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General History Quiz Trivia

A quiz? About history? I think so. 10 Questions.

 
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1

In 1649, Charles I was executed outside which London palace?

  • St. James' Palace
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Palace
  • Whitehall Palace

2

What was the name of the Royal Navy submarine that sank the Argentine warship the Belgrano during the Falklands conflict?

  • HMS Conqueror
  • HMS Victorious
  • HMS Kitchener
  • HMS Nelson

3

The Anglo-Zanzibar War is famous for holding which record?

  • Most casualties of any war in history
  • Shortest war in history
  • Least casualties of any war in history
  • Sexiest war in history

4

For how many days was Lady Jane Grey British monarch for before her execution in 1553?

  • Eight days
  • Nine days
  • Ten days
  • Eleven days

5

Who was the first person to be buried in the area of Westminster Abbey that is now known as Poets' Corner?

  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • William Shakespeare
  • Boudicca

6

During which century did Michelangelo complete the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

  • 14th Century
  • 16th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 20th Century

7

Who was the English archaeologist who first discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen?

  • Mick Aston
  • Tony Robinson
  • Percy Gardner
  • Howard Carter

8

Who was the British monarch during the First Opium War, which was fought between 1839 and 1842?

  • William IV
  • Victoria
  • Edward VII
  • George V

9

What was the name of the airplane to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945?

  • Little Boy
  • Straight Flush
  • Enola Gay
  • Bockscar

10

During which decade was the European Union founded?

  • 1940s
  • 1960s
  • 1990s
  • 2000s

 

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