Can You Beat Your High School History Teacher On This Historical Quiz?

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Answer these questions about US presidents, world wars, and major historical events to see if you're really a history buff!

 Apr 26, 2018
1 of 20Pick the correct answer!
Which Roman politician is the title character of a Shakespeare play?
Julius Caesar
Tiberius Claudius Nero
Marcus Cicero
2 of 20Pick the correct answer!
Which American colony is also known as the Lost Colony?
Roanoke
Plymouth Rock
Jamestown
3 of 20Pick the correct answer!
Who was the first President of the United States?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
4 of 20Pick the correct answer!
In 2000, on what planet did NASA detect signs of water?
Mars
Uranus
Pluto
5 of 20Pick the correct answer!
Who is famous for helping Lewis & Clark on their expedition of the Louisiana territory?
Pocahontas
Princess Little Foot
Sacagewea
6 of 20Pick the correct answer!
The Berlin Wall separated east and west Berlin during what historical event?
The Cold War
The Crusades
The Revolutionary War
7 of 20Pick the correct answer!
The pyramids were built in ancient _________.
Istanbul
Mesopotamia
Egypt
8 of 20Pick the correct answer!
What killed a third to a half of Europe's population during the Middle Ages?
The Red Death
Scoliosis
The Black Death/ The Plague
9 of 20Pick the correct answer!
The Bay of Pigs was a failed military invasion of ______.
Russia
Brazil
Cuba
10 of 20Pick the correct answer!
King Henry the VIII married how many times?
Just one time
Six times
Twelve times
11 of 20Pick the correct answer!
Which of these presidents was assassinated?
Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
George Washington
12 of 20Pick the correct answer!
During the Gold Rush of 1849, people moved to ____________ in hopes of finding treasure.
The East Coast
The South
The West Coast
13 of 20Pick the correct answer!
Who was the first Western explorer to reach China?
Marco Polo
James Knightly
Christopher Columbus
14 of 20Pick the correct answer!
The first expedition to sail all the way around the world was led by ____________.
Blackbeard
Arthur Columbus
Ferdinand Magellan
15 of 20Pick the correct answer!
Sandra Day O'Connor is a significant woman in history because she was the first woman to?
Win an Olympic gold medal
Serve as a Supreme Court Justice
Fly an airplane
16 of 20Pick the correct answer!
What was the Manhattan Project?
Great Britain's plan to destroy Manhattan during the American Revolution
The plan to build the city of Manhattan
A project to create an atomic bomb
17 of 20Pick the correct answer!
What was found that helped Europeans decipher the Egyptian language?
A Scarab Stone
The Ten Commandments
The Rosetta Stone
18 of 20Pick the correct answer!
According to legend, what brothers were raised by wolves and founded Rome?
Fred and George Weasley
John and James
Romulus and Remus
19 of 20Pick the correct answer!
___________ discovered the "New World" while looking for a trade route to India.
Ferdinand Magellan
Christopher Columbus
Vasco da Gama
20 of 20Pick the correct answer!
What is known as the "Great War"?
The Vietnam War
The Cold War
World War I
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