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?
Robin Hood
Merlin
Sir Lancelot
3 of 20Pick your answer!
In what country was the classical composer Mozart born?
Portugal
Russia
Austria
4 of 20Pick your answer!
Which Norse God was famous for carrying a hammer?
Thor
Wodin
Tyr
5 of 20Pick your answer!
Which famous document declared that even the king was subject to the law?
The Magna Carta
Mayflower Compact
The Declaration of Independence
6 of 20Pick your answer!
Halloween originates from which European culture?
Norman
Celtic
Viking
7 of 20Pick your answer!
The term "Renaissance" literally means...
Expensive
Religious
Rebirth
8 of 20Pick your answer!
Famous for their fairytales, the Brothers Grimm came from which European country?
Croatia
Germany
Scotland
9 of 20Pick your answer!
Which monument in London was historically used for a number of purposes, including a prison?
The Tower of London
The British Museum
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?
True
False
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?
Swollen lymph nodes
Fever or chills
Memory loss
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?
Spartans
Athenians
Cretians
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.
False
True
18 of 20Pick your answer!
According to legend, how did Arthur become king?
Defeating a knight in a jousting contest
Pulling a sword from a stone
Inheriting the title from his father
19 of 20Pick your answer!
Napoleon was crowned emperor of which country in 1804?
France
Italy
Spain
20 of 20Pick your answer!
In which European city can you visit the Anne Frank House?
Warsaw
Amsterdam
Berlin
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