History Trivia Questions #30Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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An iconic symbol of American independence, in which city is the Liberty Bell located?
a. New York City
c. Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia - As of 2003, the bell has been housed at the Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia.
What well-known actor from Maryland assassinated Abraham Lincoln on April 14 1865?
a. Jefferson Davis
b. Lewis Powell
c. John Wilkes Booth
d. Lee Harvey Oswald
John Wilkes Booth - Booth was tracked down and killed by Sergeant Boston Corbett on April 26.
Nicknamed the "Red King," who was "King of the Scots" from 1040 until his death in 1057?
a. Duncan I
b. Donald III
d. Malcolm III
Macbeth - Macbeth is probably best known as the subject of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Who was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the English House of Commons?
a. Margaret Bondfield
b. Nancy Astor
c. Bessie Braddock
d. Emmeline Pankhurst
Nancy Astor - Nancy was in office from the 28th of November 1919 to the 5th July 1945.
Located in eastern Montana, where did "Custer's Last Stand" occur in 1876?
a. Little Snake River
b. Little Big Horn
c. Little Blood Creek
d. Little Crow Foot
Little Big Horn - The U.S. casualty count, including Custer, was 268 dead and 55 injured.
What is the name of the Aztec leader who was killed when Hernan Cortes and his men fought to escape the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan?
c. Montezuma II
d. Montezuma I
Montezuma II - The details of Montezuma's death are not known.
Which execution method was used to kill aristocrats during the French Revolution?
a. The Guillotine
b. Burning at the Stake
c. The Brazen Bull
d. Hanging, Drawing and Quartering
The Guillotine - The French Revolution occurred from 1789 to 1799.
Where was Richard the Lionheart held prisoner when he returned to Europe after the Third Crusade?
Austria - Duke Leopold kept Richard prisoner at Durnstein Castle.
After claiming that they were fired on at the Marco Polo Bridge, what country did the Japanese invade in 1937?
a. United States
China - The war against China saw four million Chinese casualties.
In what year was Margaret Thatcher elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
1979 - In April of 2013, Thatcher died from a stroke while in London at the age of 87.
Who was the first actress to earn a million dollars for their role in a single film?
a. Bette Davis
b. Marilyn Monroe
c. Elizabeth Taylor
d. Audrey Hepburn
Elizabeth Taylor - For her 1963 role in Cleopatra.
Who of the following was shot dead in Dallas on the 24th of November 1963?
a. Jack Ruby
b. Guy Banister
c. Lee Harvey Oswald
d. John F. Kennedy
Lee Harvey Oswald - While being transported to a county jail, Oswald was shot and killed by Jack Ruby.
In what year did Soviet Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov make the first spacewalk?
1965 - His space walk lasted 12 minutes.
What war was ended with the signing of an armistice on July 27th 1953?
a. World War II
b. Korean War
c. Soviet war in Afghanistan
d. Vietnam War
Korean War - The war started when North Korean forces invaded South Korea on the 25th of June 1950.
Which British Prime Minister, who served during World War II (1940 to 1945), returned to power in 1951?
a. Winston Churchill
b. Clement Attlee
c. Neville Chamberlain
d. Anthony Eden
Winston Churchill - His return to Prime Minister lasted from 1951 to 1955.
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