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Trivia Question:What was the shortest war in human history?
Responder:The war between England and Zanzibar
Trivia Question:How long did the war between England and Zanzibar last?
Responder:Between 38 and 45 minutes
Trivia Question:How long did the 100 Years War last?
Trivia Question:What was the name of the research vessel that Charles Darwin traveled on?
Trivia Question:In what year did Hitler commit suicide?
Trivia Question:What year was John F. Kennedy assassinated?
Trivia Question:In which city was one of the ancient wonders of the world, the "Hanging Gardens" found?
Trivia Question:Greenland was a colony of which country until 1981?
Trivia Question:Which organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1917?
Responder:The Red Cross
Trivia Question:How many days were there in a week in ancient Roman times?
Trivia Question:How many days was William Harrison President of the United States?
Trivia Question:Who was the first person to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic in 1927?
Trivia Question:What were the surnames of Russian rulers from the 17th century until the 1917 revolution?
Trivia Question:Which bridge was the first to be built over the Thames in London?
Trivia Question:Which US president had a house called The Hermitage?
Trivia Question:What famous battle took place on Sunday, June 18, 1815?
Responder:The Battle of Waterloo
Trivia Question:How many American presidents were assassinated?
Trivia Question:What are the names of assassinated American presidents?
Responder:Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, John F. Kennedy
Trivia Question:Which King of England was executed in 1649 during the English Civil War?
Trivia Question:Which world leader is famous for his "Little Red Book"?
Responder:Mao Zedong or Mao Tse-tung
Trivia Question:When did Mao Zedong come to power?
Trivia Question:In which country did the Easter Rising of 1916 take place?
Trivia Question:Which seven US states seceded and formed the original confederacy during the US Civil War?
Responder:Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas
Trivia Question:What do you call the British policy of avoiding the strict application of parliamentary laws in the early American colonies?
Trivia Question:What was the name of the first space shuttle that went into space?
Responder:Columbia Space Shuttle
Trivia Question:When did the first space shuttle fly into space?
Trivia Question:Did the ancient Egyptians worship dung beetles?
Trivia Question:Who was shot dead outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington on March 30, 1981?
Responder:Presidente Ronald Reagan
Trivia Question:Which climber and his Sherpa were the first men to climb Mount Everest?
Responder:Sir Edmund Hillary e Tenzing Norgay
Trivia Question:How did Alexander the Great solve the riddle of the Gordion knot?
Responder:He cut it with a sword
Trivia Question:Who was the first person to walk on the moon and in what year?
Responder:Neil Armstrong, 1969
Trivia Question:Which Greek historian is known as the "father of history"?
Trivia Question:Which Russian astronaut was the first to walk in space?
Trivia Question:In which Libyan city was the US diplomatic center attacked in September 2012?
Trivia Question:In 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Where did it happen?
Trivia Question:Which infamous prison was raided on July 14, 1789?
Responder:The Bastille in Paris
Trivia Question:Where were the first modern Olympic Games held?
Responder:Athens, Greece 1896
Trivia Question:What is the modern name of Van Diemens Land?
Trivia Question:Who was the first woman in space?
Responder:Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova
Trivia Question:Roald Amundsen led a successful expedition to which location in 1911?
Responder:O pole Sul
Trivia Question:Which ancient kingdom ruled the Ptolemy dynasty?
Trivia Question:Who invented cotton gin?
Responder:I mean, Whitney
Trivia Question:In what year did the War of 1812 end?
Trivia Question:After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who became President of the United States?
Responder:Lyndon B. Johnson
Trivia Question:On how many hills was the ancient city of Rome built?
Trivia Question:In what famous naval battle of 31 B.C. defeated Octavian Mark Antony?
Responder:At Battle of Actium
Trivia Question:Who was the first person to swim across the English Channel?
Trivia Question:The Peloponnesian War was fought between Athens and what other ancient Greek state?
Trivia Question:Who built the first car in America?
Trivia Question:What is the name of the first car ever built?
Trivia Question:Which English queen reigned only nine days?
Responder:Lady Jane Gray
Trivia Question:Which war took place between 1950 and 1953?
Responder:the korean war
Trivia Question:What was the name of the first human civilization?
Trivia Question:What does "The Magna Carta" mean?
Responder:"The Great Letter"
Trivia Question:What year was the first Super Bowl played?
Trivia Question:Which team won the first Super Bowl?
Trivia Question:The Maya of Mesoamerica are best known for their achievements in what disciplines?
Responder:Mathematics and Astronomy
Trivia Question:Who is known to run through the streets howling Eureka?
Trivia Question:What is the name of the first Spanish astronaut?
Trivia Question:How did Joan of Arc die?
Responder:She was burned at the stake
Trivia Question:How many times was the Mona Lisa stolen?
Trivia Question:What is Snoopy's race in the hugely successful comics?
