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Fun World History Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

History trivia quiz questions and answers about world history events, places, people and more!

 

Fun World History Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

World history trivia 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?
A: Josephine.

What nation bid adieu to the United Kingdom in 1921?
A: Ireland.

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?
A: Entebbe's.

 

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 1930?
A: Unemployment.

What city had the first public school, college and newspaper in the thirteen British colonies?
A: Boston.

What scandal was the Tower Commission set up to investigate in 1986?
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.
A: Philadelphia.

What Filipino was nicknamed the " iron butterfly".
A: Imelda Marcos.

 

What did Jack McCall fall off, seconds after he shot Wild Bill Hickok?
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?
A: Italy's.

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".