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 _____.
biology
physics
chemistry

2 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

3 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

4 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

5 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

6 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

7 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

8 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

9 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

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 Dark Plague
The Black Plague

12 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

13 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

14 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

15 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

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 _____.
evolution
gravity
creationism

18 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

19 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

20 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

21 of 30Pick the correct answer!

What ancient civilization were Pharaohs part of?
Egyptian
Roman
Greek

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 ____.
Cold War
Holocaust
American Civil War

24 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

25 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

26 of 30Pick the correct answer!

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

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 wanted more tea sent over
the colonies belonged to Britain
the colonies were now independent

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
Nile
Nicene
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