Quiz: Most Adults Haven't Scored 15/20 On This History Test. Can You?

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Answer the questions in this history quiz to find out how much you really know about world, medieval and ancient history.

 May 03, 2020

1 of 20Pick Your Answer!

The World War II bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place in what country?
China
Vietnam
Japan

2 of 20Pick Your Answer!

What ancient civilization were ruled by Pharaohs?
Greek
Roman
Egyptian

3 of 20Pick Your Answer!

Who gave the iconic speech "I Have A Dream"?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcom X
Indira Ghandi

4 of 20Pick Your Answer!

Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
Ingrid Bergman
Maya Angelou
Amelia Earhart

5 of 20Pick Your Answer!

Which empire was ruled by Julius Caesar?
Persia
Rome
Athens

6 of 20Pick Your Answer!

What country was Joseph Stalin the General Secretary of?
Germany
The Soviet Union
Cuba

7 of 20Pick Your Answer!

What was the last state to join the United States of America?
New Mexico
California
Hawaii

8 of 20Pick Your Answer!

During which war was Pearl Harbor bombed?
World War II
World War I
The Vietnam War

9 of 20Pick Your Answer!

Out of these men, who was President of the United States first?
Richard Nixon
Abraham Lincoln
Barack Obama

10 of 20Pick Your Answer!

What device was used for beheadings during Medieval times?
Guillotine
Electric chair
Mandoline

11 of 20Pick Your Answer!

What country did the conqueror Genghis Khan come from?
Mongolia
Vietnam
China

12 of 20Pick Your Answer!

What ancient civilization once inhabited Mexico?
The Aztecs
The Trojans
The Greeks

13 of 20Pick Your Answer!

Edward Teach was a notorious English pirate better known as?
Captain Jack Sparrow
Blackbeard
Captain Hook

14 of 20Pick Your Answer!

What year did the Titanic sink?
1946
1912
1999

15 of 20Pick Your Answer!

What is the name of forest where Robin Hood resided?
Sherwood Forest
Brechfa Forest
Ashdown Forest

16 of 20Pick Your Answer!

According to Greek mythology, who had snakes for hair and could turn onlookers into stone?
Medusa
Cyclops
Titans

17 of 20Pick Your Answer!

Who is the Greek God of the sky?
Zeus
Poseidon
Athena

18 of 20Pick Your Answer!

Marie Antoinette was an Archduchess of what country?
Romania
Germany
France

19 of 20Pick Your Answer!

What country was Ivan the Terrible from?
Spain
Wales
Russia

20 of 20Pick Your Answer!

Which crop led to a serious famine in Ireland?
Potato
Wheat
Corn
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