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?
Tiberius Claudius Nero
Julius Caesar
Marcus Cicero

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

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

4 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

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 Crusades
The Revolutionary War
The Cold 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?
Scoliosis
The Red Death
The Black Death/ The Plague

9 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

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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?
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Theodore Roosevelt

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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
Marco Polo
James Knightly

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

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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?
A project to create an atomic bomb
The plan to build the city of Manhattan
Great Britain's plan to destroy Manhattan during the American Revolution

17 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

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

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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 Vietnam War
The Cold War
World War I
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