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Quiz Questions on History





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Christmas was illegal in England from 1647-1660. This was enforced by the then leader Oliver Cromwell who believed it was immoral to hold celebrations on one of the holiest days of the year.

 True
 False

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Which US President is regarded as the champion of a manned moon mission ? [-------]

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Human prehistory begins in the "Early Stone Age" which is commonly known as [P----------] era.

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Three thousand years ago there were two important developments in West Africa. One was ability to manipulate stone, clay and metals to a sophisticated degree while the other was ?

 Paper production
 Long distance trade
 The canal lock system
 Primitive plant based anaesthetics

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In 1936 near Baghdad an ancient artifact was discovered that counld produce a voltage when combined with an acid. It is thought to be the earliest know ?

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The Kingdom of Great Britain was formed as a result of Acts of Union between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of ?

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With the British abolition of the slave trade the British navy took to patrolling the coasts, intercepting other nations's slave ships. This was in the year ?

 1807
 1837
 1897
 1902

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During the Great Depression the United States experienced deflation, unemployment soared from 3% to 25% and manufacturing output collapsed by one-third. The Great Depression is usually considered to have occurred from ?

 1902 to 1919
 1919 to 1922
 1922 to 1928
 1929 to 1933

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The history of the United States as a nation traditionally begins with the [----------- -- ------------] 1776

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Thirteen Colonies began a rebellion against British rule in 1775 and proclaimed their independence in 1776 as the ? (abbreviated)

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The Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 establishedthe existence of ? [I---- F--- -----]

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At the 2010 UK election, the [------------ -----] won an absolute majority of MPs representing English constituencies, with 298 out of 533

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Like most of ancient history, the origins of the Olympic Games is shrouded in myth and legend. The Ancient Greeks held the Olympics every 4 years, a period known as an [--------]

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A traditional Chinese religion began with a man named Kong Fuzi, but Jesuit missionaries called him ?

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This German-born Jewish theoretical physicist of profound genius is widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century is named ?


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