History Exam Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What Chinese revolt in 1899-1901 arose against foreign influence?
    • A. 

      Shay's Rebellion

    • B. 

      Bolshevik Revolution

    • C. 

      Boxer Rebellion

    • D. 

      Whiskey Rebellion

  • 2. 
    A country of 485 acres and 32,000 people, Monaco gained its freedom in 1861 from what nation?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Iceland

  • 3. 
    The Schengen Agreement of 1985-1990 abolishes most national border controls where?
    • A. 

      Middle East

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 4. 
    The Taj Mahal is a beautiful Indian mausoleum built in 1648 for the emperor's what?
    • A. 

      Country

    • B. 

      Mother

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Wife

  • 5. 
    Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person in America to graduate from what?
    • A. 

      College

    • B. 

      West Point

    • C. 

      Grade School

    • D. 

      High School

  • 6. 
    Who was the first man on the Moon, who famously said: "One small step for man"?
    • A. 

      Chuck Yeager

    • B. 

      Alan Shepard

    • C. 

      Gus Grissom

    • D. 

      Neil Armstrong

  • 7. 
    What comet, named after a 17th century astronomer, last passed Earth in 1986?
    • A. 

      Hyakutake Comet

    • B. 

      Halley's Comet

    • C. 

      Hale-Bopp Comet

    • D. 

      McNaught Comet

  • 8. 
    What building in the U.S. city of San Antonio, Texas, was the site of a famous battle in 1836?
    • A. 

      The Alamo

    • B. 

      Smithsonian

    • C. 

      Monticello

    • D. 

      Taliesin West

  • 9. 
    Who was the last person to be imprisoned in the Tower of London?
    • A. 

      Rudolf Hess

    • B. 

      Richard Branson

    • C. 

      Joan Of Arc

    • D. 

      Jack The Ripper

  • 10. 
    Who was the U.S. President during most of World War II?
    • A. 

      Teddy Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Howard Taft

    • C. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • D. 

      Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • 11. 
    In 352 B.C., Chinese astronomers recorded the earliest known sighting of what?
    • A. 

      An Asteroid

    • B. 

      A Supernova

    • C. 

      The Planet Venus

    • D. 

      A Comet

  • 12. 
    What world-changing event in Europe began in the 14th century and ended in the 17th century?
    • A. 

      The Renaissance

    • B. 

      The Discovery Of Fire

    • C. 

      The Black Plague

    • D. 

      The Invention Of The Printing Press

  • 13. 
    In 1896, what piece of technology was invented that changed the world?
    • A. 

      Television

    • B. 

      Telegraph

    • C. 

      Alternating Current

    • D. 

      Telephone

  • 14. 
    In 1962 the U.S. almost went to war with Russia over nuclear weapons placed where?
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      On Submarines Off The U.S. Coast

    • C. 

      The Ukraine

    • D. 

      Eastern Germany

  • 15. 
    The rule of King Menes in 3100 B.C. was the first of a long dynasty in which country?
    • A. 

      Ethiopia

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Iceland

    • D. 

      China

  • 16. 
    What nation was created as a result of the Six Day War in June 1967?
    • A. 

      Israel

    • B. 

      Angola

    • C. 

      Taiwan

    • D. 

      Yugoslavia

  • 17. 
    Who introduced Islam to sub-Saharan Africa?
    • A. 

      Freemasons

    • B. 

      Chinese Spice Merchants

    • C. 

      Nomadic Camel Herders

    • D. 

      Arab Salt Traders