Quiz: Only A Historian Could Pass This Historic Terminology Test. Can You?

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Are you a true history scholar? Prove it!

This quiz will test your knowledge of all things history! From Medieval times to Modern America, how much historical knowledge do you have?

 Jun 13, 2020

1 of 50Pick your answer!

What was the point of the "Boston Tea Party"?
To protest tax on tea
To stop the Native Americans from taking their tea
Because they had too much

2 of 50Pick your answer!

What U.S. president held "fireside chats"?
George W. Bush
Franklin D. Roosevelt
James K. Polk

3 of 50Pick your answer!

Where did "D-Day" take place?
America
France
Asia

4 of 50Pick your answer!

Who was the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad?
Harriet Tubman
Harry Treeman
Harrison Thomas

5 of 50Pick your answer!

"WWI" was also known as the _________.
Great War
Generator War
Guerrilla War

6 of 50Pick your answer!

Where did the "Industrial Revolution" begin?
China
Britain
Africa

7 of 50Pick your answer!

Who was the founder of the "Ford Motor Company"?
Henry Ford
Thomas Fordy
Harry Jackson

8 of 50Pick your answer!

"Renaissance" literally means:
Art
Rebirth
European

9 of 50Pick your answer!

Which amendment deals with "abolition"?
Thirteenth
Thirtieth
Third

10 of 50Pick your answer!

"Winston Churchill" was Prime Minister of what country?
Australia
Canada
United Kingdom

11 of 50Pick your answer!

"Mayflower pilgrims" came from where?
Spain
Italy
England

12 of 50Pick your answer!

Who wrote "The Star Spangled Banner"?
Francis Scott Key
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams

13 of 50Pick your answer!

Where did the "Gold Rush" occur?
New York
California
Alaska

14 of 50Pick your answer!

The "Battle of Gettysburg" took place during which war?
War of Independence
Civil War
Vietnam War

15 of 50Pick your answer!

"Roe V. Wade" was a Supreme Court Case regarding...
Slavery
Separation of Church and School
Abortion

16 of 50Pick your answer!

This war pitted the "Central Powers vs. Allied Powers".
WWI
Desert Storm
The Civil War

17 of 50Pick your answer!

The threat of the "A-Bomb" taught kids to...
Stop, drop, & roll
Duck & cover
Scream & run

18 of 50Pick your answer!

What was known as "a Date Which Will Live in Infamy"?
9/11
Bombing of Pearl Harbor
The signing of the Declaration of Independence

19 of 50Pick your answer!

What "Giant Leap for Mankind" happened in 1969?
First manned spaceflight
First woman in space
First moon landing

20 of 50Pick your answer!

Who was the infamous "Nazi" German dictator?
Adolf Hitler
Mao Zedong
Pol Pot

21 of 50Pick your answer!

"Joan of Arc" was burnt at the stake after fighting which nation?
Poland
Spain
England

22 of 50Pick your answer!

The warrior "Genghis Khan" came from what country?
Mexico
Canada
Mongolia

23 of 50Pick your answer!

"Constantine" the Roman Emperor converted the empire to what religion?
Christianity
Scientology
Islam

24 of 50Pick your answer!

Which of these countries did "Vikings" NOT come from?
Norway
Denmark
China

25 of 50Pick your answer!

Which famous historical figure was "Anne Boleyn" married to?
John Smith
Henry Vlll
Ronald Reagan

26 of 50Pick your answer!

What were the underground bars called during the "Prohibition"?
Speakeasies
Dancing Diners
Underpubs

27 of 50Pick your answer!

The "Red Scare" during the 40s and 50s was the fear of the spread of ______.
Communism
Black Plague
AIDs

28 of 50Pick your answer!

What was the main reason for the spread of the "Black Plague"?
mosquitoes
water
rats

29 of 50Pick your answer!

During which war was "Pearl Harbor" bombed?
WW1
Vietnam War
WW2

30 of 50Pick your answer!

Which U.S President issued the "Emancipation Proclamation"?
George Washington
James Madison
Abraham Lincoln

31 of 50Pick your answer!

Which U.S President was involved in the "Watergate" scandal?
Richard Nixon
Donald J. Trump
John F. Kennedy

32 of 50Pick your answer!

During which war was the chemical "Agent Orange" prominently used?
World War II
Vietnam War
Cold War

33 of 50Pick your answer!

Who gave the iconic "I Have A Dream" speech?
Malcom X
Martin Luther King Jr.
Indira Ghandi

34 of 50Pick your answer!

What ancient civilization were ruled by "Pharaohs"?
Roman
Egyptian
Greek

35 of 50Pick your answer!

The World War II bombings of "Hiroshima and Nagasaki" took place in what country?
China
Vietnam
Japan

36 of 50Pick your answer!

What country was "Joseph Stalin" the General Secretary of?
Germany
Cuba
The Soviet Union

37 of 50Pick your answer!

Which empire was ruled by "Julius Caesar"?
Athens
Persia
Rome

38 of 50Pick your answer!

"Marie Antoinette" was an Archduchess of what country?
Romania
Germany
France

39 of 50Pick your answer!

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

40 of 50Pick your answer!

What country was "Ivan the Terrible" from?
Russia
Wales
Spain

41 of 50Pick your answer!

What state was the first to "secede" during the Civil War?
South Carolina
Mississippi
Georgia

42 of 50Pick your answer!

The great "Potato Famine" occurred in which country?
Ireland
Canada
America

43 of 50Pick your answer!

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

44 of 50Pick your answer!

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

45 of 50Pick your answer!

"Sir Isaac Newton" discovered what after he was hit in the head with an apple?
electricity
germs
gravity

46 of 50Pick your answer!

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

47 of 50Pick your answer!

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

48 of 50Pick your answer!

Who is known for his "Midnight Ride" to warn the colonial militia that the British were coming?
Francis Scott Key
Samuel Adams
Paul Revere

49 of 50Pick your answer!

Who was the general of the "Confederate Army" in the Civil War?
Robert E. Lee
Frederick Douglass
George Washington

50 of 50Pick your answer!

"Flappers" can be associated with which decade?
1960s
1930s
1920s
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