Fun World History Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
What British royal spent over $26,000 on underwear in the 1980s?
A: Princess Diana.
What First Lady became the first wife of a sitting president to
appear under subpoena before a grand jury?
A: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
What war was Lt. Hiroo Onoda ordered by his commanding officer to
stop fighting, in 1974?
A: World War II.
What Beverly Hills 90210 star led the Pledge of Allegiance at the
1992 Republican convention?
A: Shannen Doherty.
Whose assassination resulted in the Lorraine Motel being named
the National Civil Rights Museum?
A: Martin Luther King Jr's.
What Arab intoned: " I want a homeland even if the devil is the
one to liberate it for me"?
A: Yasir Arafat.
What name was the last word uttered by Napoleon?
What nation bid adieu to the United Kingdom in 1921?
History trivia questions and answers.
What cleric addressed the U.N. in English, French, Spanish,
Russian, Arabic and Chinese in 1995?
A: Pope John Paul II.
What mobster sighed: "I've been accused of every death except the
casualty list of the World War"?
A: Al Capone.
What was the first company in the world to post $1 billion in
annual earnings, in 1995?
A: General Motors.
What Uganda city's airport saw an Israeli commando raid rescue
103 hostages in 1976?
What 20th-century conflict saw U.S. soldiers "die for a tie"?
A: The Korean War.
What increased in the U.S. from 1.5 million to seven million in
What city had the first public school, college and newspaper in
the thirteen British colonies?
What scandal was the Tower Commission set up to investigate in
A: The Iran-Contra affair.
What Filipino was acquitted of fraud charges in the U.S. in 1990?
A: Imelda Marcos.
What were the Soviet Union's symbols for work in the factory and
on the land?
A: Hammer and sickle.
Who expected to be paid 2,000 pounds for surrendering West Point
to the British?
A: Benedict Arnold.
What did an official U.S. investigation call " the greatest
military and naval disaster in our nation's history"?
A: The attack on Pearl Harbor.
Whose migraine headache vanished after he read Robert E. Lee's
note of surrender?
A: Ulysses S. Grant's.
What did "loose lips" do, according to a popular rhyming World
War II slogan?
A: "Sink Ships".
What city had North America's first medical school, bank and
city-paid police force.
What Filipino was nicknamed the " iron butterfly".
A: Imelda Marcos.
What did Jack McCall fall off, seconds after he shot Wild Bill
A: His Horse.
Who was the longest-serving president in French history?
A: Francois Mitterrand.
What country's rampant political corruption was probed by the
Mani Pulite, or "Clean Hands," of the 1990s?
What flying ace averaged a kill every 11 days between September
of 1915, and April of 1918?
A: Manfred von Richthofen, or "The Red Barron".