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Easy History and Politics quiz questions and answers.

Fun and Easy History trivia quiz questions with the answers.

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With which animals did Hannibal cross the Alps to Rome?
A: Elephants.

Which British field marshall received that German surrender in 1945?
A: Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

Which countries fought the Hundred Years War?
A: England and France.

What important position did Dick Whittington hold from 1397 to 1398?
A: Mayor of London.

In which Indian city did 43 people die in the notorious Black Hole?
A: Calcutta.

Who became president of South Africa in 1994?
A: Nelson Mandela.

Who was the first president of the USA?
A: George Washington.

Where was Napoleon exiled in 1814-15?
A: Elba.

Which Soviet foreign minister gave his name to a petrol bomb?
A:  Molotov.

Of which country did the playwright Vaclave Havel become president in 1989?
A: Czechoslovakia.

What did Pope Pius V do to Elizabeth I and Pope Paul III do to Henry VIII?
A:  Excommunicate.

What were the names of the royal first cousins who married in 1840 and had four sons and five daughters?
A: Victoria and Albert.

Which war was fought over “the Union” and the emancipation of slaves?
A: American Civil War.

Name the 11th-century survey documented in two volumes and kept in London’s Public Record Office?
A: Domesday Book.

What was built from the Tyne to the Solway in AD 122-126 as the northern border of Roman Britain?
A:  Hadrian’s Wall.

What killed 100,000 of London’s 400,000 population in 1665?
A: The Great Plague.

What was the name of the flag captain who attended mortally wounded Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar?
A:  Hardy.

Whose exploration of the New World had its quincentenary in 1992?
A: Christopher Columbus.

Which two countries were joined in the Act of Union 1701?
A:  England and Scotland.

Which war made Florence Nightingale famous?
A: Crimean War.

Who became leader of the Russian people after the October Revolution of 1917.
A: Lenin.

Who was queen of England for only nine days?
A: Lady Jane Grey.

Marie Josephe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie became empress of France. By what name was she better known?
A: Empress Josephine.

Who overthrew the Batista regime in Cuba in 1959, at the third attempt?
A: Fidel Castro.

Who was stabbed to death in the Senate house, Rome, on 15 March 44 BC?
A:  Gaius Julius Caesar.

From which French port were 337,131 Allied troops evacuated in May and June 1940?
A: Dunkirk.

Which 17-year-old girl led the French Army that raised the siege of Orleans in 1492?
A: Joan of Arc.

Which queen led a revolt against the Romans and burned London, St. Albans and Colchester?
A: Boudicca/Boadicea.

Who became leader of the Russian people after the October Revolution of 1917?
A: Lenin.

In which war did the Charge of the Light Brigade take place?
A: Crimean War.

Who conquered Greece in 336 at the head of a vast Macedonian army?
A: Alexander the Great.

Which religion was founded by Prince Gautama Siddhartha in the 6th century BC?
A: Buddhism.

Who was the father of Cleopatra’s son, Ptolemy XV?
A: Julius Caesar.

Who was the first Christian emperor of Rome and founder of Constantinople?
A: Constantine the Great.

Who did Rome fight in the Punic Wars?
A:  Carthage.

Which country did Xerxes rule?
A: Persia.

Which temple stands on the Acropolis in Athens?
A:  Parthenon.

Which Scottish queen was executed in 1587?
A: Mary, Queen of Scots.

Who was the king of Egypt from 1936 to 1952, when he abdicated?
A: Farouk.

 

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