Quiz: Only A History Scholar Will Score 16/18 On This Test. Can You?

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Are you a history buff?

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!

 Jul 23, 2018
1 of 18Pick the correct answer!
An American was the first man to walk on the moon. What was his name?
Buzz Lightyear
Sam Smith
Neil Armstrong
2 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. But what did he think he had discovered?
Japan
Australia
India
3 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity. He did so after he was hit in the head with _____.
an apple
a bullet
a bird
4 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech was the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. Where did he give this speech?
Lincoln, Nebraska
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Honolulu, Hawaii
5 of 18Pick the correct answer!
The last US state to join the country joined in 1959. Which state was it?
New Mexico
Hawaii
California
6 of 18Pick the correct answer!
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic mysteriously disappeared on a later flight near the Bermuda Triangle. Who was she?
Maya Angelou
Ingrid Bergman
Amelia Earhart
7 of 18Pick the correct answer!
A deadly chemical was used heavily in the Vietnam War, causing lung cancer in veterans. What was it called?
Tear Gas
Agent Orange
Stink Bombs
8 of 18Pick the correct answer!
A famous pop star was actually drafted into the army in 1957. Who was he?
Michael Jackson
John Lennon
Elvis Presley
9 of 18Pick the correct answer!
A beloved American President was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. Who was he?
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
John. F Kennedy
10 of 18Pick the correct answer!
An Italian scientist was once arrested for correctly believing that the Earth revolved around the Sun. Who was he?
Leonardo Da Vinci
Galileo Galilei
Christopher Columbus
11 of 18Pick the correct answer!
King Henry the Eighth was known for beheading his ex-wives. How many wives did he have?
17
2
6
12 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Marie Antoinette was an Archduchess of France until the French Revolution. How was she executed?
Burned at the stake
The guillotine
Hanged
13 of 18Pick the correct answer!
The Black Plague killed 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia. What animal helped spread it?
Dogs
Cats
Rats
14 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Beowulf is one of the oldest medieval sagas to have survived. What language is it written in?
Spanish
Japanese
Old English
15 of 18Pick the correct answer!
Tea was dumped into the Boston Harbor at the Boston Tea Party. What was it a protest against?
Caffeinated goods
Native Americans
Taxation
16 of 18Pick the correct answer!
There were 13 original U.S. colonies. Which state was the first to declare independence from Great Britian?
California
New Hampshire
Alaska
17 of 18Pick the correct answer!
A classic American holiday started in New England with the pilgrims and Native Americans. Which one?
Thanksgiving
Tax Day
Halloween
18 of 18Pick the correct answer!
A network of secret routes was used to help slaves in Southern states escape to freedom. What was it called.
The North Star
The Freedom Train
The Underground Railroad
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