History Trivia Questions And AnswersHistory Trivia Questions And Answers

History trivia questions aren't yesterday's news! In fact, they're extremely popular and the great thing is, of course, that more questions are being generated every day as history is made.

So we've put together this collection of tricky teasers for you to test your knowledge...

Q. In 1927, who became the first man to fly solo and non-stop across the Atlantic?

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A. Charles Lindbergh.

Q. What was the family name of the Russian rulers from the 17th century until the 1917 revolution?

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A. Romanov.

Q. Which was the first bridge to be built across the River Thames in London?

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A. London Bridge.

Q. Which U.S. president had a home called The Hermitage?

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A. Andrew Jackson.

Q. Which famous battle took place on Sunday, 18th June, 1815?

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A. The Battle of Waterloo.

Q. How many U.S. presidents have been assassinated, and who where they?

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A. Four. Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, John F. Kennedy.

Q. Which King of England was executed in 1649 during the English Civil War?

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A. Charles I.

Q. Which world leader, who came to power in 1949, is famous for his "Little Red Book"?

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A. Mao Zedong, or Mao Tse-tung.

Q. In which country did the Easter Rising take place in 1916?

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A. Ireland.

Q. Which seven U.S. states seceded and formed the original Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War?

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A. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas.

Q. What three colors appear on the Italian flag?

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A. Red, white and green.

Q. What name is given to Britain's policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws on early American colonies?

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A. Salutary neglect.

Q. What was the name of the first Space Shuttle to go into space?

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A. Space Shuttle Columbia, on April 12, 1981.

Q. Which dung beetle was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians?

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A. The scarab.

Q. Who was shot outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington on March 30, 1981?

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A. President Ronald Reagan.

Q. Who was president during the U.S. Civil War?

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A. Abraham Lincoln.

Q. Which mountaineer and his Sherpa became the first men to conquer Mount Everest on May 29, 1953?

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A. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

Q. How did Alexander the Great solve the puzzle of the Gordian knot?

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A. He cut it with a sword.

Q. Which Greek historian is known as the "Father of History"?

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A. Herodotus.

Q. Which Russian astronaut was the first man to conduct a space walk?

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A. Alexey Leonov.

Q. In which Libyan city was the American diplomatic compound attacked in September 2012, resulting in the death of the U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stephens?

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A. Benghazi.

Q. Which infamous prison was stormed on July 14, 1789?

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A. The Bastille in Paris, during the French Revolution.

Q. What is the modern name for Van Diemen's Land?

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A. Tasmania.

Q. An expedition led by Roald Amundsen became the first to reach what on December 14, 1911?

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A. The geographic South Pole.

Q. The Ptolemy dynasty ruled which ancient kingdom?

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A. Egypt.

Q. Who became President of the United States after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963?

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A. Lyndon Baines Johnson

Q. The ancient city of Rome was built on how many hills?

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A. Seven.

Q. Where in Virginia did General Robert E. Lee surrender to the Union army in 1865, triggering about the end of the U.S. Civil War?

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A. Appomattox.

Q. Octavian defeated Mark Antony in which famous naval battle of 31 B.C.?

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A. The Battle of Actium.

Q. For what is Matthew Webb famous?

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A. He was the first man to swim the English Channel.

Q. The Peloponnesian War was fought between Athens and which other ancient Greek state?

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A. Sparta.

Q. Which English queen reigned for just nine days?

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A. Lady Jane Grey.

Q. Which war took place between 1950 and 1953?

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A. The Korean War.

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