Quiz: How Many Of These Little-Known Historical Trivia Facts Do You Know?

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Were you paying attention in history class?

How well do you know about​ past events and people? Take this fun and challenging quiz to test your history skills!

 Nov 09, 2018
1 of 25Pick your answer!
A network of secret routes was used to help slaves in Southern states escape to freedom. What was it called.
The Freedom Train
The North Star
The Underground Railroad
2 of 25Pick your answer!
A beloved American President was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. Who was he?
Lyndon B. Johnson
John. F Kennedy
Richard Nixon
3 of 25Pick your answer!
A famous pop star was actually drafted into the army in 1957. Who was he?
Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson
John Lennon
4 of 25Pick your 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
5 of 25Pick your answer!
A classic American holiday started in New England with the pilgrims and Native Americans. Which one?
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Tax Day
6 of 25Pick your answer!
There were 13 original U.S. colonies. Which state was the first to declare independence from Great Britian?
New Hampshire
Hawaii
Alaska
7 of 25Pick your answer!
Tea was dumped into the Boston Harbor at the Boston Tea Party. What was it a protest against?
Caffeinated goods
Taxation
Native Americans
8 of 25Pick your answer!
The Black Plague killed 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia. What animal helped spread it?
Dogs
Cats
Rats
9 of 25Pick your answer!
Marie Antoinette was an Archduchess of France until the French Revolution. How was she executed?
The guillotine
Burned at the stake
Hanged
10 of 25Pick your answer!
King Henry the Eighth was known for beheading his ex-wives. How many wives did he have?
2
6
17
11 of 25Pick your answer!
An Italian scientist was once arrested for correctly believing that the Earth revolved around the Sun. Who was he?
Galileo Galilei
Leonardo Da Vinci
Christopher Columbus
12 of 25Pick your answer!
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic mysteriously disappeared on a later flight near the Bermuda Triangle. Who was she?
Ingrid Bergman
Amelia Earhart
Maya Angelou
13 of 25Pick your answer!
The last US state to join the country joined in 1959. Which state was it?
Hawaii
California
New Mexico
14 of 25Pick your answer!
Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech was the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. Where did he give this speech?
Washington, D.C.
Lincoln, Nebraska
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
15 of 25Pick your answer!
Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. But what did he think he had discovered?
India
Japan
Australia
16 of 25Pick your answer!
An American was the first man to walk on the moon. What was his name?
Sam Smith
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Lightyear
17 of 25Pick your answer!
The "Red Scare" was the fear of _____________ spreading across the United States.
The Plague
Socialism
Communism
18 of 25Pick your answer!
In 1964, _______ won the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King Jr
Malcolm X
19 of 25Pick your answer!
Witch trials famously happened in which New England city?
Worcester
Salem
Springfield
20 of 25Pick your answer!
Who is known for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence?
Teddy Roosevelt
George Washington
John Hancock
21 of 25Pick your answer!
The faces of four US Presidents make up which national memorial?
Statue of Liberty
Mount Rushmore
Gateway Arch
22 of 25Pick your answer!
What are the first words of the Constitution?
"We The People"
"May we have your attention?"
"Four score and seven years ago..."
23 of 25Pick your answer!
What was the name of the scandal that forced President Nixon to resign?
Watergate
Teapot Dome
Iran Contra
24 of 25Pick your answer!
What was the world's biggest passenger ship when it was launched in 1912?
Lusitania
Titanic
The Queen Mary
25 of 25Pick your answer!
The 13 stripes on the American flag stand for the 13 _______
Lakes
Colonies
Presidents
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History is proof that we're not only still here, there more to come in an ever-evolving future. Generations upon generations of people have set the tone for the world we live in today. As they've come and gone, they've left their mark on history. They've won and lost battles, survived diseases and wars, and created art and inventions that have molded civilization. It wasn't always easy, but humanity has defied the odds and kept going countless times.

Are you a history buff? Do you love to study the strategies that led different factions into battle? Do you like to read about how countries came to be, who led them, and the obstacles people faced as the passed from age to age? Do you get into long conversations about how history continues to affect the world we live in for centuries to come? Do you know the great inventions and how they came to serve humankind? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, this is the quiz for you! To find out how much you know about history and the events and people who shaped it over the past several thousand years, we challenge you to take this fun and challenging quiz! So, sit back, relax and put on your thinking cap! Answer these 18 questions about a range of historical subjects from geography and pop culture to language and medicine throughout the ages. Not only will you have loads of fun, you'll probably learn something, too. Good luck with your fun and exciting journey into the world's past!