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History Questions Quiz

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Popular History Questions

  1. What was the name of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620?
  2. What was the name of the treaty that ended the Napoleonic Wars in 1815?
  3. Which king was the first Tudor monarch?
  4. Can you translate the French phrase "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche"?
  5. Which famous British explorer was killed in Hawaii in 1779?
  6. What do the stripes on the American flag represent?
  7. Which queen, the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, was made famous by the discovery and display of her ancient bust?
  8. Which king sent Christopher Columbus to explore the New World?
  9. Zonians were people associated with which land area and political entity?
  10. Which British queen said that when she died: "Calais would be found engraved on her heart"?
  11. The Belovezha Accords is the agreement declaring that what had effectively ceased to exist?
  12. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is commonly believed to have started what war?
  13. Can you name the world’s oldest recorded civilization?
  14. In which month and year did the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor happen?
  15. Who unified Germany in 1871 and became its first Chancellor?
  16. Cusco was the capital city of which empire?
  17. Which British engineer designed the Crystal Palace, a landmark building for the Great Exhibition of 1851?
  18. Which hill is generally accepted as the location on which Harold Godwinson deployed his army for the Battle of Hastings?
  19. Who was the first Emperor of Rome?
  20. The Treaty of Westphalia ended which war in 1648?
  21. Libya gained independence from which country in 1951?
  22. Who became the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800 AD?
  23. Name the British nurse who went to the Crimean War with the plan of setting up the "British Hotel"?
  24. Bernardo O'Higgins was a military leader who became the first President of which country?
  25. Thailand was known by what name until 1939?
  26. What was the name of the period in Japanese history characterised by the rule of military shoguns from 1185 to 1868?
  27. Who do modern historians generally consider to be the first British prime minister?
  28. The War of the Triple lasted from 1864 to 1870 on which continent?
  29. Who said: 'History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.'?
  30. Who wrote the 95 Theses, sparking the Protestant Reformation?


  1. Mayflower
  2. The Treaty of Paris
  3. Henry VII
  4. Let Them Eat Cake
  5. Captain James Cook
  6. The 13 original colonies
  7. Nefertiti
  8. King Ferdinand of Spain
  9. Panama Canal Zone
  10. Mary I
  11. The Soviet Union
  12. World War I
  13. Mesopotamia
  14. December, 1941 (December 7, 1941)
  15. Otto von Bismarck
  16. The Inca Empire
  17. Joseph Paxton
  18. Senlac Hill
  19. Augustus
  20. Thirty Years' War
  21. Italy
  22. Charlemagne
  23. Mary Jane Seacole
  24. Chile
  25. Siam
  26. The Edo Period (or Tokugawa Shogunate)
  27. Robert Walpole
  28. South America
  29. Winston Churchill
  30. Martin Luther