History Quiz: The Big Trivia Challenge

Trivia about History

The History Quiz: The Big Trivia Challenge will out to test all your knowledge on historical events that have taken place over the last century. Whether you think of yourself as a bit of a history buff or simply want to learn some new information, the quiz is the perfect quiz for you.

If you are old enough to remember, you probably know exactly where you were when JFK was assassinated. You’ll also likely remember when the Twin Towers in New York were attacked. There have been so may memorable historic events that have taken place over the last 100 years. Some of them great, many of them horrific.

Take the Trivia Challenge now to find out just how much you can remember about history. And be sure to share the quiz with family and friends to see if you can beat their score.

  • Question of

    A Japan Airlines 747 crashed near Ueno, Japan killing 520 people – In what year?

    • 1985
    • 1980
    • 1990
    • 1995
  • Question of

    A Pan Am and a KLM jet collided on the ground in Tenerife with the loss of 583 lives – In what year?

    • 1977
    • 1972
    • 1987
    • 1990
  • Question of

    Albert Einstein worked at which US University from 1933?

    • Princeton
    • Harvard
    • Yale
    • MIT
  • Question of

    An American Airlines flight crashed shortly after take-off from Chicago O’Hare with the loss of 273 lives – In what year?

    • 1979
    • 1969
    • 1989
    • 1999
  • Question of

    Apollo 11 landed on the moon on which date in 1969?

    • July 20th
    • June 30th
    • Dec 9th
    • Jan 29th
  • Question of

    Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon in what year?

    • 1969
    • 1979
    • 1966
    • 1950
  • Question of

    Charles Lindbergh flew non-stop from New York to Paris in Spirit of St Louis In what year?

    • 1927
    • 1937
    • 1947
    • 1952
  • Question of

    Created in the US in 1969, what was ARPANET?

    • A precursor to the internet
    • A missile defence system
    • A TV news program
    • An early cellular phone
  • Question of

    Dr Robert Ballard led the team that discovered which famous shipwreck in 1985?

    • Titanic
    • Hesperus
    • Mary Celeste
    • Graf Spee
  • Question of

    Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on whose television show in January 1956?

    • Dorsey Brothers
    • Milton Berle
    • Steve Allen
    • Ed Sullivan

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