History trivia questions are one of the most popular categories in
general knowledge trivia quizzes. The topics of trivia questions
about history can vary, and the subjects covered are vast.
Historical figures are popular in trivia questions – their
achievements, the weaknesses, and any interesting but trivial
historical fact from their biography. Historical events are also
very popular in history trivia questions – maybe it says something
about human nature that the most popular history triva questions
about events focus on wars – who fought whom and where etc.
Good history trivia questions always enlighten our minds to
facts that have some meaning or at least interest. It is the easiest
thing to just ask for dates of history events.
For example: you could ask an easy trivia question about what date
Truman announced the end of WWII, but good trivia questions will try
to find and interesting and surprising 'angle' to the same
historical fact. In this case, a good historical trivia question
would say something like: "Ending WWII, Japan officially surrendered
on Sep. 2 1945. On what date did president Truman announce the end
of WWII. a. Sep. 2, b. Sep 4, c. Aug 15th, d. he never
made such an announcement." Now this makes a seemingly uninteresting
history question into a challenging history trivia question. The
answer, by the way, is c. Truman didn't wait for an official
surrender and announced the end of the war two week earlier.
To write good history trivia questions you should always look for an
angle that makes history interesting and not just about remembering
dates and names.
In this website you can find a lot of
history trivia questions Courtesy of the Wisconsin National
Primate Research Center.
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