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Easy History Trivia Questions!

How's your history trivia? Take this easy quiz and see how well you do!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  July 1st 2021

Some of the stuff in these questions is so old even your mum and dad weren't around when it happened! How many points will you score? There's only one way to find out... quiz!

Good luck!


What happened in 1066?


Which of these was NOT a Roman leader?


Where was the Titanic headed to before it sank?

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Tomatoes, potatoes, chillies and a whole load of other things were brought to Europe in the 16th Century - they're not from Europe originally. Where did they come from?


Cleopatra had an imaginary friend called Hamish. True or false?

6/17 A footprint on the moon's surface

Who was the THIRD man to walk on the moon?

7/17 Henry VIII and one of his six wives

Who did Henry VIII first marry?


Where was the explorer Captain James Cook from?

9/17 The Statue of Liberty

What colour was the Statue of Liberty originally?

10/17 RAF Spitfire fighter planes

Which war started in 1939 and ended in 1945?

11/17 Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys kept a diary during the Great Fire of London. What year did it take place?

12/17 US Presidents carved into Mount Rushmore

Who was the first President of the United States of America?

13/17 An ocean being measured

What is the biggest ocean in the world?

14/17 Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Battle of Hastings

In which country was the Battle of Hastings fought?

15/17 A large wall in Northumberland

Which Roman emperor built a gigantic wall across the North East of England in 122 AD?

16/17 Thomas Edison

What is Thomas Edison famous for inventing?

17/17 The President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999

Who was President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999?

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Good try

Good try! Why not have another go? You might get an even bigger score!

Great stuff

Great stuff! You certainly know about things that have happened in the past!


Awesome! You're a total history buff!