Do You Know History Lingo As Well As A Historian?

They say history is often doomed to repeat itself, but how much history lingo do you really know? Enough to take on a historian? Answer these 12 historical lingo questions and discover your true history knowledge. You may know more than you think!
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When Lincoln freed the slaves, he issued the __________.
Gettysburg Address
Emancipation proclamation
Treaty of Versailles
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Question 2/12

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Which period came after the Dark Ages?
The Baby Boom
The Renaissance
The Industrial Revolution
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What is the name given to a "traditional story" passed down from generation to generation?
Folklore
Allegory
Oral history
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What term is used to describe the study of old handwriting?
Calligraphy
Paleography
Pathology
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If you're studying families and their long lineages, you are studying what?
Geneology
Hierachy
Familial history
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What is the practice of cultivating the land and raising stock known as?
Land trust
Archeology
Agriculture
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Question 7/12

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A count of the population is known as the....
Census
Data collective
Life expectancy
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To exchange goods without money is to...
Export
Barter
Import
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The custodian of a collection is known as a what?
Orator
Curator
Moderator
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Question 10/12

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An adherent of the Southern States in the Civil War was known as a...
Yankee
Confederate
Traitor
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Question 11/12

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When someone is expelled from their native land, they are....
Exiled
Migrant
Refugee
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Question 12/12

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A line of hereditary rulers of a country is a what?
Hierarchy
Monarchy
Dynasty
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're history harrowing! When it comes to historical lingo and terms, you could seriously stand a crash course in language. Worry not- though you didn't pass this quiz, you still gave this quiz your all and learned something new. There's no failure in giving it your all!

C+, History Harrowing

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Based on the results of this quiz, you know your history lingo far better than most! In fact, you could give most historians a run for their money. Not only can you talk the talk, but you can walk the walk when it comes to history!

B+, History Hit

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You've got an excellent grasp on historical lingo and on the terms only a true historian would know! It seems like you truly value history and all that encompasses the passing of time. From the Ancient Romans to the Revolution, your historical lingo is on point.

A+, History Excellent

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1
When Lincoln freed the slaves, he issued the __________.
Gettysburg Address
Emancipation proclamation
Treaty of Versailles
2
Which period came after the Dark Ages?
The Baby Boom
The Renaissance
The Industrial Revolution
3
What is the name given to a "traditional story" passed down from generation to generation?
Folklore
Allegory
Oral history
4
What term is used to describe the study of old handwriting?
Calligraphy
Paleography
Pathology
5
If you're studying families and their long lineages, you are studying what?
Geneology
Hierachy
Familial history
6
What is the practice of cultivating the land and raising stock known as?
Land trust
Archeology
Agriculture
7
A count of the population is known as the....
Census
Data collective
Life expectancy
8
To exchange goods without money is to...
Export
Barter
Import
9
The custodian of a collection is known as a what?
Orator
Curator
Moderator
10
An adherent of the Southern States in the Civil War was known as a...
Yankee
Confederate
Traitor
11
When someone is expelled from their native land, they are....
Exiled
Migrant
Refugee
12
A line of hereditary rulers of a country is a what?
Hierarchy
Monarchy
Dynasty