History Trivia Questions #37Printable History Trivia Quiz
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Ruler of the Huns from 434 until his demise in March of 453, Attila battled which empire?
Romans - Attila the Hun was one of the most feared enemies of the Roman Empire.
Which Pope reigned the earliest?
a. Clement XIV
b. Pius X
c. Innocent XIII
d. Leo XIII
Innocent XIII - Innocent XIII's papacy began on May 8th, 1721 and ended on March 7th, 1724.
English physician Edward Jenner famously invented the vaccination for what disease?
Smallpox - It was the world's first vaccine.
Known as the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale became prominent while serving during which conflict?
a. Falkland's War
b. World War I
c. Crimean War
d. World War II
Crimean War - During the war, Florence acquired the nickname 'The Lady with the Lamp'.
Henry VII belonged to which royal house?
Tudor - Henry VII was the first monarch of the House of Tudor.
Considered a heroine of France, how is Joan of Arc also known?
a. The Maid of Orleans
b. The Servant of Orleans
c. The Savior of Orleans
d. The Mother of Orleans
The Maid of Orleans - Joan was burned at the stake on May 30th 1431 for heresy.
How many stones make up the prehistoric monument "Stonehenge"?
80 - Constructed sometime between 3000 BC and 2000 BC, Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, England.
Who was the first US President to win the Nobel Peace Prize?
a. John F. Kennedy
b. Theodore Roosevelt
c. Barack Obama
d. Harry Truman
Theodore Roosevelt - For his efforts to end the Russo-Japanese War, Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906.
Mohammed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison in which nation in 2015?
Egypt - Morsi was the fifth President of Egypt, from June 2012 to July 2013.
The ivory-white marble mausoleum "Taj Mahal" was constructed in which century?
17th - The Taj Mahal was completed in its entirety in 1653.
When was the first Nobel Prize Awarded?
1901 - The Nobel Prizes transpired as a result of a will left by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel.
Henry McCarty was the real name of which American Old West gunfighter?
a. Billy the Kid
b. Kid Curry
c. Wild Bill
d. Butch Cassidy
Billy the Kid - Billy was also known as William H. Bonney.
Which of these historic events happened BEFORE the others?
a. Treaty of Tordesillas
b. Hundred Years War Ends
c. Battle of Bosworth
d. War of the Roses Begins
Hundred Years War Ends - The Hundred Years War ended in 1453.
Which former Beatle organized a concert to raise funds for refugees fleeing the Bangladesh genocide in 1971?
George - The Concert for Bangladesh was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Which singer made his debut in the film "Love Me Tender" in 1956?
a. Elvis Presley
b. Bobby Darin
c. Ricky Nelson
d. Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender is set in Texas following the American Civil War.
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