We Bet You Can't Answer All of These 3rd Grade History Questions


By: Heather Cahill

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Do you think that the 3rd grade is now a lot easier than it was when you were in school? Think again! 3rd Grade history includes a variety of different subjects: Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, and even a little bit of American history will show up in this grade. If you know your stuff when it comes to these subjects, this is the quiz for you.

Do you know some important figures in world history and what they have done? What about some basic Greek Mythology? Can you name the father of the Renaissance? What do you know about the American national anthem? Do you know about the Vikings and their ways of life? What about Native American tribes and their customs? Knowing an array of historical figures throughout time will help you out with this quiz because there's a lot of history to learn in the 3rd grade!

The kids of today learn many facts about different civilizations and time periods throughout the world. It's always important to know what happened in the past so that we can understand the future. So, if you think you have a vast knowledge of history and you think you can pass a 3rd Grade history test, take this quiz to see your score!

What day was the Declaration of Independence signed?

The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. This is a crucial document for the United States because it states the independence of the country.


Where did the people of Ancient Rome go for entertainment?

The people of Ancient Rome went to the Colosseum for entertainment. It was famous for holding both battles between gladiators and with animals.


Who was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone?

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone. She was a decorated pilot that disappeared in 1937. Her disappearance remains a mystery to this day.


What did Ancient Egyptians make for Pharaohs in preparation for their deaths?

Pyramids were built throughout the Pharaoh's life to honor them in their deaths. The pyramid that was built for a Pharaoh would be their resting place.


Who was Alexander the Great?

Alexander the Great was the monarch of Macedonia, Persia, Egypt, and Asia. He was a skilled military man and also had an enormous empire.


What team did Jackie Robinson play for when he first entered the MLB?

Jackie Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers team when he first started in the MLB. He was the first black athlete to play for the league.


Which of these people was part of the revolutionary Underground Railroad?

Harriet Tubman was part of the Underground Railroad. She escaped slavery and later helped countless other slaves escape as well.


Who founded Rome?

Romulus and Remus founded Rome according to Roman mythology. The twins were raised by a wolf after their mother, Rhea, sent them down a river in a basket.


Who is the head of the United States?

The President is the head of the United States and is responsible for working with other countries to help all nations involved prosper. He is the most important representative of the USA.


Who was Cleopatra?

Cleopatra was a pharaoh. She was, in fact, the last true Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. She first ruled alongside her brother, and later became the sole ruler.


Who is the father of the Renaissance?

The father of the Renaissance is Petrarch. He was a believer in Humanism and wrote countless poems that contributed to the Renaissance.


What language did the Vikings use?

The Vikings used the language of Old Norse. Old Norse is quite similar to Icelandic and it was used in places such as Russia and Iceland.


Which of the following rulers was the leader of the Franks?

Charlemagne was the ruler of the Franks. During his reign, he united parts of Europe and embarked on many expeditions. He was also King of the Lombards and the Roman Emperor.


How long did the Hundred Years War last?

The Hundred Years War actually lasted 116 years and took place in the Middle Ages; it was a battle for the French throne. It started in the 1300s and continued into the middle of the 1400s.


Who was Anne Boleyn?

Anne Boleyn was Queen Consort of England. She was married to Henry VIII of England until she eventually met her unfortunate fate, the guillotine.


What did the Feudal System do?

The Feudal System helped the wealthy keep themselves in power. The King controlled all the land and granted it to whoever needed it in the order of hierarchy.


What did the people of Ancient Greece use to create pottery?

Clay was used to create the pottery from Ancient Greece, and it was important and unique to the people of that nation. The pottery was made in a variety of ways, which included plain clay and painted clay.


Which woman founded the American Red Cross?

Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. She was a nurse at the time of the American Civil War; her foundation, the American Red Cross still exists today.


In the Middle Ages, what was very important to everyone?

The Church and religion were very important during the Middle Ages. It held a lot of power during those times and was supported by the Kings.


Who was Marie Antoinette?

Marie Antoinette was the Queen Consort of France and was married to Louis XVI of France. She proved unpopular with the people of France and eventually faced execution by the guillotine.


Who is the Greek god of the underworld?

Hades is the Greek God of the Underworld- his parents were Cronus and Rhea. It is commonly said that Hades didn't like that he received the Underworld and resented his brothers, Zeus and Poseidon, because of it.


What type of hair did Native Americans use to make brushes?

Native Americans used porcupine hair to make their brushes. This was one group of people who always preferred using natural resources to make their products.


What city is the Renaissance said to have originated in?

The Renaissance originated in Florence, Italy. The start of the era also marked the concept of Humanism and the idea that people should enjoy themselves more.


What did Augustus Caesar rule?

Augustus Caesar ruled the Roman Empire. His reign brought lasting peace and he himself also had a quiet end, dying of natural causes in his 70s.


Which inspiring woman was blind and deaf?

Helen Keller was both blind and deaf. After overcoming the difficulties that the impairments caused, she was able to help others and use her new found voice to become an activist.


When was the American national anthem 'Star Spangled Banner' adopted?

The American Anthem was adopted in 1931, although it was composed well before that! The lyrics are from a poem written in 1814 and the music is from a composition written in 1773.


Which woman is famous for her part in the Civil Rights movement?

Rosa Parks is famous for her part in the Civil Rights movement. She was a revolutionary activist who fought for black rights after refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger.


What did Native American tribes make?

Native American tribes built totem poles; they are important to tribes because they are used to tell their story. Many totem poles also have unique styles exclusive to different tribes.


Which city is one of the oldest in the world?

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. The city is rich with the history of the people of Ancient Greece who inhabited it from the year of 1,400 BC.


Who was Napoleon Bonaparte?

Napoleon Bonaparte was the Emperor of France. He was also a King of Italy and a decorated military general who rose to power.


What river was important to the Ancient Egyptians?

The Nile River was important to the Ancient Egyptians because it was the main source of water for the empire. They also used the river to grow the crops that they needed.


What from Ancient Greece has influenced our modern life?

The architecture of Ancient Greece has influenced the buildings that we know today because it was not only beautiful but also very well designed. Many houses built at the time of Ancient Greece were built with clay.


After the Vikings took over England, which English ruler took control back?

After the Vikings took over England, Edward the Confessor took back control. When the King of the Vikings was killed, they allowed Edward to regain power of his country.


What industry flourished during the Renaissance?

Art flourished during the Renaissance. Painting, music, and poetry were just some of the art that experienced growth at this time.


Which President signed the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves?

Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. Although the bill didn't have an immediate effect, it was crucial to abolishing slavery in the United States.


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