Orignally published on 2021-08-14 22:30:03 by parade.com
Calling all game lovers, we’ve come up with the ultimate history trivia quiz for you! It’s a fun way to test your knowledge, learn some new facts and have some fun at the same time. Plus, it’s something you can do with people of all ages, so you can play with your family and friends.
We’ve rounded up 100 history trivia questions and answers below. Some of these questions are easy and others are tricky—just to make things a bit more challenging. The history trivia includes U.S. history trivia, European history trivia, ancient history trivia, modern history trivia, and more! So no matter if you’re a huge history buff or someone who just likes games, you’ll get a kick out of challenging yourself to this giant list of history Q&As.
Check out all of the history trivia questions below and see how many you get right! You may be surprised how much you remember.
U.S. History Trivia Questions
Trivia Question: What was the name of the Pilgrims’ ship?
Answer: The Mayflower
Trivia Question: Who was the first man on the moon?
Answer: Neil Armstrong
Trivia Question: How many stripes does the American flag have?
Trivia Question: Who was the first president of the United States?
Answer: George Washington
Trivia Question: What important document was signed in 1776?
Answer: Declaration of Independence
Trivia Question: What was the first city in the US to host the Olympics?
Answer: St. Louis, Missouri
Trivia Question: How many original colonies were there?
Trivia Question: What city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
Trivia Question: Who invented the lightbulb?
Answer: Thomas Edison
Trivia Question: What state is Mount Rushmore located in?
Answer: South Dakota
Trivia Question: What was the name of the first capital of the United States?
Answer: New York City
Trivia Question: The Baseball World Series was first contested in which year?
Trivia Question: Who was the first president to live in the White House?
Answer: John Adams
Trivia Question: When was the first American dollar printed?
Trivia Question: What amendment gave American women the right to vote?
Answer: the 19th
Trivia Question: What is the real name of Uncle Sam?
Answer: Samuel Wilson
Trivia Question: Which constitutional amendment allowed the right to vote regardless of race?
Answer: Fifteen Amendment
Trivia Question: What state seceded from Virginia in 1863?
Answer: West Virginia
Trivia Question: Who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln?
Answer: John Wilkes Booth
Trivia Question: Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Answer: Thomas Jefferson
Trivia Question: What tribe was Pocahontas from?
Answer: The Powhatans, a Native American group that inhabited the Chesapeake Bay region.
Trivia Question: What country gifted the United States with the Statue of Liberty?
Trivia Question: Who was the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South.
Answer: Ruby Bridges
Trivia Question: Who was the first president to be impeached
Answer: President Andrew Johnson
Trivia Question: How many stars does the American Flag have?
Trivia Question: What is the longest river in the United States?
Answer: Missouri River
Trivia Question: The original colonies were ruled by what country?
Trivia Question: Which is the only US state to have one syllable in its name?
Trivia Question: Who was the first American to land on the moon?
Answer: Neil Armstrong
Trivia Question: What was the first university in the United States?
European History Trivia Questions
Trivia Question: How old was Queen Elizabeth II when she became queen?
Answer: 27 years old
32. Trivia Question: What year did the Titanic sink?
Trivia Question: What kingdom is the oldest monarchy in Europe?
Trivia Question: What famous bike race was first held in France in 1903?
Answer: Tour de France
Trivia Question: Which architect rebuilt London after the Great Fire of 1666?
Answer: Sir Christopher Wren
Trivia Question: Which group of people once ruled Norway?
Answer: The Vikings
Trivia Question: Who was the first King in England?
Answer: King Egbert
Trivia Question: What was the original name of Constantinople?
Trivia Question: Who was the first European to land in North America?
Answer: Leif Erikson
Trivia Question: What’s the name of the British art historian who was also a Soviet spy?
Answer: Anthony Blunt
Trivia Question: What country did the Industrial Revolution begin?
Answer: Great Britain
Trivia Question: What year was the Council of Europe founded?
Trivia Question: Who introduced Christianity to Ireland?
Answer: Saint Patrick
Trivia Question: What’s the name of the oldest university in Europe?
Answer: University of Bologna
Trivia Question: Who was the first woman to be elected to the British Parliament?
Answer: Constance Markievicz
Trivia Question: The last queen of France who helped provoke the popular unrest that led to the French Revolution?
Answer: Maria Antonia
Trivia Question: The World Wide Web was invented in England by who?
Answer: Tim Berners-Lee.
Ancient History Trivia Questions
Trivia Question: How was the ancient Roman city of Pompeii destroyed?
Answer: By the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
Trivia Question: Cleopatra VII was a legendary ruler of
Trivia Question: In 1922, excited explorers found the tomb of which famous ancient ruler?
