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295 quizzes and 4,130 trivia questions.
1.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 17   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Dec 25 23
Easier
FTBot
Dec 25 23
671 plays
2.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 20   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jan 20 24
Easier
FTBot
Jan 20 24
631 plays
3.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 19   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jan 15 24
Easier
FTBot
Jan 15 24
607 plays
4.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 18    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jan 02 24
Easier
FTBot
Jan 02 24
615 plays
5.
  Man's Inhumanity to Man   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Join me on a tour of some the outrageous acts that man has committed against his fellow man (please note that this is not a 'top ten' list). Sadly these examples are merely a drop in the bucket. It's enough to make you want to resign from the human race.
Easier, 10 Qns, skunkee, Nov 14 16
Easier
skunkee editor
23174 plays
6.
  In a While, Crocodile   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My history professor told me that historians should never predict the future. The events featured in this quiz show how true this is!
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jan 21 17
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Easier
looney_tunes editor
10564 plays
7.
  The Facts or Not the Facts    
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
The facts or not the facts. In this quiz you are ask to classify whether something actually happened or did not happen, according to the clue given.
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Jun 18 23
Average
gme24 gold member
Jun 18 23
862 plays
8.
World History in Ten Objects
  World History in Ten Objects editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Comprising ten historical objects from ten countries, this quiz was inspired by the project "A History of the World in 100 Objects", a joint venture of the British Museum and BBC Radio 4.
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Sep 22 23
Easier
MotherGoose editor
Sep 22 23
3477 plays
9.
  Love, Historically   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many historic people have been motivated by love, although not necessarily the romantic kind. This quiz covers some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 11 10
Average
rossian editor
10495 plays
10.
  Famous Tweets of History   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who says Twitter is new and innovative? People have been tweeting about events since the dawn of time. Just look at some of these tweets from over the years and figure out when or where, in 140 characters or less, they were sent. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Oct 30 20
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Easier
kyleisalive editor
Oct 30 20
5329 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges described what war between the United Kingdom and Argentina as "a fight between two bald men over a comb?"

From Quiz "FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 1"




