Quiz: This History Quiz Is So Hard No One Can Finish It. Can You?

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Are you really a history scholar?

This quiz will test your knowledge on U.S. and World history. How much do you remember about the world's biggest events? Find out with this quiz!

 Jun 24, 2018
1 of 18Pick the correct answer!
The Declaration of Independence declared that _____.
the colonies belonged to Britain
the colonies were now independent
the colonies wanted more tea sent over
2 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on _____.
the moon
3 of 18Pick the correct answer!
The Colosseum famously used to host who kind of events?
bull riding
gladiator fights
4 of 18Pick the correct answer!
When Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas, he thought it was _____.
5 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most famous _____ in world history.
6 of 18Pick the correct answer!
The Wright Brothers were the very first people to build what vehicle?
7 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Abraham Lincoln gave his most famous speech in what city?
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Lincoln, Nebraska
Washington, D.C.
8 of 18Pick the correct answer!
____ was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Maya Angelou
Amelia Earhart
Ingrid Bergman
9 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to do what?
Buy a bus ticket
Wait in line for the bus
Give up her seat on the bus
10 of 18Pick the correct answer!
The Watergate scandal occurred during _______'s term as President.
11 of 18Pick the correct answer!
_________ was shot in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Martin Luther King Jr.
John F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy
12 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Which war occurred throughout the 60s?
The Vietnam War
World War II
Persian Gulf War
13 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Which English king was known for beheading his ex-wives?
Henry the Sixth
Henry the Eighth
William the Second
14 of 18Pick the correct answer!
What Egyptian pharaoh was known as "The Boy King"?
15 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Which state was the first to declare independence from Great Britian?
Rhode Island
New Hampshire
16 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Which classic American holiday started in New England with the pilgrims and Native Americans?
Tax Day
17 of 18Pick the correct answer!
What was the executive order that freed millions of slaves?
The Order of Freedom
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Liberation Declaration
18 of 18Pick the correct answer!
What were the Southern states called in the Civil War?
The Libertarians
The Union
The Confederacy
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