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!
Whose assassination marked the start of WWI?
Which came first, the French Revolution or the Russian Revolution?
When did the Berlin Wall fall?
TRUE or FALSE: Gutenberg’s printing press was created in the late 9th Century.
In 1961, who became the first man in space?
Who is known as the father of modern Europe?
TRUE or FALSE: The Battle of Hastings started in 1066.
Whose ideals sparked the Reformation?
Which king was assassinated during the French Revolution?
When was the Roman Empire established?
Which British monarch did Guy Fawkes and his co-plotters plan to assassinate through the Gunpowder Plot?
TRUE or FALSE: The Dutch were once ruled by the Spanish.
How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
When did the Industrial Revolution begin?
Who was crowned emperor of France following the French Revolution?
When did the Spanish Inquisition begin?
TRUE or FALSE: The Romans defeated Hannibal at the Battle of Cannae.
Which pope's poor decisions led to Rome being sacked in 1527?
Who was the last of the Russian Romanov Emperors?
Which treaty marked the end of the Thirty Years' War?
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."
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."
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."