Only 14% Of People Get A Perfect Score On This Fun History Quiz We Should All Ace

We learn history not only in order to not repeat it, but also because it is fascinating to color our lives with the culture and knowledge that came before. Learning about history is learning about how the world was shaped into the form the one we see today, and how we can take bits and pieces of the past and use it in our modern lives.

This quiz should be pretty easy for anyone who has paid attention in school. Most of these facts are very common knowledge from either your school days or from references in popular culture.

How much do you know about history? Take this fun quiz!

World War I began in which year?
1923
1938
1917
1914
Adolf Hitler was born in which country?
France
Germany
Austria
Hungary
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in:
New York
Austin
Dallas
Miami
Who fought in the war of 1812?
Andrew Jackson
Arthur Wellsley
Otto von Bismarck
Napoleon
Which general famously stated 'I shall return'?
Bull Halsey
George Patton
Douglas MacArthur
Omar Bradley
American involvement in the Korean War took place in which decade?
1970s
1950s
1920s
1960s
The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was fought in which country?
France
Russia
England
Norway
The Magna Carta was published by the King of which country?
France
Austria
Italy
England
The first successful printing press was developed by this man.
Johannes Gutenburg
Benjamin Franklin
Sir Isaac Newton
Martin Luther
The disease that ravaged and killed a third of Europe's population in the 14th century is known as:
The White Death
The Black Plague
Smallpox
The Bubonic Plague
The Hundred Years War was fought between what two countries?
Italy and Carthage
England and Germany
France and England
Spain and France
Which Roman Emperor built a massive wall across Northern Britain in 122 A.D.?
Marcus Aurelius
Hadrian
Nero
Augustus
This man wrote a document known as the 95 Theses.
Martin Luther
Saint Augustus
Henry David Thoreau
Voltaire
In 1594 William Shakespeare joined the company of this London theatre.
Broadway
Oxford University Theatre
The Globe
The London Palladium
The Khmer Rouge was a regime ruling this nation in the 20th century.
Vietnam
Laos
Cambodia
China
What famous 5th century A.D conqueror was known as 'The Scourge of God'?
Hannibal
Julius Caesar
William the Conqueror
Atilla the Hun
What famous rifle is known in America as 'The Gun that Won the West'?
Henry Repeating Rifle
Colt Peacemaker
Winchester Model 1873
Remington Army Revolver
Who was the first Western explorer to reach China?
Magellan
Cook
Marco Polo
Sir Francis Drake

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