What Happened First? Who's Older?

Which event happened first? Who's the older person? Who was born first? These are the decisions you'll have to make to crack our latest historical quiz. Are you up for the challenge?
Who is older?
Marco Polo was born in 1254 while Columbus was born in 1451, almost 200 years later.
Marco Polo
Christopher Columbus
Which happened first?
US prohibition era began in 1920, while Stalin rose to power in 1924 after Lenin's death
Stalin rises to power
US prohibition era begins
Who is older?
Emmanuel Macron is 43 while Justin Trudeau is 49
Emmanuel Macron
Justin Trudeau
Who is older?
Angela Merkel is 66 while Vladimir Putin is 68
Vladimir Putin
Angela Merkel
Which happened first?
Both were in 1959, but Alaska was in January while Hawaii was in August. Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867 in what was known as the Alaska Purchase.
Hawaii became a US state
Alaska became a US state
Which happened first?
The American Revolution was in 1775 while the French began in 1789
American Revolution
French Revolution
Who is older?
81 and 77, a 4 year lead to Al Pacino.
Robert de Niro
Al Pacino
Which happened first?
Mussolini became prime minister in 1922 while Hitler became chancellor in 1933.
Mussolini rises to power
Hitler rises to power
Who is older?
Michael Douglas is 76 while Richard Gere is 71
Michael Douglas
Richard Gere
Which happened first?
Julius Caesar was assassinated around 44 BC
Julius Caesar assassinated
Birth of Jesus Christ
Who is older?
Oxford University was founded in 1096 and Genghis Khan was born in 1158.
Genhis Kahn
Oxford University
Which happened first?
The Flush toilet was invented in 1775 while the doorknob was invented in 1848
Doorknob invented
Flush toilet invented
Who is older?
Catherine the Great lived during the 1700s and died a century before Rasputin was born.
Catherine the Great
Shall We Try Again?
It seems your gut feeling didn't correspond with reality and what you thought you knew is actually wrong. That's ok, nobody expects you to know all of these and you can always try again or look at your mistakes to learn some fascinating facts. Some of these are ancient history, after all. But say, didn't you learn a lot of new things? Check out our answers to cement your learning of some great new facts and anecdotes!
You Did Well!
You may not have got all questions right but you have gotten at least half or more of them, and that's not an easy feat! You definitely have some sense for history, as well some good brains in your head and a sense of logic that allowed you to figure some of these out even without knowing the answer in advance. Why not look now at your mistakes and see where you went wrong?
A Historian in the Making!
Wow, you answered all or almost all questions correctly! You really know your way around the past. If you used your logic and not your knowledge. You correctly guessed when these events took place in relation to each other, marking them in the space of time and history accurately and earning our deep respect! You also have a good memory for the ages of famous people! All in all - we're truly impressed.
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