Answer: King Tutankhamen, AKA King Tut
Trivia Question: Which great warrior conquered Egypt in 332 BC?
Answer: Alexander the Great
Trivia Question: In which civilization did the first Olympic games take place?
Answer: Ancient Greece
Trivia Question: Which ancient civilization invented the wheel?
Trivia Question: Where would you find the world-famous Colosseum?
Trivia Question: Who first invented writing?
Trivia Question: Which female leader of Ancient Egypt had a relationship with Mark Antony?
Modern History Trivia Questions
Trivia Question: What was the name of the first video posted on YouTube?
Answer: “Me at the zoo”
Trivia Question: What’s the name of the first woman vice president of the United States?
Answer: Kamala Harris
Trivia Question: Which space shuttle disintegrated over Texas in 2003?
Trivia Question: What was found on the moon in 2009?
Trivia Question: Which category 5 hurricane hit New Orleans and the surroundings areas in 2005?
Trivia Question: What 4-wheel sport made its debut at the 2020 Olympic games?
Trivia Question: Who was the first African American United States President?
Answer: Barack Obama
Trivia Question: Which actor became the governor of California in 2003 after a recall election?
Answer: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Trivia Question: What was the name of the pilot who successfully landed a commercial airliner on the Hudson River in 2009?
Answer: Chesley Sullenberger, AKA Sully
Trivia Question: What year was the iPhone invented?
Trivia Question: What was the problem tied to the potential computer calendar bug in the year 2000 called?
Trivia Question: Who invented Instagram?
Answer: Kevin Systrom
Trivia Question: What year did the U.S. Supreme Court allow same-sex marriage?
War History Trivia Questions
Trivia Question: Who’s the famous hero from the Trojan War?
Trivia Question: Which battle was the turning point of the American Revolution?
Answer: Battle of Saratoga
Trivia Question: Who was the president during the Civil War?
Answer: Abraham Lincoln
Trivia Question: When did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?
Answer: December 7, 1941
Trivia Question: What year did the United States enter World War I?
Trivia Question: Who was the Confederate president during the Civil War?
Answer: Jefferson Davis
Trivia Question: What was the first major land battle of the United States Civil War?
Answer: First Bull Run
Trivia Question: Which now US state was attacked on Pearl Harbor?
Trivia Question: In the early stages of the American Revolutionary War, who was fighting who?
Answer: American colonists against Britain
Trivia Question: When the deadliest single-battle day was fought in America?
Answer: September 17, 1862, the Battle of Antietam
Trivia Question: During which war was the Berlin Wall taken down?
Answer: The Cold War
Trivia Question: Which European country got split in half after WW2?
Trivia Question: Which two countries fought in The Hundred Years War?
Answer: England and France
Trivia Question: Which French leader was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo?
Answer: Napoleon Bonaparte
Trivia Question: When did the Revolutionary War end?
Answer: September 3, 1783
Trivia Question: Who was the leader of Germany during World War II?
Answer: Adolf Hitler
Trivia Question: Who was the fictional poster character that encouraged women to take jobs during the war?
Answer: Rosie the Riveter
Trivia Question: What’s the name of the girl whose diary is now famous about what was happening to her and her family during World War II?
Answer: Anne Frank
Trivia Question: What was the codename for the D-Day landings?
Answer: Operation Overload
Slavery History Trivia Questions
Trivia Question: What was the Underground Railroad?
Answer: It helped slaves escape to freedom.
Trivia Question: Who resisted slavery by organizing a violent rebellion?
Answer: Nat Turner
Trivia Question: What woman was known as the “Moses of her people”?
Answer: Harriet Tubman
Trivia Question: When was the American Civil War?
Answer: April 12, 1861 to May 9, 1865
Trivia Question: How many Confederate States of America were there?
Trivia Question: Which battle marked the end of the Civil War?
Answer: The Battle of Palmito Ranch
Trivia Question: What’s the name of the legislative action that freed slaves in the South and enabled them to join the Union’s armed forces?
Answer: The Emancipation Proclamation
Trivia Question: Which amendment guaranteed civil and legal rights to African Americans and enslaved people who were liberated after the Civil War?
Answer: The Fourteenth Amendment
Trivia Question: The people operating the safe houses of the underground railroad were called?
Trivia Question: Which American abolitionist was called the “President of the Underground Railroad,” and assisted thousands of runaway slaves?
Answer: Levi Coffin
Trivia Question: Which state had the largest number of enslaved people in 1860?
Trivia Question: In what year did the United States’ official ban on the importation of enslaved Africans take effect?