Brush Your Knowledge On History! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Brush Your Knowledge On History! Trivia Facts Quiz

History is the study of events, places and people in in the past who had a major impact on a given geographical area or the world as a whole. Do you consider yourself quite knowledgeable when it comes to history and the people who made it? How about you brush your knowledge on history by taking this interesting quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the Frenchman who invented the bayonet and a revolutionary fortress design in the 17th century?
    • A. 

      Admiral De Grasse

    • B. 

      Sebastian De Vauban

    • C. 

      Marquis De Montalembert

    • D. 

      Samuel Champlain

  • 2. 
    What WWII Ace wrote "God is My Co-Pilot" about his WWII experiences?
    • A. 

      Donald Gentile

    • B. 

      Robert Scott

    • C. 

      Howard Finn

    • D. 

      Francis Gabreski

  • 3. 
    What was the name of Australia's military Academy in WWII?
    • A. 

      Whompoa

    • B. 

      Smith School

    • C. 

      Duntroon

    • D. 

      Canaberra Academy

  • 4. 
    Aboard which U.S. Navy ship did Henry Fonda serve in WWII?
    • A. 

      Phoenix

    • B. 

      Phelps

    • C. 

      Rowell

    • D. 

      Satterlee

  • 5. 
    What was the name of the first British battleship to be sunk in WWII?
    • A. 

      Royal Oak

    • B. 

      Rodney

    • C. 

      Hood

    • D. 

      Nelson

  • 6. 
    Which of these WWII Generals wrote the book, "Infantry Manual"?
    • A. 

      Maurice Gamelin

    • B. 

      Bernard Montgomery

    • C. 

      Omar Bradley

    • D. 

      Erick Marcks

  • 7. 
    What country did the Charlemagne Division fight for in WWII?
    • A. 

      Luxembourg

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 8. 
    What purpose did the U.S. Navy Ship "Atik" serve in WWII?
    • A. 

      Ice Cream Making Ship

    • B. 

      Rocket Launching Ship

    • C. 

      Garbage Skow

    • D. 

      Decoy Ship

  • 9. 
    The ancient lost city of Ubar was discovered in what country?
    • A. 

      Yemen

    • B. 

      Oman

    • C. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • D. 

      United Arab Emirates

  • 10. 
    What Nazi official was nicknamed "The Brown Mouse" in WWII?
    • A. 

      Rudolph Hess

    • B. 

      Heinrich Mueller

    • C. 

      Josef Goebbels

    • D. 

      Martin Bormann

  • 11. 
    What European capital city was unsuccessfully besieged twice by the Ottoman Turks?
    • A. 

      Vienna

    • B. 

      Budapest

    • C. 

      Belgrade

    • D. 

      Athens

  • 12. 
    What Japanese officer commanded the Japanese Task Force during the attack on Pearl Harbor and Midway?
    • A. 

      Chuichi Nagumo

    • B. 

      Yoshimo Fuchida

    • C. 

      Isoroku Yamamoto

    • D. 

      Oda Toyota

  • 13. 
    What was the only U.S. Aircraft Carrier sunk by naval gunfire in WWII?
    • A. 

      Bonhomme Richard

    • B. 

      Princeton

    • C. 

      Gambier Bay

    • D. 

      St.Lo

  • 14. 
    In what decade did the country of Botswana gain independence?
    • A. 

      1970's

    • B. 

      1980's

    • C. 

      1950's

    • D. 

      1960's

  • 15. 
    What branch of the service was comic strip character Snuffy Smith in during WWII?
    • A. 

      Merchant Marine

    • B. 

      Army

    • C. 

      Marines

    • D. 

      Navy