QUIZ: This World History Quiz Will Determine Your Education Level!

Many kids in school today know the names of all 50 U.S. states and their capitals. Can you remember what you learned in school and prove that you have higher than a fifth grade education? If you find it tricky to remember which amendment to the constitution is which, or what year each state entered the union, you might find this quiz to be pretty tricky!

Many kids in school today know the names of all 50 U.S. states and their capitals. Can you remember what you learned in school and prove that you have higher than a fifth grade education? If you find it tricky to remember which amendment to the constitution is which, or what year each state entered the union, you might find this quiz to be pretty tricky!

Where did most immigrants coming to America before the Civil War arrive from?

  • Europe
  • India
  • Great Britain
  • Asia

Which of these works was not written by William Shakespeare?

  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Othello
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Tenth Night

In which year did World War I begin?

  • 1914
  • 1938
  • 1929
  • 1910

In which year did the French Revolution start?

  • 1765
  • 1789
  • 1800
  • 1925

Which United States President died while in office?

  • George H. W. Bush
  • Gerald Ford
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • William Taft

Which country was Christopher Columbus looking for when he departed from Spain?

  • Brazil
  • India
  • France
  • Russia

Which United States city first hosted the Olympics?

  • St. Louis
  • Lake Placid
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City

What is Betsy Ross known for?

  • Being the first ‘First Lady’
  • Being the first woman lawyer in America
  • Making the first United States flag
  • Writing the national anthem

Which organization was founded after the end of World War II to prevent future conflicts?

  • League of Nations
  • World Health Organization
  • International Maritime Organization
  • United Nations

In which year did Neil Armstrong walk on the moon?

  • 1956
  • 1969
  • 1986
  • 1990

In which year did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat on the bus?

  • 1950
  • 1955
  • 1965
  • 1960

Which French emperor was notorious for his height?

  • Hugh Capet
  • Louis XIV
  • Philip II
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

Who was the father of Cleopatra’s children?

  • Mark Antony
  • Julius Caesar
  • She had children with both men
  • She never had children

Of which state was George W. Bush the governor of before he became president?

  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • New York
  • North Carolina

In which year was Machu Picchu built?

  • 1450
  • 1560
  • 1670
  • 1800

In which state was gold found during the Gold Rush?

  • Virginia
  • Texas
  • Nevada
  • California

In which year did the attack on Pearl Harbor take place?

  • 1910
  • 1933
  • 1941
  • 1962

Which historical figure fought in the War of 1812?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Alexander Hamilton

Who was the first female prime minister of Britain?

  • Jane Austen
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Elizabeth II

Which of the following is not one of the original 13 colonies?

  • Delaware
  • Vermont
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia

Rousseau, Voltaire and Newton were all notable figures during this era of history:

  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Great Awakening
  • The Enlightenment
  • The Reconstruction Era

Who was the tenth president of the United States?

  • William Henry Harrison
  • John Tyler
  • Martin Van Buren
  • Alexander Hamilton

Which state was not added to the U.S. through the Louisiana Purchase?

  • Tennessee
  • Arkansas
  • South Dakota
  • Nebraska

Which of the following is not a right protected by the First Amendment?

  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of assembly
  • Freedom of the press
  • Freedom of property

Which continent was devastated by the Black Death in the 1300s?

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • South America

In which year did World War II end?

  • 1939
  • 1943
  • 1945
  • 1951

Which war did the Treaty of Versailles bring to an end?

  • World War I
  • World War II
  • War of 1812
  • French and Indian War

All of the following were major crops grown by Native Americans except…

  • Wheat
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Squash

The Whig Party was formed in opposition to which president?

  • John Quincy Adams
  • Andrew Jackson
  • James K. Polk
  • Zachary Taylor

Which charter was passed by King John of England in 1215?

  • Quartering Act
  • Mayflower Compact
  • Stamp Act
  • Magna Carta

The Federalist Papers were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and who else?

  • John Jay
  • John Adams
  • John Hancock
  • George Washington

Who gave the famous “I Have a Dream” speech?

  • W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Malcolm X
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

How many terms did George Washington serve as president?

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four

Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?

  • Amelia Earhart
  • Bessie Coleman
  • Harriet Quimby
  • Jacqueline Cochran

The Louisiana Purchase was a deal between the United States and which country?

  • England
  • Mexico
  • France
  • Portugal

What was dumped into a Boston harbor to protest in 1773?

  • Coffee
  • Nuts
  • Fruit
  • Tea

Who was George Washington’s Vice President?

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • John Adams
  • James Madison
  • Alexander Hamilton

In which year was the Civil Rights Act passed?

  • 1964
  • 1967
  • 1955
  • 1970

Which woman was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement?

  • Jackie Kennedy
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Betsy Ross

Abraham Lincoln was the ________ president of the United States.

  • 7th
  • 8th
  • 10th
  • 16th

For how many years did the Civil War last?

  • Two
  • Four
  • Six
  • Eight

Which amendment gave women the right to vote?

  • 10th
  • 12th
  • 14th
  • 19th

Which Founding Father said, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

  • Patrick Henry
  • John Adams
  • James Madison
  • Benjamin Franklin

Which was the first state to secede from the Union before the Civil War?

  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia

How many amendments to the Constitution are there?

  • 10
  • 15
  • 22
  • 27

Who was the only president to serve more than two terms in office?

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Ulysses S. Grant

Which state was the last to be admitted to the Union?

  • California
  • Rhode Island
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska

The Cold War was a conflict between the United States and which other world power?

  • Japan
  • Canada
  • China
  • Soviet Union

The Reign of Terror was a period during which major event?

  • Cuban Revolution
  • French Revolution
  • American Revolution
  • Haitian Revolution

Where were the first modern Olympics held in 1896?

  • Italy
  • England
  • Greece
  • France

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