Trivia Question:Who was the Emperor of Rome from AD 54 to 68?
Trivia Question:In what century did the French Revolution take place?
Responder:the 18th century
Trivia Question:In what year was the Berlin Wall torn down?
Trivia Question:What year was Mahatma Gandhi killed?
Trivia Question:What is the name of the Beatles debut album?
Responder:please please me
Trivia Question:Who led the USSR from 1917-1922?
Trivia Question:"Whitechapel Killer" is the nickname of which serial killer?
Responder:Jack the Ripper
Trivia Question:In what year did the construction of the Berlin Wall begin?
Trivia Question:In which modern country is the Inca Empire located?
Trivia Question:In what year did the Great Fire of London occur?
Trivia Question:In which war did the Battle of the Bulge take place?
Responder:Second World War
Trivia Question:Who invented the telephone?
Responder:Alexandre Graham Bell
Trivia Question:Who Crossed the Rubicon?
Trivia Question:Who was the first woman elected to the United States Congress?
Trivia Question:Who was the first black US senator?
Responder:Carol Moseley Brown
Trivia Question:What was the name of Bangladesh before independence?
Responder:buy from pakistan
Trivia Question:What was the Great Western Schism?
Responder:When more than one pope claimed authority over the Roman Catholic Church.
Trivia Question:Who painted the mural The Last Supper?
Responder:Leonardo da Vinci
Trivia Question:Which first lady became the first wife of a sitting president to appear before a grand jury under subpoena?
Responder:Hilary Rodham Clinton
Trivia Question:Whose murder resulted in the Lorraine Motel becoming the National Civil Rights Museum?
Responder:The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Trivia Question:Which US President was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992?
Trivia Question:Which nation seceded from the United Kingdom in 1921?
Trivia Question:In which country was the largest known T-Rex skeleton found?
Trivia Question:What was the first toy advertised on TV?
Responder:Mr. Potato Head
Trivia Question:In what year did the first world war start?
Trivia Question:Where was Adolf Hitler born?
Trivia Question:In which country was the Battle of Hastings fought in 1066?
Trivia Question:When was Pearl Harbor bombed?
Responder:December 7, 1941
Trivia Question:Who created the first successful printer?
Trivia Question:What is the name of the disease that ravaged and killed a third of Europe's population in the 14th century?
Responder:the bubonic plague
Trivia Question:In what city and state was John F. Kennedy assassinated?
Trivia Question:Between which countries was the Hundred Years' War fought?
Responder:France and England
Trivia Question:Which Roman emperor built a huge wall over northern Britain in 122 AD?
Trivia Question:What is the only disease that has been completely eradicated in the 5,000 years of human history?
Trivia Question:What is the longest war in US history?
Trivia Question:How many people did the Aztecs sacrifice each year?
Trivia Question:Who wrote the document known as the 95 Theses?
Trivia Question:Who painted the Sistine Chapel?
Trivia Question:In which modern country did the ancient Mayan civilization exist?
Trivia Question:In 1594 William Shakespeare joined the company of which London theatre?
Trivia Question:What group of people discovered Greenland?
Trivia Question:What was the name of the first successful colony in Virginia?
Trivia Question:Which nation was ruled by the Khmer Rouge in the 20th century?
Trivia Question:The Union Act of 1707 was an event that combines what?
Responder:england and scotland
Trivia Question:Which famous conqueror of the 5th century AD was known as "The Scourge of God"?
Responder:Attila the Hun
Trivia Question:When did World War I officially end?
Responder:November 11, 1918
Trivia Question:After what event did Great Britain declare war on Germany in 1939?
Responder:Poland was invaded
Trivia Question:In what year did humans put the first satellite into orbit?
Trivia Question:Who staged a terrorist attack in the United States on September 11, 2001?
Trivia Question:Who was the first Western explorer to reach China?
Trivia Question:When was television invented?
Trivia Question:Who was the inventor of television?
Responder:Philo Taylor Farnsworth
Trivia Question:How old was Philo Farnsworth when he invented television?
Trivia Question:What scandal forced US President Richard Nixon to resign in 1974?
Trivia Question:The Cuban Revolution led to the rise of which dictator?
Trivia Question:Four ages have passed since the beginning of Earth. What is the name of the aeon we live in?
Trivia Question:Besides Hiroshima, Japan, which Japanese city was hit by an atomic bomb in 1945?
Trivia Question:In what series of wars did European Christians invade the Middle East to take the Holy Land?
Trivia Question:Which human ancestor first discovered fire?
Trivia Question:Who was the first British Prime Minister?
Trivia Question:Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln?
Responder:John Wilkes Booth
Trivia Question:What territory was annexed by the United States from France in 1803?
Trivia Question:Who was known as the "Virgin Queen"?
Responder:Queen Elizabeth I
Trivia Question:Where was Cleopatra's birthplace?
