Quiz: Few Americans Have Gotten Above A 70% On This European History Quiz

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You might know American history, but you do you really know European history?

Find out how much you really know about European history by answering questions about the countries and periods of Europe.

 Apr 30, 2020

1 of 20Pick your answer!

Famine came about in Ireland due to the collapse of the potato crop?
False
True

2 of 20Pick your answer!

England's Sherwood Forest is associated with which legendary figure?
Merlin
Robin Hood
Sir Lancelot

3 of 20Pick your answer!

In what country was the classical composer Mozart born?
Austria
Russia
Portugal

4 of 20Pick your answer!

Which Norse God was famous for carrying a hammer?
Wodin
Tyr
Thor

5 of 20Pick your answer!

Which famous document declared that even the king was subject to the law?
Mayflower Compact
The Magna Carta
The Declaration of Independence

6 of 20Pick your answer!

Halloween originates from which European culture?
Celtic
Viking
Norman

7 of 20Pick your answer!

The term "Renaissance" literally means...
Expensive
Rebirth
Religious

8 of 20Pick your answer!

Famous for their fairytales, the Brothers Grimm came from which European country?
Scotland
Germany
Croatia

9 of 20Pick your answer!

Which monument in London was historically used for a number of purposes, including a prison?
The Tower of London
Buckingham Palace
The British Museum

10 of 20Pick your answer!

The Nazi camp Auschwitz, operating during the Holocaust, was located in which country?
Austria
Poland
Hungary

11 of 20Pick your answer!

Joan of Arc was eventually named Queen of France?
False
True

12 of 20Pick your answer!

On which side did the famous Knights Templar fight during the Crusades?
Christianity
Islam

13 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of these was NOT a symptom of the Black Death which ravaged Europe in the 1300s?
Fever or chills
Memory loss
Swollen lymph nodes

14 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the role of the court jester?
To entertain
To protect the king and queen
To send messages

15 of 20Pick your answer!

What kind of Greeks were the famous 300 who fought the Persians?
Athenians
Cretians
Spartans

16 of 20Pick your answer!

The Battle of Dunkirk was part of which war?
WWII
WWI
The Cold War

17 of 20Pick your answer!

The founder of Rome was said to have been raised by a wolf.
False
True

18 of 20Pick your answer!

According to legend, how did Arthur become king?
Inheriting the title from his father
Pulling a sword from a stone
Defeating a knight in a jousting contest

19 of 20Pick your answer!

Napoleon was crowned emperor of which country in 1804?
Italy
France
Spain

20 of 20Pick your answer!

In which European city can you visit the Anne Frank House?
Warsaw
Berlin
Amsterdam
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