History of the World Trivia Questions & Answers

1.What type of legitimised business was known in the underworld as 'the juice racket'?

2.The former custom of 'Suttee' involving the voluntary cremation of a widow on her husband's funeral pyre was associated with which religion?

3.Which former Pentecostal preacher and controversial comedian was killed in a 1992 car accident?

4.Who became British Prime Minister after World War 2 saying "Labour Can Deliver The Goods"?

5.What city was the target of the Germans' all-out assault on 2nd October 1941 entitled 'Operation Typhoon'?

6.In November 2002, riots forced the Miss World pageant out of which African country?

7.In October 2005, voters in which country rejected a proposal to ban the sale of firearms?

8.What is the name of the historic American site where George Washington kept his winter quarters?

9.What was the most popular boy's name in England and Wales in 2004?

10.Who was the first President of France during the Fifth Republic?

11.Which of the following was not a Warsaw Pact member nation?

12.How did Italian Renaissance celebrity Lucrezia Borgia die?

13.In what year was the United Nations officially formed?

14.Which of the following is not a Nobel Prize category?

15.Which of the following was not a member of the Axis powers in World War II?

16.The leader of the Bolsheviks, considered by many to be the founder of the USSR, is popularly known as Vladimir Lenin. By what name was he known at birth? [V------- I----- U------]

17.In what year did the battle of Hastings take place?

18.The two leading city-states at odds during the Peloponnesian War were?

19.What island city was the capital of the Aztec Empire?

20.Mesopotamia was located between what two rivers?

21.The city of Rome, according to legend, was founded by two brothers. What were their names? [R------ and R----]

22.This ancient Egyptian god of embalming and the dead was pictured as a man with the head of a jackal. What was his name?

23.What was the most recent state to join the United States of America?

24.In what year did Hong Kong return to Chinese sovereignty?

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