How Well Do You Really Know Western History?

Western history dates all the way back to the Persian wars, but how well do you really know the history of western civilization? Are you ready to put your knowledge to the test? Let;s find out just how much you actually know!
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Which country held the first Olympic games?
Greece
Italy
England
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Which famous scientist discovered the formula of E=Mc2?
Isaac Newton
Albert Einstein
Charles Darwin
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Which leader was the first president of the United States of America?
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
George Washington
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From what city did the Titanic set sail?
London
Nice
Southampton
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Who invented the vaccine for polio?
Marie Curie
Jonas Salk
James K. Polk
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Which former Roman capital served as the outpost for all Anglo-Saxons and Normans since 1066?
London
Paris
Rome
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To which country did the British transport 160,000 convicts?
New Zealand
Australia
Canada
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The latter half of the 20th century was politically dominated by what event?
World War II
The Cold War
World War I
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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is considered by most to be the catalyst to what event?
World War I
The Anglo Dutch War
The Korean War
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France was originally given its name by the....
Visgoths
Vikings
Franks
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Which political leader rose to prominence during the French Revolution?
Napoleon Bonaparte
Joseph Stalin
James Monroe
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In which country was the battle of Hastings fought?
France
England
The United States
Result
Uh-oh! Unfortunately, this quiz proved more of a wash out than a victory. While you know a little bit of Western history, you're far from an expert on these world events just yet. Fret not, with a little time, you'll know the history of the world as well as anyone else!

C+, Western History Wash Out

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Awesome job! You are Western history wise! While most know bits and pieces about Western history, you're keen on the events and moments that have made the world what it is today. Give yourself a pat on the back for being so smart and well rounded!

B+, Western History Wise

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly Western history bright! Unlike the average citizen, you're keen on your world history and the moments that shaped the world. You're well rounded, informed, and bright. No one holds a candle to your history knowledge!

A+, Western History Bright

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1
Which country held the first Olympic games?
Greece
Italy
England
2
Which famous scientist discovered the formula of E=Mc2?
Isaac Newton
Albert Einstein
Charles Darwin
3
Which leader was the first president of the United States of America?
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
George Washington
4
From what city did the Titanic set sail?
London
Nice
Southampton
5
Who invented the vaccine for polio?
Marie Curie
Jonas Salk
James K. Polk
6
Which former Roman capital served as the outpost for all Anglo-Saxons and Normans since 1066?
London
Paris
Rome
7
To which country did the British transport 160,000 convicts?
New Zealand
Australia
Canada
8
The latter half of the 20th century was politically dominated by what event?
World War II
The Cold War
World War I
9
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is considered by most to be the catalyst to what event?
World War I
The Anglo Dutch War
The Korean War
10
France was originally given its name by the....
Visgoths
Vikings
Franks
11
Which political leader rose to prominence during the French Revolution?
Napoleon Bonaparte
Joseph Stalin
James Monroe
12
In which country was the battle of Hastings fought?
France
England
The United States