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History Trivia Questions & Answers

In which country are the Great Pyramids located?


Who was the first president of the United States

George Washington

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


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


What is the oldest system of laws?

The Code of Hammurabi

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


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'?


How many British colonies where in the original United States?


Which explorer was the first person to circumnavigate the globe?

Juan Sebastian Elcano

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


Prior to 1917 Finland was part of which country?


Who was the first man in space?

Yuri Gagarin

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


Who was the first US President to be impeached?

Andrew Johnson

Which Greek philosopher had Alexander the Great as a pupil?


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

Margaret Thatcher

Which country financed Christopher Columbus' 1492 journey?


According to legend, Romulus & Remus founded which city?


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?