Trivia Question:The Cold War was between the United States and what other world power?
Trivia Question:Was the Reign of Terror a period in which a major social and political event took place?
Trivia Question:What category was Hurricane Katrina when it made landfall in 2005?
Trivia Question:What is the full title of the first Harry Potter film released on November 16, 2001?
Responder:Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Trivia Question:How long did it take Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, to orbit Earth?
Trivia Question:What year did the Challenger disaster occur?
Trivia Question:Who started the Protestant Reformation?
Trivia Question:What famous music festival took place in 1969?
Trivia Question:What was the name of the movie in which Elvis Presley made his film debut?
Responder:love me with affection
Trivia Question:Eva Peron was the first lady of which country?
Trivia Question:Who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964?
Responder:Martin Luther King Júnior.
Trivia Question:Who was not a member of the Allies during World War II?
Trivia Question:"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" is a well-known phrase from which collection of 282 laws?
Responder:The Code of Hammurabi
Trivia Question:Who was responsible for the liberation of much of South Africa?
Trivia Question:What were the laws that enforced racial segregation in public places in the United States called?
Responder:Read Jim Crow
Trivia Question:Which Roman emperor legalized Christianity with his Milan edition?
Trivia Question:What was the name of the first computer?
Trivia Question:Which African nation successfully resisted colonialism in the late 19th century?
Trivia Question:What civilization was centered around the city of Tenochtitlan?
Trivia Question:Who was the victor in the French and Indian War?
Trivia Question:Who wrote The Communist Manifesto?
Responder:Karl Marx e Friedrich Engels
Trivia Question:What was the first dynasty of imperial China?
Trivia Question:Which Chinese travel destination was the scene of protests in 1989?
Trivia Question:Who invented penicillin?
Trivia Question:How was Marie Curie known?
Responder:Discovery of polonium and radium
Trivia Question:Whose assassination led to World War I?
Responder:Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Trivia Question:Which Argentine became a notable figure in the Cuban Revolution?
Trivia Question:What international organization was founded after World War I and had its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland?
Responder:League of Nations
Trivia Question:In what years did the Spanish Civil War take place?
Trivia Question:How long was Francisco Franco in power in Spain?
Responder:36 years old
Trivia Question:To which country did England send convicts between 1788 and 1868?
Trivia Question:Who ruled the USSR during World War II?
Trivia Question:Which movie star married the Prince of Monaco on April 18, 1956?
Trivia Question:Which union has 28 member countries, many of which use the euro as their currency?
Trivia Question:What are the Bill of Rights?
Responder:The First Ten Amendments to the United States Constitution
Trivia Question:Which conflict ended with the Good Friday Agreement?
Trivia Question:What was the old name of New York?
Trivia Question:Which British ocean liner torpedoed a German submarine on May 7, 1915?
Trivia Question:From whom did the United States acquire Alaska?
Trivia Question:Which empire did Charlemagne rule?
Responder:Holy Roman Empire
Trivia Question:What is the name of the island to which Napoleon was exiled?
Trivia Question:Who was the founder of the Mongol Empire?
Trivia Question:What modern city was known as Bombay?
Trivia Question:Who was the first African-American Supreme Court justice?
Trivia Question:Which country was not part of the Triple Entente?
Trivia Question:What is the name of the strip of land that divides the Korean peninsula?
Responder:Korean Demilitarized Zone
Trivia Question:Who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics and angered Adolf Hitler?
Trivia Question:Who was Israel's first and only female prime minister?
Trivia Question:What documents were responsible for establishing the 17th parallel as the dividing line of Vietnam during the Vietnam War?
Trivia Question:In which country did Buddhism originate?
Trivia Question:Who was the president of the United States during the Iran hostage crisis?
Trivia Question:Which city served as the capital of the Ottoman Empire?
Trivia Question:What were warriors called in Japan?
Trivia Question:Which city used to be called Saigon?
Responder:Ho Chi Minh City
Trivia Question:Which country did the UK fight against in the Falklands War?
Trivia Question:Which organization has 193 member countries?
Trivia Question:Who was the King of France during the French Revolution?
Trivia Question:Which famous novel is based on the French Revolution?
Responder:The story of two cities
Trivia Question:What book did Hitler write in prison in the 1920s?
Trivia Question:During World War I, the area known as South West Africa was a colony of which country?
Trivia Question:Which 19th century scientist is known for developing the first vaccine?
Trivia Question:In what year did the Emancipation Proclamation become law?
Trivia Question:In 1981, MTV aired its first music video. What was this?
Responder:"Video Killed the Radio Star" de The Buggles
Trivia Question:Who invented the steam engine?
Trivia Question:Into what body of water was British East India Company tea thrown in protest by American colonists in 1773?
Trivia Question:What city did the Titanic depart from?
