History Trivia Questions #32Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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The great conqueror Qin Shi Huang was the ruler of which nation from 247 - 220 BC?
China - Qin is sometimes referred to as 'The First Emperor'.
Which of the following countries was considered an Axis country during World War II?
Hungary - Hungary signed the Tripartite Pact in November of 1940.
Known as the "King of Kings of Persia," who was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire?
a. Richard the Lionhearted
b. Catherine the Great
d. Cyrus the Great
Cyrus the Great - Cyrus was the ruler of Persia from about 559 to 530 BC.
In approximately 1750, the first glue patent was issued in Britain. What was the glue made from?
c. Pasta paste
Fish - It consisted of a paste made from the skin and bones of a fish.
Who taught the great Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle?
Plato - Plato was a student of Socrates.
Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, in what year was Elizabeth II's coronation?
1953 - Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Whom did Roman emperor Claudius adopt to be his heir?
b. Mark Anthony
Nero - Nero was Claudius' great nephew.
The largest monolith statue in the world, what is the Great Sphinx of Giza made of?
Limestone - The face of the Sphinx is believed by most historians to represent the face of the Pharaoh Khafra.
According to the myth, who founded Rome?
Romulus - Romulus and his brother Remus were said to have been raised by wolves.
The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, Marie Curie discovered two elements, Polonium and which other?
Radium - Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland.
Whose name translates to mean "Little Boots"?
Caligula - Caligula's real name was Gaius.
Marking the end of the airship era, in what year did the Hindenburg disaster take place?
1937 - Thirty-six people lost their lives in the disaster.
Who was Cleopatra's father?
b. Ptolemy XII
Ptolemy XII - Ptolemy XII ruled from 55 to 51 BC.
Which of these cheeses dates back to ancient times?
Feta - Feta is made from goat's milk.
Which nation invented the first seismograph?
China - The Chinese inventor Zhang Heng invented the seismograph in 130 AD.
Which culture is credited with building the first shopping mall?
Roman - The first shopping mall was built by Emperor Trajan. It had about 150 shops.
Regarded by some historians as a fable, which ruler had his entire harem drowned?
a. Sultan Ibrahim I
c. Peter the Great
d. Ptolemy III
Sultan Ibrahim I - Sultan Ibrahim I had his harem drowned in the Bosphorus River.
Who would have lived in the ancient city Tenochitlan?
a. The Incas
b. The Persians
c. The Byzantines
d. The Aztecs
The Aztecs - The city was located in Mexico, on an island in Lake Texcoco.
Who wrote a popular erotic book "The Tale of Two Lovers"?
a. Pope Pius II
b. Abraham Lincoln
d. Catherine the Great
Pope Pius II - The novel was written by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini, in 1444, before he became Pope Pius II.
What was the name of the ritual suicide committed by Samurai Warriors?
Seppuku - Bugei is a word that means martial combat.
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