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!

 Jun 10, 2020

1 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

2 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

3 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

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 _____.
Japan
China
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 _____.
bird
lion
man

8 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

9 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

10 of 30Pick the correct answer!

Charlie Chaplin was famous for his role in _____.
silent movies
the Civil War
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 Purple Plague
The Black Plague
The Dark Plague

12 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

13 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

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.
Aztec
Amazon
British

16 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

17 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

18 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

19 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

20 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

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."
Indira Ghandi
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcom X

23 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

24 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

25 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

26 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

27 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

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 belonged to Britain
the colonies were now independent
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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