Trivia Question:Who was the airline pilot who successfully landed his crashed plane in the Hudson River in 2009?
Responder:Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger
Trivia Question:Who invented the polio vaccine?
Trivia Question:What year was Nelson Mandela released from prison?
Trivia Question:What year was Rome founded?
Responder:753 v. Chr.
Trivia Question:The Statue of Liberty was a gift from which country?
Trivia Question:Which former Prime Minister of India was assassinated in 1991?
Trivia Question:What is the date on which the Allies invaded Europe in Normandy?
Responder:June 6, 1944
Trivia Question:Who was the second president of the United States?
Trivia Question:What animal did Cleopatra use to kill herself?
Trivia Question:Which US postal service was founded in 1860?
Trivia Question:What is the smallest country in the world?
Trivia Question:Who was the Hollywood star who became Governor of California in 2003?
Trivia Question:Who is the Greek goddess of victory?
Trivia Question:What great wonders of the ancient world still exist today?
Responder:Pyramid of Giza
Trivia Question:Which country was the first to give women the right to vote?
Trivia Question:In what year did India gain independence from Great Britain?
Trivia Question:What was the first capital of the United States?
Responder:New York, New York
Trivia Question:How many astronauts will have walked on the moon by 2020?
Trivia Question:Which river did George Washington cross in 1776?
Trivia Question:Who was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America?
Trivia Question:Which US president created the interstate highway system?
Responder:Dwight D Eisenhower
Trivia Question:How many US presidents have died in office (including assassination)?
Trivia Question:What was the longest battle of WWII?
Responder:battle of the atlantic
Trivia Question:What was the first Nazi concentration camp?
Trivia Question:What was the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
Trivia Question:Who was Russia's first democratically elected president?
Trivia Question:What new economic program did China's Mao Zedong announce in 1958?
Responder:"The Great Leap Forward"
Trivia Question:Which country held its first democratic elections on January 30, 2005?
Trivia Question:What was the first city to reach one million inhabitants?
Trivia Question:In what year was the first internet domain registered?
Trivia Question:With whom was the first internet domain registered?
Trivia Question:In what year was the name "Australia" officially adopted?
Responder:1824, n. Chr.
Trivia Question:What is the oldest operating airline in the world?
Trivia Question:Which political party was banned from Italy after WWII?
Trivia Question:What language does the name "Australia" come from?
Trivia Question:What year was the UN founded?
Trivia Question:What was the Eureka Stockade?
Responder:1854 Miners' Revolt near Ballarat, Victoria
Trivia Question:Which country won the first World Cup?
Trivia Question:In what year was the White Australia Policy formally abolished?
Responder:1972 de Gough Whitlam
Trivia Question:What is the best selling novel of all time?
Trivia Question:Ulysses S. Grant appears on the front of which US currency?
Responder:A 50 dollar note
Trivia Question:Which crew was the first to sail completely around the world?
Trivia Question:Who overthrew Chilean leader Salvador Allende in a coup d'état?
Trivia Question:What was the official racial segregation policy in South Africa until 1994?
Trivia Question:What year did the Titanic sink?
Trivia Question:What is the name of the economic program created to help Puerto Rico?
Trivia Question:How many heads of executive departments make up the Office of the President of the United States?
Trivia Question:Who captured and murdered the Inca Emperor Atahualpa?
Trivia Question:Which country in South America does a famous canal pass through?
Trivia Question:Which country was the first to legalize same-sex marriage?
Trivia Question:Who was the first African American to be elected President of the United States?
Trivia Question:What is the name of the first pyramid ever built?
Responder:The Pyramid Djoser, also called the Step Pyramid
Trivia Question:How many pyramids are there in the Great Pyramids of Giza?
Trivia Question:What was Shakespeare's first printed work?
Responder:Two poems: "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece".
Trivia Question:Where was the first Disney park built?
Trivia Question:What was America's first cash crop?
Trivia Question:What treaty forced Great Britain to recognize the United States as an independent nation?
Responder:The Treaty of Paris of 1783
Trivia Question:Who was the first US president on TV?
Responder:Franklin D. Roosevelt
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The 5 Ws are: who, what, where, when, and why.What are some good history questions? ›
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- Does he or she love me?
Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the end of each book encourage readers to write their own piece on the book's theme.What makes a strong historical question? ›
Effective History Labs are based on engaging, open-ended questions that draw student interest and enable them to craft their own answers based on the available evidence. The questions should be intriguing or provocative, avoid single or simplistic answers, and be linked with relevant historical evidence.What are the most random questions asked? ›
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“Why is there something instead of nothing?” has been sometimes labeled as the “biggest question of all.”What are the 10 most asked questions on Google? ›
- what to watch – 9,140,000.
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- What time is it- 1,830,000.
- how I met your mother – 1,830,000.
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- Question One: What happened? (Narration)
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