Quiz about FunTrivia History Mix Vol 2
Quiz about FunTrivia History Mix Vol 2

FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 2 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 #
408,113
Updated
Feb 05 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
683
Last 3 plays: Guest 192 (9/10), ranjanbest (8/10), Guest 89 (5/10).
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1. 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? Hint

Spain
Brazil
Australia
China

2. The 'Wall of Death' and 'Block 11' were locations at which site of mass murder during WW2? Hint

Auschwitz I
Sobibor
Majdanek
Treblinka

3. Which Roman politician and writer is known by his nickname that means "chickpea"? Hint

Romulus
Augustus
Cicero
Mark Antony

4. In which modern "New World" country did the Aztecs develop two of the world's favourite flavours: chocolate and vanilla? Hint

Mexico
Greece
Norway
Mongolia

5. The Battle of Largs in 1263 had no clear victors, but brought the end of the threat to Scotland from which people? Hint

Welsh
French
Saxons
Vikings

6. In Ireland in the early 1920s, who were The Black and Tans? Hint

A musical group that promoted Guinness
A top Gaelic Football team
An armed auxiliary police force
A chart topping showband

7. Which Caribbean capital city experienced a devastating earthquake in the year 2010? Hint

Santo Domingo
Nassau
Kingston
Port-au-Prince

8. The Persian Wars were a major conflict between the Greek world and the ancient Persian Empire. The book "The Histories" chronicled these wars and was written by this contemporary also known as the "Father of History". Who was it? Hint

Herodotus
Hadrian
Hercules
Halicarnissasus

9. In 1868 the Treaty of Ft. Laramie was signed by William T. Sherman and the Lakota nation. In what state did this take place? Hint

Wyoming
Colorado
Utah
Minnesota

10. What was the first state to be entered into the Union? Hint

Delaware
Vermont
Pennsylvania
Maryland


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 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?

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.

Question by player chessart
2. The 'Wall of Death' and 'Block 11' were locations at which site of mass murder during WW2?

Answer: Auschwitz I

The camp at Auschwitz, actually a network of three large camps (Auschwitz I, II and III) and around forty-five smaller sites, was responsible for the deaths of just about 1.15 million people. (This has been the accepted figure among Holocaust scholars since the early 1990s). Auschwitz I, the smallest camp of the three, was originally a Polish army barracks and was the administrative centre for the camp, at least during its early existence. On September 3rd 1941 an experiment on Russian and Polish prisoners took place in the basement cellar of Block 11 to test the effectiveness of the chemical 'Zyklon B' as an agent for the murder of large numbers of people by gassing. Prisoners unfortunate enough to be confined within Block 11 were brutalised in many ways and, horrifyingly, it is estimated that several thousand people died there, predominantly through gassing in the cellar or against the 'Wall of Death', where they were shot.

The 'success' of the experiment at Block 11 encouraged the Nazi regime to begin the construction of Auschwitz II, which included the main extermination camp, in October 1941.

Question by player SisterSeagull
3. Which Roman politician and writer is known by his nickname that means "chickpea"?

Answer: Cicero

Cicero was born Marcus Tullius Cicero in 106 BCE. Writing a century later, the Roman historian Plutarch said that he got his *cognomen* or personal surname because he had a wart the size of a chickpea on his nose (*Cicer* is the Latin word for *chick pea*). We know that his father was also called Marcus Tullius Cicero, so modern historians think that his family made its fortune by growing chickpeas. Cicero was murdered in 43 BCE on Mark Antony's orders.

Question by player chabenao1
4. In which modern "New World" country did the Aztecs develop two of the world's favourite flavours: chocolate and vanilla?

Answer: Mexico

The Conquistador Hernán Cortés is credited with introducing Europeans in the 1520s to both of these Aztec/Mayan treats, although the Spanish kept them as secrets for themselves for several years. Chocolate didn't reach England until the 1650s.

Question by player sportsherald
5. The Battle of Largs in 1263 had no clear victors, but brought the end of the threat to Scotland from which people?

Answer: Vikings

The Battle of Largs, in October 1263, was between Scottish forces under Alexander of Dundonald, also known as Alexander Stewart, and Vikings led by Haakon IV of Norway. Stewart was aided by the clever strategies of the young king, Alexander III. Despite being heavily outnumbered, the Scots were unbeaten, and the Vikings withdrew.

This brought an end to 500 years of Viking raids and incursions, and started a period of prosperity for Scotland. Alexander III subsequently was able to acquire The Hebrides and the Isle of Man from the successor of Haakon IV, Magnus VI of Norway, through the Treaty of Perth in 1266.

Question by player Upstart3
6. In Ireland in the early 1920s, who were The Black and Tans?

Answer: An armed auxiliary police force

With Ireland in the midst of revolutionary fervor from 1916 onwards, the police force, the Royal Irish Constabulary, was stretched to breaking point. The Government formed a force of armed auxiliaries from among soldiers who had served in the Great War. Because their uniforms were initially a mixture of Army khaki and police black, they were daubed 'The Black and Tans' after a pack of foxhounds that had the same colours.

The 'Tans' were noted for their robust, some claimed brutal, law-enforcement style.

Question by player darksplash
7. Which Caribbean capital city experienced a devastating earthquake in the year 2010?

Answer: Port-au-Prince

Port-au-Prince is the capital city of Haiti, considered to be one of the poorest countries in the world. The 7.0 Magnitude earthquake had its epicenter only 16 miles from Port-au-Prince! The government of Haiti has estimated the death toll at 316,000.

Question by player abelinio
8. The Persian Wars were a major conflict between the Greek world and the ancient Persian Empire. The book "The Histories" chronicled these wars and was written by this contemporary also known as the "Father of History". Who was it?

Answer: Herodotus

Herodotus was the first man in known history to write a true "history", chronicling the actual events, with no embellishments as in earlier epic poems such as Homer's Iliad.

Question by player XCrunner25
9. In 1868 the Treaty of Ft. Laramie was signed by William T. Sherman and the Lakota nation. In what state did this take place?

Answer: Wyoming

This treaty guaranteed the Sioux Indians ownership of the Black Hills and gave them further land and hunting rights in nearby states.

Question by player Grad56
10. What was the first state to be entered into the Union?

Answer: Delaware

Delaware was the first state to enter the Union, on December 7, 1787. Pennsylvania was the second to join.

Question by player YeuxdelaMere
Source: Author FTBot

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