Basic World History Quiz

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  • 1. 
    World War I began in which year?
    • A. 

      1923

    • B. 

      1938

    • C. 

      1917

    • D. 

      1914


  • 2. 
    Adolf Hitler was born in which country?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Austria

    • D. 

      Hungary


  • 3. 
    John F. Kennedy was assassinated in
    • A. 

      1973

    • B. 

      Austin

    • C. 

      Dallas

    • D. 

      1958


  • 4. 
    Who fought in the war of 1812?
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Arthur Wellsley

    • C. 

      Otto von Bismarck

    • D. 

      Napoleon


  • 5. 
    Joseph Stalin was the premiere of what country? Two words.

  • 6. 
    Which general famously stated 'I shall return'?
    • A. 

      Bull Halsey

    • B. 

      George Patton

    • C. 

      Douglas MacArthur

    • D. 

      Omar Bradley


  • 7. 
    American involvement in the Korean War took place in which decade?
    • A. 

      1970s

    • B. 

      1950s

    • C. 

      1920s

    • D. 

      1960s


  • 8. 
    The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was fought in which country?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Norway


  • 9. 
    The Magna Carta was published by the King of which country?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Austria

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      England


  • 10. 
    The first successful printing press was developed by this man.
    • A. 

      Johannes Gutenburg

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

    • D. 

      Martin Luther


  • 11. 
    The disease that ravaged and killed a third of Europe's population in the 14th century is known as
    • A. 

      The White Death

    • B. 

      The Black Plague

    • C. 

      Smallpox

    • D. 

      The Bubonic Plague


  • 12. 
    The Hundred Years War was fought between what two countries?
    • A. 

      Italy and Carthage

    • B. 

      England and Germany

    • C. 

      France and England

    • D. 

      Spain and France


  • 13. 
    Which Roman Emperor built a massive wall across Northern Britain in 122 A.D.?
    • A. 

      Marcus Aurelius

    • B. 

      Hadrian

    • C. 

      Nero

    • D. 

      Augustus


  • 14. 
    This man wrote a document known as the 95 Theses.
    • A. 

      Martin Luther

    • B. 

      Saint Augustus

    • C. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • D. 

      Voltaire


  • 15. 
    In 1594 William Shakespeare joined the company of this London theatre.
    • A. 

      Broadway

    • B. 

      Oxford University Theatre

    • C. 

      The Globe

    • D. 

      The London Palladium


  • 16. 
    The Khmer Rouge was a regime ruling this nation in the 20th century.
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      Laos

    • C. 

      Cambodia

    • D. 

      China


  • 17. 
    What famous 5th century A.D conqueror was known as 'The Scourge of God'?
    • A. 

      Hannibal

    • B. 

      Julius Caesar

    • C. 

      William the Conqueror

    • D. 

      Atilla the Hun


  • 18. 
    What famous rifle is known in America as 'The Gun that Won the West'?
    • A. 

      Henry Repeating Rifle

    • B. 

      Colt Peacemaker

    • C. 

      Winchester Model 1873

    • D. 

      Remington Army Revolver


  • 19. 
    Napoleon was finally defeated at the battle known as

  • 20. 
    Who was the first Western explorer to reach China?
    • A. 

      Magellan

    • B. 

      Cook

    • C. 

      Marco Polo

    • D. 

      Sir Francis Drake


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