Hard History Quiz

Hard History Quiz

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Question 1: The country Columbia was named for what famous explorer?
Answer a: Marco Polo
Answer b: Christopher Columbus
Answer c: Amerigo Vespucci
Answer d: Juan Ponce De Leon

Question 2: What are the Russian 19th and 20th century jeweller Peter Faberge’s most famous creations shaped like?
Answer a: Eggs
Answer b: Birds
Answer c: Cups
Answer d: Wheels

Question 3: Whose “curse” has been explained as possibly being the mold found on some mummies?
Answer a: Tut
Answer b: Nero
Answer c: Arthur
Answer d: Alexander

Question 4: The Mona Lisa was stolen from a gallery in which city in 1911?
Answer a: Berlin
Answer b: Rome
Answer c: Paris
Answer d: Athens

Question 5: What was the name of Donald Trump’s first wife?
Answer a: Claire
Answer b: Ivana
Answer c: Susanna
Answer d: Amelia

Question 6: Who was voted Man of the Year by TIME magazine in both 1940 and in 1949?
Answer a: Charles de Gaulle
Answer b: Martin Luther King Jr.
Answer c: Winston Churchill
Answer d: John F. Kennedy

Question 7: By what nickname is Manfred von Richthofen better known?
Answer a: The Flying Dutchman
Answer b: The Red Baron
Answer c: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Answer d: Rasputin

Question 8: A concert by which pop singer was bombed in May 2017?
Answer a: Katy Perry
Answer b: Christina Aguilera
Answer c: Britney Spears
Answer d: Ariana Grande

Question 9: Which country was not a location for the Battle of the Bulge?
Answer a: Switzerland
Answer b: France
Answer c: Belgium
Answer d: Luxembourg

Question 10: Who was arrested for killing Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995?
Answer a: Yigal Amir
Answer b: Saddam Hussein
Answer c: Osama Bin Laden
Answer d: Boris Yeltsin

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