History Trivia Questions XXVFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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Who gave the order on February 19, 1942 to arrest and place
Japanese-Americans in detention camps?
a. The U.S. House of Representatives
b. The U.S. Senate
c. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
d. The Secretary of War
President Franklin D. Roosevelt - Less than a month after Franklin D. Roosevelt's death, World War II
John McCurdy was the first person to fly a plane in Canada,
when he piloted the Silver Dart for half a mile over Baddeck Bay in what province?
b. British Columbia
d. Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia - John McCurdy flew the Silver Dart across Bras D’Or Lake, Nova Scotia, in 1909.
In 1974, who was kidnapped from Apartment #6 at 1827 Golden
Gate Avenue in Berkeley, near the University of San Francisco?
a. Jimmy Hoffa
b. Patty Hearst
c. Frank Sinatra Jr.
d. The Lindbergh baby
Patty Hearst - Hearst appeared in the movies Bio-Dome and Second Best.
Angry that Stanford White had deflowered his wife, Harry Thaw
shot him dead at a 1906 party on the roof of which Manhattan building, which White had designed?
a. Yankee Stadium
b. United Nations Building
c. Madison Square Garden
d. Empire State Building
Madison Square Garden - It was actually the second version of the building.
What folk hero was a real person who died in a 1900 crash in
Yazoo County, Mississippi, aboard the Cannonball Express from Memphis to Canton, Mississippi?
a. Daniel Boone
b. Casey Jones
c. Paul Bunyan
d. John Henry
Casey Jones - On April 30, 1900, near Vaughn, Mississippi, John Luther Jones saw another train on the
same track. He sacrificed his own life to save the passengers.
When did Paul Revere begin his famous ride from Charlestown to
Lexington, Massachusetts with the famous warning "The British are Coming"?
a. April 18, 1775
b. April 18, 1772
c. April 18, 1765
d. April 18, 1770
April 18, 1775 - Before and after the war, Paul was a silversmith.
Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorak are this city's best-known
composers, but Mozart came here to compose the opera Don Giovanni. Which city is this?
Prague - Mozart began composing at the age of five.
During World War II, which of the Solomon Islands was regained
from the Japanese by the Americans on May 1942?
Guadalcanal - Of the more than 36,000 Japanese soldiers on Guadalcanal, about 26,000 were killed.
When Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for
President on January 23, 1932, what position did he hold?
a. Senator from New York
b. Secretary of State
c. Governor of New Jersey
d. Governor of New York
Governor of New York - As of 2013, Franklin Roosevelt is the longest serving U.S. president. He served
from March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945.
As of 2013, who holds the record for longest-reigning British
a. Henry VIII
c. Elizabeth II
d. George III
Victoria - Victoria reigned for 63 years, 216 days.
In 1945, the United Nations was founded at what city's Opera
c. San Francisco
San Francisco - When founded, the UN had 51 member states. As of 2012, there are 193.
What ill-fated Treaty was signed on June 28 1919?
a. The Red Cross Treaty
b. The Treaty of Geneva
c. The Versailles Treaty
d. The Treaty of France
The Versailles Treaty - The Versailles Treaty ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied
Powers during World War I.
Which Russian revolutionary began his career as a bank robber,
taking 375,000 rubles from the State Bank in 1907?
Stalin - Stalin was in power from 3 April 1922 to 16 October 1952.
In German parliamentary elections on March 3, 1933, what
percentage of the vote did the Nazi party receive?
a. 55 Percent
b. 66 Percent
c. 33 Percent
d. 44 Percent
44 Percent - Adolf Hitler became leader of the party in 1921.
England's Henry VIII was succeeded by Edward the VI, his son
with which of his wives?
a. Jane Seymour
b. Catherine of Aragon
c. Anne Boleyn
d. Catherine Howard
Jane Seymour - Edward held the throne from 28 January 1547 to 6 July 1553.
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