History Trivia Questions #36Printable History Trivia Quiz
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Conducted through the state of Georgia in 1864, who lead the "March to the Sea"?
Sherman - The march ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21.
Who was President of the United States during the war of 1812?
Madison - James Madison was the fourth President of the United States.
Who was responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995?
a. Timothy McVeigh
b. Eric Robert Rudolph
c. Luke Helder
d. Theodore Kaczynski
Timothy McVeigh - McVeigh killed 168 people in the bomb attack.
Which U.S. state was granted statehood on December 14th, 1819?
Alabama - Illinois joined on the 3rd of December.
Which commoner became the head of England for 264 days?
a. Lord Mountbatten
b. George Monck
c. Guy Fawkes
d. Richard Cromwell
Richard Cromwell - Cromwell became head of the state in 1658.
Where was the first skyscraper built in the United States?
a. New York
Chicago - Named the Home Insurance Building, it was constructed in 1885.
Who performed the first adult human heart transplant in 1967?
a. Dr. Christiaan Barnard
b. Dr. Frederick Banting
c. Dr. Alfred Blalock
d. Dr. Charles Best
Dr. Christiaan Barnard - Dr. Charles Best helped to discover insulin.
Which of the following codenames represents a research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II?
a. The Philadelphia Experiment
c. Operation Sea Lion
d. The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project - The Manhattan Project was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada.
Killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, where did Pan Am Flight 103 explode?
a. Over the Pacific
b. Over China
c. The Alps
d. Over Scotland
Over Scotland - This tragic event occurred on the 21st of December 1988.
Famous for defecting to the United States from Russia in 1967, who was Lana Peters?
a. Georgy Malenkov's daughter
b. Stalin's daughter
c. Vladimir Lenin's daughter
d. Vasily Zaitsev's daughter
Stalin's daughter - Lana was Stalin's youngest child.
In what year did WWI begin?
1914 - World War I ended in 1918.
Where was the Fuhrer of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler born?
Austria - Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th 1889.
In which city was John F. Kennedy assassinated?
c. Washington DC
Dallas - Kennedy was shot on November 22nd 1963 in Dallas.
During which decade was the United States involved in the Korean War?
1950s - The Korean War was a civil war between North and South Korea.
Taking place from 431 to 404 BC, who fought in the Peloponnesian wars?
a. Rome and Sparta
b. Sparta and Athens
c. Pisa and Rome
d. Gaul and Athens
Sparta and Athens - The Spartans were victorious.
Approximately, what percentage of the world's 1939 population was killed during World War II?
a. 3 Percent
b. 7 Percent
c. 10 Percent
d. 5 Percent
3 Percent - Over 60 million people were killed during the war, which is about 3 percent of the 1939 world population.
Code-named Operation Just Cause, which country did the United States invade in December of 1989?
b. Costa Rica
Panama - During the invasion Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was deposed.
Which explorer was killed in Hawaii during his third exploratory voyage in 1779?
a. Ferdinand Magellan
b. Marco Polo
c. Christopher Columbus
d. James Cook
James Cook - During his life, Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean.
Taking place in 1951 during the Korean War, who became the first U.S. jet air ace in history?
a. John C. Meyer
b. George Davis, Jr.
c. James Jabara
d. Joseph McConnell, Jr.
James Jabara - James flew his first jet aircraft in 1948.
Which King was taken prisoner by the Yorkists at the Battle of St. Albans during the War of the Roses in 1455?
a. King Henry VI
b. King Henry VII
c. King Henry IV
d. King Henry V
King Henry VI - Henry was later to be imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he died in May of 1471.
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