What Came First? WHO Came First?

 Which came first? Who was born first? What was invented first? This fun quiz is all about what came before what. You'll get a few options each time, some are people, some are events, but what's for sure - you'll need all your historical knowledge, logic and smarts to solve this "what came first" quiz!
Which of these events came first?
The Korean War began in 1950 and ended in 1953. The Vietnam war began 2 years later, in 1955.
The Korean War ended
The Vietnam War began
Who of these famous figures was born first?
Marco Polo was born in Venice in 1254, while Columbus was born in Genoa in 1450 or 51.
Christopher Columbus
Marco Polo
Which of these games was played first?
Archaeologists found ancient balls and pins in an Egyptian grave dating back 5,000 years!
Which of these dances was invented first?
Flamenco, the traditional dance of Southern Spain, was recorded as early as 1775, though it may be even older. CLASSICAL ballet was invented during the 19th century.
Tap Dance
Classical Ballet
Which event came first?
Shakespeare became famous during the Elizabethan era, which means she was born before he was done.
Shakespeare publishes his last work
Queen Elizabeth I is born
Picasso finishes his first painting
Which of these was built first?
The Great Pyramid of Giza was built around 2560 BC, while Stonehenge is thought to have been constructed 5,000 years ago. However, the INNER circle is thought to have been erected during 2500 BC, which would put that part at the same age as the Pyramids.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
They're both from around the same time
Which of these was invented first?
The first chocolate chip cookies, invented by Graves Wakefield in 1938, came on 10 years after Mickey made his debut performance in "Steamboat Willie.".
Mickey Mouse
Chocolate chip cookies
Which of these Oscar-winning actors was born first?
Susan Sarandon was born first, in 1946, followed by Jeremy Irons in 1948 and Meryl Streep in 1949. Sean Penn is the youngest by far, born in 1960.
Susan Sarandon
Sean Penn
Meryl Streep
Jeremy Irons
Who started playing first?
The Beatles formed in 1960, 2 years before The Rolling Stones.
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Which of these artists was born first?
Leonardo da Vinci was born in the town of Vinci, near Florence, in 1452. Michaelangelo was born in Caprese in 1475, Caravaggio was born in 1571 in Milan and Rembrandt was born in the Netherlands in 1571.
Leonardo da Vinci
Which of these was invented first?
The flush-Toilet
The toilet paper
Which of these WWII events took place first?
The Pearl Harbor attack took place on December 1941, while Germany conquered France on the 10th of June of 1940. It attacked Russia in June of 1941, a year later.
Germany conquers France
Pearl Harbor is attacked by Japanese Imperial forces
Germany launches an attack against Russia
You Guessed Wrong
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 Smart Historian!
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 - that's even more impressive! 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!
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