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!

 Sep 09, 2018

1 of 35Pick the correct answer!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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?
Car
Airplane
Ship

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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.
British
Aztec
Amazon

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

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

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

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

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

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What ancient civilization were Pharaohs part of?
Egyptian
Roman
Greek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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