The Great European History Quiz

 The history of Europe is a broad and incredibly complex subject to study, that is loved by millions of people around the world. But how much do you think you know about it? Do you think you know exactly what caused the French and Russian Revolutions, as well as who or what caused the end of the Roman Empire? Give this trivia quiz a go, and see if you've got what it takes!
loading a cannon during WWI
 
 
Whose assassination marked the start of WWI?
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Wilfred Owen
Wilhelm II
hands raised in the air at dusk
 
 
Which came first, the French Revolution or the Russian Revolution?
The French Revolution
The Russian Revolution
Berlin Wall graffiti
 
 
When did the Berlin Wall fall?
1989
1996
1981
Gutenberg’s printing press
 
 
TRUE or FALSE: Gutenberg’s printing press was created in the late 9th Century.
True in bubble
False in bubble
Andromeda
 
 
In 1961, who became the first man in space?
Yuri Gagarin
Neil Armstrong
Nikolai Budarin
European map with pins in it
 
 
Who is known as the father of modern Europe?
Charlemagne
Napoleon
Michaelangelo
Battle of Hastings reenactment
 
 
TRUE or FALSE: The Battle of Hastings started in 1066.
True in bubble
False in bubble
Reformation artwork
 
 
Whose ideals sparked the Reformation?
Martin Luther
Henry VIII of England
Pope Innocent XII
French Revolution artwork
 
 
Which king was assassinated during the French Revolution?
King Louis XVI
King Charles IX
King Philip III
Roman charioteer
 
 
When was the Roman Empire established?
27BC
996BC
44AD
artwork of the Gunpowder Plot
 
 
Which British monarch did Guy Fawkes and his co-plotters plan to assassinate through the Gunpowder Plot?
King James I
King Edward VII
Queen Victoria
model of old Dutch town
 
 
TRUE or FALSE: The Dutch were once ruled by the Spanish.
True in bubble
False in bubble
painting of Hundred Years' War
 
 
How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
116 years
100 years
2 years
smoke coming from factories
 
 
When did the Industrial Revolution begin?
In the 18th Century
In the 16th Century
In the 20th Century
two crowns on black background
 
 
Who was crowned emperor of France following the French Revolution?
Napoleon Bonaparte
Louis XVI
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Spanish Inquisition painting
 
 
When did the Spanish Inquisition begin?
1478
985
1733
Battle of Cannae
 
 
TRUE or FALSE: The Romans defeated Hannibal at the Battle of Cannae.
True in bubble
False in bubble
St. Peter's Basilica
 
 
Which pope's poor decisions led to Rome being sacked in 1527?
Pope Clement VII
Pope Leo X
Pope Urban VIII
Statue of Peter the Great
 
 
Who was the last of the Russian Romanov Emperors?
Tsar Nicholas II
Tsar Michael I
Tsar Alexander II
Thirty Years' War
 
 
Which treaty marked the end of the Thirty Years' War?
Treaty of Westphalia
Treaty of Versailles
Moon Treaty
boy in font of 'Back to School' sign
Time to Go Back to the Books
Oh dear, it appears that your results aren't as great as we'd hoped. However, 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, wise men know that there's much to be learned from it. As Napoleon Bonaparte once said, "There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."
historian's maps and tools
European History Enthusiast
Give yourself a pat on the back, as your results show that you know your European history facts pretty well. While you didn't get a perfect score, 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. It's important to keep history alive within our hearts, so that no more innocent people have to suffer at the merciless hands of evil. In the words of Napoleon Bonaparte, "Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them."
Napoleon fancy dress in front of explosion
European History Genius
Congratulations, your results are impeccable, and show that you know the history of Europe from the inside-out, from every perspective imaginable. Remembering names, dates and figures is what you do best, which is why you'd make an absolutely superb historian. Without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again. In the words of Napoleon Bonaparte, "The truest wisdom is a resolute determination."
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