If You Can Ace This History Quiz, You’re Smarter Than 99% Of The Population

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Are you living in the past?

How well do you know past events and people? Take this fun and challenging quiz to test your history skills!

 Aug 02, 2018
1 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Who became president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?
John Adams
Jimmy Carter
Andrew Johnson
2 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Adolf Hitler was born in which country?
Austria
France
Italy
3 of 18Choose Your Answer:
In what city was John F. Kennedy assassinated?
New Orleans
Los Angeles
Dallas
4 of 18Choose Your Answer:
American involvement in the Korean War took place in which decade?
1970s
1980s
1950s
5 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What people came to the US from England in 1620 and later celebrated the first Thanksgiving?
Mormons
Mennonites
Pilgrims
6 of 18Choose Your Answer:
In the War of 1812, what important building was burned by invading troops?
The Empire State Building
The White House
Mount Vernon
7 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Joseph Stalin was the ruler of what country?
Denmark
U.S.S.R.
Australia
8 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Who were the first people to fly an airplane?
The Wright Brothers
The Hudson Brothers
The Johnson Brothers
9 of 18Choose Your Answer:
How many wives did King Henry VIII have?
10
6
2
10 of 18Choose Your Answer:
From where did the Vikings hail?
Scandinavia
Italy
England
11 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What country bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941?
Japan
France
Korea
12 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
Neil Armstrong
John Glenn
Buzz Aldrin
13 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Which American president was the only one to resign?
Jimmy Carter
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
14 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What country occupied Vietnam before the US?
France
Italy
England
15 of 18Choose Your Answer:
What Egyptian pharaoh was known as the "Boy King"?
Ramesses II
Hatshepsut
Tutankhamun
16 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Who led the Confederacy in the Civil War?
Barack Obama
Jefferson Davis
Ronald Reagan
17 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Who was shot in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee?
Robert Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr
John Kennedy
18 of 18Choose Your Answer:
Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity after he was hit in the head with what?
A banana
An apple
An orange
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History is proof that we're not only still here, there more to come in an ever-evolving future. Generations upon generations of people have set the tone for the world we live in today. As they've come and gone, they've left their mark on history. They've won and lost battles, survived diseases and wars, and created art and inventions that have molded civilization. It wasn't always easy, but humanity has defied the odds and kept going countless times.

Are you a history buff? Do you love to study the strategies that led different factions into battle? Do you like to read about how countries came to be, who led them, and the obstacles people faced as the passed 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? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, this is the quiz for you! To find out how much you know about history and the events and people who shaped it over the past several thousand years, we challenge you to take this fun and challenging quiz! So, sit back, relax and put on your thinking cap! Answer these 18 questions about a range of historical subjects from geography and pop culture to language and medicine throughout the ages. Not only will you have loads of fun, you'll probably learn something, too. Good luck with your fun and exciting journey into the world's past!