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If we don't know our history, we may be surprised by our future. History is therefore a very important and handy thing to remember. Do you remember yours? Try to defeat our history quiz and lets see how you do!
What is Excalibur?
Excalibur is the famous sword given to King Arthur by the mysterious "Lady of the Lake".
The royal palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia
The legendary sword of King Arthur
Another name for the Earth
The title of an Emperor in Japan
Who was the U.S. President behind the New Deal reform program that would end the Depression?
The New Deal was a series of programs enacted in the United States, basically between 1933 and 1938. They included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executive orders during the first term (1933-37).
Harry S. Truman
Calvin Coolidge
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
What did the British passenger ship Titanic hit, causing it to sink?
The Titanic was a British passenger ship that sank in the Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US.
An Iceberg
A submarine
A white whale
Volcanic rocks
The British rule over India ended in what year?
The British rule lasted until 1947, when the British Indian Empire was partitioned into two sovereign dominion states (India and Pakistan).
What nationality was the famous explorer James Cook?
Captain James Cook was a British explorer and captain in the Royal Navy. He made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean and recorded the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands.
Who was President of Cuba during the Cuban Revolution (1953-1959)?
The Cuban Revolution (1953-1959) was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro against the government of Cuba, led by President Fulgencio Batista. Castro gained power and replaced The Batista government with a revolutionary socialist state in January 1959.
Fidel Castro
Che Guevara
Fulgencio Batista
Camilo Cienfuegos
Which spacecraft tragically exploded on take-off in January 1986?
The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members.
Who was the first human to travel into space?
The Russians were the first to reach space, and sent Cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin in 1961 to complete an orbit around the earth.
Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong
Yuri Gagarin
Boris Rechnov
The Roman numeral "D" stands for what number?
D was the equivalent of 5 "C" (100)
According to Greek mythology which monster had snakes for hair and could turn onlookers into stone?
Medusa was a gorgon herself, who turned many to stone until beheaded by Perseus, who used a mirrored shield to see her without turning to stone.
In what year did the French revolution begin?
The French Revolution, in which the monarchy was toppled by the populace, started in 1789.
Who was the first billionaire in the United States?
Long before the Silicon Valley giants, Rockefeller was a name synonymous with being rich beyond measure.
Bill Gates
Alfred Nobel
John D. Rockefeller
Steve Jobs
Since they began, how many Olympic Games have been hosted in Africa?
Most of History the Olympic Games took place in Europe. In modern times, no African country has hosted it.
The phrase "Let them eat cake" is commonly attributed to whom?
Marie Antoinette's words became a symbol of the rich nobles pampered life before the French revolution.
Katherine the Great
Queen Marie Antoinette
Queen Elizabeth I
King Henry VIII
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