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Understanding history gives us an insight into how people behave and helps us learn about the wins and losses of the past. Did you know that there was a time that turkeys were worshiped? Some people and events are expected to know in history, and they are tested in the common questions in this trivia quiz on history! Try it out!


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  • 1. 

    Janet Guthrie was the:

    • A.

      First Woman Senator

    • B.

      First Woman To Race At The Indianapolis 500

    • C.

      First Woman In Space

    • D.

      First Person To Score A 300 In Bowling

    Correct Answer
    B. First Woman To Race At The Indianapolis 500
    Explanation
    Janet Guthrie was the first woman to race at the Indianapolis 500. This historic achievement broke barriers in the male-dominated world of motorsports, paving the way for future female racers. Guthrie's participation in the prestigious race showcased her skill and determination, challenging stereotypes and inspiring other women to pursue their dreams in the racing industry.

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  • 2. 

    What land was called Caledonia by the Romans?

    • A.

      Ireland

    • B.

      Scotland

    • C.

      Wales

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    B. Scotland
    Explanation
    The land that was called Caledonia by the Romans is Scotland. Caledonia was the Latin name used by the Romans to refer to the northern part of Britain, which is now modern-day Scotland. The Romans used this name to distinguish the region from the rest of Britain and to describe the fierce and warlike tribes that inhabited the area. Scotland has a rich history and cultural heritage, and its ancient name of Caledonia is still recognized and celebrated today.

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  • 3. 

    Laurent Kabila was leader of which country?

    • A.

      Democratic Republic Of Congo

    • B.

      Kenya

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    A. Democratic Republic Of Congo
    Explanation
    Laurent Kabila was the leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is known because the question specifically asks for the country that he led, and the correct answer provided is the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • 4. 

    Approximately how many civilians were killed on Malta during the Second World War's aerial bombardment?

    • A.

      None

    • B.

      1500

    • C.

      4500

    • D.

      10000

    Correct Answer
    B. 1500
    Explanation
    During the Second World War's aerial bombardment, approximately 1500 civilians were killed on Malta.

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  • 5. 

    I became leader of the "Flying Circus" air squadron after the combat death of the Red Baron, who am I?

    • A.

      Edward Rickenbacker

    • B.

      Werner Voss

    • C.

      Ernst Udet

    • D.

      Herman Goering

    Correct Answer
    D. Herman Goering
    Explanation
    Herman Goering is the correct answer because he became the leader of the "Flying Circus" air squadron after the combat death of the Red Baron. Edward Rickenbacker, Werner Voss, and Ernst Udet were not the leaders of the squadron after the Red Baron's death.

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  • 6. 

    What country was severed from Iran in 1857?

    • A.

      Afghanistan

    • B.

      Jordan

    • C.

      Syria

    • D.

      Iraq

    Correct Answer
    A. Afghanistan
    Explanation
    In 1857, Afghanistan was severed from Iran. This implies that Afghanistan was once a part of Iran but became separated from it in that year.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these events took place in the 1980's?

    • A.

      Iran-Iraq War Begins

    • B.

      Khommeni Takes Power In Iran

    • C.

      Shah Of Iran Exiled

    • D.

      Students Seize U.S. Embassy In Teheran

    Correct Answer
    A. Iran-Iraq War Begins
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Iran-Iraq War Begins." This event took place in the 1980s. The Iran-Iraq War started in September 1980 and lasted for eight years, until August 1988. It was a conflict between Iran and Iraq, which began when Iraq invaded Iran. The war had significant regional and international implications, causing immense casualties and economic damage to both countries involved.

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  • 8. 

    Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines in 1521, for what country?

    • A.

      Portugal

    • B.

      Italy

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Great Britain

    Correct Answer
    C. Spain
    Explanation
    Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer, discovered the Philippines in 1521 while he was sailing under the flag of Spain. Despite being from Portugal, Magellan was commissioned by the Spanish crown to find a western route to the Spice Islands. He reached the Philippines during his voyage and claimed the islands for Spain. This marked the beginning of Spanish colonization in the Philippines, which lasted for over three centuries. Therefore, the correct answer is Spain.

