Statistics for History General Knowledge #5

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  • This quiz has been taken 44,009 times
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  • The average score is 13 of 20

Answer Stats

QuestionAnswer% Correct
To what country were 165,000 British convicts "transported"?Australia
95%
What country was formerly known as Siam?Thailand
89%
What country's civil war was depicted in Picasso's painting "Guernica"?Spain
84%
What 1969 music festival is sometimes considered the zenith of the hippie movement?Woodstock
83%
What secret society traces its origins to Medieval stone workers?Freemasons
82%
What famous train ran once between Paris and Istanbul?The {Orient} Express
79%
What Russian empress had affairs with many men?Catherine the Great
74%
What was the name of the spontaneous WWI ceasefire that happened in late 1914?{Christmas} Truce
68%
What was the name of the forced removal of the Cherokee and other
tribes from the southeast U.S.?
Trail of {Tears}
68%
What unit of British currency was equal to 1/20th of a pound?Shilling
65%
What was the nickname of Louis XIV?The {Sun} King
64%
What sport would an ancient Roman watch at a hippodrome or circus?Chariot Racing
62%
Who was the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces that
invaded Normandy in 1944?
Dwight Eisenhower
61%
What term is given to the British rule of India from 1858–1947?British {Raj}
56%
Who did Friedrich Engels famously work with?Karl Marx
56%
What Jewish banking family rose from the Frankfurt ghetto to become
unimaginably wealthy?
Rothschild
53%
What Puritanical English ruler is often blamed for banning Christmas?Oliver Cromwell
52%
Who sent a telegram from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903?Orville Wright
50%
What religious order was founded by Ignatius of Loyola to reform the Catholic church?Jesuits
41%
What Union general adopted a "scorched Earth" policy on his march to the sea
through the American south?
William Tecumseh
Sherman
37%

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