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History Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

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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".

What country lost 17.2 percent of its population in World War II?
A: Poland.

What deranged Roman emperor had a name that meant "little boot"?
A: Caligula.

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.

What ship's lookout was miffed when his request for binoculars was denied in 1912?
A: The Titanic's.

What big-league baseball prospect was jailed in Cuba from 1953 to 1955 before going on to bigger things?
A: Fidel Castro.

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 Abraham 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 Polish political movement got the support of Pope John Paul II in the 1980s?
A: Solidarity.

What war lasted from June5, 1967 to June 10, 1967?
A: The Six-Day War.

Who was the longest-reigning Arab ruler, through 1995?
A: King Hussein of Jordan.

 

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 in 1962?
A: Cuba.

What's the Islamic Resistance Movement better known as to Palestinians?
A: Hamas.

Who was the first president of the National Organization for Women, in 1966?
A: Betty Freidan.

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 controversial crime fighter did Elvis Presley call "the greatest living American"?
A: J. Edgar Hoover.

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.