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Here you will find sections on History Quiz Questions suitable for most audiences but written with a British adult audience in mind.

They are not all historical in the normal sense but also cover notable dates of various natures, some of which amount to trivia (the question about the invention of Coca-cola being of dubious historical significance). It could be argued that these should really in be in a general knowledge section but it could also be argued that something of such massive cultural significance does belong in the history section. To put forward an arguement - Would it not be reasonble to put Sir Walter Raleigh's bringing of the potato to Europe in the history section?

It is my intention to update this website as soon as possible with a huge new batch of quiz questions so please check back soon and there will hopefuly be a massive new colection of quiz questions and I also hope to strip out some of the ones which may have been slightly dubious. Thanks for your continued support in trying to get the questions on this site to be accurate and where possible any points put forward I will try to answer if I believe that the question as stated on the site is correct.

What did Dr John S. Pemberton concoct in his backyard in 1886? Coca-cola

Who was the youngest president of the USA? Theodore Roosevelt

Who made the first telephone call to the moon? Richard Nixon

Which people made Saddleworth Moor famous? Ian Brady and Myra Hindley

Where are the Scottish Crown jewels held? Edinburgh Castle

Who, according to a diary entry, said on March 17 1912 "I am just going outside and may be some time"? Captain Oates

Donald F. Duncan introduced in 1929 a toy based on a weapon used by 16th-century Filipino hunters. What is it called? Yo-yo

Who designed the dome of St. Peter's, Rome? Michelangelo

In what year was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated? 1948

Who famously said: "I counted them all out and I counted them all back again"? Brian Hanrahan

Who was king of England at the time of the War of Independence? George III

Lexington & Concord were names pertaining to the first battle in which conflict? the American Revolution

Which British King married Mary of Teck? George V

The Battle of Edgehill was the first battle in which conflict? English Civil War

In what year was the "Gunfight at the OK Corral"? 1881

What was Commonwealth day called before 1958? Empire Day

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the city of Pompeii and which other city? Herculaneum

At the outbreak of World War I, who was the British Prime Minister? Herbert Asquith

In which year did Hitler become chancellor of Germany? 1933

Which daughter of Zeus was the cause of the Trojan War? Helen of Troy

In which year was Nato formed? 1949

What great struture designed by Joseph Paxton was built in 1851? Crystal palace


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