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 _____.
chemistry
physics
biology
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 _____.
Japan
Australia
India
5 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Gandhi was a famous religious icon from _____.
India
China
Japan
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
man
bird
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 _____.
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 Black Plague
The Purple Plague
The Dark Plague
12 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Benjamin Franklin was one of America's _____.
Founding Fathers
Leading Lads
Missing Men
13 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most famous _____ in world history.
dictators
presidents
generals
14 of 30Pick the correct answer!
The Wright Brothers were the very first people to build what vehicle?
Airplane
Ship
Car
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?
Washington, D.C.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Lincoln, Nebraska
17 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Charles Darwin is still celebrated today for developing the theory of _____.
evolution
creationism
gravity
18 of 30Pick the correct answer!
The _____ was an explosion of culture and art that occurred in Europe.
Revolution
Resistence
Renaissance
19 of 30Pick the correct answer!
The Mayan civilization is known for inventing a _____.
lightbulb
calendar
plane
20 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Which was the last US state to join the country?
New Mexico
California
Hawaii
21 of 30Pick the correct answer!
What ancient civilization were Pharaohs part of?
Greek
Egyptian
Roman
22 of 30Pick the correct answer!
____ gave the "I Have A Dream Speech."
Martin Luther King Jr.
Indira Ghandi
Malcom X
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
Amelia Earhart
Ingrid Bergman
25 of 30Pick the correct answer!
Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to do what?
Wait in line for the bus
Buy a bus ticket
Give up her seat on 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..."?
Legion Code
The Constitution
Pursuit of Land
28 of 30Pick the correct answer!
There were originally ____ colonies in the U.S.
13
1
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.
Nile
Norse
Nicene
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