Which Came First?

 Our history is full of events, inventions, pieces of unforgettable art and famous people. But do you see history as linear, and can tell what came first, or is everything just jumbled in your head? Time to put you to the test. To see the real dates for the items in the questions - check out 'my mistakes' in the end!
 
 
Stonehenge or the Sphinx of Giza?
There is about a 500 years difference, roughly - 2500BC vs 3000BC
Sphinx of Giza
Stonehenge
 
 
Fresco painting or Oil painting?
While frescos have been found as old as 4000 years or more, oil paintings started appearing around the 7th century AD.
Fresco painting
Oil painting
 
 
Washing machine, Dishwasher, Vacuum Cleaner or Air Conditioning?
The Vacuum Cleaner was invented in 1868...
Washing Machine
Dishwasher
Vacuum Cleaner
Air Conditioning
 
 
Michelangelo’s David or Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper?
A hard one! 1498 and 1504, only 6 years between painting and sculpture.
Michelangelo’s David
Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper
 
 
The ball-point pen or the pencil with attached eraser?
The Ballpoint pen was invented in 1888, the pencil with eraser was invented in 1858.
Ballpoint pen
Pencil
 
 
Amazon Drone delivering its first package or the first Robot Backflip?
Amazon Drone
First Robot Backflip
 
 
Bowling or Table Tennis?
Bowling was invented as far back as 5,000 BC! Table tennis was invented in the late 19th century.
Bowling
Table Tennis
 
 
GPS or Cellphone?
The cellphone was invented in 1973, when the project to create GPS just got started.
GPS
Cellphone
 
 
Which dance came first? Flamenco, Classic Ballet, Tap Dance or the Tango?
Flamenco was developed somewhere between the 9th and 14th centuries. Ballet, for example, was developed during the 16th century.
Flamenco
Classic Ballet
Tap Dance
Tango
 
 
Contact lenses or Escalator?
First escalator was patented in 1859 while it took another 28 years to patent the first contact lens
Escalator
Contact lenses
 
 
Lighter (as a device) or Matches?
The first lighter was invented in 1823, the first match with phosphorus material was invented in 1680
Lighter
Matches
 
 
Toothpaste or Toothbrush?
You may be surprised to learn that Toothpaste has existed for 7000 years and more! Ancient Greeks and Romans used paste to clean their teeth. The toothbrush was only invented during the 19th century.
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
 
Timeline Novice
It seems your gut feeling didn't correspond with reality and what you thought you knew is actually wrong. That's okay, 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!
 
Timeline Adept
Good show! From your answers, it is clear that you know your historic timeline 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!
 
Timeline Master!
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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