Incredible History Questions And Facts! Trivia Knowledge Quiz

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Incredible History Questions And Facts! Trivia Knowledge Quiz

This trivia knowledge quiz is Incredible History Questions and Facts! Did you know that the first remains that prove the evolution of the early man were found in in Africa and there have been just been two world wars that shook the world as we know it? If you consider yourself a know it all when it comes to history, all you have to do is take this quiz and see how high you score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What male author wrote "Encyclopedia Brown," the long-running series about a boy detective hired to solve the town's pettiest crimes?
    • A. 

      Gertrude Chandler Warner

    • B. 

      Donald J. Sobol

    • C. 

      Megan Whalen Turner

    • D. 

      Mary Pope Osborne

  • 2. 
    What monarch of England reluctantly signed the 'Magna Carta'?
    • A. 

      Pope Leo X

    • B. 

      King John

    • C. 

      Robin Hood

    • D. 

      Sir Lancelot

  • 3. 
    'Hypo' is the Greek prefix meaning 'beneath.' Which of the following brain structures is directly below the thalamus?
    • A. 

      Neocortex

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Hypothalamus

    • D. 

      Medulla oblongota

  • 4. 
    Galileo (1564-1642) published "The Starry Messenger" in what year?
    • A. 

      1300

    • B. 

      1610

    • C. 

      1969

    • D. 

      2012

  • 5. 
    During deep sleep, an EEG picks up the lowest frequency brain wave ranging 1-4 Hz known as the Delta wave. Put the following brain waves in order of increasing frequency.
    • A. 

      Alpha, Beta, Delta

    • B. 

      Delta, Beta, Alpha

    • C. 

      Beta, Alpha, Delta

    • D. 

      Beta, Delta, Alpha

  • 6. 
    A great civilization called Egypt blossomed in the fertile valleys of the Nile River. What does the name 'Egypt' stand for?
    • A. 

      The Gift of the Nile

    • B. 

      The Present of the Amazon

    • C. 

      The Receipt of the Mississippi

    • D. 

      The Refund of the Rhine

  • 7. 
    Madame Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her husband discovered radium in 1898. What was her husband's name?
    • A. 

      Pierre Curie

    • B. 

      Pierce Brosnan

    • C. 

      Isaac Newton

    • D. 

      Renee Descartes

  • 8. 
    You have 36 to the 1/2 power red flowers, four yellow flowers, and positive x number of purple flowers. Which of these do you have most of?
    • A. 

      Red flowers

    • B. 

      Yellow flowers

    • C. 

      Purple flowers

    • D. 

      Flowers

  • 9. 
    Who invented the assault rifle AK-47, and in what year was it patented?
    • A. 

      Eugene Stoner, 1959

    • B. 

      L. James Sullivan, 1957

    • C. 

      Mikhail Kalashnikova, 1947

    • D. 

      Samuel Colt, 1872

  • 10. 
    Sherwood Anderson wrote his 1918 masterpiece "Winesburg, Ohio", inspired by his experience as a young man growing up in what small town?
    • A. 

      Salina, Kansas

    • B. 

      Grovers Corner, New Hampshire

    • C. 

      Clyde, Ohio

    • D. 

      Davenport, Iowa

  • 11. 
    Amendment 18 to the US Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors. Which amendment later repealed Amendment 18?
    • A. 

      Amendment 10

    • B. 

      Amendment 15

    • C. 

      Amendment 17

    • D. 

      Amendment 21

  • 12. 
    The three largest countries that border Belgium are France, Germany, and the Dutch-speaking Netherlands. Which of the following is NOT an official language of Belgium?
    • A. 

      Dutch

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Portuguese

    • D. 

      German

  • 13. 
    Due to an extensive overcast, the pilots of Bockscar could not drop the atomic bomb 'Fat Man' at their original target in Kokura, and opted for their second choice in Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. What Japanese expression is now referred to someone who avoids something unpleasant without their knowing it?
    • A. 

      Lucky Hiroshima

    • B. 

      Lucky Kokura

    • C. 

      Lucky Nagasaki

    • D. 

      Lucky-son-of-a-gun