History is one of the most important subjects taught in schools today. Not only does it help students to understand why the world is the way it is today, but it also helps them to prepare for the future by looking back at the past. The names of history's most influential figures, including George Washington, Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Plato, Socrates, Confucius, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, and Napoleon are still echoed throughout society. Some of history's biggest battles, including the Battle of Hastings, the Battle of Gettysburg, the Battle of Waterloo, the Battle of Agincourt, the Battle of Tours, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the Battle of Trafalgar had everlasting effects on the world as we know it today, as did the devastating wars that took place over the centuries. Some of these were World War One and Two, the Civil War, the Revolutionary War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War. To find out how much you really know about the history of the world, just take this quiz!