15 world history questions to test you out. Can you pass this quiz?

Here are 15 world history questions

Here are 15 world history questions that will test your knowledge better than a study session. If you know who designed the mythical Alexandria Lighthouse, what was Marlon Brando’s last film and at what age Vincent Van Gogh died, congratulations! You already have 3 points in this challenge. However, don’t get too confident, because those are the easiest questions.

15 world history questions to test you out. Can you pass this quiz?


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  • Question of

    Where did the Sandinista Revolution (1979-1990) take place?

    • Panama
    • Nicaragua
    • Guatemala
  • Question of

    Who designed the mythical Alexandria Lighthouse?

    • Chares of Lindos.
    • Sostratus of Cnidus.
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    The Battle of San Jacinto (1836) was a decisive event in the fight for Texas independence.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    What popular actor uttered the phrase “All I want for Christmas is another movie with Audrey Hepburn”?

    • Cary Grant.
    • Gregory Peck.
    • Humphrey Bogart.
  • Question of

    At what age did Vincent Van Gogh pass away?

    • Thirty-two years old.
    • Thirty-seven years old.
    • Forty-one years old.
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    To what philosopher was water the first element of all things that exist?

    • Thales of Miletus.
    • Xenophanes of Colophon.
    • Empedocles of Agrigentum.
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    The Battle of Farsalia was a decisive confrontation of the First Civil War of the Roman Republic.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    What was Marlon Brando’s last movie?

    • Apocalypse Now
    • The Score
    • Superman: The Movie
  • Question of

    In what year did Elizabeth II ascend to the throne and become the current British monarch?

    • 1936
    • 1947
    • 1952
  • Question of

    The battle of Heraclea began:

    • The Pyrrhic Wars.
    • The Samnite Wars.
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    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built in the 6th century BC during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II.

    • True
    • False
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    What was Pancho Villa’s real name?

    • José Doroteo Arango Arámbula.
    • Francisco Plutarco Elias Campuzano.
  • Question of

    Who created the first all-electronic television?

    • Philo Farnsworth.
    • Charles Francis Jenkins
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    The bombing of Dresden took place towards the end of World War I.

    • True
    • False
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    The first one executed with the electric chair was William Kemmler (1890).

    • True
    • False

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