Random History General Knowledge Quiz

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Last updated: November 22, 2018
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What bird of Mauritius was driven to extinction in the 1600s?
What is the term for a woman of the 1920s who wore short skirts, had bobbed hair,
drank alcohol, and listened to jazz?
What 1969 music festival is sometimes considered the zenith of the hippie movement?
What is the name for a Celtic priest?
Who abdicated in 1936 in order to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson?
King Edward VIII
What monument was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house
the tomb of his favorite wife?
The Taj Mahal
What country was controlled by Spain, the United States, and
Japan before becoming independent?
What was the Democratic Republic of the Congo called from 1971-1997?
What country used Molotov cocktails in their war with the Soviets?
What famous train ran between Paris and Istanbul?
Orient Express
What era of British history lasted from 1837-1901?
Victorian Era
What island chain did Charles Darwin famously visit, inspiring his theory of natural selection?
Galápagos Islands
What country was personally owned (and abused) by King Leopold of Belgium?
D.R. Congo
In what country is chess thought to have originated?
Who wrote the musical piece known as "The Ride of the Valkyries"?
Richard Wagner
What "plot" was Guy Fawkes involved in?
The Gunpowder Plot
What modern-day country was once the largest and most profitable Dutch colony?
Who said “The Eagle has Landed” on July 20, 1969?
Neil Armstrong
How many pence were in a pound prior to 1971?
What paper-like writing material was used by the ancient Egyptians?
Level 73
Nov 22, 2018
Well now I know what I'll be doing for the rest of the night.
Level 68
Nov 22, 2018
I wish you good luck! There's also a Geography version I released a few days ago which is eligible for points if you master this one :)
Level 71
Nov 22, 2018
You could make a random quiz collecting facts from the 200 General Knowledge quizzes :D
Level 68
Nov 22, 2018
That is the eventual plan! But with 200 quizzes to pool from, that'll take a long time to create, so bare with me! If the geography one taught me anything it's that I need to vet the questions more thoroughly. I'll have it out by Christmas. Promise :)
Level 57
Aug 21, 2022
Wow, what a great quiz!