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.

 Jan 25, 2021

1 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

This was the first permanent English settlement in America.
Jametown
Jamestown
Jamietown

2 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

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This was a cultural Golden Age in Italy, which produced artists like Leonardo di Vinci.
Renaissance
Renassence
Reneissence

3 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

The battle at this stronghold was pivotal in the Texas Revolution.
Alimo
Alamo
Alemo

4 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

This queen of Egypt ruled Egypt for almost three decades.
Cleopatra
Cleaopatra
Cleapatra

5 of 22Choose the correct answer!

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Thomas Jefferson famously purchased this territory from France.
Louisiana
Lousiana
Loisiana

6 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

This executive order was issued by Lincoln in the Civil War.
Emancipation Proclamation
Emanepation Proclimation
Emancapation Proclomation

7 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

This Mongolian leader created the largest empire in history.
Ghenghis Khan
Genghis Can
Gengis Kon

8 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

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Napoleon _______ was a French statesman and military leader.
Bonaparte
Boneapart
Bonapart

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This city was buried after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
Pompeii
Popeye
Pompay

10 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

This famous Incan citadel in Peru was built for a yet unknown use.
Macho Picho
Machu Pikachu
Machu Picchu

11 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

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Julius ______ built the Roman Empire and had a famous play written about him.
Scissor
Caesar
Cezar

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This empire had its capital at Constantinople, now called Istanbul.
Bisantine
Beizanteine
Byzantine

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_______ was the ancient Egyptian writing system.
Hyroglifics
Hieroglyphics
Highrogliphics

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This English playwright is also known as the 'Bard of Avon.'
Shakespeare
Schakespear
Shakspierre

15 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

Albert _____ was a German-born theoretical physicist.
Einstine
Ienstien
Einstein

16 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

The Black Plague also went by this name.
Bubonic Plague
Boobunic Plague
Bubounic Plague

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A supreme ruler, especially a monarch.
Sovareign
Sovereign
Soverin

18 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

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There are 27 Contsitutional ______.
Ammendments
Amendments
Ammendmints

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Dwight D. ______ was a general in WWII and the 34th president of the U.S.
Eisenhower
Esienhouer
Eizeinhower

20 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

Amelia _____ was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
Airheart
Earheart
Earhart

21 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

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______ aka Charles the Great was an early Middle Ages King.
Charlemagne
Charlemane
Sharlemagne

22 of 22Choose the correct spelling!

Before the world divided into continents, it was originally one land mass called this.
Pangya
Pangaea
Pungia
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