140 Fascinating History Trivia Questions (and Answers)

Trivia from prehistory through modern history.

History trivia is a fun, interactive way to help students review what they’ve learned, show off the facts they know, and learn something new. Here’s how to incorporate history trivia into your classroom:

  • Create teams. Either within one classroom or across a grade, put students into trivia teams. Before creating teams, have students choose which type of history they know the most about so you can create well-rounded teams.
  • Ask questions in various ways. There is the old standard Q and A, or mix it up by providing Jeopardy-style questions.
  • Make trivia a class incentive. Turn trivia into an end-of-class treat for a sneaky way to get students to learn and remember more history.
  • Inject history trivia into your lessons. Sprinkle trivia questions into lectures with quick trivia rounds.
  • Add trivia to theme days. Make trivia one of the activities during spirit day or spirit week.
  • Use technology. Create online games using Kahoot or other online question-and-answer options. Or if you use clickers or another student-response software, take advantage of those to allow all students to answer.

However you decide to use history trivia in your classroom, here are 140 questions that will challenge students’ history knowledge!

American History Trivia

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?- history trivia

July 4, 1776.

Who had the shortest term of all U.S. presidents?

Who had the shortest term of all U.S. presidents?

William Henry Harrison died 32 days into his presidency, making his the shortest tenure as U.S. president.- history trivia

William Henry Harrison died 32 days into his presidency, making his the shortest tenure as U.S. president.

Which seven U.S. states seceded and formed the original Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War?

Which seven U.S. states seceded and formed the original Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War?

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas.

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas.

What was the longest war in U.S. history?

What was the longest war in U.S. history?

The Afghan War was the longest, lasting 20 years and ending in 2021.- history trivia
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The Afghan War was the longest, lasting 20 years and ending in 2021.

How many U.S. presidents have been assassinated?

How many U.S. presidents have been assassinated?

Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated: Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy.

Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated: Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy.

In what year was President John F. Kennedy assassinated?

In what year was President John F. Kennedy assassinated?

1963.- history trivia

1963.

Where was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

Where was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

What was the name of the first successful U.S. colony?

What was the name of the first successful U.S. colony?

The first U.S. colony was Jamestown, Virginia, established in 1607.

The first U.S. colony was Jamestown, Virginia, established in 1607.

What group orchestrated a terrorist attack against the United States on September 11, 2001?

What group orchestrated a terrorist attack against the United States on September 11, 2001?

Al Qaeda, founded by terrorist and mass murderer Osama bin Laden.- history trivia

Al Qaeda, founded by terrorist and mass murderer Osama bin Laden.

What scandal forced President Richard M. Nixon to resign in 1974?

What scandal forced President Richard M. Nixon to resign in 1974?

Nixon resigned as a result of his involvement in the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate multi-use building complex in Washington, D.C. The scandal became known as Watergate.- history trivia

Nixon resigned as a result of his involvement in the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate multi-use building complex in Washington, D.C. The scandal became known as Watergate.

How many Native Americans are estimated to have lived in the United States at the time the Europeans arrived?

How many Native Americans are estimated to have lived in the United States at the time the Europeans arrived?

Scholars vary widely on the number of Indigenous people at that time, but it's estimated at 18 million to 20 million people.

Scholars vary widely on the number of Indigenous people at that time, but it’s estimated at 18 million to 20 million people.

How many Native Americans were relocated during the Trail of Tears?

How many Native Americans were relocated during the Trail of Tears?

An estimated 100,000 Native Americans were removed from their territories and relocated.

An estimated 100,000 Native Americans were removed from their territories and relocated.

European History Trivia

What was the name of the ruling family in Russia from 1613 to 1917?

What was the name of the ruling family in Russia from 1613 to 1917?

The Romanov dynasty.- history trivia

The Romanov dynasty.

In which war did the Battle of the Bulge take place?

In which war did the Battle of the Bulge take place?

World War II.

World War II.

Where was dictator Adolf Hitler born?

Where was dictator Adolf Hitler born?

Although most often associated with Germany, Hitler was actually born in Austria.- history trivia

Although most often associated with Germany, Hitler was actually born in Austria.

What is the name of the pandemic that ravaged and killed a third of Europe’s population in the 14th century?

