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


"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.

2 of 15Pick your answer!

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

3 of 15Pick your answer!

Who was the Ancient Roman goddess of love?

4 of 15Pick your answer!

Who was a famous Chinese philosopher?

5 of 15Pick your answer!

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

6 of 15Pick your answer!

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

7 of 15Pick your answer!

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

8 of 15Pick your answer!

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

9 of 15Pick your answer!

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

10 of 15Pick your answer!

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

11 of 15Pick your answer!

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

12 of 15Pick your answer!

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

13 of 15Pick your answer!

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

14 of 15Pick your answer!

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

15 of 15Pick your answer!

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