Quiz: 22 Facts Only Revered Historians Would Know. Do You?

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Are you a true Historian?

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 20, 2018
1 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which Italian was arrested for believing that the Earth revolved around the Sun?
Leonardo Da Vinci
Christopher Columbus
Galileo Galilei
2 of 22Choose Your Answer:
How many wives did King Henry VIII have?
Just one
Twelve
Six
3 of 22Choose Your Answer:
How was Marie Antoinette executed during the French Revolution?
Hanged
Burned at the stake
The guillotine
4 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What animal helped spread the plague?
Cats
Dogs
Rats
5 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Beowulf, one of the oldest medieval sagas to have survived, is written in what language?
German
Old English
Latin
6 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which of these Shakespearean rulers was a real medieval king?
Pericles
Macbeth
Cymbeline
7 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which two countries fought The Hundred Years' War?
Spain and Italy
France and England
Germany and Spain
8 of 22Choose Your Answer:
The original ______ colonies of Great Britain all lay along the East Coast.
13
2
100
9 of 22Choose Your Answer:
The Boston Tea Party was a protest against ______.
Taxation
Native Americans
Caffeinated goods
10 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Witch trials famously happened in which New England city?
Worcester
Springfield
Salem
11 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Colonists started the first college in the U.S., which is called what?
Harvard University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Duke
12 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What ship brought over the pilgrims?
The Flagship
The Titanic
The Mayflower
13 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Who assassinated President Lincoln?
Robert E. Lee
Stonewall Jackson
John Wilkes Booth
14 of 22Choose Your Answer:
What was the Underground Railroad?
A railroad used only by Union soldiers
An underground tunnel used by slave owners
A network of secret routes used to help slaves in Southern states escape
15 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Who was the president during the Civil War?
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
16 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Why were the baby boomers given their name?
the birth rate was significantly lower than past generations
they were born when the atomic bomb was being made
because of the high birth rate post-WWII
17 of 22Choose Your Answer:
The _______ War was between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Long
Cold
Hot
18 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which deadly chemical was used heavily in the Vietnam War?
Stink Bombs
Tear Gas
Agent Orange
19 of 22Choose Your Answer:
In 1964, _______ won the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America.
John F. Kennedy
Malcolm X
Martin Luther King Jr
20 of 22Choose Your Answer:
The "Red Scare" was the fear of _____________ spreading across the United States.
The Plague
Communism
Socialism
21 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Which American President was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963?
John. F Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
22 of 22Choose Your Answer:
Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
Buzz Aldrin
Pete Conrad, Jr.
Neil Armstrong
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