History Trivia Questions XIVFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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When Joseph Jenkins Roberts of Virginia declared this country's
independence in 1847, it became what is now Africa's oldest republic. What is it?
c. South Africa
Joseph had been King of Naples and King of Spain, but ended up in
exile in Bordentown, New Jersey. What was his last name?
Raila Odinga, who claimed to be Barack Obama's cousin, was also a
presidential aspirant in what country?
Stanley finally found Livingstone near Ujiji in what present-day
d. Central African Republic
Herostratic fame is named for Herostratus, who decided that the
best way to be remembered forever was to burn down a Wonder of the World. Which one?
a. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
b. Temple of Artemis
c. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
d. Pharos of Alexandria
You know about Italy's Black Shirts and Germany's Brown Shirts, but
which country provided fascist Blue Shirts to Franco?
d. United States
The US and USSR were the first two countries with an A-bomb. What
c. Great Britain
In 1966, I rented the top two high-roller floors of the Desert Inn,
refused to leave and eventually bought the place so I could be left in peace. Who am I?
a. Elvis Presley
b. Bugsy Siegel
c. Howard Hughes
d. Steve Wynn
In 1977, what notorious criminal escaped for three days from Brushy
Mountain State Prison?
a. Gary Gilmore
b. James Earl Ray
c. Jack Ruby
d. John Gotti
They stopped making the $500 bill in 1969, and the person on it
stopped existing in 1901. Who was he?
a. Ulysses Grant
b. Salmon P Chase
c. William McKinley
d. Grover Cleveland
In 1986, this was the largest airline in the US. Nevertheless, in
1989, under Frank Lorenzo, it declared bankruptcy and in 1991, it closed its hatches for good. What is it?
a. Pan Am
Alberto Korda won a settlement from Smirnoff, after the vodka brand
usurped Korda's image of what left-wing icon?
a. John Kennedy
b. Malcolm X
c. Che Guevara
d. Mao Zedong
Born in Spain, who said, "Those who cannot remember the past are
condemned to repeat it"?
b. George Santayana
c. Winston Churchill
d. HL Mencken
Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy! In 2004, Walt Disney World employee Michael
Chartrand was acquitted of molesting a 13-year-old girl while dressed as what character?
a. Bugs Bunny
d. Daffy Duck
In 1795, what country adopted a "metric" time system that had
10-day weeks, 10-hour days, 100-minute hours and 100-second minutes?
b. United States
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