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So You Think You Know Your History?

written by: thaibob
 
Well, here's a chance to show off your historical knowledge.

Question 1:


The longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly. How long did it last?
335 years
285 years
385 years
235 years

Question 2:


The Anglo-Zanzibar war of 1896 is probably the shortest war in history. How long did it last?
38 days
38 minutes
3 weeks
38 hours

Question 3:


Who was offered to become the second president of Israel in 1952?
Albert Einstein
Rita Levi-Montalcini (Nobel Prize winner)
Robert Oppenheimer (director of the Manhattan project which developed the atomic bomb)
Edwin Teller (developed the hydrogen bomb)

Question 4:


Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis both died on the same day as which famous person?
Pope John XXIII
Robert Stroud, "bird man of Alcatraz"
John F. Kennedy
Edith Piaf

Question 5:


Which of these animals once attacked Napoleon?
rats
rabbits
snakes
squirrels

Question 6:


For what now defunct newspaper was Karl Marx a correspondent?
New York Mirror
New York Daily Tribune
New York Herald
New York Guardian

Question 7:


How many operas did Kim Jong Il (North Korean dictator) write?
6
2
4
8

Question 8:


During high school, Ronald Reagan was a lifeguard. How many lives did he save?
11
77
33
55

Question 9:


What pet did Lord Byron keep in his college dorm room?
anaconda
bear
cheetah
wolf

Question 10:


What were the prizes for raising money for a Paris orphanage in 1912?
private tours of the Palace of Versailles
private tours of the Grand Palais
live babies
private viewings of the Louvre

Question 11:


For what does the D in D-Day stand?
Decision
Day
Delivery
It was just the next letter for a scheduled operation

Question 12:


The Constitution of the Confederate States of America banned the slave trade.
False
True

Question 13:


When the civil war started Robert E. Lee owned no slaves while the Union general U.S. Grant did.
True
False

Question 14:


In what country was King George I born?
Germany
England
Spain
France

Question 15:


Daniel Boone wore a coonskin cap.
True
False

Question 16:


At the start of WWI, how many pilots and planes did the USA have?
28 pilots and 13-20 airplanes
48 pilots and 31-40 airplanes
38 pilots and 21-30 airplanes
18 Pilots and 5-12 airplanes

Question 17:


Which of the following was/were a victim of first bomb the allies dropped on Berlin?
a dog
nothing
an elephant
a family of four

Question 18:


Arabic numerals were invented by the Arabs.
False
True

Question 19:


What country has the oldest acting parliament in the world?
Denmark
England
Iceland
Greenland

Question 20:


How many people did the 1666 Great Fire of London kill?
18
38
28
8

 


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