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World History Trivia

World History Trivia

 

World History Trivia

Methodism was founded in 1738 by who?
A: John Wesley

In 18th century England what was known as Old Tom?
A: Gin.

Who was the Roman god of field boundaries?
A: Terminus.

Sotheby's sold a 200 year old bit of Tibetan what for $ 1500 in 1993?
A: Cheese.

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?
A: Hedgehog.

 

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?
A: Astronomy

Queen Victoria's first name was what?
A: Alexandria

Who owned and lived in the castle Joyous Guard?
A:  Lancelot

The archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered what lost city in 1911?
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?
A: Wife

Where was Napoleon born?
A: Ajaccio - Corsican capito.

 

During the 17th century, approximately how many English people migrated to Colonial America?
A: 400,000.

As she got older Queen Elizabeth 1st, banned what?
A:  mirrors.

What sport was banned in England in 1849?
A: Cockfighting.

In 1890 the first electric what opened in London?
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 cigar?
A: Sigmund Freud

 

What brand of car was seen for the first time in 190?
A: Mercedes.

The ancient Egyptians painted pictures of their enemies on what?
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.