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!

 May 27, 2020

1 of 20Pick the correct answer!

Which Roman politician is the title character of a Shakespeare play?
Julius Caesar
Tiberius Claudius Nero
Marcus Cicero

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Which American colony is also known as the Lost Colony?
Jamestown
Plymouth Rock
Roanoke

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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?
Uranus
Mars
Pluto

5 of 20Pick the correct answer!

Who is famous for helping Lewis & Clark on their expedition of the Louisiana territory?
Sacagewea
Pocahontas
Princess Little Foot

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 _________.
Mesopotamia
Egypt
Istanbul

8 of 20Pick the correct answer!

What killed a third to a half of Europe's population during the Middle Ages?
The Black Death/ The Plague
Scoliosis
The Red Death

9 of 20Pick the correct answer!

The Bay of Pigs was a failed military invasion of ______.
Cuba
Brazil
Russia

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King Henry the VIII married how many times?
Just one time
Six times
Twelve times

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Which of these presidents was assassinated?
George Washington
Theodore Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln

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During the Gold Rush of 1849, people moved to ____________ in hopes of finding treasure.
The East Coast
The West Coast
The South

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Who was the first Western explorer to reach China?
Christopher Columbus
James Knightly
Marco Polo

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The first expedition to sail all the way around the world was led by ____________.
Arthur Columbus
Ferdinand Magellan
Blackbeard

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Sandra Day O'Connor is a significant woman in history because she was the first woman to?
Fly an airplane
Win an Olympic gold medal
Serve as a Supreme Court Justice

16 of 20Pick the correct answer!

What was the Manhattan Project?
The plan to build the city of Manhattan
Great Britain's plan to destroy Manhattan during the American Revolution
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

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According to legend, what brothers were raised by wolves and founded Rome?
Romulus and Remus
Fred and George Weasley
John and James

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___________ discovered the "New World" while looking for a trade route to India.
Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco da Gama
Christopher Columbus

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What is known as the "Great War"?
The Vietnam War
The Cold War
World War I
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