Test Your Knowledge About Historical Figures! Trivia Quiz

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Test Your Knowledge About Historical Figures! Trivia Quiz

Do you know any historical figures? Do you know a sufficient amount to pass this quiz? Those who took a history course in school should remember a few key figures. Some of these famous figures include Abraham Lincoln, George Washing ton, Adolph Hitler, Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, William Shakespeare, Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexander the Great, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. Try this quiz and discover if you are a history whiz!


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