Time For a Historical Challenge!

 History may repeat itself if you don't pay attention, they say. So why not make sure you've paid attention by testing yourself with some fun and fascinating history trivia?
 
 
The Chernobyl disaster happened in _______. The area was declared safe in _______.
It ironically became a tourist attraction.
1986, 2011
1982, 2018
1991, 2013
1989, 2019
 
 
Ever since World War Two, what was added to all British battle tanks?
A tea-making kit
A portrait of the queen
A periscope
A hamster-cage
 
 
When Elvis Presley passed away, what did the media erroneously claim was the cause of death?
Pancreatic Cancer
Heart Attack
Stroke
Suicide by pills
 
 
This Asian country has had 7 of the 10 deadliest wars in history, some deadlier than WWI?
China
Vietnam
Serbia
Russia
 
 
The Soviet Union launched the earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, in what year?
On October 4th, 1957
1943
1967
1957
1972
 
 
At the end of World War II in 1945, Germany was divided into ____ Allied occupation zones.
Two
Three
Five
Four
 
 
Instead of “cheese”. Victorians said the name of a fruit before getting their photo taken. What fruit did they say?
Prunes
Apples
Oranges
Pears
 
 
Which actor top-billed the 1960’s television series Batman?
Adam West
Pierce Brosnan
Steve McQueen
Rex Harrison
 
 
True or False: Demeter was worshipped as the Greek goddess of hunting.
She was actually the goddess of the harvest. Artemis was the goddess of hunting.
True
False
 
 
The devastating Great fire of London happened on which year?
1666
1801
1777
1601
 
 
Which of these was NOT one of Hitler's top Nazi officers?
Olaf Scholz is today's Vice Chancellor Minister of Finance
Heinrich Himmler
Reinhard Heydrich
Odilo Globocnik
Olaf Scholz
 
 
Surprisngly for some, the most successful pirate in history was...
Ching Shih was a prostitute in China, until she caught the eye of the Commander of a pirate fleet. She became his equal and then continue to become the most powerful pirate that ever lived.
A Little Person (4ft 2in)
A woman
A 15 year old
A prince in exile
 
Shall We Try Again?
It may be that you didn’t really like history as a schoolchild 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.
 
Not Bad at All!
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.
 
Superb!
It’s hard for us to believe that 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 test themselves!
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