History Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
What was a ship called the Ancon the first to travel through, on
August 15, 1914?
A: The Panama Canal.
What fighter pilot flew World War I missions with his Great Dane
"Moritz" next to him in the cockpit?
A: Monfred von Richthofen, or " The Red Baron".
Roman emperor had a name that meant "little boot"?
What Pakistani was the first head of state in the 20th century to
give birth in office?
A: Benazir Bhutto.
What two-word term describes the period between the fall of the
Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance?
A: Middle Ages.
What newspaper won a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage?
A: The Washington Post.
Who described the impending Persian Gulf ground war as "the
mother of all battles"?
A: Saddam Hussein.
Who saw the turtleneck he wore at cease-fire talks in Bosnia
fetch $5,000 at auction?
A: Jimmy Carter.
What brave-hearted Scottish patriot led soldiers to a defeat of
the English at the Battle of Cambuskenneth in 1297?
A: William Wallace.
What nation issued the five-dollar bill found in
Lincoln's pocket when he was shot?
A: The Confederate States of America.
What Argentinean was buried in a Milan cemetery under the
pseudonym Maria Maggi?
A: Eva Peron.
What war lasted from June5,
1967 to June 10, 1967?
A: The Six-Day War.
What famous Swiss citizen said of nuclear bombs: "If I had known,
I would have become a watchmaker"?
A: Albert Einstein.
What nation was bounced from the Organization of American States
What's the Islamic Resistance Movement better known as to
Who tooled around Chicago during Prohibition in a car bearing the
license plate "EN-1"?
A: Eliot Ness.
Who cross-examined the victims in the trial against Long Island
Railroad shooter Colin Ferguson?
A: Colin Ferguson.
What beating victim's 23-lawyer defense team handed the city of
Los Angeles a bill for $4.4 million?
A: Rodney King's.
What can Germans publicly deny the existence of to earn five
years in prison?
A: The Holocaust.
What French explorer was
murdered by his crew after he spent two
years failing to locate the mouth of the Mississippi?
A: Robert La Salle.
Who's believed by many to be buried in Downpatrick under a
tombstone marked with the letter "P"?
A: St. Patrick.
What cavalryman's bonehead moves included leaving four Gatling
guns behind, in 1876?
A: George Armstrong Custer's.
Who wrote in 1774 that "no thinking man" in America wanted
independence from England?
A: George Washington.