Quiz: This History Quiz Will Reveal Your Intelligence Level

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If you can identify the monarch in this picture, you are off to a good start.

This fun trivia quiz contains questions about famous people, events, and cultural products from history.

 Oct 12, 2017
1 of 15Pick your answer!
The Mongol invasion of Baghdad in 1258 marked the end of the _________ Caliphate.
Ottoman
Umayyad
Abbasid
2 of 15Pick your answer!
Who were the monarchs who funded the 1492 voyage of Christopher Columbus?
William and Mary
Ferdinand and Isabella
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
3 of 15Pick your answer!
The Defenestration of _________ in 1618 started the Thirty Years War.
Wittenberg
Prague
Worms
4 of 15Pick your answer!
In the 14th century, __________ wrote about his experiences on the world's then-longest journey, including a famous description of Timbuktu.
Marco Polo
Ibn Battuta
Ferdinand Magellan
5 of 15Pick your answer!
__________ was the capital of the Byzantine Empire.
Constantinople
Antioch
Alexandria
6 of 15Pick your answer!
___________ was the last major war to make use of cavalry units, which were becoming obsolete because of advances in military technology.
the U.S. Civil War
World War II
World War I
7 of 15Pick your answer!
What was the name of the Russian dynasty that was overthrown in 1917?
Plantagenet
Romanov
Habsburg
8 of 15Pick your answer!
Mansa Musa was a 14th century ruler of _________ and was famous for his wealth.
Zimbabwe
Mali
Ethiopia
9 of 15Pick your answer!
In ancient Egypt, the Petsuchos was a sacred _________ that lived a life of luxury at a temple in Faiyum.
hippopotamus
crocodile
lion
10 of 15Pick your answer!
The Kingdom of Axum was located in present-day _________.
Ethiopia
Angola
Nigeria
11 of 15Pick your answer!
Which of the following does Solon (the original categorizer of the Seven Wonders) list as one of the Seven Wonders of the World?
the Parthenon
the Coliseum
the Pyramid of Giza
12 of 15Pick your answer!
Socrates' philosophical career took place in _________.
Syracuse
Athens
Sparta
13 of 15Pick your answer!
Joan of Arc lived during the ___________.
Thirty Years War
French Revolution
Hundred Years War
14 of 15Pick your answer!
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of _________.
Corsica
Sicily
Sardinia
15 of 15Pick your answer!
The sixth President of the United States was __________.
James Madison
John Quincy Adams
James Monroe
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