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Which Event Happened First? (History)

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14 questions
English
Test your knowledge of historical events and see if you can identify which event happened first!
1

In each question, choose which event happened earliest (multiple choice questions)

2

Which occurred first?

The Beginning of the Bronze Age

The Beginning of the Iron Age

57% got this right

The beginning of the Bronze Age is conventionally dated to the mid-4th millennium BC; Iron Age from around 1200 BC
3

Which of these events was the earlier?

First record of The Olympic Games

The Roman Republic is Founded

38% got this right

Olympic Games first recorded: 776 BC Roman Republic founded: 509 BC
4

Which happened earliest?

Joan of Arc is burned at the stake

The Great Fire of London

U.S. Declaration of Independence

65% got this right

Joan of Arc executed: 1431. Great Fire of London: 1666. U.S. Declaration of Independence: 1776
5

Which came first?

The F.B.I. is established

Mickey Mouse is created by Walt Disney

Persia becomes Iran

Hard  15% got this right

F.B.I. established by J Edgar Hoover: 1924. Mickey Mouse created: 1928. Persia becomes Iran: 1935.
6

Which historical event happened first?

First FIFA World Cup is hosted

Beginning of World War 2

Division of North and South Korea

46% got this right

First FIFA World Cup: 1930. World War II begins: 1939. Division of N and S Korea: 1948.
7

Which was the earliest?

The first wave of the "Black Death" spreads throughout Europe

Christopher Columbus first arrived in America

Leonardo da Vinci begins the "Mona Lisa"

45% got this right

In the first year (1346), an estimated 20 to 40% of Europe's population was thought to have perished of bubonic plague
8

Which of these occurred first?

First Viking raid in England

Battle of Hastings takes place

Gunpowder is invented

57% got this right

Vikings attack Lindisfarne, England: 793 A.D. First record of gunpowder: 806 A.D. (in China). Battle of Hastings: 1066
9

Choose the earliest of these events

First programmable electric computer is built

First images of Earth taken from space

The People's Republic of China is formed

Hard  31% got this right

The "Colossus" computer completed: 1943. First images of Earth from space: 1946. People's Republic of China formed: 1949
10

Which event occurred first?

Napolean Bonaparte dies

Abolition of slavery in the U.S.A.

The word "dinosaur" is first used to describe the animals

55% got this right

Napolean Bonaparte died: 1821. "Dinosaur" is first used: 1842. Abolition of slavery in the U.S.: 1865.
11

Of these, which was the earliest occurrence?

First commercial automobile sold

Fingerprinting is officially adopted

The Eiffel Tower is completed

35% got this right

First car in production was completed in 1886, by Carl Benz. (Eiffel Tower: 1889. Fingerprinting adopted: 1892)
12

Of these events, which occurred first?

The film "Predator" is released

Artist Salvador Dali dies

Hubble Space Telescope is launched

The fall of the Soviet Union

Hard  14% got this right

"Predator" (U.S.) release: 1987. Salvador Dali dies: 1989. Hubble launch: 1990. Dissolution of the Soviet Union: 1991.
13

Which happened first?

The Chernobyl Disaster

Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Channel Tunnel is opened

The first website becomes publicly available online

Hard  29% got this right

The Chernobyl Disaster: 1986. Berlin Wall Falls: 1989. The first website is launched: 1991. Channel Tunnel opened: 1994
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