Quiz: Only Historians Can Get Over 75% On This Ultimate History Speed Drill

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Are you a history buff?

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!

 Jul 25, 2018

1 of 35Pick the correct answer!

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

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

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

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

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What deadly epidemic that spread through Europe left dark sores on its victims?
The Purple Plague
The Dark Plague
The Black Plague

6 of 35Pick the correct answer!

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

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

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

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

11 of 35Pick the correct answer!

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

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

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

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

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

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What ancient civilization were Pharaohs part of?
Greek
Egyptian
Roman

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____ gave the "I Have A Dream Speech."
Malcom X
Indira Ghandi
Martin Luther King Jr.

18 of 35Pick the correct answer!

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

19 of 35Pick the correct answer!

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

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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

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

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

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There were originally ____ colonies in the U.S.
13
46
1

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What were the Southern states called in the Civil War?
The Union
The Libertarians
The Confederacy

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What was the executive order that freed millions of slaves?
The Liberation Declaration
The Order of Freedom
The Emancipation Proclamation

26 of 35Pick the correct answer!

Which classic American holiday started in New England with the pilgrims and Native Americans?
Tax Day
Thanksgiving
Halloween

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Which English king was known for beheading his ex-wives?
Henry the Sixth
Henry the Eighth
William the Second

28 of 35Pick the correct answer!

Which war occurred throughout the 60s?
World War II
The Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War

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The Boston Tea Party was a protest against ______.
Native Americans
Caffeinated goods
Taxation

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What state was a part of the New England Colonies?
Alabama
Massachusetts
Florida

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The settlers of the New England colonies were referred to as:
Pilgrims
Slaves
Traders

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Witch trials famously happened in which New England city?
Salem
Worcester
Springfield

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What ship brought over the pilgrims?
The Flagship
The Mayflower
The Titanic

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A beloved American President was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. Who was he?
John. F Kennedy
Richard Nixon
Lyndon B. Johnson

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A deadly chemical was used heavily in the Vietnam War, causing lung cancer in veterans. What was it called?
Stink Bombs
Tear Gas
Agent Orange
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