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Solve some of history's mysteries!

If you're a history fanatic, answer the questions on this quiz about the events and people that shaped the world's past to see how much you know!

 Jul 06, 2020

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was President "Teddy" Roosevelt's real first name?
Theodore
Franklin
Edward

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What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Ended WW2
Freed the slaves
Ended taxation

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Who was the US president at the end of the Great Depression?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jimmy Carter
John F. Kennedy

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who invented the telephone?
Eli Whitney
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

John F. Kennedy was a member of which political party?
Independent
Republican
Democrat

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who resigned as US president in 1974?
Richard Nixon
George H. W. Bush
Jimmy Carter

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What US state has been led by Jerry Brown?
New York
Nevada
California

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What country remained neutral in WWII?
Italy
Switzerland
Japan

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

'Girl with a Pearl Earring' was created by what Dutch painter?
Vermeer
Van Gogh
Rembrandt

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which state saw an attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941?
Florida
New Hampshire
Hawaii

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The original 13 colonies were ruled by what country?
Spain
Britain
France

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the president who lived in Mount Vernon?
George Washington
Calvin Coolidge
Abraham Lincoln

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What boat was said to contain two of each living creature?
Mayflower
Titanic
Noah's Ark

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What are medieval soldiers called?
Jesters
Princes
Knights

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which person's name is the word "America" derived from?
Amerigo Columbus
America Ferrera
Amerigo Vespucci

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What Italian city was flattened by a volcano in 79 A.D.?
Milan
Positano
Pompeii

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which European city was divided by a wall between east and west?
Berlin
Madrid
Paris

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In which country did Joan of Arc lead an army?
France
Australia
China
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Do you consider yourself to be a history buff? Do you love to study the strategies that led different factions into battle? Do you like to read about how countries came to be, who led them, and the obstacles people faced as the passed from age to age? Do you get into long conversations about how history continues to affect the world we live in for centuries to come? Do you know the great inventions and how they came to serve mankind? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, this is the quiz for you! To find out how much you know about world history and the events and people who shaped it over the past several thousand years, we challenge you to take this challenging but fun quiz.

As generations upon generations of people have inhabited the earth, they've won and lost battles, survived diseases and wars, and created art and inventions that have molded the world as we know it today. It wasn't always easy, but humanity has defied the odds countless times, and history is proof that we're not only still here, there more to come in terms of ever-evolving, future civilizations.

It's just about that time—so, sit back, relax and put on your thinking cap. Answer these 18 questions about a range of historical subjects from geography and pop culture to language and medicine throughout the ages. Not only will you have loads of fun, you'll probably learn something, too. Good luck on your fun and exciting journey into the world's past!