Quiz: Can You Match All These Historical Figures to Their Accomplishments?

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How much of a history buff are you? Find out now by seeing if you can match the historical figures to their accomplishments with this history quiz!

 Aug 03, 2018
1 of 20Choose Your Answer:
What is Albert Einstein known for?
Oxygen theory of combustion
Plate tectonics
The theory of relativity
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Who invented the telephone?
Thomas Edison
Alexander Graham Bell
Nikola Tesla
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What did Jonas Salk do?
Flew the first airplane
Invented the polio vaccine
Invented the television
4 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Who road through town naked on a horse in a tax protest?
Eleanor Roosevelt
Mary Magdalene
Lady Godiva
5 of 20Choose Your Answer:
What did Abraham Lincoln end?
Taxation without representation
The Cold War
6 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Which president is said to be responsible for ending the Cold War?
Abe Lincoln
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter
7 of 20Choose Your Answer:
What did Joan of Arc do?
Stormed the Bastile
Led the French to victory during the 100 Years War
Fought against the British in the Revolution
8 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Who was the first man on the moon?
Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong
Jim Lovell
9 of 20Choose Your Answer:
What is Eli Whitney known for?
The cotton gin
The steam locomotive
The first airplane
10 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Who said "Give me liberty or give me death"?
Henry Ford
Princess Diana
Patrick Henry
11 of 20Choose Your Answer:
What did Anne Frank write?
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A diary
12 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Who was known as "The King Of Rock n' Roll"?
Michael Jackson
John Lennon
Elvis Presley
13 of 20Choose Your Answer:
George Washington was the the first ever what of the U.S.?
Prime Minister
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Who was the head of the Nazi party during WWII?
Adolf Hitler
Josef Mengele
Benito Mussolini
15 of 20Choose Your Answer:
What important document did Thomas Jefferson write?
The Declaration of Independence
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Gettysburg Address
16 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Who had a theory of evolution?
Thomas Edison
Marie Curie
Charles Darwin
17 of 20Choose Your Answer:
What is Karl Marx considered to be?
He was an anarchist
Inventor of Democracy
Father of Communism
18 of 20Choose Your Answer:
Who was killed during the Ides of March (March 15)?
Jesus Christ
Julius Caesar
John F. Kennedy
19 of 20Choose Your Answer:
What is Sir Isaac Newton known for?
The discovery of fire
The discovery of gravity
The discovery of the wheel
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Who painted the Mona Lisa?
Leonardo da Vinci
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Generations upon generations of people have influenced the world we live in today. As they've come and gone, they've left their mark on history. They've won and lost wars, survived disease, and created art and inventions that have molded civilization. It wasn't always easy or even a sure thing, but humanity has defied the odds and kept on keeping on.

Are you a history buff? Do you love to study the strategies that led different countries and soldiers into battle? Do you like to read about how countries came to be, who led them, and the obstacles people faced 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 humankind? Do you just plain have a passion for the past?

If you said "yes" to any of the above, this is the quiz for you! To find out how much you know about history and the events and people who shaped it since the very beginning, take this fun and challenging quiz. Sit back, relax, and put on your thinking cap to answer these 18 questions about a range of historical subjects from geography and inventions to language and politics 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!