What is the name of the pandemic that ravaged and killed a third of Europe’s population in the 14th century?

The Bubonic Plague, or Black Death.

The Bubonic Plague, or Black Death.

The Reign of Terror was a period during which major social and political event?

The Reign of Terror was a period during which major social and political event?

The French Revolution, which took place from 1789 to 1799.- history trivia

The French Revolution, which took place from 1789 to 1799.

Which countries were not members of the Allied powers during World War II? 

Which countries were not members of the Allied powers during World War II? 

Italy, Germany, and Japan made up the Axis powers.

Italy, Germany, and Japan made up the Axis powers.

Who wrote “The Communist Manifesto”?

Who wrote “The Communist Manifesto”?

German socialists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

German socialists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

When was Napoleon defeated at Waterloo?

When was Napoleon defeated at Waterloo?

He was defeated in 1815, ending a war that lasted 23 years.- history trivia

He was defeated in 1815, ending a war that lasted 23 years.

The period of European history that lasted from the 14th to the 17th centuries is known by what famous name?

The period of European history that lasted from the 14th to the 17th centuries is known by what famous name?

The Renaissance.

The Renaissance.

Marie Antoinette was the archduchess of what country?

Marie Antoinette was the archduchess of what country?

She was archduchess of Austria and later queen of France, before the French Revolution.

She was archduchess of Austria and later queen of France, before the French Revolution.

What country financed Christopher Columbus’ expedition to explore the Americas?

What country financed Christopher Columbus’ expedition to explore the Americas?

Spain.- history trivia

Spain.

African American History Trivia

When did the first Africans arrive in the United States?

When did the first Africans arrive in the United States?

The early 1500s, in the early days of the Age of Exploration.

In what year was slavery introduced in America?

When did the first Africans arrive in the United States?

The early 1500s, in the early days of the Age of Exploration.

1619.

Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, infuriating Adolf Hitler?

Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, infuriating Adolf Hitler?

Track-and-field athlete Jessie Owens, who was Black and therefore considered a second-class citizen at that time.- history trivia

Track-and-field athlete Jessie Owens, who was Black and therefore considered a second-class citizen at that time.

Who was the first African American to be elected president of the United States? 

Who was the first African American to be elected president of the United States? 

Barack Obama.

Barack Obama.

Where did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech?

Where did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech?

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.- history trivia

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

What event sparked the modern Civil Rights Movement in the United States?

What event sparked the modern Civil Rights Movement in the United States?

The Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott.

What Supreme Court decision ruled segregation in schools unconstitutional?

What Supreme Court decision ruled segregation in schools unconstitutional?

Brown v. Board of Education.- history trivia

Brown v. Board of Education.

Who was the first Black American Supreme Court Justice?

Who was the first Black American Supreme Court Justice?

Thurgood Marshall.

Thurgood Marshall.

Who is the best-known conductor in the Underground Railroad?

Who is the best-known conductor in the Underground Railroad?

Harriet Tubman.- history trivia

Harriet Tubman.

What novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe showed the harsh realities of slavery and was the book that Abraham Lincoln said started the Civil War?

What novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe showed the harsh realities of slavery and was the book that Abraham Lincoln said started the Civil War?

Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Lincoln met Stowe in 1862, 10 years after the book was published.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Lincoln met Stowe in 1862, 10 years after the book was published.

What was the Greenwood area of Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as in the early 1900s?

What was the Greenwood area of Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as in the early 1900s?

Black Wall Street.- history trivia

Black Wall Street.

Asian History Trivia

Which world leader is famous for his Little Red Book?

Which world leader is famous for his Little Red Book?

Mao Zedong, or Mao Tse-tung.

The Khmer Rouge was a regime ruling which nation in the 20th century? 

The Khmer Rouge was a regime ruling which nation in the 20th century? 

The radical Communist movement ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.- history trivia

The radical Communist movement ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.

Who was the first Western explorer to reach China? 

Who was the first Western explorer to reach China? 

Marco Polo.

Marco Polo.

Which cities were hit by atomic bombs in 1945?

Which cities were hit by atomic bombs in 1945?

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.- history trivia

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

What was the first dynasty of Imperial China?

What was the first dynasty of Imperial China?

