Do you know High School History and Geography?

It is now a well established stereotype that Americans have no comprehension of world or even their own history and the world that holds that history. This will be a quiz to prove that you are not a dumb American, but an American that can break the stereotype.

Are you a stereotypical American as most people would think that is not smart enough to pass a fifth grade math test? The subject however is History and Geography and is made for people with a high school comprehension of the topic. If you want to prove yourself to be intellegent enough to pass a high school test, take this sample quiz.

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1. What event sparked the US involvement in World War II?
Sept 1st, 1939 Invasion of Poland
Dec 7th, 1941 Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Summer of 1940 Battle of Britain
June 1940 Fall of France
None of the Above
2. Which Spanish Conquistador was responsible for the fall of the Aztecs?
Pizarro
Cortez
Columbus
De Gama
Yo Mama
None of the Above
3. What is the capital city of Turkey?
Istanbul
Constantinople
Ankara
Athens
Adana
4. What event(s) occured in 1492?
The fall of Grenada
Columbus "discovered" America
The unification of Spain
Elimination of Jews and Muslims from Spain
All of the Above
None of the Above
5. Which British politician tried to appease Adolf Hitler before the start of World War II?
Neville Chamberlain
Winston Churchill
King George
Queen Elizabeth
Margaret Thatcher
6. Which civilization called itself the "Third Rome"?
The Byzantine Empire
The Sui Dynasty of China
The Holy Roman Empire
Napoleanic France
Nazi Germany
The Russian Empire under Peter the Great
7. Where were the roots of Buddhism?
Northern India
Tibet
Southern China
Manchuria
Korea
Persia
8. Which event prompted the start of the Spanish American war of 1898?
The sinking of the Lusitania
The sinking of the Maine
Spain declared war on the US
The Zimmermann Note
A and B
None of the Above
9. Who was the first Mexican President?
Emperor Maximillian
Vicente Fox
Benito Juarez
Juan Lopez
Never had a president, they are ran by a prime minister like Britain
None of the Above
10. Which Chinese Dynasty unified China for the first time?
Shang Dynasty
Qin (Pronounced Cheen) Dynasty
Yuan Dynasty
Zhou Dynasty
People's Republic of China led by Chairman Mao
Never was truly unified
11. Which of these events occured first?
The foundation of Islam under Mohammad
The Song Dynasty of China
The English Isles conquered by the Normans under William the Conqueror
Anglo Saxons migrated to England
The fall of Rome
12. What event carved up Africa to differnet European imperialist powers?
The Berlin Conference
The treaty of Lisbon
The Treaty of Paris
The London Conference
None of these related to African imperialism
13. Which empire conquered at one time a quarter of all people and land on the globe?
Nazi Germany
Soviet Union
The Mongol Empire
British Empire
The United States
14. Which of the following is an example of an isthmus?
Egypt
Florida
Panama
Mexico
Australia
15. Which civilization existed in the Andes Mountains?
The Aztecs
The Mayans
The Olmecs
The Incas
The Mocakas
16. If you are in the city of Casablanca, you are in the nation of...
Spain
Portugal
Morocco
Spanish Sahara
Tunisia
17. The spread of Christianity in Europe occured in largely due to..
The power of the word of God amen
Roman influence
St. Paul
Corrupt Pagan religions
18. Which South American country is completly landlocked?
Uruguay
Peru
Ecuador
Paraguay
Guyana
19. In 1905, the Japanese Navy defeated this nation,
China
Korea
Russia
The United States
Britain
Nothing significantly occured in 1905 in regards to Japan
20. Which US President was the first to be impeached?
Andrew Jackon
Andrew Johnson
Lyndon Johnson
William Clinton
21. Which nation has the largest population of Muslims?
Saudi Arabia
Iran
Indonesia
Malaysia
China
Turkey
22. Current News: What is the name of the current Chinese President
Deng Xiaopeng
Chairman Mao is eternal President
Hu Jian Tao
Kim Il Song
23. What Muslim dynasty dominated India?
The Gupta Dynasty
The Mugual Dynasty
The Ottoman Empire
None of the Above
24. Which German leader unified Germany?
Adolf Hitler
Kaiser Wilhelm I
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Otto von Bismarck
Gerhard Schoerder
25. Which nation is considered to be the only nation continent?
India
Japan
Australia
Canada
England
None of the Above
26. What were the causes of the French Revolution
Frivolous spending by the monarchy
The Enlightenment
The 3 Estate System
B and C
None of the Above
A B and C
27. What was the significance of May 8th, 1945.
Hitler commits suicide in Berlin
Germany formerly surrenders to the Allied forces and Soviet Union
Soviets captured Berlin
The Allied bombing of Dresden
None of the Above
28. What was the name of the social system in Medieval Europe
The Estate System
The Feudal System
The Kingdom System
Warring State System
29. What was the significance of the Industrial Revloution?
Transition of the west from an agrarian to an industrial society
Social equality
Migration to the cities
A,B,C
A,C
B,C
30. Last Question. Complete this quote, "Those who do not undertand history are doomed to (______) it."
Forget
Repeat
Fail
Not Know

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