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  Manifesto Destiny editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What a wonderful privilege you've given me, Professor! We've been allowed to peek at some of the greatest documents in human history. As we very carefully turn the pages, I'm full of questions about what I'm reading....
Easier, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Jul 05 12
Easier
MikeMaster99 gold member
5532 plays
12.
  The Best Quiz in the World...   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
...and other outrageous lies. Here are ten of history's greatest porkers.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 02 18
Average
Snowman gold member
Aug 02 18
4693 plays
13.
  A Site for Sore Eyes   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Liz Lovelly got a new diary for her birthday, and has been enjoying penning daily entries about her favorite school subject - history. I'm sure she won't mind if we take a quick peek. Shall we?
Easier, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, May 23 22
Easier
beergirllaura
May 23 22
5906 plays
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  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 16    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Nov 27 22
Easier
FTBot
Nov 27 22
1575 plays
15.
The End Of An Era
  The End Of An Era   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
In human history, an individual has often marked the end and/or beginning of an era. Constantine XI, for example, was the last Byzantine Emperor, concluding that historical period. How many of these ten individuals who defined an era can you identify?
Easier, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jun 20 16
Easier
lowtechmaster
2016 plays
16.
So Heres the Deal
  So Here's the Deal   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The time is now, Counselor, to come to a consensus between our parties and find a mutually beneficial agreement as to these most dire of situations.
Easier, 10 Qns, TemptressToo, Nov 12 14
Easier
TemptressToo
1362 plays
17.
  History as Explained in Music   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Music has often been used to tell stories, and in many cases, those stories have been true. This quiz examines specific historical events that have been covered in music.
Average, 10 Qns, eauhomme, Oct 17 10
Average
eauhomme
5473 plays
18.
Blink Once for Yes Twice for No
  Blink Once for Yes, Twice for No   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
You have just been kidnapped! With your mouth taped, you are told to blink your eyes in response to questions. As you wait, you think about other famous kidnappings through history around the world. Can you name some of these?
Average, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Sep 10 17
Average
stephgm67 gold member
Sep 10 17
790 plays
19.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 15   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Nov 10 22
Easier
FTBot
Nov 10 22
1232 plays
20.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 14    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Sep 21 22
Easier
FTBot
Sep 21 22
962 plays
21.
  It Happened One Night   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It was a dark and stormy night (ok, maybe not stormy in all the cases) when these incidents took place. Take a look at some important historical events that occurred under the cover of darkness.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jun 03 13
Average
zorba_scank gold member
4646 plays
22.
  The Last Straw   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The straw that broke the camel's back refers to a beast of burden so loaded down that literally one more straw will incapacitate him or cause him to revolt against his master. Can you identify these historical "last straws?"
Easier, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Sep 11 12
Easier
coachpauly
3247 plays
23.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 13    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Aug 18 22
Easier
FTBot
Aug 18 22
1019 plays
24.
  Addresses of Historic Events   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You ever get that weird feeling walking through a very old place, wondering about all that happened there through the years? Here's a quiz about some of those spots where something indeed happened.
Average, 10 Qns, Oddball, Sep 13 16
Average
Oddball
7248 plays
25.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jan 19 22
Easier
FTBot
Jan 19 22
1042 plays
26.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 9    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jun 02 22
Very Easy
FTBot
Jun 02 22
845 plays
27.
Hashtags in World History
  Hashtags in World History    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Imagine what history would be like if Twitter had always been around. Fill in the blanks of these would-be historical tweets with the correct hashtag.
Easier, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Sep 02 15
Easier
Joepetz gold member
1047 plays
28.
  A-Z History (Part 2)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is Part 2 of A-Z History. This will deal with letters K-Z as well as a few random letters for the last few questions. Enjoy!
Easier, 20 Qns, Drapion, Dec 13 17
Easier
Drapion
Dec 13 17
2111 plays
29.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 11    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jul 01 22
Easier
FTBot
Jul 01 22
699 plays
30.
  History Grab Bag - Part One   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Part One of a general world history grab bag of questions.
Average, 10 Qns, delboy22, Mar 31 14
Average
delboy22
7137 plays
31.
  Totally Useless History Knowledge   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
My kids are always telling me I have a brain full of totally useless knowledge. I happen to disagree with them, however, and over the past 40+ odd years I have learned quite a bit. Let me know what you think!
Tough, 20 Qns, nikshijay, Sep 20 13
Tough
nikshijay
8934 plays
32.
  Game Changers of History   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some events in history went by unnoticed, while others couldn't fail to make an impact.
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Sep 11 18
Easier
AcrylicInk gold member
Sep 11 18
1104 plays
33.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 6    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Apr 02 22
Easier
FTBot
Apr 02 22
898 plays
34.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, FTBot, Feb 05 22
Very Easy
FTBot
Feb 05 22
959 plays
35.
  Fun History X   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A fun multiple choice quiz on famous events and people from the past. Unlike some of my other quizzes, this one is really very easy. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, trojan11, Dec 03 21
Average
trojan11
Dec 03 21
7736 plays
36.
Was That a Fair Deal
  Was That a Fair Deal?    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Throughout history there have been questionable deals between individuals or groups. This quiz exams ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Mar 05 16
Average
bernie73 gold member
740 plays
37.
  History High - World, U.S.   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is a mix of World and American history. Mostly from my high school curriculum. I hope you have fun taking the quiz, and good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, shooster, Jan 22 15
