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Timeline of the 18th Century

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