There’s a popular saying that goes, ‘Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it’.
It is indeed important to know our history facts – not to win trivia competitions or impress our friends, but because we should all have a better understanding on the important events that shaped our history and the world we currently live in.
It can also be inspiring and interesting to learn the achievements of people in the past and how they have contributed to our everyday lives today.
While most of us would have learned some form of World History in secondary school, some universities or degree programmes require you to take a History elective, so it’s worth brushing up on your facts for college.
Not sure just how much you can remember from your World History classes? Test your knowledge with this quiz and see if you’re a History Buff or you really need to brush up!
World War I officially ended on the day Germany signed an agreement of peace, known as 'Armistice Day'. When was this?
Who was the first President of the United States of America?
Which country did the Olympic Games originate from?
The first Apple computer, known as Apple Computer I, officially went on sale for $666.66. What year was this?
One of the most devastating pandemics in human history happened from 1346 - 1353, spread through rats, resulting in the deaths of approximately 200 million people. What was it called?
Who was Marie Curie, and what were her significant contributions in history?
In which ancient civilization was hieroglyphics (a system of pictorial writing) first discovered?
Which country first invented paper currency?
What happened as a consequence of the September 11 terrorist attacks by Al-Qaeda in America?
What was the name of the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon (Commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin) in 1969?
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