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.
Mali
George
Qin

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?
Venus
Mars
Artemis

4 of 15Pick your answer!

Who was a famous Chinese philosopher?
Aristotle
Confucius
Nietzsche

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
John Keats
William Shakespeare

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?
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Alexander Hamilton

10 of 15Pick your answer!

When did the US declare its independence from Britain?
July 4, 1776
April 1, 1619
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?
Alexander Graham Bell
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Thomas Jefferson

13 of 15Pick your answer!

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

14 of 15Pick your answer!

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

15 of 15Pick your answer!

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