Average
shooster
9847 plays
38.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 12    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Aug 02 22
Easier
FTBot
Aug 02 22
732 plays
39.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 10    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jun 17 22
Easier
FTBot
Jun 17 22
723 plays
40.
  Anything Can Happen   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pollsters, pundits, and the public can speculate all they want, but you simply never know what can happen. Here are some great upsets in history. How well do you know them? Have fun!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Aug 15 14
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
3002 plays
41.
More Hashtags in World History
  More Hashtags in World History    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Another quiz on would-be famous tweets in history had Twitter been around at the time. Just fill in the blank with the missing hashtag.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Sep 08 15
Average
Joepetz gold member
650 plays
42.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 8    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, May 01 22
Easier
FTBot
May 01 22
672 plays
43.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 5    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Mar 23 22
Easier
FTBot
Mar 23 22
553 plays
44.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 4    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Mar 01 22
Easier
FTBot
Mar 01 22
706 plays
45.
  Why Does It Matter?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mixed bag of history questions in response to a Commission title.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jul 21 19
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
Jul 21 19
846 plays
46.
  The Three Clue History Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz should be relatively easy. I hope this is enjoyable for everyone.
Easier, 10 Qns, hpreed62, May 28 17
Easier
hpreed62
May 28 17
1991 plays
47.
  Historical Figures    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is my first History quiz, a little challenging for some.
Easier, 10 Qns, Sari73, Apr 04 14
Easier
Sari73
2731 plays
48.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 7    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Apr 16 22
Easier
FTBot
Apr 16 22
603 plays
49.
  FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Feb 18 22
Easier
FTBot
Feb 18 22
568 plays
50.
  A Whole New World, Part II   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My father passed away in 1965. If he were to return fifty years later in 2015, he would find that he was in "A Whole New World". Which parts of that world can you identify?
Easier, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Apr 10 16
Easier
lowtechmaster
1431 plays
51.
  Fun History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten lighthearted questions. Have fun and see if you can get them all correct.
Average, 10 Qns, trojan11, Feb 23 23
Average
trojan11
Feb 23 23
5199 plays
52.
  A-Z History 2 Part 1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is the second series in my quizzes A-Z History. It is formatted in the same way with multiple choice questions detailing various historical figures and topics.
Easier, 15 Qns, Drapion, May 14 18
Easier
Drapion
May 14 18
901 plays
53.
  Historical Snippets 4    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten more snippets of history that are interesting or amusing. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 02 21
Average
Creedy gold member
Feb 02 21
516 plays
54.
  Tick, Tick, BOOM!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Explosions have been common throughout millions of years of history. Some are natural, and some are man-made. Do you know these particular events?
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jan 10 13
Average
salami_swami gold member
864 plays
55.
  To Wage War and Peace   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the people in this quiz have gone through wars to lead their countries in peacetime.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, May 24 12
Average
Christinap
1043 plays
56.
  Flashbacks from the Mossbacks   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Mighty Mossbacks have fanned out through time to some of their most cherished moments in history. Based on the descriptions given, can you figure out which people, places and things they've gone back to experience?
Average, 10 Qns, klinski_1987, May 11 16
Average
klinski_1987
674 plays
57.
  Historical Snippets 1   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten interesting snippets of history for you to enjoy. Have fun.
Tough, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 20 20
Tough
Creedy gold member
Apr 20 20
499 plays
58.
  History for Dummies   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some historical facts seem obvious, whilst others turn out not to be quite what they seem. Make what you will of this eclectic collection.
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Aug 21 13
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
1142 plays
59.
  Matters of Fact   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In response to an Author's Challenge from kyleisalive, here are ten interesting, unusual or comical facts. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Sep 17 11
Average
Creedy gold member
1791 plays
60.
  History Mix   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of world history with this quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, nln340, Jan 12 12
Average
nln340
2528 plays
61.
  Bicentennial 1819-2019   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To celebrate my 200th quiz (2019), I'm looking at things that happened 200 years ago. Hope you were paying attention in 1819!
Average, 10 Qns, parrotman2006, Sep 04 19
Average
parrotman2006 gold member
Sep 04 19
394 plays
62.
  Historical Snippets 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten interesting snippets of history that have caught my attention from time to time. Perhaps they will interest you as well.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 28 20
Average
Creedy gold member
Oct 28 20
492 plays
63.
  The Misplaced & Poles Apart History Quiz: Events   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We hope that you enjoy the second joint history quiz by "The Misplaced" & "Poles Apart" teams. It is a mixed bag of questions on historical events and what a mixed bag it is!
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Aug 05 20
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
Aug 05 20
399 plays
64.
  Double Zero Years: The Second Millennium    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For my 100th quiz, let's look at some random facts taken from the years between 1100 and 2000 that end with 00, making each of them the final year of a century. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, May 11 15
Average
shvdotr gold member
336 plays
65.
  Dark Souls as Black as Night    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is about some pretty evil men who were leaders of their group or county - mostly dictators.
Average, 10 Qns, monan828, Mar 03 15
Average
monan828
601 plays
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History Mixed Bag Trivia Questions