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  • 9. 

    Which one of these inventions/discoveries came first?

    • A.

      High-Temperature Super-Conductor

    • B.

      Ecstasy

    • C.

      Fiber-Tip Pen

    • D.

      Self-Winding Clock

    Correct Answer
    D. Self-Winding Clock
    Explanation
    The self-winding clock is the oldest invention among the options given. The concept of a self-winding clock dates back to the 18th century when Swiss watchmakers developed mechanisms that allowed clocks to wind themselves using the natural movement of the wearer's wrist. On the other hand, high-temperature superconductors were discovered in the late 1980s, ecstasy was synthesized in the early 20th century, and fiber-tip pens were invented in the mid-20th century. Therefore, the self-winding clock predates all of these inventions.

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  • 10. 

    Who was credited with the invention/discovery of toilet paper in 1880?

    • A.

      Georges Louis Lesage

    • B.

      Professor Michael Faraday

    • C.

      Nolan Bushnell

    • D.

      British Perforated Paper Company

    Correct Answer
    D. British Perforated Paper Company
    Explanation
    The British Perforated Paper Company is credited with the invention/discovery of toilet paper in 1880.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1981: CBS Anchorman Walter Cronkite Retires

    • B.

      1950: North Korea Invades South Korea

    • C.

      1975: King Humbert Of Italy Assassinated

    • D.

      1962: Jamaica Becomes An Independent State

    Correct Answer
    C. 1975: King Humbert Of Italy Assassinated
    Explanation
    The year/event that is not correctly matched is 1975: King Humbert Of Italy Assassinated. King Humbert of Italy was actually assassinated in 1900, not in 1975.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1989: Soviet Forces Leave Afghanistan

    • B.

      1823: President Monroe Presents Monroe Doctrine

    • C.

      1962: John Glenn Orbits Earth

    • D.

      1835: Sanka Is Intoduced In Germany

    Correct Answer
    D. 1835: Sanka Is Intoduced In Germany
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1835: Sanka Is Introduced In Germany. This is because Sanka, a brand of decaffeinated coffee, was actually introduced in the United States in 1913, not in Germany in 1835. The other options are correctly matched with their respective years/events.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1833: Work Begins On The Panama Canal

    • B.

      1825: The Erie Canal In NY Is Completed

    • C.

      1964: President Johnson Is Elected President

    • D.

      1956: Prince Rainier Of Monaco Marries Grace Kelly

    Correct Answer
    A. 1833: Work Begins On The Panama Canal
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because the work on the Panama Canal did not begin in 1833. The construction of the Panama Canal began in 1904 and was completed in 1914.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1961: The Berlin Wall Is Built

    • B.

      1836: Iced Tea Introduced In US

    • C.

      1826: Thomas Jefferson And John Adams Both Die

    • D.

      1989: Exxon Valdez Runs Aground Spills Oil

    Correct Answer
    B. 1836: Iced Tea Introduced In US
    Explanation
    The year/event that is not correctly matched is "1836: Iced Tea Introduced In US." This is because iced tea was actually introduced in the United States in 1904, during the St. Louis World's Fair. Therefore, the given year of 1836 is incorrect.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these year/events is not correctly matched?

    • A.

      1854: Republican Party Is Organized

    • B.

      1850: Phone Answering Machine Is Invented

    • C.

      1966: National Organization For Women Is Formed

    • D.

      1845: Republic Of Texas Becomes The 28th State

    Correct Answer
    B. 1850: Phone Answering Machine Is Invented
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1850: Phone Answering Machine Is Invented. This is because the first practical and commercially successful answering machine was not invented until 1898 by Valdemar Poulsen. Therefore, the year 1850 does not correctly match the invention of the phone answering machine.

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