History Trivia Questions #34Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Engine designer and car engineer Karl Benz was native to which country?
Germany - Karl was born in 1844 in Muhlburg, Germany.
Fought between Athens and Sparta, when did the Peloponnesian War take place?
a. 1307 AD
b. 982 BC
c. 1106 AD
d. 431 BC
431 BC - The war resulted in Sparta becoming the leading power of Greece.
Who was drawn and quartered on the 31st of January 1606 for his part in the "Gunpowder Plot"?
a. Dick Turpin
b. Wilhelm Keitel
c. King Charles I
d. Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes - The Gunpowder Plot was a plan to assassinate King James.
Serving from April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953, who was the 33rd president of the United States?
a. Harry S. Truman
b. Millard Fillmore
c. Rutherford Hayes
d. John Tyler
Harry S. Truman - Truman was an artillery officer during World War I.
According to Ancient Greek sources, who was the first person to appear on stage as an actor?
Thespis - Thespis is also credited with creating the first theatrical tour group.
Responsible for the deaths of up to 200 million people in the 14th century, the "Black Death" was most likely carried by what kind of animal?
Fleas - The fleas were oriental rat fleas, which lived on black rats.
Home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, Persia changed its name to what in 1935?
Iran - In 1959, there was a reversal of the decision and now both names are used interchangeably.
The United States was involved in which of these wars during the early 1950s?
Korean - The Korean War ended in 1953.
Serving as the US president from January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963, in what city was John F. Kennedy assassinated?
d. New York
Dallas - Kennedy was killed on the 22nd of November 1963.
Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Henry VIII, for what crime was Thomas Cranmer executed in 1956?
Treason - Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was executed for heresy and treason on the 21st of March 1556.
Douglas MacArthur made his famous "I shall return" statement in reference to which nation during World War II?
b. The Philippines
The Philippines - MacArthur made this statement in 1941.
Which historic event is sometimes referred to as Gorta Mor?
a. The Boer Wars
b. The Black Plague
c. Damghan Earthquake
d. Potato Famine
Potato Famine - The Potato Famine affected Ireland between 1845 and 1852.
The War of 1812 saw the US fighting against which nation?
Canada - The White House was burned during this conflict.
Which country did Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama reach by sea in 1498?
India - Vasco arrived in Kappadu in May of 1498.
Which of the following famous people built a massive wall in England in 122 BC?
d. Richard the Lionhearted
Hadrian - This incredible wall in Northern England is 80 Roman Miles.
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