World History Trivia Questions and Answers


World history trivia questions and answers.

What British royal spent over $26,000 on underwear in the 1980s?
A: Princess Diana.

What First Lady became the first wife of a sitting president to appear under subpoena before a grand jury?
A: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

What war was Lt. Hiroo Onoda ordered by his commanding officer to stop fighting, in 1974?
A: World War II.

What Beverly Hills 90210 star led the Pledge of Allegiance at the 1992 Republican convention?
A: Shannen Doherty.

Whose assassination resulted in the Lorraine Motel being named the National Civil Rights Museum?
A: Martin Luther King Jr's.

What Arab intoned: " I want a homeland even if the devil is the one to liberate it for me"?
A: Yasir Arafat.

What name was the last word uttered by Napoleon?
A: Josephine.

What nation bid adieu to the United Kingdom in 1921?
A: Ireland.

History trivia questions and answers.

What Nazi propagandist said: "Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play"?
A: Joseph Goebbels.

What cleric addressed the U.N. in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese in 1995?
A: Pope John Paul II.

What mobster sighed: "I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War"?
A: Al Capone.

What was the first company in the world to post $1 billion in annual earnings, in 1995?
A: General Motors.

What Uganda city's airport saw an Israeli commando raid rescue 103 hostages in 1976?
A: Entebbe's.

What 20th-century conflict saw U.S. soldiers "die for a tie"?
A: The Korean War.

What increased in the U.S. from 1.5 million to seven million in 1930?
A: Unemployment.

What city had the first public school, college and newspaper in the thirteen British colonies?
A: Boston.

What scandal was the Tower Commission set up to investigate in 1986?
A: The Iran-Contra affair.

What Filipino was acquitted of fraud charges in the U.S. in 1990?
A: Imelda Marcos.

What were the Soviet Union's symbols for work in the factory and on the land?
A: Hammer and sickle.

Who expected to be paid 2,000 pounds for surrendering West Point to the British?
A: Benedict Arnold.

What did an official U.S. investigation call " the greatest military and naval disaster in our nation's history"?
A: The attack on Pearl Harbor.

Whose migraine headache vanished after he read Robert E. Lee's note of surrender?
A: Ulysses S. Grant's.

What did "loose lips" do, according to a popular rhyming World War II slogan?
A: "Sink Ships".

What city had North America's first medical school, bank and city-paid police force.
A: Philadelphia.

What Filipino was nicknamed the " iron butterfly".
A: Imelda Marcos.

What did Jack McCall fall off, seconds after he shot Wild Bill Hickok?
A: His Horse.

Who was the longest-serving president in French history?
A: Francois Mitterrand.

What country's rampant political corruption was probed by the Mani Pulite, or "Clean Hands," of the 1990s?
A: Italy's.

What flying ace averaged a kill every 11 days between September of 1915, and April of 1918?
A: Manfred von Richthofen, or "The Red Barron".

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