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Ultimate World History Quiz!

Brainbox or whiffy socks? How's your world history game? Take the quiz and find out!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  July 6th 2021

We have all sorts of quizzes on the Beano website: sports ones, TV ones, movie ones. But what about a quiz about everything that's happened in the world, ever? 

It's going to be a tough test, but we believe in you. Good luck!

1/17 Early Earth

How old is planet Earth?

2/17 Some hominids

There used to be other types of humans apart from Homo Sapiens (us), but they either died out or we killed them. True or false?

3/17 Someone writing
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When and where did humans first learn to write?

4/17 A Han Dynasty football

The first record of people playing football was in Han Dynasty China, over 2,000 years ago. True or false?

5/17 The first Olympics

Where were the first Olympic Games held? (Hint - it was 2700 years ago)


What was the Magna Carta?


What happened on 14th April 1912? 


When did the Berlin Wall finally come down? 


What did Guy Fawkes attempt to do in November 1605?


The Renaissance was… 


Confucius was…


Who, according to popular myth - chased all the snakes out of Ireland?


The Reformation was…


Marie Curie was the first woman to receive the… 


On what day did Apollo 11 land on the moon?

16/17 Battle of Hastings

Where was the Battle of Hastings?

17/17 An RAF plane during the Battle of Britain

In which year did World War 2 begin?

Amazing! PERFECT score! go straight to the top of the class, history nerd. You nailed it. Well done!

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