Quiz: Most Parents Will Fail This High School History Test. Will You?

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We're you paying attention in history class?

How well do you remember high school history? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the people, places, and events that shaped world history!

 Aug 06, 2018
1 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Bill Gates amassed his fortune from what?
Space travel
Computer software
2 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What was the name of the mansion where Elvis Presley lived?
Mt. Vernon
3 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What was the world's biggest passenger ship when it was launched in 1912?
The Queen Mary
4 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Who made the first powered plane flight?
The Baldwin brothers
The Wright brothers
The Smothers brothers
5 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Who became the first president to resign in office?
Richard Nixon
Teddy Roosevelt
Jimmy Carter
6 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Where was the second atom bomb dropped?
7 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Christopher Columbus sailed to America with how many ships?
8 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Which famous leader died in St. Helena?
Adolf Hitler
Napoleon Bonaparte
Mao Zedong
9 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What amendment guarantees freedom of the press?
The 1st
The 15th
The 21st
10 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What U.S. president died 79 days after being shot?
James Garfield
John F. Kennedy
Ronald Reagan
11 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What part of Canada made French its official language in 1976?
British Columbia
12 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What nation's flag was referred to in World War II as a "meatball"?
13 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What U.S. president served more than two terms?
John Kennedy
Franklin Roosevelt
Jimmy Carter
14 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Who assassinated Bobby Kennedy?
Mark David Chapman
John Hinkley Jr.
Sirhan Sirhan
15 of 18Choose Your Answer:
In 1963, who said "Ich bin ein Berliner"?
Martin Luther King, Jr
John Kennedy
John Glenn
16 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Which eastern European country did Pope John Paul II come from?
17 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Who seized power in Cuba in the late '50s?
Francisco Franco
Che Guevara
Fidel Castro
18 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Which Prime Minister was known as "The Iron Lady"?
Margaret Thatcher
Theresa May
Angela Merkel
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Are you a big history buff? Do you remember all you learned about history in high school? Do you know about the inventions that pushed mankind forward? Do you like to read about how countries came to be, who led them, and the obstacles people faced as we 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 just love the past? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, this is the quiz for you! To find out how much you know about 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.

Generations upon generations of people have come and gone and have left their mark on history. They've won and lost battles survived diseases, and created art and inventions that have molded the world we live in today. It wasn't always easy, but humanity has defied the odds and kept on going. History is proof that we're not only still here, but that there more to come in an ever-evolving future.

So, if world history is your grand passion, 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, but you'll also probably learn something, too. Good luck with your fun and exciting journey into the world's past!