You can be proud of yourself, if you score higher than 9/15 in this quiz. Are you brave enough to take this history test?

Are you brave enough to take this history test?
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Are you brave enough to take this history test? What year did the United Kingdom of Great Britain get this denomination? If you know the answer, come and get your point, but other questions are not that easy. This quiz is loaded with surprising facts about history.


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You can be proud of yourself, if you score higher than 9/15 in this quiz. Are you brave enough to take this history test?

  • In the mid-13th century, King Haakon IV of Norway gave an animal as a gift to King Henry III of England for his royal menagerie. What animal was it?

    • A sea otter
    • A horse
    • A polar bear
    • A deer
  • What city in continental Europe was the second in the world in having an electrically operated underground railway system after London?

    • Budapest, Hungary
    • Paris, France
    • Berlin, Germany
    • Brussels, Belgium
  • What European country is the record winner of the Eurovision Song Contest (seven times)?

    • France
    • Greece
    • Austria
    • Ireland
  • In the early 19th century the British government spent up to 40% of its annual expenditure for what sole purpose?

    • To develop Britain’s railway system
    • To free slaves and compensate their owners
    • To finance overseas exploration
    • To help the poor in growing city slums
  • Before reunification (1990), West Germany’s federal capital was in:

    • Frankfurt am Main
    • West Berlin
    • Cologne
    • Bonn
  • When did the Treaty of Union involve the kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Wales, to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain?

    • 1693
    • 1726
    • 1707
    • 1801
  • At the beginning of the 18th century, the British government passed five acts to control the excessive consumption of what product among the lower classes?

    • Gin
    • Tobacco
    • Tea
    • Opium
  • What army was the first to use camouflage in history (World War I)?

    • The Australians
    • The French
    • The British
    • The Germans
  • According to collected data, in the early 19th century the most common name given to baby girls in the UK (about 23% of all names) was:

    • Elizabeth
    • Emma
    • Margaret
    • Mary
  • Prior to World War II, Nazi Germany signed a Nonaggression Pact with what nation?

    • Great Britain
    • Soviet Union
    • Czechoslovakia
    • France
  • Where was the metric system, the decimalized way of counting and weighing, invented in 1793?

    • France
    • Germany
    • Austria
    • Sweden
  • Queen Elizabeth II is distantly related to what East Europe historical figure?

    • Countess Elizabeth Báthory (Hungary)
    • Prince Vlad the Impaler (Romania)
    • Tsar Ivan the Terrible (Russia)
    • Emperor Rudolf II (Holy Roman Empire)
  • Founded in 1088, the oldest university in the world still in operation is:

    • Salamanca, Spain
    • Oxford, UK
    • Bologna, Italy
    • Heidelberg, Germany
  • Industrial Revolution started in Britain in the 18th century with the development of:

    • The gin distillery
    • The steel mill
    • The flour mill
    • The cotton mill
  • First invasion of the Vikings to Ireland took place in what year?

    • 693
    • 795
    • 914
    • 1013

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