Quiz: Can You Name the Country Where These Historic Events Took Place?
Can You Name the Country Where These Historic Events Took Place?
By: John Miller
Image: The Great War

About This Quiz

Our shared history is full of amazing events, some of which changed the world for the better — the Union winning the American Civil War — and some for the worse, such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. In this quiz, we’ll name some of the most famous events in world history, and your job is to identify the country where those events unfolded. Think you’re up for this amazing challenge?

You probably already know where Hitler died at the end of World War II. It was Berlin, Germany, the home of his Third Reich, and the Fuhrer’s death meant the end of the Nazi scourge that ravaged the continent. But do you know where the treaty that officially ended the war was signed? How much do you recall about the other major events of violence and reconciliation in world affairs?

No all big events are destructive. Do you know where the glory of the Eiffel Tower was unveiled? How about the Burj Khalifa, the tallest freestanding structure on the planet? What do you know about the nations that have witnessed other major human accomplishments in the past few centuries?

Maybe you know where the Emancipation Proclamation and Treaty of Versailles were signed. Or maybe you don’t. In this quiz, let’s see if you really know the countries where humankind’s biggest events happened!

1.0 of 30
On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell in which nation?
2.0 of 30
In August 1945, the first nuclear weapons were used to attack which country?
3.0 of 30
In 1991, war came to which Middle Eastern country?
4.0 of 30
Where did the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria occur?
5.0 of 30
In 1492, Christopher Columbus departed ______ and later discovered the New World.
6.0 of 30
Where did the Battle of Waterloo — and Napoleon’s downfall — take place?
7.0 of 30
The infamous attack on Pearl Harbor happened in which country?
8.0 of 30
In 1814, in which country was a place called the "White House" burned to the ground?
9.0 of 30
The Fall of Saigon was a major event in which nation?
10.0 of 30
Around 3000 BC, construction of the Great Pyramid began in which area?
11.0 of 30
In December 1903, the first powered, heavier-than-air aircraft took flight in which nation?
12.0 of 30
Where did the October Revolution happen?
13.0 of 30
Where were the first Olympic Games held?
14.0 of 30
Where was the Treaty of Versailles signed?
15.0 of 30
On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded which country?
16.0 of 30
In 1984, Indira Gandhi was assassinated in which country?
17.0 of 30
Where did the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster occur?
18.0 of 30
In April 1961, the Bay of Pigs Invasion affected which country?
19.0 of 30
In the 1840s, a terrible potato famine killed many people in which nation?
20.0 of 30
In 1957, the first artificial satellite in human history was launched from _____.
21.0 of 30
In October 1929, "Black Tuesday" shook which nation to its core?
22.0 of 30
From 1936 to 1939, a horrific civil war shredded which country?
23.0 of 30
In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became leader of which nation?
24.0 of 30
Where did the WWII D-Day invasion take place?
25.0 of 30
In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded and captured which country?
26.0 of 30
Where did the Nanking Massacre take place?
27.0 of 30
On May 2, 2011, terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed in which country?
28.0 of 30
In 1961, an explorer from ______ became the first person ever in space.
29.0 of 30
The "Night of the Long Knives" was an historic event in which country?
30.0 of 30
In 1983, the United States invaded ______.
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