Know Thee the History of This World?

 How about we go back in time for a bit and check that all those old history facts we've been taught are still true? If anything else, it'll refresh your historical knowledge!
 
 
Three of the following historical figures all lived during the 6th century BC. Which one did NOT?
Nero was the emperor of Rome from A.D. 54 until his death.
Emperor Nero
Buddha
Confucius
Pythagoras
 
 
Who was the first Western explorer to reach China?
Marco Polo
James Cook
Ferdinand Magellan
Sir Francis Drake
 
 
In 1971, Idi Amin led a military coup in which country?
Uganda
Angola
Ghana
Libya
 
 
Which U.S. president met with Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev in a series of talks to reduce nuclear weapons?
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
 
 
Which leader was officially referred to as the 'Dear Leader'?
Kim Jong II
Adolf Hitler
Vladimir Putin
Fidel Castro
 
 
Roughly how much per acre did the United States pay Russia for the land that is now Alaska?
2 cents
25 cents
$1.15
$2
 
 
Who was credited with sewing the first United States' flag?
Molly Pitcher
Betsy Ross
Martha Washington
Abigail Adams
 
 
In what country did the industrial revolution begin?
England
France
Germany
United States
 
 
Originally, what color were the pyramids of Giza?
White
Gold
Sky blue
Red
 
 
In 1904, the area that is known as "Times Square" in Manhattan was renamed to Times Square, what was it called before?
Long Ace Square
5 Borough Square
Lonestar Square
Big Apple Square
 
 
In 1918 Finland declared its independence from which country?
England
Russia
Germany
Denmark
 
 
Which iconic place began its construction in California in January 1933?
Golden-Gate Bridge
Disneyland
Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Getty Museum
Time to Get Back to the Books
Oops! Your results seem to indicate that you probably won't be winning any history scholarships anytime soon. There's no need to fret though, since very few things in life are as satisfying as delving deep into our world's history. There's just so much variety to discover that it'll never need to get boring or repetitive. In the words of Julius Caesar, "Experience is the teacher of all things," so go out there and immerse yourself in the world's history!
A Historian to Be
Congratulations on getting such a great result. It's great to see that some people still like to brush up on their historical knowledge from time to time, since you definitely couldn't have remembered all of that from your school days! Without the study of history, the world would be doomed to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again, so good on you for keeping the tradition alive. In the words of Genghis Khan, "The strength of a wall is neither greater nor less than the courage of the men who defend it."
A Master Historian
Impressive! Your knowledge of historical figures and their deeds is absolutely unparalleled! Seeing as you're such a vast source of knowledge, we'd recommend that you consider joining a local, or possibly even national, quiz group. Just think of all the glory that's been bestowed upon great winners throughout the ages. The prize money's usually not too bad either! In the words of Alexander the Great, "There is nothing impossible to him who will try."
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