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?
Tiberius Claudius Nero
Julius Caesar
Marcus Cicero

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

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Who was the first President of the United States?
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson

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In 2000, on what planet did NASA detect signs of water?
Mars
Uranus
Pluto

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

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The Berlin Wall separated east and west Berlin during what historical event?
The Crusades
The Cold War
The Revolutionary War

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The pyramids were built in ancient _________.
Egypt
Mesopotamia
Istanbul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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What was found that helped Europeans decipher the Egyptian language?
The Ten Commandments
A Scarab Stone
The Rosetta Stone

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

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

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