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History Trivia Quiz and Answers

Free world history trivia questions with the answers

 

Miscellaneous World History Trivia

What Woodward and Bernstein book topped the bestseller list five weeks before Nixon Quit in 1974?
A: All the President's Men.

What dictator is affectionately dubbed El Maximo by fans?
A: Fidel Castro.

What U.S. president installed solar panels on the White House roof?
A: Jimmy Carter.

Who pledged in 1964: "We're not going to send American boys to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves"?
A: Lyndon B. Johnson.

What word has appeared on every coin struck in the U.S. since 1792?
A: Liberty.

What condiment did the Agriculture Department allow to count as "one of the two vegetables required" in school lunch programs in 1981?
A: Ketchup.

 

Where was JFK when he said the U.S. "never had to put up a wall to keep our people in"?
A: West Berlin.

What was Titanic survivor Molly Brown nicknamed?
A: Unsinkable.

Who was accused of being drunk when sworn in as Abraham Lincoln's vice president?
A: Andrew Johnson.

What two-word phrase to describe an ambitious social program was coined by LBJ on April 23, 1964?
A: Great Society.

Who was U.S. president when the first edition of the Farmer's Almanac was published?
A: George Washington.

What assassin put his wedding ring in a demitasse cup before leaving home for the last time?
A: Lee Harvey Oswald.

 

Who once agreed to head up Chrysler for an annual salary of one dollar?
A: Lee Iacocca.

What city did Napoleon occupy in 1798, sending Pope Pius VI to the south of France?
A: Rome.

Who was the longest-serving president in the Americas, through 1995?
A: Fidel Castro.

What R-word described a person refused an exit visa by the Soviet Union?
A: Refusenik.

What network did U.S. troops in the Gulf War dub "Scud-a-vision"?
A: CNN.

Who got out of jail in time to become head of Czechoslovakia in 1989?
A: Vaclav Havel.

 

Who thanked Henry VIII for allowing her to be decapitated by a sword instead of an ax?
A: Anne Boleyn.

What European city lost 4,000 people to a "killer fog" of carbon dioxide in 1952?
A: London.

What New England state was originally claimed by both New Hampshire and New York?
A: Vermont.

Who did Iranian militants want returned in exchange for U.S. hostages in 1979?
A: The Shah of Iran.

What two World War I enemies suffered one million casualties in the Battle of Verdun?
A: France and Germany.

What old soldier died in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 1964?
A: Douglas MacArthur.

 

What Pink Floyd song was banned by the South African government after it became an anthem for black schoolchildren?
A: Another Brick in the Wall.

What were Stanley's first words to David Livingstone?
A: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume"

What Wild West legend was fired as sheriff of Wichita for pocketing fines he'd collected?
A: Wyatt Earp.

What country enacted the War Powers Act to quell a separatist rebellion in 1970?
A: Canada.

Who made his first known visit to Israel in 1995, to visit Yitzhak Rabin's widow?
A: Yasir Arafat.