History trivia questions aren’t yesterday’s news! In fact, like the subject itself, they’re extremely popular and the great thing is, of course, that more questions are being generated every day as history is made. So we’ve put together this collection of tricky teasers for you to test your knowledge.
33 History Trivia Questions And Answers
Find out just how well you know the past with these fun history trivia questions:
In 1927, who became the first man to fly solo and non-stop across the Atlantic?
What was the family name of the Russian rulers from the 17th century until the 1917 revolution?
Which was the first bridge to be built across the River Thames in London?
Which U.S. president had a home called The Hermitage?
Which famous battle took place on Sunday, 18th June, 1815?
How many U.S. presidents have been assassinated, and who where they?
Which King of England was executed in 1649 during the English Civil War?
Which world leader, who came to power in 1949, is famous for his “Little Red Book”?
In which country did the Easter Rising take place in 1916?
Which seven U.S. states seceded and formed the original Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War?
Which Romanian leader was executed on Christmas Day, 1989 during the country’s revolution?
What name is given to Britain’s policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws on early American colonies?
What was the name of the first Space Shuttle to go into space?
Which dung beetle was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians?
Who was shot outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington on March 30, 1981?
Who was president during the U.S. Civil War?
Which mountaineer and his Sherpa became the first men to conquer Mount Everest on May 29, 1953?
How did Alexander the Great solve the puzzle of the Gordian knot?
Which Greek historian is known as the “Father of History”?
Which Russian astronaut was the first man to conduct a space walk?
In which Libyan city was the American diplomatic compound attacked in September 2012, resulting in the death of the U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stephens?
Which infamous prison was stormed on July 14, 1789?
What is the modern name for Van Diemen’s Land?
An expedition led by Roald Amundsen became the first to reach what on December 14, 1911?
The Ptolemy dynasty ruled which ancient kingdom?
Who became President of the United States after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963?
The ancient city of Rome was built on how many hills?
Where in Virginia did General Robert E. Lee surrender to the Union army in 1865, triggering the end of the U.S. Civil War?
Octavian defeated Mark Antony in which famous naval battle of 31 B.C.?
For what is Matthew Webb famous?
The Peloponnesian War was fought between Athens and which other ancient Greek state?
Which English queen reigned for just nine days?
Which war took place between 1950 and 1953?
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