Can You Answer All 17 Questions?

 History is so interesting. It contains countless stories of people just as real as you or me, doing incredible things while knowing so little about the world. The history buffs among us know that history is cyclical, and we can sometimes expect certain things from the future by following the past. Well, you're about to be challenged by 17 history and US history questions. Can you get a top score?
 
 
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
John Hancock
George Washington
John Adams
 
 
Which Year was the first television invented?
The first electronic television was invented in 1927.
1927
1948
1964
1917
 
 
Which countries fought The 100 Years War?
England and Italy
Portugal and Spain
France and Spain
England and France
 
 
Who shot and killed the American outlaw Jesse James?
Robert Ford
Billie the Kid
Wyatt Earp
Wild Bill Hickok
 
 
What was the bloodiest battle in the US Civil War?
The Battle of Gettysburg cost 52,000 lives!
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Wilderness
Battle of Shiloh
 
 
In which year did George Washington become the first president of USA?
1789
1714
1792
1812
 
 
Which German General was nicknamed 'The Desert Fox'?
Rommel was called the desert fox for his quick victories in North Africa's deserts
Wilhelm Bittrich
Gottlob Berger
Ernst Wilhelm Bohle
Erwin Rommel
 
 
Which War was the shortest?
The Anglo-Zanzibar War lasted for 38 minutes!
The Anglo-Zanzibar War
The Six Day War
The Indo-Pakistani War
The Russo-Georgian War (2008)
 
 
How many British colonies formed the United States of America?
The 13 colonies were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
12
14
13
21
 
 
True or False: Napoleon once ran away from a pack of bunnies.
After releasing too many bunnies for a hunt, they turned around and attacked Napoleon and his people, causing them to run away in fright.
True
False
 
 
Who was the Emperor of Japan during WW2?
Emperor Hirohito
Emperor Taish?
Emperor Akihito
Emperor Meiji
 
 
What is Paul Revere famous for shouting?
According to historians, Paul Revere did not shout anything, he had to keep quiet as to not alert the British.
"The British Are Coming!"
"The British Have Arrived!"
"We're Under Attack!"
Nothing, the operation was hush hush.
 
 
From 1912 to 1947, the Olympics used to give medals for fine art. Which of these was NOT one of the arts in the Olympics?
Medals were given for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music.
Literature
Music
Architecture
Poetry
 
 
Where were the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the American Constitution stored during WWII?
Fort Knox
The White House
The Pentagon
It was never disclosed
 
 
Which of these was NOT one of the original colonies of the United States?
Maryland
Connecticut
Delaware
Texas
 
 
President Abraham Lincoln Was Also a ________ Champion.
Before the 16th president took office, Abraham Lincoln was declared a wrestling champion. The 6'4" president had only one loss among his around 300 contests.
Wrestling
Boxing
Fencing
Running
 
 
Did Mary REALLY have a little lamb?
The nursery rhyme is actually based on Mary Sawyer, an 11 year old in Boston in the last 1860s whose lamb followed her to school one day.
Yes
No
There's no way to tell
No History Trophy For You!
Of course one doesn't need history in most daily situations, and so don't feel bad if you didn't do well on this history exam. It could be that we didn't hit the areas that you're most interested in. Have a look at your mistakes or consider taking the test again! Also, share with friends and family to see if they can do better.
You Know Some History!
You definitely know some history, no doubt about it. We still managed to find some holes in your education (or memory) but all in all you should be pleased. To learn from your mistakes, have a look below at them.
You Really Know Your History!
Wow you really know your stuff! You must be a history buff, or maybe it's just something that interests your information-hungry mind. In any case, we're impressed and you should be proud! Challenge your friends and family to achieve the same high score!
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