History Trivia and Answers

Easy

What was the name of the U.S. mail service, started in 1860, that used horses and riders?

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Answer: Pony Express
More information: The Pony Express transferred mail between Missouri and California on horseback.

Hard

Historically, parts from which animal were used to stiffen corsets?

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Answer: Whale - The baleen, the parts of their mouths used to filter food, were cut into tough, flexible strips.

Medium

Name the second president of the United States of America.

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

Easy

What is the name for the Greek goddess of victory?

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Answer: Nike
More information: The Greek Goddess Nike was depicted as having wings, hence her other name "Winged Goddess".



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