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History Quiz: Level 1

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This page is the first level of History at Large's five level history quiz. To be able to move on to the next level, you need to get at least seven correct answers at this level. If you don't get seven points or more, you can try a level again as often as you like. You can answer the questions in any order - you don't have to work through from one to ten. Each new level gets harder - this is the easy one!



1. Which city is traditionally held to have been founded in 753 BC?

Babylon
London
Rome
Troy

2. Who, in AD 800, was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor?

Charlemagne
Christian I
Constantine I
Canute

3. When did the Norman Conquest of England take place?

1660
1066
1060
1606

4. What stone, found in Egypt in 1799, made the deciphering of hieroglyphics possible?

The Stone of Scone
The Rosetta Stone
The Philosopher's Stone
The Blarney Stone

5. How long ago did Dinosaurs become extinct?

300 thousand years
325 million years
35 million years
65 million years

6. Which Civil War took place between 1861 - 1865?

English
Chinese
American
Japanese

7. Which king of England is famous (or infamous) for having had six wives?

Henry VII
Edward IV
Henry VIII
Edward V

8. In 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Plymouth, England to North America. What was their ship called?

Mayday
Mayfair
Mayflower
Mayfly

9. Which Roman Emperor caused a great wall to be built across Britain?

Julius Caesar
Diocletian
Nero
Hadrian

10. At which battle in 1836 was Davy Crockett killed?

Alamo
Bull Run
Gettysburg
Lexington


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