovered radium?
A: The Curies.
For what ancient people was Marduk the creator of the
Alfred Nobel made his money by inventing what?
In Europe, where were the first glass mirrors made?
A: Venice - around 1300.
For the ancient Greeks, what was an agora?
A: A public meeting place or market.
The charge of the Light Brigade took place in what
In 1966, Mao and his allies launched the Cultural Revolution, sparking what?
A: A decade of political recrimination and social upheaval which lasted until Mao's death in 1976.
What was the first country to legalize Trade Unions in
What was the name of the
Queen of Sparta?
A: Helen of Troy.
What happened for the first time on an aircraft in 1929?
A: A woman gave birth.
Who ordered the building of the Tower of London?
A: William the Conqueror.
The small Austrian village of Galtür was hit by the Galtür avalanche in 1999 killing how many people?
Until 1862 there was a tax in England for those who used
In 1832, the future Queen Victoria wrote about what?
A: Her delight at having a Christmas tree, hung with lights, ornaments, and presents placed round it.
Christopher Columbus sailed in what three ships?
A: The Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.
Which famous leader died in St Helena?
A: Napoleon Bonaparte.
The formation of the League of Nations was intended to prevent what?
A: Another world war.
What does ring a ring a roses refer to?
A: The Black Death.
The Bank of Italy changed its name to what?
A: The Bank of America.
Aristotle was uncertain whether sponges were what?
Pluto was the Greek god of the underworld, but what was
Plutus god of?
Since the 16th century, the poinsettia, a native plant from Mexico, has been associated with what
The first flight across the English channel was piloted by
A: Louis Bleriot.
Mediterranean French cuisine includes the cooking styles of where?
A: Provence, Occitania, and the island of Corsica.
On 1 May 2009, Tivoli Gardens opened what new ride?
A: The new ride Vertigo, a looping plane ride where the rider pilots the ride, able to control the plane.
The long walk to Freedom" was whose autobiography?
A: Nelson Mandela.
Who was Helen of Troy's husband?
Kiki Haakenson, a policeman's daughter, was the world's
A: Miss World.
China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, is famed for having done what?
A: United the Warring States' walls to form the Great Wall of China.