European History Trivia Questions #3Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Which former autonomous republic of the Ukraine held a referendum and voted to become part of Russia in March 2014?
Crimea - As of March 2014, despite the majority vote of the Crimean people, much of the international community refuses to recognize the referendum results.
In what year did the Soviet Party Congress unanimously approve the removal of Joseph Stalin's body from Lenin's tomb in Moscow's Red Square?
1961 - Joseph Stalin died in 1953.
In addition to Magyar, which other language was an official language in Hungary until the 19th Century?
Latin - Currently, Hungarian (Magyar) is the only official language of Hungary, which is spoken by almost 99 percent of its population.
Which three beverages became very popular in Central Europe around 1650?
a. Wine, Beer and Coffee
b. Cocoa, Tea and Wine
c. Beer, Tea and Wine
d. Coffee, Cocoa and Tea
Coffee, Cocoa and Tea - The first European encounter with cocoa occurred during Columbus' voyage in 1502.
After creating his famous Monetary Law, which British institution was founded by Sir Thomas Gresham in 1565?
a. Royal Navy
b. Bank of England
c. House of Lords
d. Royal Exchange
Royal Exchange - Gresham is buried in St Helen's Bishops Gate in the City of London.
When did the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris first open its doors to the public?
a. October 6, 1909
b. October 6, 1889
c. October 6, 1689
d. October 6, 1789
October 6, 1889 - Moulin Rouge was co-founded by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller.
In 1599, the city of Marseilles, France introduced which fixture of municipal life?
a. Paid Police Force
b. Tax Collector
c. Chamber of Commerce
d. Garbage Collection
Chamber of Commerce - Currently, the world's oldest English-speaking chamber of commerce is in New York City. It was established in 1768.
Commencing on the 1st of September 1939, World War II started with the invasion of what country by Germany?
Poland - The war in Europe ended in May of 1945.
Assassinated in 1924, who was the Italian Giacomo Matteotti?
a. Leader of the United Socialist Party
b. Advisor to Benito Mussolini
c. Chairman of FIAT
d. A leading Fascist
Leader of the United Socialist Party - He was murdered shortly after releasing his book 'The Fascisti Exposed - A Year of Fascist Domination'.
In what year did Buckingham Palace announce the engagement of Britain's Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer?
1981 - Prince Charles was married to Diana from 1981 until their divorce in 1996.
King Henry VIII had his chief minister executed on July 28, 1540. Who was this chief minister?
a. Thomas Wolsey
b. Oliver Cromwell
c. Thomas Cromwell
d. Thomas Cranmer
Thomas Cromwell - Cromwell served as King Henry VIII's chief minister from 1532 to 1540.
Where was English poet John Keats born on October 31, 1795?
a. Edinburgh, Scotland
b. Dublin, Ireland
c. Cardiff, Wales
d. London, England
London, England - Keats died of tuberculosis at the young age of 25 in 1821.
What did Communist Poland's government ban on October 8, 1982?
a. The Protestant Church
b. Consumption of Alcohol
c. Practice of the Jewish Religion
d. All labor organizations
All labor organizations - The collapse of the communist regime in Poland occurred in 1990.
Which country was the first to use tanks in an attack at Flers-Courcelette during World War I?
Britain - The attack occurred on the 15th of September 1916. After the introduction of the tank at the battle, Germany was quick to design tanks of their own.
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