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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 _____.
the moon
Mars
water
2 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The Colosseum famously used to host who kind of events?
bull riding
gladiator fights
dances
3 of 35Pick the correct answer!
When Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas, he thought it was _____.
Russia
Japan
India
4 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The Sphinx in Egypt has the body of a lion and the head of a _____.
bird
spider
man
5 of 35Pick the correct answer!
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 _____.
Leading Lads
Missing Men
Founding Fathers
7 of 35Pick the correct answer!
Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most famous _____ in world history.
presidents
generals
senators
8 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The Wright Brothers were the very first people to build what vehicle?
Airplane
Ship
Car
9 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The most fertile parts of Egypt, which gave rise to their ancient civilization, were surrounded by the _____ River.
Nicene
Norse
Nile
10 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The _____ civilization was infamous for its sacrifices involving human hearts.
British
Aztec
Amazon
11 of 35Pick the correct answer!
Abraham Lincoln gave his most famous speech in what city?
Washington, D.C.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Lincoln, Nebraska
12 of 35Pick the correct answer!
Charles Darwin is still celebrated today for developing the theory of _____.
gravity
creationism
evolution
13 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The _____ was an explosion of culture and art that occurred in Europe.
Resistence
Renaissance
Revolution
14 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The Mayan civilization is known for inventing a _____.
lightbulb
plane
calendar
15 of 35Pick the correct answer!
Which was the last US state to join the country?
Hawaii
California
New Mexico
16 of 35Pick the correct answer!
What ancient civilization were Pharaohs part of?
Egyptian
Greek
Roman
17 of 35Pick the correct answer!
____ gave the "I Have A Dream Speech."
Malcom X
Martin Luther King Jr.
Indira Ghandi
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.
Ingrid Bergman
Maya Angelou
Amelia Earhart
20 of 35Pick the correct answer!
Rosa Parks was arrested after she refused to do what?
Give up her seat on the bus
Wait in line for the bus
Buy a bus ticket
21 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The Watergate scandal occurred during _______'s term as President.
Nixon
Jefferson
Grant
22 of 35Pick the correct answer!
Which document begins with "We the People..."?
Pursuit of Land
The Constitution
Legion Code
23 of 35Pick the correct answer!
There were originally ____ colonies in the U.S.
13
1
46
24 of 35Pick the correct answer!
What were the Southern states called in the Civil War?
The Union
The Libertarians
The Confederacy
25 of 35Pick the correct answer!
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?
Thanksgiving
Tax Day
Halloween
27 of 35Pick the correct answer!
Which English king was known for beheading his ex-wives?
William the Second
Henry the Sixth
Henry the Eighth
28 of 35Pick the correct answer!
Which war occurred throughout the 60s?
The Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War
World War II
29 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The Boston Tea Party was a protest against ______.
Caffeinated goods
Native Americans
Taxation
30 of 35Pick the correct answer!
What state was a part of the New England Colonies?
Florida
Massachusetts
Alabama
31 of 35Pick the correct answer!
The settlers of the New England colonies were referred to as:
Pilgrims
Slaves
Traders
32 of 35Pick the correct answer!
Witch trials famously happened in which New England city?
Springfield
Worcester
Salem
33 of 35Pick the correct answer!
What ship brought over the pilgrims?
The Titanic
The Flagship
The Mayflower
34 of 35Pick the correct answer!
A beloved American President was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963. Who was he?
John. F Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
35 of 35Pick the correct answer!
A deadly chemical was used heavily in the Vietnam War, causing lung cancer in veterans. What was it called?
Stink Bombs
Agent Orange
Tear Gas
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