The Qin dynasty of 221 to 206 B.C.E.

The Qin dynasty of 221 to 206 B.C.E.

What Chinese locale was the infamous site of protests that turned tragic in 1989?

What Chinese locale was the infamous site of protests that turned tragic in 1989?

Tiananmen Square in Beijing.- history trivia

Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

The Mandate of Heaven was important to the rulers of what ancient place?

The Mandate of Heaven was important to the rulers of what ancient place?

China.

China.

What was the Silk Road?

What was the Silk Road?

It was a trade route between China and the West.

It was a trade route between China and the West.

When did Great Britain rule over India?

When did Great Britain rule over India?

Beginning in 1858 and lasting for 50+ years.

Beginning in 1858 and lasting for 50+ years.

Which war split Korea into two countries?

Which war split Korea into two countries?

The Cold War.- history trivia

The Cold War.

Who led the Mongol Empire?

Who led the Mongol Empire?

Genghis Khan.

Genghis Khan.

Hispanic History Trivia

Eva Peron was the first lady of what country?

Eva Peron was the first lady of what country?

Argentina.

Argentina.

In which year did Panama assume control of the Panama Canal?

In which year did Panama assume control of the Panama Canal?

The canal was turned over to the Panamanians on December 31, 1999, by treaty.- history trivia

The canal was turned over to the Panamanians on December 31, 1999, by treaty.

What was Argentinian Che Guevara’s role in the Cuban Revolution?

What was Argentinian Che Guevara's role in the Cuban Revolution?

Guevara was a prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution who played key roles in the new government following the revolution. His execution in 1967 made him somewhat of a martyr to leftists around the world.

Guevara was a prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution who played key roles in the new government following the revolution. His execution in 1967 made him somewhat of a martyr to leftists around the world.

What Mexican American labor leader was instrumental in improving conditions for migrant farm workers?

What Mexican American labor leader was instrumental in improving conditions for migrant farm workers?

Cesar Chavez.- history trivia

Cesar Chavez.

Who was defeated in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862?

Who was defeated in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862?

The Mexicans defeated the French Army.

The Mexicans defeated the French Army.

A significant portion of the American Southwest used to be part of which country?

A significant portion of the American Southwest used to be part of which country?

Mexico.

Mexico.

Which leader of Cuba was in power for 49 years?

Which leader of Cuba was in power for 49 years?

Fidel Castro. He stepped down as president in 2008.- history trivia

Fidel Castro. He stepped down as president in 2008.

World History Trivia

What famous mountaineer and Sherpa became the first men to conquer Mount Everest?

What famous mountaineer and Sherpa became the first men to conquer Mount Everest?

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

When did the First World War start?

When did the First World War start?

1914.- history trivia

1914.

On what continent did the Black Death have the greatest impact?

On what continent did the Black Death have the greatest impact?

Europe.

Europe.

Which country in Asia was a member of the Axis powers during World War II?

Which country in Asia was a member of the Axis powers during World War II?

Japan.

Japan.

Where did the Titanic sink?

Where did the Titanic sink?

The Atlantic Ocean.- history trivia

The Atlantic Ocean.

What Ukrainian nuclear power manufacturer was the site of a nuclear disaster in April 1986? 

What Ukrainian nuclear power manufacturer was the site of a nuclear disaster in April 1986? 

Chernobyl.

Chernobyl.

The first Opium War was a battle between which two countries?

The first Opium War was a battle between which two countries?

England and China. They fought over the illegal opium trade, which was causing major disruption in China.

England and China. They fought over the illegal opium trade, which was causing major disruption in China.

What famous military formation was created by Alexander the Great? 

What famous military formation was created by Alexander the Great? 

Phalanx, a tactical formation consisting of a block of heavily armed infantry standing shoulder to shoulder in files several ranks deep.- history trivia

Phalanx, a tactical formation consisting of a block of heavily armed infantry standing shoulder to shoulder in files several ranks deep.

Women’s History Trivia

Who was the “Virgin Queen”?

Who was the “Virgin Queen”?

Queen Elizabeth I, who chose not to get married and instead devote herself to her reign as queen.

Queen Elizabeth I, who chose not to get married and instead devote herself to her reign as queen.

Cleopatra was queen of what country?

