Statistics for Historical Blunders

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General Stats

  • This quiz has been taken 52,751 times
    (10,491 since last reset)
  • The average score is 17 of 20

Answer Stats

BlunderYearAnswer% Correct
Japan launches a sneak attack on this naval base1941Pearl Harbor
98%
The captain of this ship ignores warnings of icebergs1912RMS Titanic
98%
The U.S. becomes entangled in this conflict1965–1973Vietnam War
96%
Germany launches Operation Barbarossa, an invasion of this country1941Soviet Union
93%
The CIA botches an invasion at the Bay of Pigs in this country1961Cuba
92%
This war begins after Franz Ferdinand's driver makes a wrong turn1914World War One
91%
Russia sells this territory to the U.S. for just 2 cents an acre1867Alaska
91%
Political operatives in the Nixon administration break into Democratic Party
headquarters at this office complex
1972Watergate Hotel
89%
This nuclear power plant melts down due to a botched safety test1986Chernobyl
89%
This military leader decides to invade Russia1812Napoleon
87%
The Soviet Union invades this country1979Afghanistan
84%
Citizens of this city allow a hollow Greek horse inside their walls?Troy
84%
This fleet is sent to invade England, but loses many ships
without even attempting to land
1588Spanish Armada
80%
Blockbuster turns down an opportunity to purchase this fledgling
video service for $50 million
2000Netflix
79%
European powers try to appease Hitler by allowing Germany
to annex parts of this country
1938Czechoslovakia
76%
Allied troops attempt to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in this country1915Ottoman Empire
74%
This space shuttle explodes due to faulty O-rings1986Challenger
70%
General Pickett leads the Confederate Army into a suicidal charge at this battle1863Gettysburg
69%
The Aztec emperor Moctezuma allows this conquistador to enter his capital city1520Hernán Cortés
58%
This cavalry charge at the Battle of Balaclava ends with heavy casualties1854Charge of the
{Light} {Brigade}
55%

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