Test Your Intelligence On History

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History Quizzes & Trivia

Select the correct choice to each of the following questions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the first known European to sight Australia?
    • A. 

      Dirk Hartog

    • B. 

      Jan Carstens

    • C. 

      Captain James Cook

    • D. 

      William Jansz

  • 2. 
    Which country sent the Kagnew Infantry Battalion to the Korean War?
    • A. 

      Ethiopia

    • B. 

      Thailand

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      France

  • 3. 
    What was the name of the first B29 to land on Saipan in WWII?
    • A. 

      Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • B. 

      Gertie

    • C. 

      Pacific Pioneer

    • D. 

      Joltin' Josie

  • 4. 
    What U.S. sub damaged the Yamato, the largest battleship in WWII?
    • A. 

      Gurnard

    • B. 

      Rasher

    • C. 

      Lizardfish

    • D. 

      Skate

  • 5. 
    What was the cargo of the Japanese submarine I-30 when it docked in France in WWII?
    • A. 

      Diplomats

    • B. 

      Plundered Gold

    • C. 

      Heavy Water

    • D. 

      Tungsten

  • 6. 
    Who was the Flying Shamrock in WWII?
    • A. 

      Glenn Martin

    • B. 

      Floyd Bennett

    • C. 

      Roger Dyer

    • D. 

      Brendan Finucane

  • 7. 
    What was the nickname of the first B29 to fly over Japan in WWII?
    • A. 

      Joltin' Josie

    • B. 

      Tokyo Rose

    • C. 

      Dauntless Dottie

    • D. 

      Long Distance

  • 8. 
    Which country did Great Britain fight in the War of Jenkins' Ear?
    • A. 

      Ireland

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 9. 
    In what South American country did Christopher Columbus first set foot?
    • A. 

      Brazil

    • B. 

      Venezuela

    • C. 

      Guyana

    • D. 

      Colombia

  • 10. 
    Who remarked that he would rather have newspapers without a government than a government without newspapers?
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 11. 
    Who was a highly-regarded "Oscar" in WWII?
    • A. 

      Nickname For Jimmy Dolittle

    • B. 

      Test Dummy

    • C. 

      Sea Plane Used For Rescues

    • D. 

      Nickname For "Bomber" Harris

  • 12. 
    What country had the first military college in modern warfare?
    • A. 

      Armenia

    • B. 

      China

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Holland

  • 13. 
    What country did U.S. forces invade in 1831?
    • A. 

      Iraq

    • B. 

      Falkland Islands

    • C. 

      Pitcairn Islands

    • D. 

      Libya

  • 14. 
    The Skirmish at Monroe's Crossroads is also called what?
    • A. 

      The Battle Of The Fruit Orchard

    • B. 

      The Battle For Kilpatrick's Pants

    • C. 

      High Water Mark Of Lee's Army

    • D. 

      McClellan's Last Defeat

  • 15. 
    In WWI, what did British Pilot Norman Platt become the first to do?
    • A. 

      Sink A U-Boat With A Bomb

    • B. 

      Gain An Aerial Victory

    • C. 

      Drop Bombs From A Plane On Berlin

    • D. 

      Shoot Down A Blimp Over England