Quiz: Do You Have Enough Mental Stamina To Ace This History Challenge?

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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!

 Sep 03, 2018
1 of 25Pick your answer!
The Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing _____ the right to vote became law in 1965.
African Americans
prisoners
children
2 of 25Pick your answer!
Massive protests 1989 on either side of the _____ in Germany eventually lead to its being torn down.
Reichstag
Elbphilharmonie
Berlin Wall
3 of 25Pick your answer!
Which former Beatle was shot dead outside his New York apartment in 1980?
Ringo Starr
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
4 of 25Pick your answer!
In 1972, White House operatives were arrested for burglarizing DNC offices during Nixon's presidency, which became known as _____.
The Seventies Scandal
The Snowden Scandal
The Watergate Scandal
5 of 25Pick your answer!
What woman was first elected Prime Minister in the United Kingdom in 1979?
Margaret Thatcher
Nancy Pelosi
Hillary Clinton
6 of 25Pick your answer!
U.S. President _____ was assassinated in 1963.
Gerald Ford
John F. Kennedy
Ronald Reagan
7 of 25Pick your answer!
Civil Rights leader _____ was assassinated in 1968.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Rosa Parks
Malcom X
8 of 25Pick your answer!
Who did John F. Kennedy defeat in the US Presidential election in 1960?
Bill Clinton
Richard Nixon
Abraham Lincoln
9 of 25Pick your answer!
Which popular entertainer known as the King of Rock and Roll was inducted into the US army in 1958?
Johnny Cash
Paul McCartney
Elvis Presley
10 of 25Pick your answer!
Which actress married Prince Ranier of Monaco in 1956?
Audrey Hepburn
Marilyn Monroe
Grace Kelly
11 of 25Pick your answer!
Which royal was coronated as Britain's head of state in 1953?
Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Diana
Marie Antoinette
12 of 25Pick your answer!
Who was the first woman to travel to space in 1983?
Ada Lovelace
Marie Curie
Sally Ride
13 of 25Pick your answer!
Charles, Prince of Wales, married _____ in 1981.
Lady Diana Spencer
Kate Middleton
Meghan Markle
14 of 25Pick your answer!
What computer company was formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976?
Banana
Orange
Apple
15 of 25Pick your answer!
What war ended in 1975?
Vietnam War
World War II
World War I
16 of 25Pick your answer!
In 1970, what space mission to the moon was abandoned after mechanical issues?
Neptune 9
Apollo 13
Jupiter 1
17 of 25Pick your answer!
Who become the first man to set foot on the moon in 1969?
Sally Ride
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Lightyear
18 of 25Pick your answer!
In 1967, what band released an album entitled Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?
Queen
The Rolling Stones
The Beatles
19 of 25Pick your answer!
The black liberation political organization _____ was formed in 1966.
Brown Bears
Black Panthers
White Tigers
20 of 25Pick your answer!
The _____ involved a stand-off between the U.S. and the USSR that nearly ended in nuclear war in 1962.
Vietnam War
Revolutionary War
Cuban Missile Crisis
21 of 25Pick your answer!
Construction of what divisive German landmark began in 1961?
Alexanderplatz
Hohenschwangau Castle
Berlin Wall
22 of 25Pick your answer!
Which Communist leader came to power after the Cuban Revolution in 1959?
Fidel Castro
Benito Mussolini
Adolf Hitler
23 of 25Pick your answer!
Which American civil rights leader refused to give up her seat in 1955?
Harriet Tubman
Maya Angelou
Rosa Parks
24 of 25Pick your answer!
Which landmark Supreme Court case ended racial segregation in public schools in 1954?
Roe v. Wade
Brown v. Board of Education
Loving v. Virginia
25 of 25Pick your answer!
NATO, created in Brussels, Belgium in 1950, stands for _____.
North Armenian Time Organization
New Australian Tax Organization
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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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!