Quiz: Only History Teachers Can Spell These 22 Historical Terms

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A quiz on the often misspelled names of places, people, and events in history, ranging from the first land mass to the 34th U.S. president.

 Nov 25, 2017
1 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
This was the first permanent English settlement in America.
Jamietown
Jamestown
Jametown
2 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
The battle at this stronghold was pivotal in the Texas Revolution.
Alamo
Alimo
Alemo
3 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
This queen of Egypt ruled Egypt for almost three decades.
Cleaopatra
Cleopatra
Cleapatra
4 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
This was a cultural Golden Age in Italy, which produced artists like Leonardo di Vinci.
Renassence
Renaissance
Reneissence
5 of 22Choose the correct answer!
Thomas Jefferson famously purchased this territory from France.
Lousiana
Loisiana
Louisiana
6 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
Napoleon _______ was a French statesman and military leader.
Bonapart
Boneapart
Bonaparte
7 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
Julius ______ built the Roman Empire and had a famous play written about him.
Caesar
Cezar
Scissor
8 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
This executive order was issued by Lincoln in the Civil War.
Emancipation Proclamation
Emanepation Proclimation
Emancapation Proclomation
9 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
This Mongolian leader created the largest empire in history.
Genghis Can
Gengis Kon
Ghenghis Khan
10 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
This city was buried after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
Pompay
Pompeii
Popeye
11 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
This famous Incan citadel in Peru was built for a yet unknown use.
Machu Pikachu
Macho Picho
Machu Picchu
12 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
This English playwright is also known as the 'Bard of Avon.'
Shakespeare
Shakspierre
Schakespear
13 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
This empire had its capital at Constantinople, now called Istanbul.
Byzantine
Bisantine
Beizanteine
14 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
_______ was the ancient Egyptian writing system.
Hyroglifics
Highrogliphics
Hieroglyphics
15 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
Albert _____ was a German-born theoretical physicist.
Ienstien
Einstine
Einstein
16 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
The Black Plague also went by this name.
Boobunic Plague
Bubounic Plague
Bubonic Plague
17 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
A supreme ruler, especially a monarch.
Sovareign
Sovereign
Soverin
18 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
There are 27 Contsitutional ______.
Ammendmints
Amendments
Ammendments
19 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
______ aka Charles the Great was an early Middle Ages King.
Charlemane
Sharlemagne
Charlemagne
20 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
Dwight D. ______ was a general in WWII and the 34th president of the U.S.
Eizeinhower
Esienhouer
Eisenhower
21 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
Amelia _____ was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Earheart
Earhart
Airheart
22 of 22Choose the correct spelling!
Before the world divided into continents, it was originally one land mass called this.
Pangaea
Pangya
Pungia
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