Historical Figures

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Historical Person Quizzes & Trivia

Based on famous historical figures.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which British king was famous for having six wives?
    • A. 

      King George the 6th

    • B. 

      King George the 5th

    • C. 

      King George the 3rd

    • D. 

      Henry the 8th

  • 2. 
    Which very mean man led Germany during the 2nd World War?
    • A. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • B. 

      Benito Mussolini

    • C. 

      Josef Stalin

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the painter who made an abstract painting of the Spanish Civil War?
    • A. 

      Pablo Picasso

    • B. 

      Edvard Munch

    • C. 

      Henri Toulouse Lautrec

    • D. 

      Georges Surat

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the British prime minister who is often pictured with a cigar?
    • A. 

      Winston Churchill

    • B. 

      Neville Chamberlain

    • C. 

      Earl Russell

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the Austrian man who helped found the principles of psychoanalysis
    • A. 

      Harry Stack Sullivan

    • B. 

      Gordon Allport

    • C. 

      Alfred Adler

    • D. 

      Sigmund Freud

  • 6. 
    Who were the pyramids of Egypt built as tombs for?
    • A. 

      Pharaohs

    • B. 

      Merchants

    • C. 

      Slaves

  • 7. 
    Which leader of the African-American civil rights movement spoke the "I Have a Dream'' speech?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King

    • B. 

      Rosa Parks

    • C. 

      Thurgood Marshall

    • D. 

      Malcom X

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the scientist who stuck out his tongue for a photo?
    • A. 

      Albert Einstein

    • B. 

      Stephen Hawking

    • C. 

      Pierre Curie

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the man who invented the car?
    • A. 

      Ferdinand Porsche

    • B. 

      Jacobus Spjker

    • C. 

      Karl Benz

    • D. 

      Henry Ford

  • 10. 
    Which famous battle did Napoleon Bonaparte lose?
    • A. 

      Fernando

    • B. 

      Dancing Queen

    • C. 

      Waterloo

  • 11. 
    In the 1960s and 1970, what British band were famous with their songs ''Hey Jude'', "Let It Be'', and "Eleanor Rigby''?
    • A. 

      The Beatles

    • B. 

      The Monkees

    • C. 

      The Animals

    • D. 

      The Kinks

  • 12. 
    What is the name of the musician who died in a plane crash along with two other musicians and their pilot?
    • A. 

      Buddy Holly

    • B. 

      Eddie Cochran

    • C. 

      Carl Perkins

  • 13. 
    What is the name of the African-American woman who broke the law by not wanting to sit at the back of a bus?
    • A. 

      Rosa Parks

    • B. 

      Mary McLeod Bethune

    • C. 

      Shirley Chisholm

    • D. 

      Ella J Baker

  • 14. 
    What is the name of the pilot who disappeared mysteriously over the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      Amelia Earhart

    • B. 

      Bessie Coleman

    • C. 

      Roy Brown

  • 15. 
    Who were the two scientists who discovered the shape of DNA?
    • A. 

      Banting & Best

    • B. 

      Watson & Crick

    • C. 

      Meitner and Hahn

    • D. 

      Kernighan and Ritchie

  • 16. 
    Who was the bad guy who knocked down two tall buildings on that sad day in 2001?
    • A. 

      Osama Bin Laden

    • B. 

      Ramzi Yousef

    • C. 

      Faisal Shahzad

  • 17. 
    Who was the terrible man who caused a big van bomb to blow up a government building in 1995?
    • A. 

      Timothy McVeigh

    • B. 

      Terry Nichols

    • C. 

      Michael Fortier

    • D. 

      Lori Fortier

  • 18. 
    Who was the man who flew a kite into a thunderstorm?
    • A. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • B. 

      Nikola Tesla

    • C. 

      Hal Abelson

  • 19. 
    Which man was shot dead by a horrible man named Aaron Burr in a fight?
    • A. 

      Alexander Hamilton

    • B. 

      John Locke

    • C. 

      John Hancock

    • D. 

      George Mason

  • 20. 
    Who invented the telephone?
    • A. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • B. 

      Thomas Edison

    • C. 

      James Watt