Do You Know Your History?

 Since we don't want to doom ourselves to repeat it, history is a subject that should be as well known as possible by as many people as possible. This, after all, is how we learn as a species. How alive is history in your mind, care to test yourself?
 
 
What did the Ancient Romans call Scotland?
Caledonia
North Umbria
Graecia
Hibernia
 
 
The first televised address from the US Oval Office was made in 1947 by which President?
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
 
In what nation did a 1791 slave uprising eventually lead to revolution and independence from French colonialism?
Haiti
Vietnam
Indonesia
Bolivia
 
 
Which German General was known as 'the Desert Fox' during WWII?
Erwin Rommel got this nickname by conquering large parts of North Africa and, even by his enemies, was considered a wily and dangerous strategist.
Erwin Rommel
Heinrich Himmler
Adolf Eichmann
Reinhard Heydrich
 
 
The first Emperor of Rome, I ruled when Jesus of Nazareth was born, who am I?
Julius
Augustus
Nero
Tiberius
 
 
When was the very 1st chocolate bar invented in its modern form?
For much of the 19th century, chocolate was enjoyed as a beverage; milk was often added instead of water. In 1847, British chocolatier J.S. Fry and Sons created the first chocolate bar molded from a paste made of sugar, chocolate liquor and cocoa butter.
17th century
18th century
19th century
20th century
 
 
What came after the Bronze Age?
The Iron Age
The Gold Age
The Silver Age
The Neolithic Age
 
 
Which Treaty ended the first World War?
The Treaty of Versailles
The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact
The Pact of Steel
The Belfast Agreement
 
 
What was the name of the space shuttle that exploded on re-entry over Texas, tragically killing all seven astronauts aboard?
Columbia
Independent
Solaris
Dakota-1
 
 
Which country was the first to use paper slips as money?
China
Japan
England
Germany
 
 
Which of the following was NOT invented in China?
The hourglass was a French invention. While the printing PRESS was invented later, printing itself was first made in China
The Hourglass
Gunpowder
Printing
The Compass
 
 
What was the original color of the Statue of Liberty?
Gold
Silver
Copper
White
Not a Historian Just Yet
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.
History is Alive and Well
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.
You Know So Much!
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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