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!

 May 06, 2018
1 of 18Pick your answer!
When did Columbus land in North America?
1492
1066
1675
2 of 18Pick your answer!
The ___ Brothers invented and flew the first airplane.
Smith
Wright
Jackson
3 of 18Pick your answer!
Which document declared the U.S. to be it's own country, no longer under British rule?
We Are Free
The Declaration of Independence
Gettysburg Address
4 of 18Pick your answer!
Who did the U.S. purchase Louisiana from?
France
Russia
Portugal
5 of 18Pick your answer!
In what decade did the Vietnam War begin?
1940s
1910s
1960s
6 of 18Pick your answer!
Julius Caesar was the emperor of which empire?
Rome
Athens
Persia
7 of 18Pick your answer!
Who declared "I have a dream"?
John F. Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln
Martin Luther King, Jr.
8 of 18Pick your answer!
What year did MTV debut as a channel?
2005
1981
1967
9 of 18Pick your answer!
What state was once an independent republic?
Texas
Maine
Florida
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 Miller Family
The Guinness Family
The Heineken Family
12 of 18Pick your answer!
In what European city was Jack the Ripper active?
Rome
London
Paris
13 of 18Pick your answer!
What was the name of the scandal that forced President Nixon to resign?
Watergate
Iran Contra Affair
Lewinsky Scandal
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
Abigal
Martha
17 of 18Pick your answer!
What were the Crusades?
Medieval tales
Biblical journeys
Religious wars
18 of 18Pick your answer!
Which gulf gave its name to the 1991 Gulf War?
The Gulf of Alaska
The Persian Gulf
The Gulf of Mexico
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Are you a history buff? Do you know different historical accounts across a number of countries and eras? Then you should take this fun and challenging quiz to see if you live up to your own expectations because it'll definitely put your knowledge to the test!