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.

 Mar 03, 2018

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?
Sir Lancelot
Merlin
Robin Hood

3 of 20Pick your answer!

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

4 of 20Pick your answer!

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

5 of 20Pick your answer!

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

6 of 20Pick your answer!

Halloween originates from which European culture?
Norman
Viking
Celtic

7 of 20Pick your answer!

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

8 of 20Pick your answer!

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

9 of 20Pick your answer!

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

10 of 20Pick your answer!

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

13 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of these was NOT a symptom of the Black Death which ravaged Europe in the 1300s?
Memory loss
Fever or chills
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?
Cretians
Spartans
Athenians

16 of 20Pick your answer!

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

17 of 20Pick your answer!

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

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
Spain
France

20 of 20Pick your answer!

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