2. What discovery made in the 1970s in China, related to its first emperor, is considered one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the 20th century?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 18

Answer: The Terracotta Army

Emperor Qin Shi Huang was buried with over six thousand terracotta soldiers, each with different facial characteristics, with life size chariots, horses and weapons. They were discovered by a farmer in 1974 who was digging in the area. There is another portion of the emperor's tomb that has not been uncovered, but this amazing Terracotta Army is exhibited in Xi'an, China.

Question by player Babilonia

3. During the Great Depression, the Mafia made a lot of money from something called "the numbers racket." What was it?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 17

Answer: An illegal daily lottery

The numbers racket, also called policy, was a popular form of gambling in many large cities. Bettors would choose a three digit number from 000 to 999. The winning number was usually taken from the last three digits of the handle, or total amount of money wagered, at a local racetrack, which could be found in the newspaper. Winning bettors would receive 600 times the amount of their wager, and the syndicate would reap a 40% profit. State run lotteries have largely replaced the numbers racket.

Question by player daver852

4. The purchase of what future U.S. state from the Russian Empire was known at the time as "Seward's Folly"?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 16

Answer: Alaska

The purchase of Alaska was generally perceived by the public as a positive step towards expanding the United States' territory, but many prominent politicians and publishers mocked the addition of Alaska. Many felt that Alaska was a barren, worthless land that added nothing of value to America. Question by player gandalfthegrey

5. The peaceful 1974 revolution in Portugal was named after what kind of 'divine' flower?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 15

Answer: Carnation

The Carnation Revolution ended the longest lasting dictatorship in Europe, the Estado Novo. Young captains of the Portuguese army, disillusioned by the brutal and hopeless war they were fighting in the Portuguese colonies of Mozambique and Angola, organised a bloodless coup on 25 April 1974. Tanks rolled into Lisbon just after midnight and seized important bridges, the radio and television stations and the national airport. Troops stormed the barracks where Prime Minister Dr Marcello Caetano, successor of António de Oliveira Salazar, had taken refuge. Without a single bullet fired, they accepted his surrender. After 50 years of dictatorship, Portugal took its first steps towards democracy. The botanic name for the carnation is Dianthus Caryophyllus. The first word is derived from the Greek words for divine ("dios") and flower ("anthos").

Question by player Debarrio

6. On December 18, 1941 First Lieutenant Boyd Wagner of the U.S. Army Air Corps shot down his fifth enemy plane. This feat made him the first U.S. "what" of World War II?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 14

Answer: First "ace" of WWII

Stationed in the Philippines, 1st Lt. Wagner had notched four kills during a single mission on December 12, 1941. On December 18, Wagner lead a group of four. P40s on a bombing mission at Vigan, Luzon. Wagner destroyed nine aircraft on the ground. One enemy aircraft was able to take off. Wagner found him and shot him down for his fifth kill. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross and a Purple Heart injuries received in battle.

Question by player griller

7. Who was the first man in space?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 13

Answer: Yuri Gagarin

On 12 April 1961 the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, not in space.

Question by player BTD6_maker

8. "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get it under control. I trust you are not in too much distress." Who said this?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 12

Answer: The captain on a Boeing 747 in 1982

In 1982 a British Airways Boeing 747 inadvertently flew through the ash cloud from a volcanic eruption of Mount Galunggung near Jakarta, which caused all four jet engines to fail. After some time, Captain Eric Moody made the quoted announcement to the passengers. The crew eventually managed to restart 3 of the four engines and land safely. All aboard became lifelong members of the 'Galunggung Gliding Club'.

Question by player Rimrunner

9. In 1785 Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries became the first people to cross the English Channel by which uplifting method?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 10

Answer: Balloon

Blanchard and Jeffries set out from Dover by hydrogen balloon on 7 January 1785, carrying British and French ensigns, and landed just south of Calais after a journey of two and a half hours. They were the first to cross the channel by air.

Question by player Otautau

10. The Camp David Peace Accords, signed by Anwar El Sadat and Menachem Begin in 1978, led to a peace treaty between which two nations in 1979?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 9

Answer: Israel and Egypt

Begin and Sadat signed the two agreements after twelve days of negotiations chaired by then US President, Jimmy Carter. Their efforts were rewarded not only with peace between the two nations, formalised in a treaty a year later, but also by the award of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1978 to both leaders.

Question by player Snowman

11. In the past most domestic buildings were constructed of local materials. If an area had a lot of clay what would you expect the buildings to be made of?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 8

Answer: Bricks

Before mass production was introduced there were five steps in making bricks, all involving very hard work. First the clay was mined. Next it had to be prepared by removing all stones and bits of vegetation and putting it into a soaking pit and when it was wet enough kneading it to the right consistency. The third step was shaping it in wooden moulds. The fourth step was drying the bricks and finally they were fired in a kiln to harden them.

