Quiz: Can You Pass This History Test Designed For A PhD Student?

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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!

 May 14, 2018

1 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Albert Einstein was famous for his work in _____.
biology
physics
chemistry

2 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on _____.
water
Mars
the moon

3 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The Colosseum famously used to host who kind of events?
bull riding
dances
gladiator fights

4 of 30Pick the correct answer!

When Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas, he thought it was _____.
Australia
India
Japan

5 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Gandhi was a famous religious icon from _____.
China
Japan
India

6 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Ludwig von Beethoven lost which one of his senses?
seeing
hearing
smelling

7 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The Sphinx in Egypt has the body of a lion and the head of a _____.
man
lion
bird

8 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity after he was hit in the head with _____.
a bird
a bullet
an apple

9 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Galileo did much important work in the field of _____.
sociology
Scientology
science

10 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Charlie Chaplin was famous for his role in _____.
the Civil War
silent movies
drafting the U.S. Constitution

11 of 30Pick the correct answer!

What deadly epidemic that spread through Europe left dark sores on its victims?
The Dark Plague
The Purple Plague
The Black Plague

12 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Benjamin Franklin was one of America's _____.
Missing Men
Founding Fathers
Leading Lads

13 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most famous _____ in world history.
presidents
generals
dictators

14 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The Wright Brothers were the very first people to build what vehicle?
Car
Airplane
Ship

15 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The _____ civilization was infamous for its sacrifices involving human hearts.
British
Aztec
Amazon

16 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Abraham Lincoln gave his most famous speech in what city?
Lincoln, Nebraska
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Washington, D.C.

17 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Charles Darwin is still celebrated today for developing the theory of _____.
gravity
creationism
evolution

18 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The _____ was an explosion of culture and art that occurred in Europe.
Revolution
Renaissance
Resistence

19 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The Mayan civilization is known for inventing a _____.
calendar
lightbulb
plane

20 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Which was the last US state to join the country?
New Mexico
Hawaii
California

21 of 30Pick the correct answer!

What ancient civilization were Pharaohs part of?
Egyptian
Greek
Roman

22 of 30Pick the correct answer!

____ gave the "I Have A Dream Speech."
Malcom X
Indira Ghandi
Martin Luther King Jr.

23 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Anne Frank kept a diary during the ____.
Cold War
American Civil War
Holocaust

24 of 30Pick the correct answer!

____ was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Maya Angelou
Ingrid Bergman
Amelia Earhart

25 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to do what?
Buy a bus ticket
Give up her seat on the bus
Wait in line for the bus

26 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The Watergate scandal occurred during _______'s term as President.
Grant
Nixon
Jefferson

27 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Which document begins with "We the People..."?
Legion Code
The Constitution
Pursuit of Land

28 of 30Pick the correct answer!

There were originally ____ colonies in the U.S.
1
13
46

29 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The Declaration of Independence declared that _____.
the colonies were now independent
the colonies belonged to Britain
the colonies wanted more tea sent over

30 of 30Pick the correct answer!

The most fertile parts of Egypt, which gave rise to their ancient civilization, were surrounded by the _____ River.
Norse
Nicene
Nile
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