15 History Trivia Questions You Should Know

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Learning history in the classroom could become lengthy as you try to remember dates, influential people, wars, and the countries that make up the world. While some of this information has surely been thrown to the back of your brain, there are some historical facts you should know. See if you can answer these fifteen history trivia questions and prove you know your stuff.

15. Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and devastated which two Roman cities?

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14. Where did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech?

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13. What was the name of the battle in the Pacific fought between the U.S. Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy in June 1942?

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12. What was the name of the ruling family in Russia from 1613 to 1917?

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11. Who was the first American to win a Nobel Peace Prize?

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10. Who was the first Western explorer to reach China?

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9. What is considered the largest empire in history?

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8. What is the name of the pandemic that ravaged and killed a third of the European population in the 14th century?

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7. Which famous battle is widely considered a turning point in the wars between Persia and Greece?

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6. Which world leader is famous for his Little Red Book?

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5. Which four presidents are on Mount Rushmore?

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4. Which cities were hit by atomic bombs in 1945?

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3. What was the name of the ancient trade route that connected the East with the West?

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2. What was the name of the first successful U.S. colony?

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1. What was the name of the international group formed to maintain world peace after World War I?

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