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
Because they had too much
To stop the Native Americans from taking their tea

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?
Harry Treeman
Harriet Tubman
Harrison Thomas

5 of 50Pick your answer!

"WWI" was also known as the _________.
Generator War
Great 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"?
Harry Jackson
Thomas Fordy
Henry Ford

8 of 50Pick your answer!

"Renaissance" literally means:
Art
Rebirth
European

9 of 50Pick your answer!

Which amendment deals with "abolition"?
Third
Thirtieth
Thirteenth

10 of 50Pick your answer!

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

11 of 50Pick your answer!

"Mayflower pilgrims" came from where?
Italy
England
Spain

12 of 50Pick your answer!

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

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?
Civil War
Vietnam War
War of Independence

15 of 50Pick your answer!

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

16 of 50Pick your answer!

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

17 of 50Pick your answer!

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

18 of 50Pick your answer!

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

19 of 50Pick your answer!

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

20 of 50Pick your answer!

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

21 of 50Pick your answer!

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

22 of 50Pick your answer!

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

23 of 50Pick your answer!

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

24 of 50Pick your answer!

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

25 of 50Pick your answer!

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

26 of 50Pick your answer!

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

27 of 50Pick your answer!

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

28 of 50Pick your answer!

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

29 of 50Pick your answer!

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

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?
Donald J. Trump
Richard Nixon
John F. Kennedy

32 of 50Pick your answer!

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

33 of 50Pick your answer!

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

34 of 50Pick your answer!

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

35 of 50Pick your answer!

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

36 of 50Pick your answer!

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

37 of 50Pick your answer!

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

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
Holocaust
American Civil War

40 of 50Pick your answer!

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

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
America
Canada

43 of 50Pick your answer!

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

44 of 50Pick your answer!

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

45 of 50Pick your answer!

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

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?
gladiator fights
bull riding
dances

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
Paul Revere
Samuel Adams

49 of 50Pick your answer!

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

50 of 50Pick your answer!

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