What Happened First Trivia Quiz IIIPrintable History Trivia Questions
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Historic Battles - Which of these battles occurred first?
a. Battle of Champion Hill
b. Battle of Cross Keys
c. Battle of Waterloo
d. Battle of Solferino
Battle of Waterloo - The Battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18th, 1815.
British Prime Ministers - Which of the following Prime Ministers reigned the earliest?
a. Tony Blair
b. David Cameron
c. Gordon Brown
d. John Major
John Major - Majors was Prime Minister from November 1990 to May 1997.
Communication History - Which communication invention made its appearance first?
a. Telex Machines
c. Video Recorder
TV - The invention of the television was the work of many individuals in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Historical Events - Which historical event came first?
a. Zulu War
b. USA Buys Alaska
c. Battle of the Little Big Horn
d. Suez Canal Completed
USA Buys Alaska - The purchase of Alaska added 586,412 square miles to the United States.
Historical Leaders - Which of the following leaders was born before the others?
a. Vo Nguyen Giap
b. Heinz Guderian
c. Georgi Zhukov
d. Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia - Lawrence of Arabia was born on August 16th 1888.
Historical Trials - Which of these historical trials happened first?
a. Alfred Dreyfus
b. Nicola Sacco
c. OJ Simpson
Alfred Dreyfus - Dreyfus was convicted in January of 1895 and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
History and Science - What appeared first?
a. Napier's Logarithms
b. Euclid's Elements
c. Pythagoras Theorem
d. Kepler's Laws of Motion
Pythagoras Theorem - The theorem is named after the ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras.
History of Exploration - What historic exploration event occurred first?
a. Magellan straits discovered
b. Leon conquers Puerto Rico
c. Cabral arrives in Brazil
d. Da Gama reaches India
Da Gama reaches India - A Portuguese explorer, Da Gama was the first European to reach India by sea.
History of Medicine - Which historical medical event happened first?
a. Salk's Polio Vaccination
b. First IVF Baby Born
c. CAT Scanner Invented
d. Laser Eye Surgery First Used
Salk's Polio Vaccination - The vaccination was first tested in 1952.
History of Religion - Which religious event occurred the earliest?
a. Muhammad Born
b. Sunni and Shia Split
c. Luther's 95 Theses
d. Guru Nanak Born
Muhammad Born - Muhammad was born around 570 CE in present day Saudi Arabia.
History of Science - Which scientific event or discovery occurred first?
a. Kepler's Laws of Motion
b. Boyles Law
c. Euclid's Elements
d. Napier's Logarithms
Euclid's Elements - Euclid's Elements consists of 13 books written by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid.
History of Technology - Which came first?
Fire - The control of fire is one of the earliest of human discoveries.
History of the Roman Empire - Which of these events occurred first?
a. Visigoths Sack Rome
b. Vandals Sack Rome
c. Battle of Adrianople
d. Constantinople becomes capital
Constantinople becomes capital - Constantinople was named the capital of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine the Great.
Historic Events - What happened first?
a. Forkbeard King of England
b. First Motte and Bailey Castles
c. Danelaw occurs
d. St. Brice's Day Massacre
Danelaw occurs - The Danelaw originated from the Viking expansion of the ninth century AD.
Japanese History - Who was Emperor of Japan first?
Shoko - Shoko was the 101st Emperor of Japan from 1401 to 1428.
British Monarchs - Of the following British monarchs, who reigned the earliest?
a. Charles I
b. William III
d. James I
James I - James I was the King of England from March 1603 to March 1625.
Historic Events - Of the following events, which occurred first?
a. Berlin Wall Built
b. Cuban Missile Crisis
c. JFK Assassinated
d. Vietnam War Outbreak
Berlin Wall Built - Construction of the Berlin Wall started on August 13, 1961.
Second World War - Which historic World War II battle occurred first?
a. Battle of Britain
b. Battle of Stalingrad
c. Battle of Kursk
d. Operation Barbarossa
Battle of Britain - The Battle of Britain was an air campaign waged by the Germans against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.
Siege History - Which famous Historical siege occurred the earliest?
b. The Alamo
c. Luck Now
The Alamo - The Battle of the Alamo lasted from February 23 to March 6, 1836.
Historic Assassinations - Which of the following famous people was assassinated first?
a. Martin Luther King Jr.
b. Sheikh Mujib
c. Park Chung-hee
d. Anwar El Sadat
Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin was 39 years old when he was assassinated in April of 1968.
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