Question by player Calpurnia09

12. Mount Suribachi, site of a famous American flag raising, is located where?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 7

Answer: Iwo Jima

Five U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raised the American flag on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. Joe Rosenthal took the historic photograph. His photo won a Pulitzer Prize for Photography. Marine Felix de Weldon used this photo in 1954 to sculpt the Marine Corps War Memorial which was placed near the Arlington National Cemetery. The Battle of Iwo Jima resulted in 26,000 American casualties which included 6,800 dead. This bloody battle was a strategic win which allowed the United States to island hop to mainland Japan.

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13. Who did Fidel Castro depose as President of Cuba in 1959?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 6

Answer: Fulgencio Batista

His takeover of Cuba led to one of the most dangerous periods in recent world history when the Soviet Union placed nuclear weapons on the island. The United States seemed prepared to go to war over this perceived threat and fortunately for everybody, the weapons were withdrawn before it got that far.

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14. According to legend, from which famous building in Italy did Galileo conduct his falling-object experiments?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 5

Answer: Leaning Tower of Pisa

Galileo Galilei was professor of mathematics at the University of Pisa when he predicted that bodies of the same material falling through the same medium would fall at the same speed, regardless of weight. Aristotle had taught that heavy objects would fall faster than light ones. Galileo's pupil Vicenzo Viviani wrote that sometime between 1589 and 1592, Galileo dropped two spheres of different masses from the Tower of Pisa to disprove Aristotle. Historians of science now believe that this experiment never actually took place. However, in the Netherlands, Simon Stevin and Jan Cornets de Groot did drop two lead balls from atop a tall church in Delft, the Netherlands. Astronaut David Scott also conducted the experiment on the moon in 1971, with a feather and a hammer (they hit the ground simultaneously -- no air drag).

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15. The Victoria Cross for Australia is the highest military decoration in the Australian Honours System. For what is it awarded?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 4

Answer: Conspicuous gallantry or acts of valour

According to the full citation, the Victoria Cross may be awarded to military personnel "who in the presence of the enemy, perform acts of the most conspicuous gallantry, or daring or pre-eminent acts of valour or self-sacrifice or display extreme devotion to duty." Prior to 1991, the Australian military used the British honours system: 96 Australians received the original Victoria Cross.

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16. Although he wasn't its only contributor, Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang put in some extra effort into building and unifying this.

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 3

Answer: Great Wall

Qin Shi Huang was the first emperor of China, and started his contribution to the Great Wall hundreds of years after the first walls were built. He is also famous for other ambitious projects, such as the Terracotta Army.

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17. Which was the only allied country to refuse to sign the Treaty of Versailles following WWI, because its province of Shandong was being given to Japan?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 2

Answer: China

Germany had exercised effective control over the rich province of Shandong since the 1890's, and the Paris Peace Conference had the task of deciding what to do with this province, since Germany was being stripped of all such foreign possessions. Instead of restoring control to China, they capitulated to Japanese demands and gave it to Japan. U.S. president Woodrow Wilson gave in to Japan in exchange for Japan's support for his League of Nations proposal, an example of the give and take which went on throughout the Paris Peace Conference.

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18. The Tudor Rose is an heraldic emblem composed of two roses. What colours are these roses?

From Quiz FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 1

Answer: red and white

Henry VII adopted this emblem when he married Elizabeth of York, bringing together the House of Lancaster (symbolised by a red rose) and the House of York (symbolised by a white rose). The Tudor Rose has a white heraldic rose on top of a red rose, and is still used as the heraldic flower representing England. You can see it at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tudor_rose

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19. During England's short dalliance under the Protectorate as a republic (1653-1659), who was known contemptuously as "Queen Dick"?

From Quiz Historical Snippets 4

Answer: Richard Cromwell

England initially became a republic in 1649 following the execution of King Charles I in January that year, and a follow up Act passed by Parliament four months later. The Protectorate itself began in 1653, with Oliver Cromwell installed as Lord High Protector of the Commonwealth. And what a cheerless term that was. Under this warts and all leader, all the more celebratory aspects of English society were banned, or, at the very least, heavily curbed. These included drinking to excess, inns, brothels, theatre activity, celebrations built around Christmas Day and horse racing. More positive aspects of Cromwell's tour of duty included the building of a stronger Navy, greater religious tolerance, and the readmission of Jews to the country. This mattered little to an indignant public, and Cromwell had to rely heavily on his armed forces to maintain order. On his death in 1658, when his son, Richard Cromwell, took over as Lord Protector, he lacked the force of personality and the ability to not only control Parliament, but also the army as well. "Queen Dick" became his contemptuous nickname among the general public, and in the chaos that took place under his leadership, he was removed from power by Parliament in 1659. Mince pies, Christmas, maypoles, the theatre, a tipple or three, and the Merry Monarch (Charles II) were all welcomed back with open arms.

