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History Quiz

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March 14, 2021
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Let's take a delve into the history of human beings on planet earth. From Ancient Civilizations to Medieval and Modern Marvels, here is the Think More Quizzes History Quiz


Who was the first human to venture into space?
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Yuri Gagarin

Dating back to 3400BC and found on clay tablets, Cuneiform is the world’s earliest known system of what?
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Writing. Used in Mesopotamia it dates back further than hieroglyphics.

The controversial film Birth of a Nation, which was released in 1915, was used to recruit members to which organisation?
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The Ku Klux Klan

Who was the second President of the United States?
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John Adams

Which document, which started as a list of complaints from Barons from Medieval England, has turned into an international symbol of liberty?
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Magna Carta

Which British King who suffered from a stammer, was portrayed in a film by Colin Firth?
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King George VI

In 1928, Scottish physician Alexander Fleming created the world’s first antibiotic which he named what?
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Penicillin

Which explorer was the first Englishman to set foot in Australia, was killed in Hawaii with a sword he gifted to the locals?
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Captain James Cook

In 1088, the first University was established in which country?
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Italy (Bologna)

Which author published On the Origin Species which is considered the foundation of evolutionary biology?
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Charles Darwin

In 1869, which artificial water way was built through Egypt to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea?
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The Suez Canal

While Thomas Edison is often credited as the inventor of the lightbulb, which Serbian-American inventor do many argue was the true inventor of the lightbulb?
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Nikola Tesla

In 1962, Algeria won independence from which European country?
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France

World War I was profoundly affected by which virus?
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The Spanish Flu

The 1954 landmark US Supreme Court case, Brown v. The Board of Education deemed what was unconstitutional?
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Segregated Schooling

In 1960, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved what controversial drug?
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The contraceptive pill

The 1974 Watergate Scandal forced which American President to resign?
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Richard Nixon

The Cuban Revolution led to the rise of what dictator?
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Fidel Castro

What were the names of the two Japanese cities hit by the 1945 atomic bomb?
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Nagasaki and Hiroshima

Which 1860’s war was led by Abraham Lincoln on one side and Robert E. Lee on the other.?
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The American Civil War
FULL QUESTION AND ANSWER LIST
Who was the first human to venture into space? Yuri Gagarin Dating back to 3400BC and found on clay tablets, Cuneiform is the world’s earliest known system of what?
Writing. Used in Mesopotamia it dates back further than hieroglyphics.

The controversial film Birth of a Nation, which was released in 1915, was used to recruit members to which organisation?
The Ku Klux Klan

Who was the second President of the United States? John Adams Which document, which started as a list of complaints from Barons from Medieval England, has turned into an international symbol of liberty?
Magna Carta

Which British King who suffered from a stammer, was portrayed in a film by Colin Firth?
King George VI

In 1928, Scottish physician Alexander Fleming created the world’s first antibiotic which he named what?
Penicillin

Which explorer was the first Englishman to set foot in Australia, was killed in Hawaii with a sword he gifted to the locals?
Captain James Cook

In 1088, the first University was established in which country?
Italy (Bologna)

Which author published On the Origin Species which is considered the foundation of evolutionary biology?
Charles Darwin

Which 1860’s war was led by Abraham Lincoln on one side and Robert E. Lee on the other?
The American Civil War

In 1869, which artificial water way was built through Egypt to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea?
The Suez Canal

While Thomas Edison is often credited as the inventor of the lightbulb, which Serbian-American inventor do many argue was the true inventor of the lightbulb?
Nikola Tesla

In 1962, Algeria won independence from which European country?
France

World War I was profoundly affected by which virus?
The Spanish Flu

The 1954 landmark US Supreme Court case, Brown v. The Board of Education deemed what was unconstitutional?
Segregated Schooling

In 1960, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved what controversial drug?
The contraceptive pill

The 1974 Watergate Scandal forced which American President to resign?
Richard Nixon

The Cuban Revolution led to the rise of what dictator?
Fidel Castro

What were the names of the two Japanese cities hit by the 1945 atomic bomb?
Nagasaki and Hiroshima

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