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Timeline of the 18th Century

How well do you remember historical events from 1701 until 1800?
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Last updated: October 11, 2022
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1. What was the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia that was declared under King Frederick I in 1701?
Berlin
Cologne
Leipzig
Dresden
2. In 1707, Mount Fuji erupted for the first time in 10,000 years. Where is it located?
China
Japan
Indonesia
Philippines
3. Where did Peter the Great move the capital from Moscow to in 1712?
Yekaterinburg
Saint Petersburg
Rostov
Volgograd
4. The Triple Alliance from 1717 was a treaty between the Dutch Republic, France and Great Britain, against which country in an attempt to maintain the agreement of the Treaty of Utrecht?
Italy
Ottoman Empire
Spain
Habsburg Monarchy
5. Which famous novel Daniel Defoe published in 1718?
Treasure Island
Robinson Crusoe
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
Around the World in Eighty Days
6. Who invented the first mercury thermometer in 1724?
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin
Gabriel Fahrenheit
Anders Celsius
René de Réaumur
7. On which continent the French and Indian War began in 1754?
Asia
Africa
North America
Europe
8. What was the name of the was a global conflict of Great Britain and its allies against a coalition of France and its allies?
The Forty Years War
The Seven Years War
The Hunderd Years War
The Six Years War
9. From 1762 until 1796, who was the longest-ruling female leader of the Russian Empire?
Catherine I
Anna
Catherine the Great
Elizabeth
10. Who first explored and mapped New Zealand and Australia in 1769?
Abel Tasman
Sir Francis Drake
James Cook
Vitus Bering
11. Which city was the site of a massacre in the growing rebellion in American Revolutionary?
Cleveland
Philadephia
Portland
Boston
12. What did patriots in Boston dump into the harbor in a 1773 protest?
Wool
Tea
Paint
Tax documents
13. In 1776, the United States Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in which city?
Philadelphia
Boston
Washington
New York
14. In 1787, freed slaves from London established Freetown in which present-day African country?
Guinea
Liberia
Sierra Leone
Angola
15. What was the first permanent European settlement established in Australia in 1788?
Darwin
Brisbane
Perth
Sydney
16. Who became the first President of the United States in 1789?
Abraham Lincoln
Benjamin Franklin
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
17. When did American Revolutionary War begin?
1753
1775
1735
1783
18. Who developed the first smallpox vaccination in 1796?
Marie Curie
Louis Pasteur
Robert Koch
Edward Jenner
19. Who establishes the French Consulate and brought an end to the French Revolution in 1799?
Maximilien Robespierre
Georges Danton
Louis XVI
Napoleon Bonaparte
20. Who invented the first battery in 1799?
Alessandro Volta
James Watt
Nikola Tesla
Michael Faraday
21. Where did the Industrial Revolution begin in the 18th century?
USA
China
Germany
Great Britain
22. How many ronins (leaderless samurai) avenged the death of their master in the legendary event in 18th-century Japan?
12
5
47
55
23. What was the first English-language edition name of the 18th-century collection of folk tales "One Thousand and One Nights"?
The Persian Nights
The Arabian Nights
The Indian Nights
The Babylonian Nights
24. Who was the Commander of the Continental Army and helped organize the efforts of the colonies to fight against Great Britain?
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln
John Smith
25. What is considered the final major battle of the Revolutionary War?
Battle of Lexington
Battle of Germantown
Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Cowpens
26. What peace treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War?
Treaty of Danger
Treaty of Tordesillas
Treaty of Paris
Treaty of Versailles
27. Who was Marie Antoinette's husband?
Paul Barras
Maximilien Robespierre
Marquis de Lafayette
King Louis XVI
28. Which famous composer died of fever in 1791 at age of 35?
Ludwig van Beethoven
Joseph Haydn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Antonio Vivaldi
29. The guillotine is an instrument for inflicting capital punishment that came into common use in which country in 18th centrury?
Spain
Great Britain
France
Italy
30. During French Revolution where did a group of women (and men) march from Paris to, demanding lower bread prices?
Versailles
Marseille
Strasbourg
Bastille
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