Quiz about FunTrivia History Mix Vol 6
Quiz about FunTrivia History Mix Vol 6

FunTrivia History Mix: Vol 6 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 #
408,756
Updated
Apr 02 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
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1. Who did Fidel Castro depose as President of Cuba in 1959? Hint

His brother Raul Castro
Fulgencio Batista
Oswaldo Torrado
Manuel Lleo

2. The 43rd president of the United States issued a response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in a quote during one of his speeches. His words were "There's an old saying in Tennessee, I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee, that says Fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again". What is the name of this president? Hint

George W. Bush
John F. Kennedy
Ronald Reagan
Bill Clinton

3. Who was the last English monarch to die in battle? Hint

Mary I
Henry VIII
Richard III
Edward VIII

4. Which year in United States history saw Jesse Owens win four gold medals at the Summer Olympics, the reelection of President Franklin Roosevelt in a landslide, and the publishing of the epic novel "Gone with the Wind"? Hint

1888
1936
1800
1900

5. In which of these seas did triremes sail, some 2500 years ago? Hint

Caribbean Sea
Coral Sea
North Sea
Mediterranean Sea

6. As a kid in the UK in the 70s, I often had Spangles. What were Spangles? Hint

Demerits given by teachers
Multi pocketed jeans
Boiled Sweets
Warts on the hand

7. Which of the following hurricanes did NOT make landfall in Florida in 2004? Hint

Charley
Jeanne
Frances
Humperdink

8. Cleopatra VII was the last Egyptian pharaoh, and one of Egypt's most famous rulers. What is unusual about her tomb? Hint

It was not robbed in ancient times
It is very small
It has never been found
It is undecorated

9. Which of the following dark, reclusive, and sometimes ruthless Roman generals was known to be picky about the "parsnip" vegetable? Hint

Demetrius
Tiberius
Djoser
Constantine I

10. What was the last significant battle of the War of the Roses, giving Henry VII the throne of England? Hint

Battle of Agincourt
Battle of Towton
Battle of Bosworth
Battle of Barnet


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who did Fidel Castro depose as President of Cuba in 1959?

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.

Question by player Spontini
2. The 43rd president of the United States issued a response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in a quote during one of his speeches. His words were "There's an old saying in Tennessee, I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee, that says Fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again". What is the name of this president?

Answer: George W. Bush

The saying runs: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me". George W. Bush is known for his many sayings, known as Bushisms. Famous Bushisms are usually slips of the tongue: for example, Bush once referred to Africa as a country.

Question by player Penguin4512
3. Who was the last English monarch to die in battle?

Answer: Richard III

Richard III lived from 1452-1485, but he only reigned for two years. He lost his life at the Battle of Bosworth Field, with his last words being (according to Shakespeare), 'A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!'. He did not get one and was killed by Henry, the Duke of Richmond, who became Henry VII.

Henry VIII was Henry VII's son, but he died of natural causes, in 1547.
Mary I was Henry VIII's daughter, and ruled from 1553-58. She also died naturally, possibly from uterine cancer. Edward VIII ruled for less than a year, before giving up the kingship in 1936, and marrying Wallis Simpson. He died in 1972.

Question by player ozzz2002
4. Which year in United States history saw Jesse Owens win four gold medals at the Summer Olympics, the reelection of President Franklin Roosevelt in a landslide, and the publishing of the epic novel "Gone with the Wind"?

Answer: 1936

"Gone with the Wind" was published in June of 1936 and Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. Owens won his gold medals in track and field taking the 100m and 200m races as well as 4 x 100m relay and the Long Jump. The Presidential election on November 3rd saw President Roosevelt defeat Republican Governor from Kansas, Alf Landon, by a count of 523 Electoral votes to 8.

Question by player johnnycat777
5. In which of these seas did triremes sail, some 2500 years ago?

Answer: Mediterranean Sea

The trireme was a galley warship, propelled by three levels of oars on each side (the source of its name). Various types of triremes were sailed by the ancient Phoenicians, the ancient Romans, and the ancient Greeks - in fact, it's not clear which civilization originated the basic design. For hundreds of years these ships, each sailing with about 200 crew, dominated the Mediterranean, and trireme navies shaped the Persian War and the Peloponnesian Wars.

Question by player CellarDoor
6. As a kid in the UK in the 70s, I often had Spangles. What were Spangles?

Answer: Boiled Sweets

Spangles were actually introduced in 1950, while post war rationing was still going on in UK and were made until 1984 when apart from a brief comeback in the mid 90s they sadly disappeared from sweet shops.
The sweets came in several different flavours and my favourite was the Old English which contained an assortment including mint humbug, aniseed and treacle.

Question by player 480154st
7. Which of the following hurricanes did NOT make landfall in Florida in 2004?

Answer: Humperdink

Four hurricanes made a Florida landing in 2004, much to the chagrin of citizens and insurance companies.

Question by player RexKramer
8. Cleopatra VII was the last Egyptian pharaoh, and one of Egypt's most famous rulers. What is unusual about her tomb?

Answer: It has never been found

Roman historians tell us that the emperor Augustus allowed Cleopatra and her lover, Mark Antony, to be buried in the same tomb after their deaths. Every so often stories emerge that her tomb has been found, but none of them have proved true. Some historians believe that her tomb may now be underwater, in the ocean off the coast of Alexandria.

Question by player daver852
9. Which of the following dark, reclusive, and sometimes ruthless Roman generals was known to be picky about the "parsnip" vegetable?

Answer: Tiberius

The parsnip has had a long rooted history whose cultivation dates back to ancient times. One of the earliest references to the parsnip notes that the Roman emperor Tiberius who ruled from 14 AD to 37 AD was particularly fond of the parsnip. In fact, he was so picky about his parsnips that he was known to have them imported from the Rhineland. Considering that the water hemlock (the poison that killed Socrates) was also common to the Rhine region and was similar in appearance, he was willing to jeopardize his own health to access these parsnips.

Question by player apathy100
10. What was the last significant battle of the War of the Roses, giving Henry VII the throne of England?

Answer: Battle of Bosworth

The Battle of Towton was fought March 29, 1461, between Edward, Duke of York, later King Edward IV and Henry VI (House of Lancaster). The Battle of Barnet, on April 14, 1471, and later, the Battle of Tewkesbury, May 4, 1471, secured the throne for Edward IV.

After this one died, in 1483, Richard III, his brother, became king of England. He was then challenged by a Henry Tudor, in the Battle of Bosworth Field, which Henry won, who became Henry VII. The Battle of Agincourt, of the Hundred Year War, precedes the other battles as it took place on October 25, 1415.

Question by player Babilonia
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