Educational History General Knowledge Quiz with Answers

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Educational History General Knowledge Quiz with Answers

 

Educational History General Knowledge Quiz with Answers

 

History Quiz: Fact or Fiction?

Get hooked on history as this quiz sorts out the past. Find out who really invented movable type, who Winston Churchill called “Mum,” and when the first sonic boom was heard

 

1. No television commercial has ever been made in space.
Fact or Fiction

2. France originally owned the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Fact or Fiction

3. The world’s first computer programmer was a woman.
Fact or Fiction

4. Aristotle was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the New World.
Fact or Fiction

5. Henry VIII belonged to the House of Stuart.
Fact or Fiction

6. The Hanseatic League was founded in Hanoi.
Fact or Fiction

7. King Charles II forbade Roman Catholicism in England.
Fact or Fiction

8. The League of the Three Petticoats was a fashion guild.
Fact or Fiction

9. Winston Churchill’s mother was the Queen of England.
Fact or Fiction

10. The Diet of Worms was a revolting meal in the Middle Ages.
Fact or Fiction

 

Presidents Of The United States: History Quiz

Which two U.S. presidents died on the same day? Who was the first president to serve two terms in office? Test the knowledge of all things presidential in this quiz.

 

11. In which state did future U.S. President Ronald Reagan serve as governor?
A) California
B) Texas
C) New York
D) Wyoming

 

12. Who was the first U.S. president to serve two terms in office?
A) Abraham Lincoln
B) Richard Nixon
C) Thomas Jefferson
D) George Washington

 

13. Which president was involved in the Teapot Dome scandal?
A) Herbert Hoover
B) Woodrow Wilson
C) Franklin D. Roosevelt
D) Warren G. Harding

 

14. In which city did the first presidential inauguration occur?
A) Trenton
B) New York City
C) Washington, D.C.
D) Boston

 

15. Which U.S. president was the first to serve under an American flag with 13 stars?
A) Abraham Lincoln
B) Millard Fillmore
C) Woodrow Wilson
D) George Washington

 

16. Who was Barack Obama’s opponent in the 2008 U.S. presidential race?
A) George Washington
B) Dwight Eisenhower
C) John McCain
D) George W. Bush

 

17. Which two U.S. presidents died on the same day?
A) Ronald Reagan and Calvin Coolidge
B) James K. Polk and Woodrow Wilson
C) Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
D) John Adams and Millard Fillmore

 

Answers

 

1. Fiction
A cosmonaut named Vasily Tsibliyev made a commercial for a Russian dairy aboard the space station Mir in 1997. It was the first TV commercial filmed in space.

2. Fiction
In 1717 Denmark colonized St. John in the Virgin Islands, which are in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The United States purchased the islands 200 years later.

3. Fact
Augusta Ada King, the countess of Lovelace, was the daughter of the famous English poet Lord Byron. She wrote instructions for a primitive computer called the Analytical Engine in the 1830s.

4. Fiction
The Spanish soldier and explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475–1519) was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the western shore of the New World. He explored Panama, where he accomplished this feat.

5. Fiction
King Henry VIII was one of the last English kings from the House of Tudor. The House of Stuart, a Scottish lineage, succeeded the Tudors.

6. Fiction
The Hanseatic League, a collection of German merchant communities, was a powerful trading group in northern Europe from the 1200s to the 1400s. It established many ports and trading posts.

7. Fiction
Charles II was tolerant in religious matters. He accepted both Roman Catholics and Protestants in Britain, even though anti-Catholic feeling was widespread at the time.

8. Fiction
The League of the Three Petticoats was an alliance between France, Austria, and Russia, three nations in which powerful women exerted great influence. The mid-18th-century alliance lasted only a short while.

9. Fiction
Winston Churchill’s mother was not a member of royalty. In fact, the mother of the great English leader wasn’t even English—Jennie Jerome Churchill was an American.

10. Fiction
Convened in 1521, a “diet,” or official conference, took place in the German city of Worms, where Martin Luther defended the principles of the Protestant Reformation.

11. A) California
Ronald Reagan served as governor of California from 1966 to 1974.

12. D) George Washington
George Washington, the first president of the United States, was also the first to serve two terms in office.

13. D) Warren G. Harding
Warren G. Harding was president when the Teapot Dome scandal, concerning oil leases, erupted in the early 1920s.

14. B) New York City
George Washington was inaugurated to the presidency in New York City, before the city named for him was built.

15. D) George Washington
The first U.S. flag contained 13 stars, representing the states first formed from the original British colonies. George Washington served under this flag.

16. C) John McCain
Barack Obama, a Democrat, defeated John McCain, the Republican candidate, in the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

17. C) Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

 

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