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?
Andrew Johnson
Jimmy Carter
John Adams

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Adolf Hitler was born in which country?
Italy
France
Austria

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
1950s
1980s

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What people came to the US from England in 1620 and later celebrated the first Thanksgiving?
Pilgrims
Mennonites
Mormons

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In the War of 1812, what important building was burned by invading troops?
The White House
The Empire State Building
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 Johnson Brothers
The Hudson 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?
France
Korea
Japan

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
Buzz Aldrin
John Glenn
Neil Armstrong

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which American president was the only one to resign?
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Richard Nixon

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What country occupied Vietnam before the US?
Italy
England
France

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?
Ronald Reagan
Barack Obama
Jefferson Davis

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was shot in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee?
John Kennedy
Robert Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity after he was hit in the head with what?
A banana
An orange
An apple
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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!