These 20 questions will put your knowledge of history to the test

Tricky 20-question history quiz will put your knowledge of dates and famous figures to the test – so, do YOU have what it takes to score full marks?

  • A difficult new quiz has been designed to put your history knowledge to the test
  • Created by Quizly, challenge involves answering 20 multiple-choice questions 
  • 90 per cent of people are unable to achieve a full score – but, can you? 

A tricky 20-question quiz promises to put your knowledge of historic events to the test.

Players are asked to correctly answer 20 multiple-choice questions about key moments from around the world which are commonly answered incorrectly.

Sharing the challenge on US-based trivia platform Quizly, the creator of the quiz claims 90 per cent of players are unable to score full marks.

So how many can you answer? Scroll down to take the test then check your answers at the bottom.  

A new challenge from Quizly asks the internet to correctly answer 20 multiple-choice questions about historical events (file image)

1.

  • Francis Drake
  • Magellan
  • Vasco De Gama
  • Columbus  

2.

  • 1910s
  • 1880s
  • 1900s
  • 1890s
  • 1920s
  • 1930s 

3.

  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Austria 

4.

  • Egyptian civilisation
  • Harappan Civilisation
  • Mesopotamian Civilisation
  • Chinese Civilisation

5.

  • Anne of Cleves
  • Catherine Parr
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Catherine of Aragon  

6.

  • Median Empire 
  • Hunnic Empire
  • Ptolemaic Empire
  • Aksumite Empire
  • Hittite Empire
  • Shunga Empire  

7.

  • Hurricane
  • Tornado
  • Erosion
  • Fire
  • Removed to make way for new building
  • Earthquake  

8.

  • 782 BC
  • 776 BC
  • 785 BC
  • 788 BC
  • 773 BC
  • 779 BC 

9.

  • Gulf of Maine
  • Persian Gulf
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Gulf of Oman  

10.

  • St. Louis
  • Los Angeles
  • Atlanta
  • Lake Placid  

11.

  • $5
  • $10
  • $1
  • $50  

12.

  • Nightingale Island
  • Gough Island
  • Ascension Island
  • Saint Helena 

13.

  • Mail
  • Telegraph
  • Email
  • Morse Code 

14.

  • Wright
  • Marconi
  • Franklin
  • Tesla
  • Fulton
  • Montgolfier  

15.

  • Drug trafficking
  • Jaywalking
  • First-degree murder
  • Human trafficking
  • Tax evasion
  • Felony murder 

16.

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Monroe
  • James Madison  

17.

  • The Anarchy
  • Thirty Years’ War
  • First English Civil War
  • Second Barons’ War 

18.

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • England
  • France 

19.

  • Thomas Edison
  • Nathaniel Baldwin
  • Jonathan Ive
  • John C. Koss  

20.

  • Forth Road Bridge
  • Overtoun Bridge
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Tay Bridge  

ANSWERS  

 1. Magellan

2. 1920s

3. Poland

4. Mesopotamian Civilization

5. Anne of Cleves

6. Hunnic Empire

7. Earthquake

8. 776 BC

9. Persian Gulf

10. St. Louis

 11. $50

12. Saint Helena

13. Telegraph

14. Montgolfier

15. Tax evasion

16. James Madison

17. First English Civil War

18. Spain

19. John C. Koss

20. Tay Bridge

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