Can You Conquer This High School History Quiz?

By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

The Chinese philosopher Confucius once said: “Study the past if you would define the future.”

There is no denying that as human beings, we can learn so much from the past. Why? Well, the lessons left there are for all to see. We can see the trials, the tribulations, the hardships and the joys our ancestors went through. More importantly, we can learn from their mistakes. But as human beings, this is certainly not something we seem to be able to latch onto. 

Looking back in history, we see many things. Perhaps the one thing that stands out is conflict. Time and time again, men have gone to war over their differences. And that's something that doesn't seem ever to go away, no matter how far we have come as a species. But we also see great leaders, men who did everything they could for a cause they believed in. Some, like Abraham Lincoln, gave his life for the cause. But we remember them for the selflessness. 

So let's get straight to the task at hand. Can you ace this history quiz that has a range of questions about American history as well as that of the world?

Think you can? Then what are you waiting for?

Good luck! 

Can you name the first President of the United States of America?

In what year did the United States enter World War II?

True or false? The United States entered World War I after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in Hawaii.

Can you tell us the year that the United States entered World War I?

From the list below, select the first state admitted to the Union.

Which American president survived an assassination attempt in 1981?

Which of these cities is the location of the Liberty Bell?

True or false? The first man in space was Yuri Gagarin.

Of the options below, which was the first President of the United States to be assassinated?

The fall of communism saw the destruction of the Berlin Wall. In which year did this happen?

Can you name the oldest university in the United States?

Name the cult leader at the WACO siege in 1993.

What year did the Titanic ocean liner sink?

Over 1% of the population of Earth died in 1918 from which disease?

Charles Linbergh crossed the Atlantic in which plane?

On which city did the United States drop an atomic bomb in August 1945?

The Great Depression was as a result of which of the following?

Another name for the cowboy, William H. Bonney is _______?

While in prison in the 1920s, Adolf Hitler penned his famous book. What was it called?

The fight for Texan Independence culminated with which battle in 1836?

Can you name the American President during the American Civil War?

True or false? Great Britain and France declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939.

In both World War I and II, the United States formed part of which group of powers?

Can you name the American state where the gold rush took place in 1848?

Of the options below, who was the first female American astronaut?

Which U.S. city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1984?

Do you know the name of the famous American World War II fighter plane, the first to be able to escort bombers all the way to Berlin?

What was the name of the first U.S. space mission to put a man on the moon?

In which year did the first NASA Space Shuttle mission take place?

Which four presidents are featured on Mount Rushmore?

Any idea as to the last state to enter the Union?

The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from which country?

The American Civil War lasted for how many years?

Can you name Hitler's wife who died with him on April 30, 1945?

Which civil rights leader was assassinated on April 4, 1968?

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