History Trivia Questions XVIIIFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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Prince Charles may have had matrimonial problems, but Henry VIII
created his own church so he could divorce which wife?
a. Catherine Parr
b. Catherine Howard
c. Catherine of Aragon
d. Catherine de' Medici
Long after overrunning the Alamo, this Mexican ended up exiled to
Staten Island, where he is credited with introducing chewing gum to the US. Who is he?
a. Sancho Panza
b. Simon Bolivar
c. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
d. Che Guevara
Yuri Andropov was put in charge of the USSR. And dropped off. Who
a. Boris Yeltsin
b. Mikhail Gorbachev
c. Constantin Chernenko
d. Vladimir Putin
When told that saying, "Half the Cabinet are asses" was
unparliamentary, what UK politician recanted and instead said, "Half the Cabinet are not asses"?
a. Benjamin Disraeli
b. John Howard
c. Paul Martin
d. Edward Seaga
What ship landed at Plymouth Rock rather than Virginia, in large
part because their supplies were "much spent, especially our beer"?
c. Santa Maria
What state did the Green Mountain Boys break off from New York and
then declare to be an independent republic?
c. New Hampshire
Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa, the leader of these people,
had him pay a ransom of $100 million, then killed him anyway. Whom did Atahualpa lead?
Named for the local word for "mountainous", what was the world's
first black republic?
What was the last European power to leave Africa, when it finally
gave independence to such colonies as Angola and Mozambique in the mid-1970s?
Blaise Pascal once speculated that if Cleopatra had not been so
pretty, what Roman general might not have lost the Battle of Actium?
a. Julius Caesar
c. Mark Antony
In the first US census, in 1790, what was the only US state to
record zero slaves?
c. Rhode Island
Known as the Rubber People, what Mexican civilization venerated the
A minor "war" erupted in 1859 between Britain and the United States
on disputed San Juan Island. What set the war off?
a. A dead pig
b. A sliced-off ear
c. An unpaid tavern bill
d. A Fenian fugitive
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