World History Trivia
Methodism was founded in 1738 by who?
A: John Wesley
In 18th century England what was known as Old Tom?
Who was the Roman god of field boundaries?
Sotheby's sold a 200 year old bit of Tibetan what for $
1500 in 1993?
Who sailed in the Golden Hind?
A: Sir Francis Drake.
The mutineers of the Bounty settled on what islands?
A: Pitcairn Islands.
In Monty Pythons Flying
Circus, Dinsdale was a giant what?
In the Falklands Islands area, what is the 10th of January?
A: Margaret Thatcher day.
Who were the most widely known and far-reaching
pirates in medieval Europe between the 8th and 12th centuries?
A: The Vikings, seaborne warriors from Scandinavia who raided and looted mainly, during the Viking Age in the Early Middle Ages.
The oldest science is what?
Queen Victoria's first name was what?
Who owned and lived in the castle Joyous Guard?
The archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered what lost city
A: Machu Picchu.
Where were the fossilized teeth of Homosapiens (dated to 125,000–80,000 years ago) discovered?
A: In Fuyan Cave in Dao County, Hunan, China.
In 1797 3 pence could buy you a good what?
Where was Napoleon born?
A: Ajaccio - Corsican capito.
During the 17th century, approximately how many English people migrated to Colonial America?
As she got older Queen Elizabeth 1st, banned what?
What sport was banned in England in 1849?
In 1890 the first electric what opened in
A: Underground railway.
Between the 10th and 11th centuries, the population of China doubled in size to around how many people?
A: 100 million people, mostly because of the expansion of rice cultivation in central and southern China.
Who once said "Sometimes a cigar is just a
A: Sigmund Freud
What brand of car was seen for the first time in 190?
The ancient Egyptians painted pictures of their enemies on
A: Bottom of Sandals.
In Colonial America, the Pilgrims of New England shared what?
A: Radical Protestant disapproval of Christmas.
After an initial wave of immigration from China following the
California Gold Rush, the US Congress passed a series of laws culminating in what?
A: The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, banning virtually all immigration from China until the law's repeal in 1943.
What is the Great Sphinx?
A: The Great Sphinx, commonly is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human.
In AD 1817 the first modern archaeological dig, supervised by the Italian Giovanni Battista Caviglia, uncovered what?
A: The Sphinx's chest completely.