18th Century History Quiz

This history quiz tests your historical knowledge and contains questions on topics from the 18th century.

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History
2012-06-19

Which job had the legendary pirate Black Bart on board the slave ship Princess, before he became pirate?

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History
2012-06-19

Which highwayman was immortalised by the novelist William Answorth in his novel "Rookwood" from 1834?

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History
2011-11-22

In 1799, one of Napoleon's soldiers found a stone making it possible to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs. What is the famous stone called?

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History
2011-11-22

According to a persistent rumour, George Washington had teeth made out of wood. An examination has shown that his false teeth were made out of a different material altogether. Which one?

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History
2011-10-20

What was the name of the British ship which in 1789 became the scene of a famous mutiny?

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History
2011-10-20

Who led the mutiny on the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789?

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History
2009-05-14

Who lead the army during the American Revolution 1775-1783 and was also involved in writing the new American constitution?

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History
2009-03-25

Who invented the neck tie?

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History
2009-01-06

Which profession did Joseph Ignace Guillotin, after whom the guillotine is named, have?

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History
2009-01-06

The guillotine was first placed in front of the Tuileries on Place du Carrousel in August 1792. How many people has it since 'helped' decapitate in France?

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History
2009-01-06

The French physician Joseph Ignace gave his name to what item associated with the French revolution?

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History
2008-12-09

Where was James Cook killed by locals after a fight over an unimportant item?

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History
2008-12-09

What was the name of the ship James Cook used for his first voyage?

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History
2008-12-09

What was the name of the British explorer who became the first European to explore Australia's east coast?

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History
2008-11-24

Who proved that there was a strait between Siberia and North America?

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History
2008-11-24

Which strait is named after the marine officer Vitus Bering?

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History
2008-11-24

From which country was Vitus Bering?

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History
2008-11-08

Who sent Vitus Jonassen Bering to explore the eastern parts of Russia?

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History
2008-11-06

Which year did the USA get its first president?

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History
2008-11-06

Which US president is the only not to have resided in the White House in Washington, D.C.?

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History
2008-05-01

Who was the first American president?

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History
2008-04-27

What was the little island in Polynesia called where the Bounty mutineers settled?

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History
2008-04-25

When did the first British convicts arrive in New South Wales in Australia?

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