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History Changing Locations Quiz

Take The History Changing Locations Quiz.

As often as history is a collection of figures and dates, it is just as often a study of locations. Multiple legendary locales have entered the legends of mankind because of the incredible events which took place there.

We have compiled a quiz to test your knowledge on some places which, because of the flow of history, have become famous.

We invite you to take our History-Changing Locations Quiz to test your knowledge on locales where the course of human history was written.

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Instructions: Answer each question to the best of your ability. Once you select an answer, you will then find out if it correct or not. There will also be an explanation to help you learn more about history. An orange “Continue” button will appear and allow you to move to the next question.

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In what city did the American Constitutional Convention convene to create the framework for a contemporary republic?
Lexington
Boston
New York City
Philadelphia

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In mid-to-late 1916, British and French forces turned the tide of the First World War in a bloody battle along what French river?
The River Somme
The River Rhone
The River Seine
The River Garonne

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Upon what island did Christopher Columbus and his crew land in 1492 to establish a permanent link between the Americas and the rest of the world?
Cuba
San Salvador
Fiji
Hawaii

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What is the name of the landmark where Leonidas and his small Spartan forces halted a Persian invasion of their homeland?
The Jellush Isles
Roarina
Galatea
Thermopylae

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What is the name of the Hawaiian military base which Japanese forces bombed on December 7th, 1941 to bring the U.S. into World War Two?
Midway
Pearl Harbor
Normandy
Omaha Beach

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On April 14th, 1916, the Irish Republican Army began their Easter Rising by capturing key administrative centers of what city?
Galloway
Dublin
Belfast
London

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Johannes Gutenberg invented the massively important printing press in what city to make the spread of information more definite?
Rhinefurt
Dresden
Mainz
Frankfurt

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What is the name of the area in California where gold was discovered in 1848 which led to the Gold Rush?
Covington's Flats
Turnbull's Front
Sutter's Mill
Yoder's Stead

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In the June of 1215, what famous document limiting the power of royalty did King John of England sign in the town of Runnymede?
The Seretov Agreement
The Corvilles Treaty
The Pax Britannica
The Magna Carta

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East and West Germany, and by extent eastern and western Europe, experienced a divide which what city's infamous wall caused throughout the mid-to-late 1900's?
Berlin
Cologne
Stuttgart
Munich

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What is the name of the legendary fort in Texas where such legendary figures as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie lost their lives fighting against the Mexican Army?
History Changing Locations Quiz
Fort Mercer
St. Michael Bulwark
The Wall of Dallas
The Alamo

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From 1478 to 1834, Catholic radicals hunted down and tortured heretics contrary to their faith in an infamous "Inquisition" in what nation?
Spain
Hungary
Italy
Germany

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What is the name of the famous river which Julius Caesar crossed with his armies to signal his intent to conquer the Roman Republic?
The Rubicon
The Seine
The Thames
The Marigold

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At the end of World War Two, American forces utilized two nuclear weapons against what two Japanese cities?
Osaka and Sapporo
Kyoto and Yokohama
Tokyo and Fukuoka
Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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What city, presently known as Istanbul, served as the center of the Byzantine Empire until the Ottomans conquered it in 1453?
Madrid
Barcelona
Athens
Constantinople

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A gruesome battle in what Pennsylvania town from July 1st through the 3rd of 1863 marked the turning point of the American Civil War with a Union victory?
Fredricksburg
Bull Run
Sharpsburg
Gettysburg

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The post-World War One peace convention and resulting treaty of what city set the stage for the inevitable Second World War?
Paris
Versailles
London
Yelta

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In October, 1066, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror began their domination of England after repelling Saxon forces at what location?
Lexington
Hastings
North Brockton
Myrtle Ford

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An assassin shot and killed Franz Ferdinand in what what city to begin the tensions that culminated in World War One?
Frankfurt
Sarajevo
Moscow
Barcelona

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In what American city did revolutionaries sign the Declaration of Independence to officially begin the life of the American nation?
Boston
Portmouth
Philadelphia
New York City

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On July 14th, 1789, French revolutionaries stormed what fortress in order to arm themselves for their revolution?
The Lilliput
The Bastille
The Mammofont
The Odomhold

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In 1529, Ottoman soldiers laid siege to what Austrian city which the Hapsburgs managed to free and repel the invading Ottoman forces?
Linz
Salzburg
Innsbruck
Vienna

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What is the name of the area of France which the Allies stormed on June 6th, 1944 to begin their liberation of Europe from the Axis forces?
Normandy
Nice
The Champagne Plaines
The Cattaline Riverbanks

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The Iranian Revolution of 1979 culminated in the capture of the American Embassy in what city whose occupants the revolutionaries held captive?
Shiraz
Tehran
Masshad
Qom

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At what location did members of the Seventh Coalition finally defeat the imperial forces of Napoleon Bonaparte?
Waterloo
St. Petersburg
Paris
Vienna

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In 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the door of a church in what city?
Amsterdam
Dusseldorf
Hamburg
Wittenberg

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A 1942-1943 guerrilla-style battle in what Russian city resulted in over one million casualties and proved to be the turning point on the eastern front of World War Two?
Leningrad
Moscow
Stalingrad
St. Petersburg

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In 1644, British Parliamentarian forces won a battle on what area which effectively drove out the Royalists and ended their civil war?
Fletcher Fields
MacGinty Marsh
Langley Lake
Marston Moor

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During a peace conference in 1938 in what city did British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain infamously appease Nazi Germany by allowing them to claim Czech lands?
Munich
London
Versailles
Yalta

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In 1929, Black Tuesday signaled the spread of a global depression. In what American city's stock exchange did Black Tuesday manifest?
Miami
Cleveland
Sacramento
New York City

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