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The study of history has a very wide and dynamic range, it includes the study of certain regions and the study of specific or selected topical or thematical elements of historical findings. In most cases, history is taught as part of primary and secondary education, and the academic learning of history is a major discipline in university or higher tertiary studies. Do you really know history? Do you consider yourself a Genius? Try this quiz.


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  • 1. 

    Who built the first ever Gothic art?

    • A.

      Gregory Luis

    • B.

      Abbot Sugar

    • C.

      Bridgette Carlos

    • D.

      Lauren Carley

    Correct Answer
    B. Abbot Sugar
    Explanation
    Abbot Sugar is credited with building the first ever Gothic art. Gothic art emerged in the mid-12th century and was characterized by its pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses. Abbot Sugar, also known as Suger, was a French abbot and statesman who served as the advisor to King Louis VI and Louis VII. He was responsible for the reconstruction of the Abbey of Saint-Denis near Paris, which became the first major example of Gothic architecture. Suger's innovative architectural style laid the foundation for the development of Gothic art and architecture in Europe.

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  • 2. 

    Where did the Aegean art begin?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Greece

    • D.

      Argentina

    Correct Answer
    C. Greece
    Explanation
    The Aegean art began in Greece. This region, located in the eastern Mediterranean, was home to several ancient civilizations such as the Minoans and Mycenaeans. These civilizations developed unique artistic styles and techniques, which are collectively referred to as Aegean art. The art of this region is characterized by its emphasis on naturalistic forms, vibrant colors, and intricate designs. It influenced later Greek art and had a significant impact on the development of Western art.

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  • 3. 

    During the precolombian era of the Americans, what is the primary work of the native Americans living in the Northwest?

    • A.

      Farming

    • B.

      Hunting

    • C.

      Fishing

    • D.

      Blacksmithing

    Correct Answer
    C. Fishing
    Explanation
    During the pre-Columbian era, the primary work of native Americans living in the Northwest was fishing. This region was rich in rivers, lakes, and coastal areas, providing abundant opportunities for fishing. Native Americans relied heavily on fish as a food source and developed sophisticated fishing techniques and tools to support their livelihood. Fishing played a crucial role in their culture, economy, and daily life, making it the primary occupation for many tribes in the Northwest.

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  • 4. 

    Who restored the Imperial rule to Japan Empire?

    • A.

      Emperor Shin

    • B.

      Emperor Meiji

    • C.

      Emperor Weijing

    • D.

      Emperes Qi

    Correct Answer
    B. Emperor Meiji
    Explanation
    Emperor Meiji is the correct answer because he played a crucial role in restoring the Imperial rule to Japan Empire. During his reign from 1868 to 1912, Emperor Meiji led a period of modernization and westernization known as the Meiji Restoration. He implemented various reforms that transformed Japan from a feudal society into a modern industrialized nation. This included the abolishment of the samurai class, the establishment of a constitutional monarchy, and the adoption of Western technology and institutions. Emperor Meiji's reign marked a significant turning point in Japanese history and laid the foundation for Japan's rise as a major global power.

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  • 5. 

    What other name is the charter oath called?

    • A.

      Meiji's Oath

    • B.

      Oath of office

    • C.

      Oath of five articles

    • D.

      Oath of Government

    Correct Answer
    C. Oath of five articles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Oath of five articles". During the Meiji period in Japan, the Charter Oath was issued by Emperor Meiji in 1868. It consisted of five articles that outlined the principles and goals of the new government. The oath aimed to establish a modern, centralized government and promote Western-style reforms in various aspects of society. It symbolized the beginning of Japan's transformation from a feudal society to a modern nation-state.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these cash crops was profitable during the first successful English colony?

    • A.

      Cocoa

    • B.

      Tobacco

    • C.

      Okra

    • D.

      Cotton 

    Correct Answer
    B. Tobacco
    Explanation
    Tobacco was a profitable cash crop during the first successful English colony. The cultivation and export of tobacco provided a significant source of income for the colonists, particularly in Virginia and Maryland. The demand for tobacco in Europe was high, and the crop quickly became a lucrative trade commodity. The success of tobacco cultivation played a crucial role in the economic development and sustainability of the early English colonies.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is the socio-economic effect of the "great depression" in United Kingdom?

    • A.

      Agricultural declination

    • B.

      Hunger

    • C.

      Debtedness

    • D.

      Political fall out

    Correct Answer
    D. Political fall out
    Explanation
    During the "great depression" in the United Kingdom, one of the socio-economic effects was political fallout. This refers to the consequences and repercussions that occurred within the political system as a result of the economic crisis. The severe economic downturn led to widespread public discontent and frustration, which in turn had a significant impact on the political landscape. This could include political instability, increased support for extremist or radical political ideologies, and a loss of confidence in the government's ability to address the crisis effectively.

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  • 8. 

    What else is the Shoah known as?

    • A.

      1620 Drought

    • B.

      Great recession

    • C.

      Holocaust

    • D.

      Great depression

    Correct Answer
    C. Holocaust
    Explanation
    The Shoah is another name for the Holocaust. It refers to the systematic genocide of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime during World War II. The term "Shoah" is derived from Hebrew and means "catastrophe" or "destruction." It is used to emphasize the magnitude and horror of the Holocaust, highlighting the immense suffering and loss of life that occurred during this dark period in history.

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  • 9. 

    What was the "euthanasia" program about?

    • A.

      Jewish Killing

    • B.

      Tribal cleansing

    • C.

      Murder of the disabled and mentally ill

    • D.

      African Slavery

    Correct Answer
    C. Murder of the disabled and mentally ill
    Explanation
    The "euthanasia" program referred to the systematic killing of disabled and mentally ill individuals. This program was implemented during the Nazi regime in Germany, with the intention of eliminating those deemed unfit or undesirable according to the Nazi ideology of racial purity and superiority. It involved the forced sterilization, medical experimentation, and ultimately the murder of thousands of individuals who were considered to have genetic or mental disabilities. This program was a part of the larger Nazi policy of eugenics and genocide.

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  • 10. 

    Where was the main port of entry for immigrants during the colonial frontier?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Chile

    • C.

      Philadelphia

    • D.

      Palestine

    Correct Answer
    C. Philadelphia
    Explanation
    During the colonial frontier, Philadelphia served as the main port of entry for immigrants. It was a major hub for trade and commerce, making it an attractive destination for people looking for opportunities in the New World. The city's location on the east coast of the United States made it easily accessible for immigrants arriving by ship. Additionally, Philadelphia was known for its diverse population and welcoming attitude towards newcomers, further solidifying its role as a primary port of entry for immigrants during that time.

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