History Trivia Questions #31Free Printable Trivia Questions
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In what year did the infamous Jack the Ripper commit his crimes?
1888 - Jack the Ripper is the most common name given to the unidentified serial killer who committed his killings around the Whitechapel district of London.
Currently a painter, in what profession did Alan LaVern Bean find fame?
Astronaut - Bean was the fourth person to walk on the moon.
Assassinated on April 15, 1865, which weapon did John Wilkes Booth use to kill Abraham Lincoln?
a. A knife
b. A pistol
c. A rifle
d. A sword
A pistol - Abraham Lincoln was shot by a Derringer.
Located in India, who built the mausoleum "Taj Mahal"?
b. Shah Alam
c. Sher Shah Suri
d. Shah Jahan
Shah Jahan - Construction on the Taj Mahal began in 1632.
Which of these historic figures was dubbed "Scourge of God"?
a. Joseph Stalin
b. Fidel Castro
c. Peter the Great
d. Attila the Hun
Attila the Hun - This name was given to him by the Catholic Church.
Married in 1582, who was Anne Hathaway's husband?
a. Francis Drake
b. Sir Francis Bacon
c. William Shakespeare
d. Henry the Eighth
William Shakespeare - Anne was married to William until her death in 1663 at the age of 67.
Which U.S. President used the slogan "The Buck Stops Here"?
Truman - Truman had a sign with this slogan on his desk.
Which of these people discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen?
a. Pierre Montet
b. Alexander Thom
c. Howard Carter
d. Alfred Kidder
Howard Carter - All of these people were archeologists.
When did Great Britain get the atomic bomb?
1952 - Britain was the third country to get the bomb.
A part of international pop culture, Eva Peron was married to the president of which nation?
Argentina - Eva passed away in 1952.
In what year was New Zealand claimed by Great Britain?
1769 - New Zealand was claimed by Captain James Cook.
What useful item, still used today, did Lewis Waterman patent in 1884?
a. The fountain pen
b. The windshield wiper
c. The printing press
d. The aqualung
The fountain pen - Lewis founded the Watermen Pen Company in 1883.
When did Jerry Springer become the mayor of Cincinnati?
1977 - Jerry was also on the Cincinnati City council in 1971.
Who was the son of Pepin the Short?
a. Richard the Lionhearted
c. Kublai Khan
Charlemagne - Charlemagne is also known as Charles the Great.
How long did Lady Jane Grey rule England?
a. Nine days
b. Six years
c. 29 years
d. 43 years
Nine days - Lady Jane was beheaded.
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