Cleopatra was queen of what country?

Egypt.

Egypt.

Who was the first female Hispanic astronaut?

Who was the first female Hispanic astronaut?

Ellen Ochoa.

Ellen Ochoa.

Who was the first female to be elected into the U.S. Congress?

Who was the first female to be elected into the U.S. Congress?

Jeannette Rankin was elected in 1916 and worked toward world peace for most of her life.- history trivia

Jeannette Rankin was elected in 1916 and worked toward world peace for most of her life.

How did Joan of Arc die?

How did Joan of Arc die?

She was burned at the stake.

She was burned at the stake.

Who was the first woman to fly solo around the world?

Who was the first woman to fly solo around the world?

Geraldine “Jerry” Mock.- history trivia

Geraldine “Jerry” Mock.

Which country was the first to allow women to vote?

Which country was the first to allow women to vote?

New Zealand.

New Zealand.

Who was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America?

Who was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America?

Vanessa Williams. She went on to become a very successful singer and actress.

Vanessa Williams. She went on to become a very successful singer and actress.

What woman partnered with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and worked with her for women’s equality for the next half century?

What woman partnered with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and worked with her for women’s equality for the next half century?

Susan B. Anthony.

Susan B. Anthony met Stanton in the 1850s.

Clara Barton played what role during the Civil War?

Clara Barton played what role during the Civil War?

She was a nurse and later founded the American Red Cross.- history trivia

She was a nurse and later founded the American Red Cross.

What is Rachel Carson known for?

What is Rachel Carson known for?

She wrote the environmental science book Silent Spring, which was influential in the modern environmental movement.

She wrote the environmental science book Silent Spring, which was influential in the modern environmental movement.

Ancient History Trivia

What is the name of the first human civilization?

What is the name of the first human civilization?

Mesopotamia.

Mesopotamia.

What achievements are the Maya known for?

What achievements are the Maya known for? 

Math and astronomy.- history trivia

Math and astronomy.

Who famously ran through the streets crying Eureka? 

Who famously ran through the streets crying Eureka? 

Archimedes.

Archimedes.

Which Greek historian is the “Father of History”?

Which Greek historian is the “Father of History”?

Herodotus.

Herodotus.

The Ptolemy dynasty ruled which ancient kingdom?

The Ptolemy dynasty ruled which ancient kingdom?

Egypt.

Egypt.

The ancient city of Rome was built on how many hills?

The ancient city of Rome was built on how many hills?

Seven. And they're appropriately named the Seven Hills of Rome.- history trivia

Seven. And they’re appropriately named the Seven Hills of Rome.

One of the ancient wonders of the world, where were the Hanging Gardens located?

One of the ancient wonders of the world, where were the Hanging Gardens located?

Babylon, in modern-day southern Iraq.

Babylon, in modern-day southern Iraq.

How many days were in a week in ancient Rome?

How many days were in a week in ancient Rome?

Eight.

Eight.

Who was the emperor of Rome from A.D. 54 to A.D. 68?

Who was the emperor of Rome from A.D. 54 to A.D. 68?

Nero.- history trivia

Nero.

The Inca Empire is located in which modern-day country?

The Inca Empire is located in which modern-day country?

Peru.

Peru.

Who crossed the Rubicon, prompting a civil war that ended the Roman Republic?

Who crossed the Rubicon, prompting a civil war that ended the Roman Republic?

Julius Caesar.- history trivia

Julius Caesar.

Which Roman emperor built a massive wall across northern Britain in A.D. 122? 

Which Roman emperor built a massive wall across northern Britain in A.D. 122? 

Hadrian. It's famously known as Hadrian's Wall.

Hadrian. It’s famously known as Hadrian’s Wall.

What famous 5th century A.D. conqueror was known as “The Scourge of God”?

What famous 5th century A.D. conqueror was known as “The Scourge of God”?

Attila the Hun, considered one of the greatest barbarian rulers in history.

Attila the Hun, considered one of the greatest barbarian rulers in history.

Modern History Trivia

Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize when she was just 17 years old?

Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize when she was just 17 years old?

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai.

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai.

Which country was the subject of Brexit?

Which country was the subject of Brexit?

