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Only 10% people can pass this world history test

1. Which famous explorer is credited with circumnavigating the globe?

Ferdinand Magellan

Christopher Columbus

Vasco da Gama

Captain James Cook

2. Which civilization developed the first system of writing known as cuneiform?

Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Greeks



3. Which ancient wonder of the world was located in present-day Iraq?

Colossus of Rhodes

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Lighthouse of Alexandria

4. Which ancient wonder of the world was destroyed by earthquakes in the 14th century?

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Colossus of Rhodes

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

5. Which ancient civilization built the Great Pyramid of Giza?





6. Who was the first emperor to unite China and begin the construction of the Great Wall?

Emperor Song Taizu

Emperor Wu of Han

Emperor Tang Taizong

Emperor Qin Shi Huang

7. The Renaissance, a period of great cultural and intellectual growth, originated in which European city?

Paris, France

Vienna, Austria

Florence, Italy

Athens, Greece

8. The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was built in the 17th century in which country?





9. Who painted the famous mural called "The Last Supper"?

Leonardo da Vinci

Pablo Picasso

Vincent van Gogh


10. Which famous speech begins with the words, "Four score and seven years ago"?

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr.

Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

We Shall Fight on the Beaches by Winston Churchill

Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

11. Which queen ruled England for over 63 years, making her the longest-reigning monarch in British history?

Queen Victoria

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Anne

Queen Mary I

12. Who was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

Angela Merkel

Margaret Thatcher

Indira Gandhi

Golda Meir

13. Which event sparked the French Revolution?

Storming of the Bastille

Reign of Terror

Battle of Waterloo

Execution of Louis XVI

14. Who was the first person to set foot on the moon on July 20,1969?

Buzz Aldrin

Yuri Gagarin

Neil Armstrong

John F. Kennedy

15. Which event marked the start of World War I?

Fall of the Berlin Wall

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Signing of the Treaty of Versailles

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

16. In what year did the Berlin Wall fall, leading to the reunification of East and West Germany?

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