Best Questions: History
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1
Imagine like it's the eighteenth century, and your sailor sweetheart has just given you what is called a 'busk valentine'. What did he give you?
A kiss
A piece of decorated whale-bone
A song
A trinket from a far-off place
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2
What religion was spreading over the Roman Empire during the reign of Constantine the Great?
Islam
Judaism
Buddhism
Christianity
3
Give the name of the pilot who first broke the sound barrier in 1947.
Charles Born
Donald Cook
Chuck Yeager
David Deptula
4
What is the name of the U.S. Naval Base attacked by the Japanese in 1941?
Port Allen
Pearl Harbor
Ala Wai Harbor
Fort Omaha
5
Name the most popular American baseball player of the 1920s.
George Herman Ruth Jr.
Joe Engel
Ben Egan
Bill Carrigan
6
Name the oldest Greek culture.
Dorian culture
Mycenaean culture
Minoan culture
Cycladic culture
7
Where was the US Declaration of Independence signed?
Washington
Philadelphia
New York
Boston
8
What is doo-wop?
A drink
A hairstyle
A genre of music
A type of skirt
9
Which English king had six wives?
Henry VI
Henry VIII
Richard II
Richard III
10
In 2010, this famous building went green to mark the 200th anniversary of St. Patrick's Day.
Sydney Opera House
Louvre
Burj Al Arab
Taj Mahal
11
What is the period of the post-war economic prosperity of the 1920s called?
The Roaring Twenties
The Screaming Twenties
The Yelling Twenties
The Shouting Twenties
12
What is UNICEF, a fund established in 1946, responsible for?
It helps lonely people.
It helps children.
It helps animals.
It helps old people.
13
Give the name of the first woman pilot who conducted major air flights.
Kelly Flinn
Amelia Earhart
Vernice Armour
Judy Leden
14
Which device quickly gained and lost popularity within the 1990s?
Pager
CD burner drive
MP3 player
Flash memory card
15
When did the French Revolution take place?
1655 – 1688
1789 – 1799
1815 – 1821
1956 – 1968
16
What weapon was used by North American Indians?
Ax
Tomahawk
Mace
Sword
17
What did throwing an apple at someone mean in Ancient Greece?
Expressing anger
Declaring love
Proving faithfulness
Asking the person to buy it
18
Who was technically the last Tsar of Russia becoming king in 1721?
Ivan the Terrible
Vladimir Lenin
Nicholas II
Peter the Great
19
Which music star of the sixties returned to civilian life in the US after 2 years of military service?
Elvis Presley
Johnny Cash
Frank Sinatra
Jimi Hendrix
20
As of 2016, how many Amur Leopards remain in the wild?
35
58
93
16
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