The United Kingdom, which withdrew from the European Union.- history trivia

The United Kingdom, which withdrew from the European Union.

Where was the COVID-19 virus initially identified?

Where was the COVID-19 virus initially identified? 

Wuhan, China.

Wuhan, China.

When did the Internet really become popular?

When did the Internet really become popular?

The Internet really took off in the mid-1990s after it became easier to use.

The Internet really took off in the mid-1990s after it became easier to use.

Who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013? 

Who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013? 

Edward Snowden.- history trivia

Edward Snowden.

In what year was Nelson Mandela freed from prison? 

In what year was Nelson Mandela freed from prison? 

Mandela was released in 1990 after spending 27 years in a South Africa prison.

Mandela was released in 1990 after spending 27 years in a South Africa prison.

Who was the first woman vice president of the United States? 

Who was the first woman vice president of the United States? 

Kamala Harris.

Kamala Harris.

Who was the first wife of King Charles III?

Who was the first wife of King Charles III?

Diana, Princess of Wales.

Diana, Princess of Wales.

In which year did the Soviet Union collapse?

In which year did the Soviet Union collapse?

In 1991. It was replaced by 15 independent countries.- history trivia

In 1991. It was replaced by 15 independent countries.

Art History Trivia

Who was Virgil?

Who was Virgil?

A famous Roman poet whom the Romans regard as their greatest poet.

A famous Roman poet whom the Romans regard as their greatest poet.

How many times has the Mona Lisa been stolen? 

How many times has the Mona Lisa been stolen? 

Once, but it has been vandalized more than a few times.

Once, but it has been vandalized more than a few times.

Who painted the Sistine Chapel? 

Who painted the Sistine Chapel? 

Michelangelo.- history trivia

Michelangelo.

Which London theater is William Shakespeare closely associated with?

Which London theater is William Shakespeare closely associated with?

The Globe Theatre.

The Globe Theatre.

Which civilization was centered around the city of Tenochtitlan?

Which civilization was centered around the city of Tenochtitlan?

Aztec.

Aztec.

What is thought to be the bestselling novel of all time?

What is thought to be the bestselling novel of all time?

Don Quixote.

Don Quixote.

What renowned Mexican self-portrait painter is also known for her prominent eyebrows?

What renowned Mexican self-portrait painter is also known for her prominent eyebrows?

Frida Kahlo.- history trivia

Frida Kahlo.

Which fashion brand did Karl Lagerfeld work for as creative director from 1983 until his death?

Which fashion brand did Karl Lagerfeld work for as creative director from 1983 until his death?

Chanel.

Sports History Trivia

Where was the first Olympics held?

Where was the first Olympics held?

Athens, Greece.

Athens, Greece.

Which U.S. president was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame?

Which U.S. president was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame?

Abraham Lincoln was inducted in 1992!- history trivia

Abraham Lincoln was inducted in 1992!

Who was the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues?

Who was the first African American to play baseball in the major leagues?

Jackie Robinson.

Jackie Robinson.

Fifteen jockeys rode in the first Kentucky Derby. How many were African American?

Fifteen jockeys rode in the first Kentucky Derby. How many were African American?

13.

13.

What fitness program is said to have originated in the 1990s when Colombian aerobics teacher Alberto Perez subbed salsa and merengue for his normal workout-class music?

What fitness program is said to have originated in the 1990s when Colombian aerobics teacher Alberto Perez subbed salsa and merengue for his normal workout-class music?- history trivia

Zumba.

What National Football League (NFL) team became the first to have a perfect season by winning every game?

What National Football League (NFL) team became the first to have a perfect season by winning every game?

The Miami Dolphins in 1972.

The Miami Dolphins in 1972.

In 2016, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, breaking a decades-long “curse.” What animal was believed to have brought on the curse?

In 2016, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, breaking a decades-long “curse.” What animal was believed to have brought on the curse? 

A billy goat.- history trivia

A billy goat.

Science and Technology History Trivia

What is considered the first human technology?

What is considered the first human technology?

Stone tools.

Stone tools.

Who patented the electric light bulb?

Who patented the electric light bulb?

Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edison.

What was the name of Charles Darwin’s boat?

What was the name of Charles Darwin’s boat?

The HMS Beagle.- history trivia

The HMS Beagle.

