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World History Trivia Quiz and Answers

World history trivia quiz questions with answers.

 

World History Trivia Quiz Questions

What couple discovered radium?
A:  The Curies.

For what ancient people was Marduk the creator of the world?
A: Babylonians.

Alfred Nobel made his money by inventing what?
A:  Dynamite.

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 war?
A: Crimean.

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 1824?
A:  Britain.

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?
A: 31.

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Until 1862 there was a tax in England for those who used what?
A:  Soap.

 

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?
A: Animals.

 

Pluto was the Greek god of the underworld, but what was Plutus god of?
A:  Wealth.

Since the 16th century, the poinsettia, a native plant from Mexico, has been associated with what holiday?
A: Christmas.

The first flight across the English channel was piloted by who?
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?
A:  Menelaus.

Kiki Haakenson, a policeman's daughter, was the world's first what?
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.