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History Trivia

History trivia is a big favorite since both kids and adults have a fair shot at knowing many of the answers, thanks to history classes and documentaries. Be careful though, we have snuck in some obscure questions as well. See how well you know your history of this wonderful world of ours.

In which country are the Great Pyramids located?

Egypt

Who was the first president of the United States

George Washington

From what material were George Washington's false teeth made?

Wood

During the second Punic Wars, what animal did Hannibal use to cross the Alps?

Elephants

What is the oldest system of laws?

The Code of Hammurabi

What is the first city to reach a population of 1 million?

Rome

Which founding father is known for his conspicuous signature on the Declaration of Independence?

John Hancock

Who was the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

Sir Robert Walpole

What is the shortest war to ever take place?

The Anglo-Zanzibar War, which lasted 38 minutes.

Who invented Arabic numerals?

Indians. They are called Arabic numerals, because they were introduced to Europe through Arab mathematicians.

Which Ancient Greek historian is generally considered to be the 'Father of History'?

Herodotus

How many British colonies where in the original United States?

13

Which explorer was the first person to circumnavigate the globe?

Juan Sebastian Elcano

What is the first country to have used printed paper currency?

China

Prior to 1917 Finland was part of which country?

Russia

Who was the first man in space?

Yuri Gagarin

According to Norse mythology, who is the god of thunder?

Thor

Who was the first US President to be impeached?

Andrew Johnson

Which Greek philosopher had Alexander the Great as a pupil?

Aristotle

Who was the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom?

Margaret Thatcher

Which country financed Christopher Columbus' 1492 journey?

Spain

According to legend, Romulus & Remus founded which city?

Rome

What is the name of the nurse who became known for her selfless care of the wounded during The Crimean War?

Florence Nightingale

Siddhartha Gautama is believed to be the founder of what major world religion?

Buddhism

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