The Big History Quiz – Level 5

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In which year did the hula hoop craze first circle the world?
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In which year was the Berlin wall built?
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In which year was Nelson Mandela sentenced to life in prison?
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In which year did the mini skirt first turn heads?
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In which year was the first 'Great Blackout' in the eastern United States and Canada?
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In which year was the 747 Jumbo jet introduced?
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Timber selected from how many fully grown oak trees were needed to build a large 3 decker Royal Navy battle ship in the 18th century?
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In 1970 the 'Blue Flame' became the first car to break which speed barrier?
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The 'football' or briefcase with the nuclear codes must always be within how many metres of the US President?
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How long did the Apollo 11 mission last?
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What was the average life expectancy of an Englishman in the middle ages?
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How long was the war between GB  and Zansibar in 1896?
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How long did the Wright Brothers first flight last?
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What was the cargo on board the HMS Bounty?
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Who was Patrick Stewart's best man at his wedding?
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Off the coast of which country did the Edmund Fitzgerald sink?
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The press coined which famous pilot 'The Flying Fool' in 1927?
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In which country did an earthquake kill an estimated 650,000 people in 1976?
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Punch editor A P Herbert once wrote a cheque on the side of a what?
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The USA bought the Virgin islands from which country?
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Which city was never the capital of the USA?
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Tollbooth was an infamous 18th century prison in which city?
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Which queen at one time banned the use of mirrors?
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How often does Airforce One undergo a complete overhaul or D-Check?
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In the 1930s, what was the 'Phalange'?
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The NAZIS declared war on which country 3 March 1945?
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What did the Roman Catholic church condemned in the 16th century?
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Off the coast of which country did the Amoco Cadiz sink?
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The Roman province Aquitania was found in which modern day country?
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Which explorer first entered San Francisco Bay in 1579?
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Baby Doc Duvalier was the dictator of which country?
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Herodotus is known as the father of what?
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Between which two countries was the 1969 'Football War'?
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Off the coast of which country did the QE I sink?
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Which ship sank in the Denmark Strait?
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Which country invented Venetian Blinds?
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Who was the captain of PT 109?
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Who was William Shatner's best man at his wedding?
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Which magazine first published photos of a human embryo in 1965?
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Which PM played a role in the development of soft ice cream?
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Botany Bay was the first penal colony in which Australian state?
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Which kind of animal did Florence Nightingale often carry around in her pocket?     
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Which is the oldest airline in the English-speaking world?
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What kind of animal was the germanic goddess of the spring?
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Between 1807 and 1821 the capital of Portugal was found in which city?
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The big history quiz will test your knowledge of historical events and figures throughout the ages. Questions will be broad and range from ancient history to modern day historical events.

Most of our questions relate to general history knowledge but are varied and border on general knowledge in places. Your history knowledge will be tested on the following:

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  • World leaders
  • Historical events
  • Historical items and trivia about them
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  • “what year” style questions

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