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The Big Back to School History Quiz!

See how well you remember the history stuff from school! 20 Questions.

 
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Can you correctly match the historic leader with their country?

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Left

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Fidel Castro
  • Vladimir Lenin
  • Mao Tse-tung

Right

  • France
  • USSR
  • China
  • Cuba

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Can you put these American Presidents in the correct chronological order (earliest at the top)?

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  • Richard Nixon
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Abraham Lincoln

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Who painted 'The Last Supper' in 1498?

  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Raphael

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Who were the Axis Powers in the Second World War?

  • France, Britain, Russia
  • Russia, Germany, Italy
  • Japan, Italy, Germany

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Can you identify this famous historical person?

  • King George V
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Charles Darwin

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Who discovered penicillin in 1928?

  • Louis Pasteur
  • Edward Leveaux
  • Alexander Fleming

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Which two commanders were pitted against each other in the Battle of Waterloo?

  • Wellington & Nelson
  • Nelson & Napoleon
  • Wellington & Napoleon

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Which two wives of Henry VIII were executed?

  • Anne Boleyn & Kathryn Howard
  • Anne Boleyn & Katherine Parr
  • Anne of Cleeves & Katherine Parr

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Can you put these British invaders in order of when they settled here, earliest first?

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  • Vikings
  • Romans
  • Saxons
  • Normans

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Which English agricultural pioneer perfected a horse-drawn seed drill in 1701?

  • John Deere
  • Jethro Tull
  • Robert Bakewell

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The Battle of Gettysburg took place during which war?

  • Crimean War
  • American War of Independence
  • American Civil War

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Can you put these events in the correct order of when they happened, earliest first?

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  • The birth of Jesus Christ
  • Alexander the Great dies at Babylon.
  • Julius Caesar assassinated.
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza is built.

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Who succeeded Queen Elizabeth I as the next English monarch?

  • King Charles I
  • Queen Mary I
  • King James I

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Perestroika was associated with which Soviet leader?

  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Nikita Khrushchev
  • Leonid Brezhnev

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What is the name of the book of quotations from communist China's founding father Chairman Mao Tse-tung?

  • Red Star
  • The Little Red book
  • Yellow moon

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Which King did Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up in 1605?

  • George I
  • Charles I
  • James I

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Which of these ancient civilisations DID NOT originate from Central & South America?

  • Aztec
  • Olmec
  • Indus

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Which spaceflight mission was responsible for the first human landing on the moon in 1969?

  • Apollo 9
  • Apollo 11
  • Apollo 13

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Which famous historical person was responsible for the quote 'Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history.'?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Winston Churchill
  • Adolf Hitler

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Which African nation had the despotic leader Idi Amin as their military leader & President from 1971-1979?

  • Sudan
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda

 

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