How much do you remember from history class? If you were the type to sit in the back of the room, you might find this quiz quite challenging. Perhaps you paid attention, but it was decades ago. How many of these facts have you used since high school? Now is the chance to show off your knowledge! Are you a fan of Ancient Egyptian culture? Maybe you love exploring Roman or Greek mythology. Most people know the basics, but does your history knowledge extend beyond what you learned in school? From ancient times to the original 13 colonies and all the way through the present, there is so much to know about the history of our world. Which era do you think you’re the most knowledgeable about? Take this quiz to find out just how much you know about world history. After you’re done, challenge your friends to see who is smarter. We bet it’s you!
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Before becoming the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was a wrestling champion. While growing up in New Salem, Illinois, he became known for his fighting skills and eventually won his county’s wrestling competition. He fought in approximately 300 matches and only lost once! In 1992, President Lincoln was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and was also given an “Outstanding American” award. Other presidents known for their fighting prowess include Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington, although none of them had a record or reputation quite like Abe.
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