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

Marie Antoinette via Columbia Pictures

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?
1910
1914
1918

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?
Ballet
Opera
Play

4 of 18Choose your answer!

Who invented the printing press?
Thomas Edison
Johannes Gutenberg
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?
Yellow Fever
The Bubonic Plague
Smallpox

9 of 18Choose your answer!

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

10 of 18Choose your answer!

The Hundred Years War was fought between which two countries?
England and Italy
France and England
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?
1775
1772
1777

13 of 18Choose your answer!

The 5th Amendment discusses __.
The Right to Bear Arms
Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George Washington
James Madison

16 of 18Choose your answer!

Which weapon of mass destruction was created as a result of the Manhattan Project?
Nuclear Bomb
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
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
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Was high school a breeze for you? Are you a huge history buff? Do you feel like you need a test to prove just how much you know about history? Prove you aren't all talk by acing this quiz. And get ready for a challenge - from the 14th century to today, this quiz covers it all. You can't call yourself a true historian until you've passed this tricky history quiz. Do you know what happened during the Battle of Bunker Hill? Or when JFK was assassinated? Use this opportunity to show off your knowledge of tricky historical trivia! Leave everything at the door but that big brain of yours - it's time to prove just how much you really remember!

Whether you are taking a break from work, the kids, or from being an adult, women.com is the place to be for your three-minute vacation. We're your one-stop shop for trivia, brain teasers, IQ tests, and everything in-between! Can you name the year Pearl Harbor happened? Where the Hundred Year war took place? The number of amendments in the Constitution? From food and geography to all things entertainment and pop culture, we've got you covered. Check out women.com/quizzes for more content, and be sure to share your results with your friends and other quizaholics. Our goal here at women.com is to make you feel good about who you are - and to take a little break from the outside world. So put your feet up on that table and get quizzing!