Do You Know Enough History for This Quiz?

 Are you ready to delve into the annals of history and impress us with your knowledge of decades past? Well, ready or not, this history quiz is about to begin, and you'll need a good memory and good hold on historical events and dates to beat it!
 
 
In the year 1800, the capital of the United States was moved to Washington D.C. Which city was the capital until then?
New York
Philadelphia
Detroit
Buffalo
 
 
Marilyn Monroe married this famous baseball player in 1954
Ty Cobb
Fidel Castro
Joe DiMaggio
Sandy Koufax
 
 
This Argentine revolutionary rose to power during the 1960's.
Fidel Castro
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
Augusto Pinochet
Fulgencio Batista
 
 
The attack on Pearl Harbor happened in the year...
1939
1940
1941
1942
 
 
Between the years of 1973 and 1979 there was a global shortage of a natural resource that affected all economies. Which resource was it?
Water
Coal
Oil
Wheat
 
 
Which global computer company was founded in 1975?
Microsoft
Apple
Google
Dell
 
 
Who became the first female Prime Minister of the UK in 1979?
Golda Meir
Margaret Thatcher
Kim Campbell
Princess Diana
 
 
Which birth control contraceptive was first introduced in 1960?
It was invented before but only permitted for use in 1960. Only took it 2 years to become a sensation.
Condoms
Intrauterine device
Sponges
Birth control pill
 
 
Which bank launched the first-ever credit card in 1958?
Franklin National Bank
Wells Fargo
US National Bank
HSBC
 
 
In 1972, the first ever video game came out. What was that game?
Digger
Pong
Mario
Solitaire
 
 
What epic tale of a movie won 11 Academy Awards in 1959?
Ben-Hur
The Ten Commandments
King of Kings
The Greatest Story Ever Told
 
 
Who was the leader of the "Rat Pack", a famous group of American friends and performers during the 1950s.
Frank Sinatra
David Bowie
Tony Bennett
Louis Armstrong
Sorry Kid, You're NOT History
It may be that you didn’t really like history as a school child because most of your answers in this test were wrong. If you'd like, you can try you’re your luck again, maybe the next time you’ll score higher, and who knows - maybe even get a perfect score.
Nice Knowledge You Have There
You answered most of the questions in this test correctly, and we have to hand it to you, it wasn’t an easy quiz! You’ve shown that you have a lot of historical knowledge, however, there were still some questions that you answered incorrectly. You can review your answers to see which questions you got wrong so that you can learn a bit more about the world’s history and improve your general knowledge.
Is Your Brain Big or What?!
It’s hard for us to believe that ordinary people were able to achieve such a score on this quiz, and if this is indeed your first attempt, we can only take our hats off to you. You definitely carry a lot of historical knowledge, and now you're welcome to share your score with your friends and challenge them to try and get through this t4est themselves!
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