Quiz: Even A PhD in History Has Trouble Answering All These Questions

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Are you smarter than a PhD? This history test will tell!

Can you beat a PhD with your knowledge of historical battles, people and events? Take this quiz to find out!

 Jan 06, 2021

1 of 18Pick your answer!

When did Columbus land in North America?
1492
1675
1066

2 of 18Pick your answer!

The ___ Brothers invented and flew the first airplane.
Smith
Jackson
Wright

3 of 18Pick your answer!

Which document declared the U.S. to be it's own country, no longer under British rule?
The Declaration of Independence
Gettysburg Address
We Are Free

4 of 18Pick your answer!

Who did the U.S. purchase Louisiana from?
Portugal
France
Russia

5 of 18Pick your answer!

In what decade did the Vietnam War begin?
1910s
1960s
1940s

6 of 18Pick your answer!

Julius Caesar was the emperor of which empire?
Athens
Persia
Rome

7 of 18Pick your answer!

Who declared "I have a dream"?
Abraham Lincoln
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy

8 of 18Pick your answer!

What year did MTV debut as a channel?
2005
1967
1981

9 of 18Pick your answer!

What state was once an independent republic?
Texas
Florida
Maine

10 of 18Pick your answer!

What Egyptian pharaoh was known as "The Boy King"?
Tutankhamun
Ramesses
Nefertiti

11 of 18Pick your answer!

What Irish family brewed its first stout in 1820?
The Heineken Family
The Guinness Family
The Miller Family

12 of 18Pick your answer!

In what European city was Jack the Ripper active?
London
Paris
Rome

13 of 18Pick your answer!

What was the name of the scandal that forced President Nixon to resign?
Lewinsky Scandal
Iran Contra Affair
Watergate

14 of 18Pick your answer!

Al Capone ruled over what city?
Chicago
Los Angeles
London

15 of 18Pick your answer!

What animal is alleged to have started the great Chicago fire of 1871?
A cat
A dog
A cow

16 of 18Pick your answer!

What was George Washington's wife's name?
Betsy
Martha
Abigal

17 of 18Pick your answer!

What were the Crusades?
Religious wars
Biblical journeys
Medieval tales

18 of 18Pick your answer!

Which gulf gave its name to the 1991 Gulf War?
The Persian Gulf
The Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Alaska
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