Quiz about FunTrivia History Mix Vol 1
Quiz about FunTrivia History Mix Vol 1

FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 1 Trivia Quiz


A mix of 10 History questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!

A multiple-choice quiz by FTBot. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
FTBot
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
407,937
Updated
Jan 19 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
763
Last 3 plays: Guest 2 (7/10), Guest 89 (8/10), Guest 78 (10/10).
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. The Tudor Rose is an heraldic emblem composed of two roses. What colours are these roses? Hint

red and yellow
blue and yellow
blue and white
red and white

2. In what US State did Bernice Pauahi Bishop leave money in her will for a foundation to fund what is now the Kamehameha schools? Hint

Hawaii
Alaska
California
Washington

3. Some time during the seventh century B.C. the Etruscans made the first what? (Legend has said that George Washington's were wooden.) Hint

walking sticks
false teeth
dominoes
writing tools

4. Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges described what war between the United Kingdom and Argentina as "a fight between two bald men over a comb?" Hint

Falklands War
Crimean War
War of the Roses
World War I

5. What Jeffersonian era politician--Vice President, womanizer, duelist, and all-around shady character--was the grandson of Jonathan Edwards, one of the most eminent ministers of colonial America? Hint

George Dallas
James Madison
Aaron Burr
George Clinton

6. Name the two countries that fought against each other in the First World War but were allies for the first three years of the Second World War. Hint

Germany and France
Norway and Belgium
Germany and Italy
USA and UK

7. The largest Spanish fort built in the New World, the "Castillo de San Cristobal" was constructed to protect what large Puerto Rican city? Hint

Mayaguez
San Juan
Ponce
Caguas

8. Commander Jeremiah Andrew Denton, pilot of a Navy A-6A Intruder, was shot down over Vietnam and captured in 1965. While a POW and being interviewed on television for political purposes, what amazing feat did Denton perform while on the air? Hint

Saved the life of another prisoner
Killed the interviewer
Blinked a message in Morse Code
Escaped from the studio

9. Troy, thanks to Homer, is probably the most celebrated archeological site in this country. What country is Troy situated in? Hint

Greece
Egypt
Italy
Turkey

10. During the first two weeks of December 1952, at least 4,000 Londoners died as a result of what? Hint

blizzard
fire
radiation
smog


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Tudor Rose is an heraldic emblem composed of two roses. What colours are these roses?

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

Question by player Flamis
2. In what US State did Bernice Pauahi Bishop leave money in her will for a foundation to fund what is now the Kamehameha schools?

Answer: Hawaii

The schools are named for the first King of what was then the Kingdom of Hawaii. The schools now enroll more than 5000 students, from preschool through 12th grade, all of native Hawaiian descent. Bishop's initial donation of land and money has grown to what is now over $11 billion.

Question by player kevinatilusa
3. Some time during the seventh century B.C. the Etruscans made the first what? (Legend has said that George Washington's were wooden.)

Answer: false teeth

The Etruscans were an ancient Italian civilization which, according to Michael Riley in "The History of False Teeth," fashioned teeth from ivory and bone and used gold bridgework to attach them to a person's mouth. During Washington's time teeth were made from ivory, mother of pearl, and silver.

Another source said Washington's teeth were made from horse and donkey teeth and set in ivory.

Question by player unterkircher
4. Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges described what war between the United Kingdom and Argentina as "a fight between two bald men over a comb?"

Answer: Falklands War

The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas) started in 1982 when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982. The British sent army and naval forces, and Argentina surrendered on June 14, 1982. More than 900 troops were killed and 1,800 were wounded.

The sovereignty of the islands has been in dispute for 250 years. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) a poet and essayist is known for his short stories "Ficciones" and "The Aleph."

Question by player serpa
5. What Jeffersonian era politician--Vice President, womanizer, duelist, and all-around shady character--was the grandson of Jonathan Edwards, one of the most eminent ministers of colonial America?

Answer: Aaron Burr

Burr's grandfather Edwards and his father Aaron Burr Sr. were eminent ministers and educators, but Burr Jr.(while Vice President of the U.S.) killed Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel. Later, after a wild scheme to create a new nation from territory in the West, Burr stood trial for treason (he was acquitted).

In Burr's long life he had the reputation of being a seducer and even having an affair with his own daughter. Hardly a life to make Granddad Edwards or his dad proud!

Question by player obiwan04
6. Name the two countries that fought against each other in the First World War but were allies for the first three years of the Second World War.

Answer: Germany and Italy

When WWI broke out, Italy was nominally an ally of Germany and Austria-Hungary but due to long-standing differences with Austria-Hungary refused to fight alongside Germany and entered the war on the side of the Entente in 1915. In World War II Italy sided with Germany (from June 1940 actively) but changed sides in 1943. Mussolini was kidnapped and the Germans set up a puppet Italian state in North Italy.

Question by player mask100
7. The largest Spanish fort built in the New World, the "Castillo de San Cristobal" was constructed to protect what large Puerto Rican city?

Answer: San Juan

Built by Spain and finished in 1783, the fortification encompassed the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It covered 27 acres of land and San Cristobal's double gates sealed San Juan from land based attacks.

Question by player lumber78006
8. Commander Jeremiah Andrew Denton, pilot of a Navy A-6A Intruder, was shot down over Vietnam and captured in 1965. While a POW and being interviewed on television for political purposes, what amazing feat did Denton perform while on the air?

Answer: Blinked a message in Morse Code

As a Naval Aviator, Denton was well versed in Morse Code, and used the opportunity of the forced television interview to blink the word "TORTURE" in International Morse. Denton was eventually promoted to Rear Admiral, retired and was elected US Senator for Alabama in 1980.

Question by player mike32768
9. Troy, thanks to Homer, is probably the most celebrated archeological site in this country. What country is Troy situated in?

Answer: Turkey

The remains of the ancient city of Troy lie around 20km from Canakkale.
Until the early part of the last century it was widely thought to be only a legend.

Question by player Merrymas
10. During the first two weeks of December 1952, at least 4,000 Londoners died as a result of what?

Answer: smog

Dubbed "The London Smog", "The Great Smog" or the "Big Smoke", this disaster eventually led to the passing of air pollution laws and marked the beginnings of the "environmental movement" in Britain. In the months following the disaster, it is estimated that an additional 8,000 or more residents died due to smog-related respiratory ailments, along with uncounted numbers of animals/livestock.

Question by player Jakeroo
Source: Author FTBot

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