History Trivia and Answers

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Easy

How many U.S. Presidents have there been?

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Answer: 45
There have been 45 U.S. Presidents including the current President, Donald Trump. The first President, George Washington, took office in 1789.

Easy

Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

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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

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

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Answer: Blue
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.

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
The Pony Express transferred mail between Missouri and California on horseback.



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