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
Leif Erikson
Amerigo Vespucci

3 of 18Choose your answer!

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

4 of 18Choose your answer!

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

5 of 18Choose your answer!

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

6 of 18Choose your answer!

Which country issued the Magna Carta?
England
France
Spain

7 of 18Choose your answer!

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

8 of 18Choose your answer!

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

9 of 18Choose your answer!

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

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.
Nixgate
Spygate
Watergate

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

14 of 18Choose your answer!

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

15 of 18Choose your answer!

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

16 of 18Choose your answer!

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

17 of 18Choose your answer!

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

18 of 18Choose your answer!

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