This World Has a History...

 The world has a huge amount of history behind it. How much of it has made its way into your memory banks? Let's find out...
 
 
The oldest dynasty still in existence is in...
England
Japan
China
Denmark
 
 
Which civilization is considered to be the most ancient?
Harappan Civilization
Mesopotamian Civilization
Chinese Civilization
Egyptian Civilization
 
 
Which one of these was a famous Roman poet?
Best known for his epic poem, “The Aeneid”, Virgil (70 – 19 BC) was regarded by Romans as a national treasure. He is considered by some as the Roman Homer (who was Greek).
Tacitus
Homer
Aeneas
Virgil
 
 
When did the first railway train begin to carry passengers and freight?
Although many had their doubts, in 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first U.S. railway to transport paying passengers and freight materials.
1827
1774
1698
1884
 
 
What was the name of the atomic bomb dropped by the USA on Nagasaki in Japan during the Second World War?
The Hiroshima bomb was named Little Boy
Big Man
Little Boy
Fat Man
Fat Boy
 
 
These countries were invaded by Germany in WWII. Arrange them by order of time of invasion (left to right).
Of course, we omitted some countries between these invasions
Poland, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, France
Poland, Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, France
Poland, France, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands
Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, France
 
 
The Opium Wars were fought by which two countries?
The Opium Wars were two wars in the mid-19th century involving Anglo-Chinese disputes over British trade in China and China’s sovereignty.
England and France
England and China
Russia and England
China and Russia
 
 
With which of the following is the term 'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity' associated?
Industrial Revolution
Russian Revolution
Olympic Games
French Revolution
 
 
'Lady of the Lamp' was a name given to this famous woman:
Florence Nightingale
Marie Curie
Mother Teresa
Catherine the Great
 
 
Which of the following year is considered to be the first year of the Muslim calendar?
Known as the year of the Hijira, or migration. All following years are AH - After Hijira
622 AD
471 AD
288 AD
359 BC
 
 
The 1849 Gold-Rush was due to gold discovered in...
Northern California, to be precise.
Texas
Mississippi
California
Louisiana
 
 
Whose expedition was the first to sail round the world?
A little known fact, Magellan himself did not sail around the world, having died in the Philippines, but his expedition finished it after his death.
Francis Drake
Magellan
Phileas Fogg
Vasco da Gama
 
Not a Historian Yet!
It may be time to brush up on your history a bit. There's no need to fret though since we're sure that with a little more care and attention you'll be able to get much better results on your next attempt. While many people find it easy to disregard what happened in the past, the wise know that there's much that can be learned from it!
 
You've Got Some Historical Chops!
Good show! From your answers it is clear that you know your history pretty well. Even though your score isn't perfect, you show enough enthusiasm for the subject matter to be considered an amateur historian, and with further study you could quite easily become an expert! Make sure to share this quiz with your friends and family to see if they're as knowledgeable as you are!
 
Your Historical Knowledge is Epic!
Absolutely incredible! Your knowledge of the history is sublime. You are a keen lover of history. The world truly is better off with you in it, since without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again. Make sure to share this quiz with your friends and family to see if they're as knowledgeable as you are.
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