What Happened First? The Relative History Timeline Quiz
by Staff
History is often taught by country or region, making it tough to compare events happening at the same time around the world. Take our quiz to see how much you know about history, and when famous historical events took place.

The dinosaurs Tyrannosaurus rex and stegosaurus lived around the same time.

  • True
  • False

Which was founded first?

  • Oxford University
  • Aztec city of Tenochtitlan

Cleopatra and King Tut lived during the same time.

  • True
  • False

Which came first?

  • the first Olympic Games
  • Roman Colosseum

Which of these events happened earlier?

  • Leonardo da Vinci's birth
  • Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic

The Pilgrims set up the first European-style settlement in North America.

  • True
  • False

Which of these historical events happened first?

  • American Revolution
  • end of Japanese samurai system

Construction on which of these impressive structures started first?

  • the pyramids at Giza
  • the Great Wall of China

Which famous revolution for independence came first?

  • French
  • American

Which of these groups won the right to vote in the U.S. first?

  • black men
  • white women