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Updated on Nov 17, 2019. Posted on Nov 14, 2019

If You're A Millennial And You Can Pass This History GCSE Quiz, You're Really Smart

Come with us now on a journey through time.

  1. Who managed propaganda for the Nazis during their rise to power?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Joseph Goebbels!

    Goebbels persuaded the public that Hitler was the only person who could save Germany from its financial depression.

  2. What was the best way to destroy a stone castle in 11th century Britain?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Tunnelling underneath one of the corners!

    Tunnelling underneath a stone castle would apparently lead to it collapsing.

  3. Which of these was not a daughter of Tsar Nicholas II?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Ekaterina

    Nicholas had four daughters – Maria, Olga, Tatiana, and Anastasia – as well as a son called Alexei.

  4. During the Great Depression, approximately how many "hobos" were there across America?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Two million!

    There were about two million hobos in the US during the Depression. Hobos were usually men who lived in tents outside and travelled around the country looking for work.

  5. During the Seven Years' War, who was Britain's main enemy?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    France!

    The Seven Years' War was a global struggle between Britain and France in the 1700s. The American colonies were actually on the side of Britain during this time.

  6. Who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Sir Francis Drake!

    Drake circumnavigated the globe from 1577 to 1580.

  7. On which date did work on the Berlin Wall begin?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    13 August 1961!

    The East German government started work on the wall in 1961.

  8. Which of these was a major architectural movement that began in Weimar Germany?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Bauhaus!

    Bauhaus was an architecture school founded in the town of Weimar in 1919 and led by Walter Gropius.

  9. Which of these things did Elizabethan Brits think was lucky?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Being breathed on by a cow!

    People actually thought being breathed on by a cow was lucky, but eclipses were seen as unlucky.

  10. In 1957, which nation launched the first ever successful satellite?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    USSR!

    The Soviets successfully launched the Sputnik satellite on 4 October 1957.

  11. The occupation of which country by Iraq led to the Persian Gulf War?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Kuwait!

    Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990 was met with an ultimatum from the UN – leave, or the Iraqi army will be removed by a US and UK led international coalition. His refusal resulted in a seven month skirmish in the Middle East.

  12. In what year did the Great Plague of London occur?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    1665!

    This was the worst outbreak of the bubonic plague in England since the black death of 1348, and London lost roughly 15% of its total population.

  13. What did the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution bring about?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Votes for women!

    As women had contributed so much to the war effort, it was difficult to refuse their demands for political equality (damn right).

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