History Trivia Questions #35Free Printable Trivia Questions
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Which of the Ancient Wonders was destroyed by a fire in about 356 BC?
a. The Temple of Artemis
b. Lighthouse of Alexandria
c. The Great Pyramid
d. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Temple of Artemis - The fire is thought to have occurred due to an act of arson.
William Pitt the Younger was Prime Minister during which of these events?
a. The French Revolution
b. The Second World War
c. The Hundred Year War
d. The First World War
The French Revolution - William Pitt the Younger was the Prime Minister of England for nineteen years.
Which country was once referred to as the Batavian Republic?
d. The Netherlands
The Netherlands - This republic only lasted a few short years from 1795 to 1806.
Whom did Charles Guiteau assassinate in 1881?
a. John F. Kennedy
b. Anwar Sadat
c. James Garfield
d. Louis Mountbatten
James Garfield - Charles attacked the President at the Washington Railway station in 1881.
Fezzan, Cyrenaica and Tripolitania make up which modern country?
Libya - The capital of Libya is Tripoli.
Taking place from late November 2004 to January 2005, the Orange Revolution occurred in which nation?
Ukraine - With Viktor Yushchenko winning the elections, the Orange Revolution ended on January 23rd, 2005.
What was President Ronald Reagan's codename while in office?
a. First man
b. The eagle
d. Little boy
Rawhide - His wife Nancy's codename was Rainbow.
Who shot and killed Billy the Kid on July 14th, 1881?
a. Wild Bill Hickok
b. Bat Masterson
c. Wyatt Earp
d. Pat Garrett
Pat Garrett - Buried at the Old Fort Sumner Cemetery, Billy was 21 years of age when he died.
Which of these people won a Noble Peace Prize in 1978?
a. Margret Thatcher
b. Jimmy Carter
c. Anwar Sadat
d. Pierre Trudeau
Anwar Sadat - Menachim Begin also won a Noble in 1978.
Who was the mother of Queen Elizabeth I?
a. Mary I
b. Catherine of Aragon
c. Anne Boleyn
d. Catherine the Great
Anne Boleyn - Queen Elizabeth I's father was Henry the Eighth.
Who wrote a firsthand account of the Gallic Wars entitled "Commentarii de Bello Gallico"?
a. Edgar Allen Poe
b. Julius Caesar
c. Jules Verne
d. Mark Twain
Julius Caesar - Commentarii de Bello Gallico was published around 58 BC.
Which ancient people were the first to use ships with sails?
Egyptians - The Egyptians were using 'sailboats' about three thousand years ago.
Which nation was the first to grant women the right to vote?
a. Great Britain
b. New Zealand
New Zealand - Women in New Zealand were given the vote in 1893.
In 1918, Wilhelm II abdicated from which country?
Germany - Wilhelm was the last Kaiser of Germany.
The Peloponnesian War was a battle between whom?
a. Sparta and Athens
b. China and Nepal
c. Argentina and Peru
d. Spain and Portugal
Sparta and Athens - The war occurred from 431 BC to 404 BC. Sparta was the victor.
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