History Trivia Questions #29Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Most economic historians attribute the start of the Great Depression in 1929 to what event?
a. US Stock Market Crash
b. International Trade
US Stock Market Crash - Some economic historians oppose this conclusion, and see the stock market crash as a symptom, rather than the cause.
Fought on May 10th of 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte defeated what forces at the Battle of Lodi?
Austrian - Although a victory, most of the Austrian army successfully escaped to fight another day.
Currently the second largest reserve currency in the world, when did euro coins and banknotes first enter circulation?
a. January 2006
b. January 2004
c. January 2008
d. January 2002
January 2002 - The euro is the official currency of the eurozone.
Peter the Great was emperor of which country from November 1721 until his death in February 1725?
Russia - Peter the Great led numerous successful wars, expanding Russia into an immense empire and a major European power.
Discovered in 1922, whose intact 14th-century tomb was discovered by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon?
a. Ramesses IV
b. Tutankhamun (King Tut)
c. Ramesses III
Tutankhamun (King Tut) - It took until 1932 to clear the tomb of the thousands of objects that it contained.
Developed during the Second World War, the V-2 rocket was the world's first long-range ballistic missile. What country invented it?
b. United States
Germany - Starting sometime in September of 1944, over 3,000 V-2s were launched against Allied targets by the German Wehrmacht before the war ended.
The Black Death, which was widespread over all of Europe, arrived in England sometime in 1348 killing nearly half of the English population. What was it?
a. An invasion of Vikings
b. An epidemic of chicken pox
c. An epidemic of bubonic plague
d. A severe drought
An epidemic of bubonic plague - According to scientists, a strain of bubonic plague as lethal as seen during the Black Death could make a reappearance on Earth.
Credited with 72 victories, the First World War flying ace Billy Bishop was from which country?
c. United States
Canada - Billy started his military career in a cavalry regiment.
Founded in 1937 by the Nazi trade union, which German motor manufacturer was set up to produce a "people's car"?
Volkswagen - Volkswagen means 'people's car' in German.
Established in October of 1945, there are currently 193 member states in the United Nations (2014). How many were there when it was founded?
a. 21 Member States
b. 51 Member States
c. 31 Member States
d. 41 Member States
51 Member States - The United Nations organization won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.
Pompeii was completely demolished by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius sometime in 79 AD. Which other town was also ruined by the eruption?
d. Concordia Sagittaria
Herculaneum - It is estimated that at the time of the eruption, Pompeii had 20,000 inhabitants.
Which of the following famous women was nicknamed "The Maid of Orleans"?
a. Marie Antoinette
b. Amelia Earhart
c. Joan of Arc
d. Catherine the Great
Joan of Arc - Joan of Arc is a Roman Catholic saint and a folk heroine of France.
Leading to a famous gold rush, in which region of the Yukon in northwest Canada was gold discovered in 1896?
a. Brooks Range
b. Pelly Crossing
c. Beaver Creek
Klondike - The gold rush attracted approximately 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region.
Operated by the Third Reich of Germany, in what country were the infamous Auschwitz concentration camps constructed?
Poland - Poland has constructed a museum on the sites of Auschwitz I and II.
Where was King Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn housed while awaiting execution in May of 1536?
a. Tower of London
b. Edinburgh Castle Dungeon
c. Hampton Court
d. Greenwich Palace
Tower of London - Accused of adultery and incest, Anne Boleyn was beheaded on Tower Green.
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