Quiz: Are You Smarter Than a High Schooler? Can You Pass This History Test?

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Are you smarter than a high schooler?

Can you beat a high schooler in this history test? Prepare yourself - this tricky quiz covers everything from the Black Plague to World War I and more!

 Feb 12, 2020

1 of 18Choose your answer!

When did World War I begin?
1918
1910
1914

2 of 18Choose your answer!

The first European to discover North America was actually __.
Christopher Columbus
Amerigo Vespucci
Leif Erikson

3 of 18Choose your answer!

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln occurred during which type of event?
Opera
Ballet
Play

4 of 18Choose your answer!

Who invented the printing press?
Johannes Gutenberg
Thomas Edison
James Watt

5 of 18Choose your answer!

The Cold War was a conflict between what two major nations?
Canada and United Kingdom
United States and Soviet Union
United States and China

6 of 18Choose your answer!

Which country issued the Magna Carta?
Spain
France
England

7 of 18Choose your answer!

The Bay of Pigs invasion was a failed attempt to overthrow __.
Ramón Grau
Fulgencio Batista
Fidel Castro

8 of 18Choose your answer!

Which disease killed a third of Europe's population in the 14th century?
The Bubonic Plague
Smallpox
Yellow Fever

9 of 18Choose your answer!

Who was the leader of the Soviet Union before its collapse?
Joseph Stalin
Boris Yeltsin
Mikhail Gorbachev

10 of 18Choose your answer!

The Hundred Years War was fought between which two countries?
France and England
England and Italy
Spain and France

11 of 18Choose your answer!

The __ scandal led President Richard Nixon to resign from office.
Watergate
Spygate
Nixgate

12 of 18Choose your answer!

In which year did the American Revolution begin?
1777
1775
1772

13 of 18Choose your answer!

The 5th Amendment discusses __.
The Right to Bear Arms
Protection of Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property
Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press

14 of 18Choose your answer!

The Battle of Bunker Hill occurred during which war?
World War I
American Civil War
American Revolutionary War

15 of 18Choose your answer!

__ was the only U.S. president to hold more than two terms.
George Washington
James Madison
Franklin D. Roosevelt

16 of 18Choose your answer!

Which weapon of mass destruction was created as a result of the Manhattan Project?
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Nuclear Bomb
Atomic Bomb

17 of 18Choose your answer!

The first state to succeed from the Union before the Civil War was __.
Texas
Mississippi
South Carolina

18 of 18Choose your answer!

Do you remember which historical figure is NOT atop Mount Rushmore?
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
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