Where did Darwin make his scientific discoveries that influenced his ideas on natural selection?

Where did Darwin make his scientific discoveries that influenced his ideas on natural selection?

The Galapagos Islands.

The Galapagos Islands.

In which country was the largest known T-Rex skeleton found?

In which country was the largest known T-Rex skeleton found?

Canada.- history trivia

Canada.

What was the name of the first space shuttle to go into space?

What was the name of the first space shuttle to go into space?

Space Shuttle Columbia.

Space Shuttle Columbia.

When did the first space shuttle go into space?

When did the first space shuttle go into space?

April 12, 1981.- history trivia

April 12, 1981.

Who created the first successful printing press?

Who created the first successful printing press?

Johannes Gutenberg.

Johannes Gutenberg.

Who built the first car in America?

Who built the first car in America?

Henry Ford.

Henry Ford.

What common disease has been completely eradicated by successful vaccination?

What common disease has been completely eradicated by successful vaccination?

Smallpox.- history trivia

Smallpox.

In what year was the television invented?

In what year was the television invented?

1927.

1927.

How long did it take Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, to orbit Earth?

How long did it take Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, to orbit Earth?

108 minutes.- history trivia

108 minutes.

In which year did the Challenger disaster take place?

In which year did the Challenger disaster take place?

1986.

1986.

What was the name of the first computer?

What was the name of the first computer?

ENIAC.

ENIAC.

In what year was the first Internet domain registered?

In what year was the first Internet domain registered?

In 1985, and the domain name was Symbolics.com.- history trivia

In 1985, and the domain name was Symbolics.com.

When was the first electric car introduced?

When was the first electric car introduced?

In the 1870s.

In the 1870s.

In what year was Facebook founded?

In what year was Facebook founded?

2004.

2004.

In 1996, a sheep became the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell. What was the name of that sheep? 

In 1996, a sheep became the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell. What was the name of that sheep? 

Dolly.- history trivia

Dolly.

Music History Trivia

What is the name of The Beatles’ debut album?

What is the name of The Beatles’ debut album?

Please Please Me.

Please Please Me.

What famous music festival took place in New York State in 1969?

What famous music festival took place in New York State in 1969?

Woodstock.

Woodstock.

In which movie did Elvis Presley make his film debut?

In which movie did Elvis Presley make his film debut? 

Love Me Tender.- history trivia

Love Me Tender.

What was the name of the first music video played on MTV?

What was the name of the first music video played on MTV?

“Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

“Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

What is the name of the influential record label founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in Detroit?

What is the name of the influential record label founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in Detroit?

Motown Records.

Motown Records.

What was Madonna’s first top 10 hit?

What was Madonna’s first top 10 hit?

Borderline.

“Borderline.”

Who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Aretha Franklin.- history trivia

Aretha Franklin.

Which famous classical composer was deaf?

Which famous classical composer was deaf?

Ludwig van Beethoven.

Ludwig van Beethoven.

Just for Fun History Trivia

What was the shortest war in history?

What was the shortest war in history?

The Anglo-Zanzibar War, fought between Britain and Zanzibar. It was 40 minutes long.

The Anglo-Zanzibar War, fought between Britain and Zanzibar. It was 40 minutes long.

How long did the 100 Years’ War last?

How long did the 100 Years' War last?

116 years.- history trivia

116 years.

There have been four eons since the Earth’s beginning. What is the name of the eon we are living in now?

There have been four eons since the Earth’s beginning. What is the name of the eon we are living in now?

The Phanerozoic Eon.

The Phanerozoic Eon.

Which human ancestor was the first to discover fire?

Which human ancestor was the first to discover fire?

Homo erectus.- history trivia

Homo erectus.

From whom did the United States acquire Alaska?

From whom did the United States acquire Alaska?

Russia, at a price of $7.2 million in 1867.

Russia, at a price of $7.2 million in 1867.

Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States?

Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States? 

France.- history trivia

France.

Which great wonder of the Ancient World still stands today?

Which great wonder of the Ancient World still stands today?

The Pyramids of Giza.

The Pyramids of Giza.

Which country was the first to legalize same-sex marriage?

Which country was the first to legalize same-sex marriage?

Denmark.

Denmark.

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