20. Thimble History: The thimble, used to protect fingers and thumbs while sewing, has been around for quite a while. According to evidence found, how long ago were thimbles first used?

From Quiz The Misplaced & Poles Apart History Quiz: Events

Answer: 30,000

There is evidence of thimbles being used 30,000 years ago by mammoth hunters. It's believed they were used to sew and decorate hides. Thimbles have been made of metals-usually brass, stone, bones, ivory, wood, horns and glass. Thimbles were considered a very good gift for young ladies. Queen Elizabeth I is said to have had a thimble made of precious stones to give to a lady-in-waiting. The term thimble knocking came from two sources, prostitutes who once used thimbles to indicate that they were ready for business by rapping the thimble on their window. Some female school teachers would keep a thimble on a finger, using it to knock on the heads of students who were either not concentrating or were misbehaving. The phrase "just a thimble full" to indicate a small amount of a drink came from a time when large thimbels were used to measure out liquor and gun powder. Most thimbles sold now are for collectors, called digitabulists. The first commemorative thimbles were made for The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, held in London in 1851. Information for this question has been gathered from Wikipedia and The History of Thimbles by Banasch's Sewing Supplies. Question submitted by dekeaunt (The Misplaced)

21. Who was President of the United States in 1819?

From Quiz Bicentennial 1819-2019

Answer: James Monroe

James Monroe was elected in 1816 and served two terms. His presidency was notable for its lack of political tensions and was nicknamed "The Era of Good Feelings." Monroe was the last of the "Founding Fathers" to serve as President. Born in 1758, Monroe fought in the American Revolution. He studied law and became active in politics, serving in the Continental Congress. Monroe was Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State before serving as the fifth US President. His most notable policy achievement was the declaration of the Monroe Doctrine, warning European powers against interfering in the Americas. He declared the policy in 1822, as countries from Mexico to Chile were declaring revolution against the Kingdom of Spain. Madison was the fourth President, serving from 1809 to 1817. John Quincy Adams served immediately after Monroe, from 1825 to 1829. Daniel Tompkins was the Vice President in the Monroe Administration.

22. After England and Scotland merged under the Acts of Union in 1707, taxes shot through the roof on which particular Scottish product?

From Quiz Historical Snippets 2

Answer: Whisky

Although Scotch Whisky had undoubtedly been around earlier than 1494, the first recorded mention of it can be found in the Exchequer Rolls of 1494, when a consignment of malt was sent to one Friar John Cor from King James IV to make 500 bottles of the aquavitae. James IV (1473-1513), suffered a disastrous defeat at the hands of the English during the 1513 Battle of Flodden. Moving along to 1707 with the merging of the two nations, and the subsequent very hefty rise of taxes on Scotch Whisky, the Scots weren't going to be as easily defeated in this regard, hoot no, mon. Most of the existing distilleries were forced to close, but took their manufacturing underground by constructing illegal stills and making the drink at night, so that the smoke from the stills could not be detected. Whisky was hidden from the tax collectors in the most devious of places, including under altars and even in coffins. Hopefully, unoccupied ones.

23. When the female fashion of wearing bloomers was introduced into the USA in the 1850s, what was the reaction of the women's rights movement to them?

From Quiz Historical Snippets 1

Answer: Initial approval only

When women of the western world first began breaking free from the rigid clothing restrictions of previous years, one of the first fashions that caught their eye were the loose pantaloons worn in Turkey under shorter skirts. This fashion made its debut in the USA in the early 1850s, and shocked reports soon began appearing in newspapers everywhere. It was scandalous, sirrah! Clerics thundered from the pulpit that women were trying to usurp male authority, and delighted newspaper editors often depicted these shocking creatures wearing trousers, sitting with the legs crossed, and even puffing away on large cigars. The new craze of bloomers made its appearance in the USA at a time when feminists were strongly advocating for the rights of women, especially that of the right to vote. They referred to their bloomers, which they wore everywhere as a matter of course, as "Freedom" pants and determinedly donned them at any public meeting where they agitated for equality. Unfortunately though, this had a detrimental effect on the very causes for which they were fighting. The women found that newspapers who sent their representatives to report on these meetings were concentrating more on the new scandalous clothing the feminists were wearing, instead of the issues at hand. Reluctantly then, many of the leading reformists, to keep the attention of the public focused on those issues - and not the ones on their legs - found themselves having to return to wearing long dresses, corsets, and more traditional clothing once again.

