Quiz: Take This Quiz To Find Out if You're a True History Expert
Take This Quiz To Find Out if You're a True History Expert
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

“God does not play dice,” said famous physicist Albert Einstein. His scientific brain figured that there was a pattern to everything, and perhaps that includes the way human history unfurls. From the Middle Ages to the Space Race, do you really think you can answer all of the questions in our tough history quiz?

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Those are some of the most famous words of the past two centuries. Do you know the man or woman who spoke them?

Legendary people have made a permanent mark on history. From Joan of Arc to Joan Crawford, from politicians to insipid tabloid celebrities, the biggest names leave behind unmistakable memories in our cultures. Do you remember the names and accomplishments of history’s hall of fame?

The cotton gin and the silicon chip totally altered our way of life, and our societies wouldn’t be the same without advances in technologies. Can you name some of the most important technologies of the past few hundred years — and the achievements that resulted? 

Jump into the dusty questions of our history quiz and find out if you can recall the big moments and people in our collective consciousness. Let’s see if you’re a history whiz … or if you need or revisit History 101!

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