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?
1675
1066
1492

2 of 18Pick your answer!

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

3 of 18Pick your answer!

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

4 of 18Pick your answer!

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

5 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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?
1967
1981
2005

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"?
Nefertiti
Ramesses
Tutankhamun

11 of 18Pick your answer!

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

12 of 18Pick your answer!

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

13 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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?
Martha
Betsy
Abigal

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 Mexico
The Gulf of Alaska
The Persian Gulf
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