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History Sudden Death Quiz
Question 1 of 15
What does USSR stand for?
Ukraine and the Soviet Socialist Republics
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Union of Soviet and Slavic Republics
Union of Soviet Socialist Regents
Question 2 of 15
Which country became the third nation to perform a space docking mission in 2012?
Question 3 of 15
Which word do we get for the Italian for "broken banker's lenders' table"?
Question 4 of 15
What ocean did European explorers cross to get to the New World?
Question 5 of 15
What award was Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency jointly awarded in 2005?
The Pulitzer Prize
The Gold Medal
The Purple Heart
The Nobel Peace Prize
Question 6 of 15
What is the name of the system in which clocks are set ahead an hour every spring?
Eastern Standard Time
Greenwich Mean Time
Daylight Savings Time
Question 7 of 15
Who was the French king from 1774 to 1792 who was deposed during the French Revolution and executed in 1793?
Question 8 of 15
During which civil war did the 'Battle of Carnifex Ferry' take place?
Question 9 of 15
In which country was the impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh born?
Question 10 of 15
Where did the Battle of Trafalgar take place?
In the desert
In the Arctic
Question 11 of 15
Who commanded the Allied forces for the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Question 12 of 15
Who was the first man to break the sound barrier?
Question 13 of 15
In the 1820s, Christian Jorgensen Thomsen proposed a system for dividing human prehistory into all but which of these ages?
The Golden Age
The Stone Age
The Bronze Age
The Iron Age
Question 14 of 15
In his famous depiction of the Boston Massacre, what horse-riding silversmith falsely depicted Crispus Attucks as a white man and equally falsely suggested that the British were the bullies?
Question 15 of 15
Which industrialist was imprisoned for collaborating with the Nazis?