History Trivia and Answers

Challenge yourself with a History Trivia Quiz!

Easy

Malcolm Little was a civil rights activist better known by what name?

Show Answer

Answer: Malcolm X
Malcolm X was also later know as Hajj Malik el-Shabazz. He was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist.

Medium

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

Show Answer

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

Medium

Who invented the cotton gin in 1793?

Show Answer

Answer: Eli Whitney
Eli Whitley's invention of the cotton gin was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and helped shape the economy of the United States.

Easy

Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

Show Answer

Answer: Michelangelo
The Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was built within the Vatican, named after Pop Sixtus IV.

Medium

Which founding father is known for his large signature on the United States Declaration of Independence?

Show Answer

Answer: John Hancock
He became very popular in Massachusetts when British officials seized his sloop (sail boat) Liberty in 1768 and charged him with smuggling (although the charges were eventually dropped).

Medium

Name the second president of the United States of America.

Show Answer

Answer: John Adams
John Adams was president of the United States from 1797-1801, serving one term.



Other Categories


Feedback

Did we miss something? Is the answer wrong? Please, let us know about it through our feedback box


Subscribe to Newsletter

We'll send you weekly trivia and other fun stuff!


© TriviaQuestionsNow.com
Privacy Policy