Free printable miscellaneous random trivia questions with answers.
What famous document begins: “When in the course of human events. “?
A: The Declaration of Independence.
What current branch of the U.S. military was a corps of only 50 soldiers when World War I broke out?
A: The U.S. Air Force.
What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?
A: The Game of Roulette.
Who said: “I’m the president of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli”?
What so-called “war” spawned the dueling slogans “Better Dead Than RED” and “Better Red Than Dead” in the 1950’s?
What president was shot while walking to California Governor Jerry Brown’ office?
Who earned infamy for noting: “A billion dollars isn’t worth what it used to be”?
What ethnic group was largely responsible for building most of the early railways in the U.S. West?
Lots of fun free trivia questions.
What former speaker of the U.S. House has a chair in peace studies named for him at the University of Ulster?
A: Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill.
What was a gladiator armed with, in addition to a dagger and spear?
What future Soviet dictator was training to be a priest when he got turned on to Marxism?
A: Joseph Stalin.
What election year saw bumper stickers reading “Wallace, Wallace, Uber Alles”?
What 20th-century conflict was dubbed the “forgotten war” despite 54,246 U.S. deaths?
A: The Korean War.
What single name is more commonly applied to Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Great?
Who was the last president of the Soviet Union?
A: Mikail Gorbachev.
What had Pliny the Younger seen erupt when he wrote: “We were terrified to see everything changed, buried in ashes like snowdrifts”?
A: Mount Vesuvius.
Who saw the turtleneck he wore at cease-fire talks in Bosnia fetch $5,000 at auction?
What Texan ended up with one delegate after spending $12 million of his own money running for president in 1980?
A: John Connally.
What congressional award was Dr. Mary Edwards Walker the first woman to receive?
A: Medal of Honor.
What modern vehicle was invented to circumvent trench warfare?
What California city did the last Pony Express ride end in?
Who was the first U.S. president to adopt the informal version of his first name?
What civil rights leader did Dorothy Parker leave the bulk of her estate to?
A: Martin Luther King Jr.
What did Republicans call the platform they hyped in the 1994 Congressional elections?
A: The Contract With America.
What brave-hearted Scottish patriot led soldiers to a defeat of the English at the Battle of Cambuskenneth in 1297?
A: William Wallace.
What nation issued the five-dollar bill found in Abraham Lincoln’s pocket when he was shot?
A: The Confederate States of America.
What political system was gradually dismantled in South Africa, starting in 1989?
What was 11th-century Spanish military leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar better know as?