Quiz: You'll Only Get 10/15 On This Quiz If You Remember Basic History

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"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future" - Theodore Roosevelt

Questions on basic history, focusing on the major events and people everywhere from the US to China.

 Oct 25, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

_______ was an ancient empire in West Africa.
George
Mali
Qin

2 of 15Pick your answer!

_______ was the "golden age" of Ancient Greece.
The Han Dynasty
Elizabeth's Reign
The Hellenistic period

3 of 15Pick your answer!

Who was the Ancient Roman goddess of love?
Venus
Artemis
Mars

4 of 15Pick your answer!

Who was a famous Chinese philosopher?
Aristotle
Nietzsche
Confucius

5 of 15Pick your answer!

________ killed millions of people in medieval Eurasia.
The Black Plague
The Common Cold
Tuberculosis

6 of 15Pick your answer!

Which famous playwright wrote "Macbeth"?
Theodore Roosevelt
William Shakespeare
John Keats

7 of 15Pick your answer!

What was the first permanent British colony in the Americas?
Jamestown
Snowfield
New York

8 of 15Pick your answer!

Who were the first Americans to explore the western US?
Smith and Gold
Lewis and Clark
Gamgee and Baggins

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Who was the first president of America?
Alexander Hamilton
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln

10 of 15Pick your answer!

When did the US declare its independence from Britain?
September 9, 1999
July 4, 1776
April 1, 1619

11 of 15Pick your answer!

What executive order did Lincoln issue during the Civil War?
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution
The Emancipation Proclamation

12 of 15Pick your answer!

Who invented the telephone?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Jefferson

13 of 15Pick your answer!

_______ was a famous musician during the Harlem Renaissance.
Edith Piaf
Jean Toomer
Louis Armstrong

14 of 15Pick your answer!

Who made up the Axis powers in WWII?
Switzerland, Belgium, and Mongolia
America, Britain, and Canada
Germany, Japan, and Italy

15 of 15Pick your answer!

________ was the first cloned mammal.
Boss the snake
Dolly the sheep
Fred the weasel
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