General History Trivia Test

Welcome to this engaging historical quiz, featuring 13 questions that span various time periods and key moments in history. Whether you're an avid historian or simply enjoy a challenge, this quiz is designed to test your understanding of the world's rich past. From ancient civilizations to modern historical events, each question invites you to explore a unique aspect of human history. Prepare to put your knowledge to the test...
Who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire?
Julius Caesar
What event marked the end of the Hundred Years' War between England and France?
Battle of Castillon
Magna Carta
Edict of Nantes
Treaty of Paris
During which period did the Renaissance primarily occur?
14th-17th centuries
10th-12th centuries
09th-11th centuries
18th-19th centuries
What event began the Protestant Reformation in 1517?
Martin Luther's 95 Theses
The Peasants' Revolt
Council of Trent
The English Reformation
Who was the reigning monarch of England when the Spanish Armada was defeated in 1588?
Elizabeth I
Henry VIII
Mary I
James I
Which inventor is known for developing the cotton gin?
Eli Whitney
Thomas Edison
Benjamin Franklin
James Watt
Who succeeded Queen Elizabeth I, becoming the first monarch of the House of Stuart?
James I
Henry VII
Charles I
Edward IV
Which treaty marked the formal start of the European Union in 1993?
Treaty of Maastricht
Treaty of Rome
Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Lisbon
Which one of these WASN'T a main trade route between the Eastern and Western worlds during the Middle Ages?
Amber Road
Silk Road
Trans-Saharan Trade Route
None of them were
What was the official language of the Austro-Hungarian Empire?
What was the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War?
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Saratoga
Who wrote "Leviathan" and argued for the necessity of a strong central authority?
Thomas Hobbes
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
John Locke
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Which ancient civilization built the city of Carthage?
Time to hit the books...
It may be that you didn’t really like history as a school child because most of your answers in this test were wrong. If you'd like, you can try you’re your luck again, maybe the next time you’ll score higher, and who knows - maybe even get a perfect score.
A child of history
You answered most of the questions in this test correctly, and we have to hand it to you, it wasn’t an easy quiz! You’ve shown that you have a lot of historical knowledge, however, there were still some questions that you answered incorrectly. You can review your answers to see which questions you got wrong so that you can learn a bit more about the world’s history and improve your general knowledge.
A historian in the making!
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