History Trivia and Answers

Feel like you got a good grasp on history? Challenge yourself by participating in TriviaQN’s compelling History Trivia. Enjoying this experience is not only limited to polished historians. Even novice students of times past can learn more about the history of our world - and have fun doing it - by taking on this challenge.

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What French sculptor created the Statue of Liberty?

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Answer: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
More information: The Statue of Liberty was made to express the friendship and shared values between France and the United States. The work was planned as a gift from the French to America on the one hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

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Who wrote the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", published in 1960?

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Answer: Harper Lee
More information: Real name Nelle Harper Lee, published "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama and lived out her whole life there. To date, 40 million copies of "To Kill a Mockingbird" have been sold.

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Which President is on the United States 1,000 dollar bill?

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Answer: Grover Cleveland
More information: Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. Before becoming the President, Cleveland was a Lawyer and a Democratic Politician.

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Saint Patrick's Day was originally associated with what color?

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Answer: Blue
More information: St. Patrick's blue is a lighter shade and can still be seen on ancient Irish flags and was used on armbands and flags by members of the Irish Army.

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Which patriotic Bostonian won the acquittal of most of the British troops involved in the 1770 Boston Massacre that killed five civilians?

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Answer: John Adams - He strongly believed all people deserved a fair trial and a thorough defense.

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Who was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America?

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Answer: Vanessa Williams
More information: Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983 but was forced to resign in July 1984 (under pressure from the Miss America Organization) upon learning that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her.

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Who is the pre-Civil War author of a short story about a beating heart beneath the floorboards?

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Answer: Edgar Allan Poe - The famous piece is The Tell-Tale Heart.



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