Can You Beat Our World History Trivia Quiz?

 Do you consider yourself a master of history? Do you enjoy the dusty trails of the epic long ago? Well we'd like to put you to the test. The following challenge has 18 world history questions for you, some easy, some harder. You have 12 minutes to answer them all correctly. Good luck and don't forget to check your results in the end!
 
 
Who developed the first successful printing press and introduced it to Europe?
The printing press was invented in the Holy Roman Empire by the German Johannes Gutenberg around 1440
Galileo Galilei
Nikola Tesla
Louis Pasteur
Johannes Gutenberg
 
 
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in...
In 1963, and in Dallas, Texas, the 35th president of the United States was shot and killed.
Austin
Houston
1964
1963
 
 
When did World War I begin?
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on the 28th June 1914 triggered a chain of events that resulted in WWI
1914
1918
1915
1921
 
 
Who was the first Western explorer to write about his adventures in China?
Marco Polo was one of the first and most famous Europeans to travel to Asia during the Middle Ages. He traveled farther than any of his predecessors during his 24-year journey along the Silk Road, reaching China and Mongolia, where he became a confidant of Kublai Khan.
Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco de Gama
Christopher Columbus
Marco Polo
 
 
Who discovered Gravity when he saw a falling apple?
This may be an embellished story, but it goes that in 1752, an apple falling on Sir Isaac Newton's head got him to think up the theory of gravity
Archimedes
Galileo Galilei
Isaac Newton
Rene Decartes
 
 
When was North America officially discovered?
It was officially discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1492. Today some believe vikings discovered it first
1592
1792
1692
1492
 
 
What is the name of Adolf Hitler's infamous autobiography?
Hitler wrote his infamous book, Mein Kampf, while sitting in jail for an unsuccessful overthrow of the government
Inkheart
The Trial
Buddenbrooks
Mein Kampf
 
 
Eva Per?n was the famous First Lady of...
Eva Per?n served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. The song 'Evita' is about her.
Argentina
Venezuela
Brazil
Mexico
Chile
Peru
 
 
When did World War I finally end?
World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918
1914
1918
1919
1921
 
 
The French Revolution occurred between:
The French Revolution lasted 10 years from 1789 to 1799. It began on July 14, 1789 when revolutionaries stormed a prison called the Bastille.
1989 – 1999
1789 – 1799
1889 – 1899
1668-1672
sailing black and white
 
 
Who was the first to sail around the world?
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organised the first circumnavigation of the Earth
Ferdinand Magellan
Christopher Columbus
Vasco de Gama
Marco Polo
ww2 plane over wall
 
 
When did World War II begin?
in 1939 Germany invaded Poland, officially starting what would become the second World War
1938
1939
1936
1945
 
 
Who is considered the father of observational astronomy?
Galileo has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, and the “father of science”
Edison
Galileo
Darwin
Pasteur
 
 
The Hundred Years' War was fought between:
The Hundred Years' War was a series of battles waged from 1337 to 1453 by the rulers of the Kingdom of England, against the rulers of the Kingdom of France, over the succession of the French throne
France and Germany
Germany and England
France and England
It was a civil war inside England
 
 
When did World War TWO end?
World War 2 ended officially in September, 1945.
1944
1945
1946
1948
the nile
 
 
'_____ was the gift of the Nile. (Herodotus)
Around 450 BC, a Greek historian named Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile" because the Egyptian civilization depended on the resources of the great river.
Babylon
Egypt
India
Jordan
beach and boat
 
 
The Explorer Vasco da Gama is famous for reaching _____ in 1498
Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea in 1498.
India
China
Japan
Mongolia
Statue in black and white
 
 
The revolutionary who founded the Communist Party was:
Karl Marxx was a German political economist and socialist revolutionary, who addressed the matters of alienation and exploitation of the working class, the capitalist mode of production, and historical materialism.
Karl Marx
Joseph Stalin
Vladimir Lenin
Leon Trotsky
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Your Answers Were Mostly Wrong
Perhaps you're not a history buff or have better things to do, but mark our words - history repeats! And so it's always good to know the past rather than be surprised in the future! Have a look at your results or perhaps try again!
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Well Done, A Good Portion Solved!
You've got a fair number of questions correct in this history challenge, which means that at the very least you have a pretty good concept of history. That said, there is always room for improvement! So check your results to see where you got it wrong.
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Incredible: Are You a Historian?
You nailed this test! Most of your answers were right on the money. Good for you for having a healthy curiosity about the history of our world. You can only learn and become wiser as you understand where we came from and where we are going.
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