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
1492
1066

2 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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
1940s
1910s

6 of 18Pick your answer!

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

7 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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?
Florida
Maine
Texas

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 Guinness Family
The Miller Family
The Heineken Family

12 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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?
Los Angeles
London
Chicago

15 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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?
Biblical journeys
Religious wars
Medieval tales

18 of 18Pick your answer!

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