24. An English company was incorporated by royal charter on December 31, 1600 to carry out trade. Why does it matter?

From Quiz Why Does It Matter?

Answer: They went on to colonize large parts of Asia.

When the East India Company received a royal charter on December 31, 1600, it was expected to follow in the footsteps of other European companies set up by the Portuguese and Dutch to trade in the east. The Company became so successful that it ended up ruling vast parts of South Asia, south east Asia and even China. Its dominance over the Indian sub-continent in particular lasted for over 100 years till the Indian Mutiny of 1857 led to the British Crown taking over.

25. Ruthless Seafarers. Northerners. First raids 790 A.D.

From Quiz The Three Clue History Quiz

Answer: Vikings

The Vikings were excellent seafarers, so much so that Leif Erickson set foot on North America long before Christopher Columbus was ever dreamed of. They were pagans whose end-of-the-world story was Ragnarok. The Mongols expanded their empire from a small Asian khanate to the majority of Asian and European lands. But they did this on horses, not ships. The Phoenicians were seafaring people all right, but they were traders and not conquerors. Cyrus the Great conquered them in 539 B.C.

26. Beginning in 1988, this man led a group that is most known for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US.

From Quiz Dark Souls as Black as Night

Answer: Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden was killed in 2011 by US Navy Seals. Yousef was responsible for a 1994 airline bomb. Azzam provided material support for Afghan fighters against the Soviet Union. Al-Zawahiri was head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

27. Who was the South American leader who fought for independence in Colombia, Venezuela and Peru?

From Quiz Historical Figures

Answer: Bolivar

Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) led the fight for independence in Venezuela, Columbia and Peru. Benigno Aquino (1932-1983) was a popular Philippines leader who fought the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship. Fidel Castro was a Cuban dictator. Hernando Cortes (1485-1547), a Spanish explorer, conquered the Aztecs in 1521.

28. The "Hundred Year War" lasted 116 years. So how long did the "Six-Day War" last?

From Quiz History for Dummies

Answer: 6 days

The "Hundred Year War" between England and France began with a dispute between Edward III of England and Philip VI of France in 1337. The Battle of Castillon, effectively the final conflict of the on-again-off-again war, took place some 116 years later on July 17, 1453. The "Six-Day War", also known as "The June War" or the "3rd Arab-Israeli War" was an Israeli offensive against the combined forces of Syria, Jordan and the United Arab Republic (aka Egypt). This brief war was preceded by a period of extreme tension between Israel and Egypt, during which Egypt mined the Gulf of Aqaba, thus preventing access to the Israeli port of Eilat. The war began with Israel launching a pre-emptive strike by bombing raids on June 5, 1967. Israel completed its final offensive just six days later, on June 10. A ceasefire was signed the following day (so perhaps the war technically lasted for seven days, although there were only six days of fighting). In less than a week, Israel had multiplied its territory threefold, capturing the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula (from Egypt), the West Bank including East Jerusalem (from Jordan) and the Golan Heights (from Syria).

29. @tankman wrote "OMG y r dey drivin thru T Square? I better chek." The post is dated 1989. Where in the world was it written?

From Quiz Famous Tweets of History

Answer: Beijing

'Tank Man' is the informal name for the Chinese man who stood in front of a row of tanks in the middle of Beijing's Tiananmen Square during the protests of 1989. In an iconic moment, the man performed this act of nonviolent protest and catapulted himself to fame; he later became one of "Time" magazine's most influential people of the century. The incident was a result of the then-government's plan to cease economic protests in China's capital city. Unfortunately, it resulted in a large handful of deaths in what would late be known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. It is unknown whether or not 'Tank Man' was killed after his stand-off; he was dragged away by authorities shortly after. The protests occurred (and were ended by the government) the day before.

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