10th Grade: Take This World's Hardest History Quiz

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Traditionally, history of past events and people has been recorded either in writing or by passing on an oral tradition, making historians attempt to answer historical questions through study of the written documents and/or oral accounts available. History has been written by historians in the context of their own time, and with due regard to the current ideas of how to interpret the past, and most times written to provide lessons for the society. Try to ace this quiz on world's History.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who became the president of the USA to bring solution to the great depression?

    • A.

      Harry Truman

    • B.

      Herbert Hoover

    • C.

      John F Kennedy

    • D.

      Franklin D Roosevelt

    Correct Answer
    D. Franklin D Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Franklin D Roosevelt became the president of the USA to bring a solution to the Great Depression. He implemented the New Deal, a series of economic programs aimed at providing relief, recovery, and reform. Roosevelt's policies included government intervention, job creation, and regulation of the financial industry. His leadership and initiatives helped to stabilize the economy, restore confidence, and alleviate the effects of the Great Depression on the American people.

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  • 2. 

    How old was Puyi when he became Emperor of China?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    Puyi became Emperor of China at the age of 3. This is a well-known fact in history as Puyi ascended to the throne in 1908 when he was just a toddler. He was chosen as the last emperor of the Qing dynasty, and his reign marked the end of imperial rule in China. Despite his young age, Puyi's reign was heavily influenced by regents and political figures who held power behind the scenes.

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  • 3. 

    What is the first dynasty to rule China?

    • A.

      Shang

    • B.

      Qin

    • C.

      Zhou

    • D.

      Han

    Correct Answer
    A. Shang
    Explanation
    The Shang dynasty is considered the first dynasty to rule China. It emerged around 1600 BCE and lasted until 1046 BCE. The Shang dynasty was known for its advanced bronze technology, writing system, and social hierarchy. They ruled over a large territory in the Yellow River valley and were known for their military strength and agricultural advancements. The Shang dynasty laid the foundation for future Chinese dynasties and had a significant impact on the culture and history of China.

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  • 4. 

    During the WWI, which of these countries was part of the central power?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Serbia

    • C.

      Greece

    • D.

      German Empire

    Correct Answer
    D. German Empire
    Explanation
    During World War I, the German Empire was part of the central powers. The central powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. These countries formed an alliance and fought against the Allied powers, which included countries such as France, Serbia, and Greece. The German Empire played a significant role in the central powers and was one of the main instigators of the war.

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  • 5. 

    What was the initial goal of Mikhail Gorbachev when elected general Secretary of the Soviet society?

    • A.

      To avenge the death of Konstantin

    • B.

      To fight against the USA

    • C.

      To revive the Soviet economy

    • D.

      To become the Soviet Union president

    Correct Answer
    C. To revive the Soviet economy
    Explanation
    Mikhail Gorbachev's initial goal when elected General Secretary of the Soviet society was to revive the Soviet economy.

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  • 6. 

    How many days did the Cuban missile crisis last?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      21

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    D. 13
    Explanation
    The Cuban missile crisis lasted for 13 days. This was a tense confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in October 1962, when the Soviets placed nuclear missiles in Cuba. The crisis ended when the Soviets agreed to remove the missiles in exchange for the US promising not to invade Cuba and also removing their missiles from Turkey. The 13-day duration of the crisis highlights the intensity and urgency with which the situation was resolved.

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  • 7. 

    How many border crossing were between East and West Berlin?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 9
    Explanation
    There were a total of nine border crossings between East and West Berlin. These crossings allowed people to travel between the two sides of the city, although there were strict regulations and controls in place. The most famous border crossing was Checkpoint Charlie, which became a symbol of the Cold War division between East and West. Other border crossings included Friedrichstraße, Bornholmer Straße, and Invalidenstraße. These crossings played a significant role in the daily lives of Berliners, as well as in the history of the city.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the Emperor that united all of China under one rule?

    • A.

      Emperor Qin

    • B.

      Emperor Shang

    • C.

      Emperor Xia

    • D.

      Emperor Zhou

    Correct Answer
    A. Emperor Qin
    Explanation
    Emperor Qin is the correct answer because he was the ruler who successfully united all of China under one rule. He is known for his strict governance and centralization of power, which included the standardization of laws, currency, and writing systems. Emperor Qin also implemented large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the Great Wall of China, and is famous for his Terracotta Army. His reign marked the beginning of the Qin Dynasty and a significant period of political and cultural unification in Chinese history.

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  • 9. 

    When was the Jay treaty signed?

    • A.

      1789

    • B.

      1933

    • C.

      1794

    • D.

      1974

    Correct Answer
    C. 1794
    Explanation
    The Jay Treaty was signed in 1794. This treaty was a diplomatic agreement between the United States and Great Britain, negotiated by Chief Justice John Jay. It aimed to resolve various issues between the two countries, such as trade disputes and the presence of British troops in the Northwest Territory. The treaty helped to avert a potential war and improved relations between the United States and Great Britain.

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  • 10. 

    The dissolution of the Soviet Union broke into how many independent republics?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      35

    Correct Answer
    B. 15
    Explanation
    The dissolution of the Soviet Union resulted in the formation of 15 independent republics. This event occurred in 1991 when the Soviet Union, which was a union of multiple Soviet socialist republics, collapsed. The republics that emerged as independent countries included Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Each of these republics gained their sovereignty and formed their own governments, marking the end of the Soviet Union as a unified entity.

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