Is History Alive in Your Head?

 History may be a thing of the past, but it can still be alive and kicking inside your head! Are the dust-covered facts of a time gone by still clear and clean for you? Are the old stories still getting told within your memory? Prove it to us and ace our latest history quiz!
 
 
What did the ancient Japanese use to bury their dead in?
An Urn
A Coffin
A Shroud
Nothing. They were buried at sea.
 
 
This notable scientist and inventor who, among other things, promoted alternative crops to cotton, prevented soil depletion and advocated the growing of peanuts.
As we said in our hint, George Washington Carver did not invent the peanut butter. That honor belongs to Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada.
George Washington Carver
Percy Lavon Julian
Joseph Banks
Robert Brown
 
 
How many years did the Roman Empire last?
Over 1,000 years
Over 1500 years
Over 500 years
Over 300 years
 
 
Which of these ingredients was mixed into the earliest forms of "Hot Chocolate"?
Flour
Honey
Cornmeal
Pinecones
 
 
True or False: Alexander the Great conquered Egypt as part of his growing empire
Though he did not stay long, Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 332 BC after defeating the Persian emperor Darius.
True
False
 
 
Who is the famous artist painted here?
Michelangelo
Leonardo da Vinci
Vincent van Gogh
Rembrandt
 
 
Who were the 'Plebeians'?
The common citizens of Rome
A French underground militia during WWII
An ancient tribe of Syrians thought to exist today in Iran
A group of highly influential English nobles during Victorian times.
 
 
Who was the only American President to serve more than 2 terms in office?
Roosevelt won a third term by defeating Republican nominee Wendell Willkie in the 1940 United States presidential election. He remains the only president to serve for more than two terms.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Lyndon B. Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Abraham Lincoln
 
 
During the Middle Ages, a knight would have an attendant that served him before becoming a knight himself. What was he called?
It was usually a young man of high birth as it was always the procedure to be a squire before being a knight.
A Serf
A Knight-in-Training
A Body-Man
A Squire
 
 
Who was this famous scientist?
Isaac Newton
Benjamin Franklin
Charles Darwin
Gelileo Galilei
 
 
What was the famous 'Silk Road'?
An ancient land route connecting parts of Asia, Africa and Europe
The road Chinese silk merchants used to transport the emperor's silk
The dangerous sea voyage early Dutch and Portuguese sailors took to get silk to sell to nobles in Europe
The metaphorical voyage of believer to sinner according to the Celtic traditions
 
 
Which of these men was NOT a famous American mobster during prohibition?
Eliot Ness was one of the FBI's most celebrated agents who lead the fight against US organized crime during prohibition
Al Capone
Meyer Lansky
Baby Face Nelson
Eliot Ness
You Still Have Much History to Learn
It may be time to brush up on your history a bit. There's no need to fret though since 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, the wise know that there's much that can be learned from it!
Good Job!
Good show! From your answers it is clear that you know your history pretty well. Even though your score isn't perfect, 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! Make sure to share this quiz with your friends and family to see if they're as knowledgeable as you are!
Wow, You Aced It!
Absolutely incredible! Your knowledge of the history is sublime. You are a keen lover of history. The world truly is better off with you in it, since without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again. Make sure to share this quiz with your friends and family to see if they're as knowledgeable as you are.
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