Quiz: Only A Historical Scholar Will Get Above 60% On This Test

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Calling all history buffs!

Answer the exciting questions in this history quiz to find out whether you have what it takes to be a real history scholar one day! You never know!

 May 27, 2018

1 of 18Pick your answer!

Which US President gave the famous Gettysburg Address Speech?
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
John F. Kennedy

2 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the name of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan?
Boy
Little Boy
Big Boy

3 of 18Pick your answer!

During which war did Florence Nightingale attend to wounded soldiers?
WW2
The Crimean War
The Gulf War

4 of 18Pick your answer!

What was the name of the legendary sword of King Arthur?
Excalibur
Merlin
Camelot

5 of 18Pick your answer!

How many of King Henry VIII's wives were called Catherine?
5
1
3

6 of 18Pick your answer!

What famous wall, built by a Roman Emperor, lies between Scotland and England?
Jupiter Wall
Hadrian's Wall
Caesar's War

7 of 18Pick your answer!

Which was the first country to use paper money?
Japan
China
Greece

8 of 18Pick your answer!

The Nobel Peace prize is named after whom?
George Nobel
Alfred Nobel
Fred Nobel

9 of 18Pick your answer!

Who wrote "Mein Kampf" while in prison?
Adolf Hitler
Heinrich Himmler
Rasputin

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Edward Teach was otherwise known as what alias?
Blackbeard
Jack the Ripper
Billy the Kid

11 of 18Pick your answer!

The TV series 'Game of Thrones' is loosely based on which real war?
The Hundred Years' War
The Napoleonic Wars
The Wars of the Roses

12 of 18Pick your answer!

What was the name of the pandemic which killed over 1% of the world’s population in 1918?
Spanish Flu
Ebola Virus
Black Death

13 of 18Pick your answer!

What nationality was Karl Marx?
Polish
German
Russian

14 of 18Pick your answer!

Which is the oldest University in the USA?
Harvard
Princeton
Yale

15 of 18Pick your answer!

Southern Rhodesia became what country in 1980?
South Africa
Ethiopia
Zimbabwe

16 of 18Pick your answer!

Where was Marco Polo’s home town?
Madrid
Paris
Venice

17 of 18Pick your answer!

Which famous star died in 1977?
Marilyn Monroe
Janis Joplin
Elvis Presley

18 of 18Pick your answer!

Who painted the Sistine Chapel?
Michelangelo
Raphael
Leonardo da Vinci
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No matter how many changes there are to the world, it seems that the study of history will always continue. Society understands the importance of remembering the past and using it to understand the present, as well as the role history can play in helping students to embrace the differences between themselves and others, and learn to embrace other cultures. Though hundreds (if not thousands) of years have passed since some of the most influential, key events in history, they are still taught and discussed today in an effort to better understand human nature and the foundations of the present society. Some of the key historical events which have had considerable influence over the world include World Wars One and Two, the settlement of the United States, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the Cold War and the removal of the Berlin Wall, in addition to many other events. To find out how much you know about history, simply take this quiz!