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History Quiz Questions


  1. Which of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was dedicated to the daughter of Zeus, the twin sister of Apollo?

  2. George Francis Barnes Jr. was an American gangster better known by which name?

  3. Which King of Great Britain had his wife, Sophia Dorothea of Celle, imprisoned for more than 30 years until her death in 1726?

  4. The Battle of Buena Vista occurred between which two nations?

  5. What was the first name of the famous German composer Beethoven?

  6. The Battle of Bosworth was the last significant battle to occur during which war?

  7. What type of big wooden ships were built by the Arabs to carry bales of silk, cotton, coffee beans and spices?

  8. Who became the first Supreme Commander of NATO in 1951 and President of America in 1953?

  9. What was the first screw driven ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean?

  10. What important event occurred on June 6, 1944?

  1. Who was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover?

  2. Has the Eiffel Tower ever held the record for being the tallest structure in the world?

  3. What battle was Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' based on?

  4. What word, beginning with letter A, was formerly used with reference to Veterans Day / Remembrance Sunday?

  5. True or false: The Pyramid of Giza is located at the center of the Earth's land mass?

  6. Which King of England sealed the Magna Carta?

  7. Which famous dam was built across the Black Canyon to control flooding across the Colorado River?

  8. Who invented the printing press around 1455?

  9. What were the four freedoms declared by President Roosevelt during the 1941 State of the Union address?

  10. During a search for explorer, David Livingston, who famously said 'Dr. Livingston, I presume'?