Quiz: If You Can Get 10/15 On This, You're A Historical Mastermind

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Answer these historical questions about Roanoke, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Shakespeare, Constantinople, and Abraham Lincoln!

 Aug 14, 2017
1 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which of these presidents was assassinated?
Theodore Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
2 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which president had the shortest term?
William Henry Harrison
John F. Kennedy
Franklin D. Roosevelt
3 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which best describes the European Renaissance?
Western Europe being influenced by Russia
the conversion of European rulers to Christianity
A renewed interest in Greco-Roman ideas and art forms
4 of 15Pick the correct answer!
On October 1, 1949, who proclaimed the People's Republic of China?
Lee Chin
Mao Zedong
Xiaqon Zeng
5 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which Roman politician is the title character of a Shakespeare play?
Tiberius Claudius Nero
Julius Caesar
Marcus Cicero
6 of 15Pick the correct answer!
According to legend, what brothers were raised by wolves and founded Rome?
Fred and George Weasley
Caesar and Augustus
Romulus and Remus
7 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Who was the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt?
Cleopatra
King Tut
Ramses
8 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, is now called what?
It is still Constantinople
Yemen
Istanbul
9 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which American colony is also known as the Lost Colony?
Jamestown
Plymouth Rock
Roanoke
10 of 15Pick the correct answer!
What was found that helped Europeans decipher the Egyptian language?
The Stone Tablet
The Rosetta Stone
A Scarab Stone
11 of 15Pick your answer!
Alaric, who invaded Rome in 410, was king of which tribe?
Vandals
Visigoths
Huns
12 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which Muslim ruler is known for his capture of Jerusalem and other Crusader states?
Tamerlane
Akbar
Saladin
13 of 15Pick the correct answer!
The Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid is best known for ____________.
his conquest of West Africa, including Timbuktu
his library, which included many Greek texts
his marriage to a Byzantine empress
14 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Algeria gained its independence from _________ in 1962.
Great Britain
France
Italy
15 of 15Pick the correct answer!
The first expedition to sail all the way around the world was led by ____________.
Ponce de Leon
Columbus
Magellan
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