World History And Civilization! Trivia Facts Quiz

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World History And Civilization! Trivia Facts Quiz

Many different elements must come together before a human community develops to the level of sophistication, commonly referred to as civilization. In history class, we got to learn more about world history and civilization. Here is a practice quiz based off of the study guide for your upcoming finals. Do give it a try and keep a lookout for other quizzes like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Peloponnesian civilization

    • B. 

      Mycenean civilization

    • C. 

      Carthaginian civilization

    • D. 

      Minoan civilization

  • 2. 
    Which civilization was most likely the aggressor in the "Trojan War?"
    • A. 

      Peloponnesian civilization

    • B. 

      Mycenean civilization

    • C. 

      Minoan civilization

    • D. 

      Carthaginian civilization

  • 3. 
    Who was involved in the Persian Wars?
    • A. 

      Greeks and Persians

    • B. 

      Greeks and Carthaginians

    • C. 

      Persians and Carthaginians

    • D. 

      Sparta and Athens

  • 4. 
    During the Persian Wars the main land victory occurred at ___________, and the main naval victory occurred at ____________.
  • 5. 
    Where was the birthplace of democracy?
  • 6. 
    The "Golden Age" of Athens most notable coincides with the age of what famous historical figure?
    • A. 

      Perseus

    • B. 

      Hercules

    • C. 

      Pericles

    • D. 

      Odysseus

  • 7. 
    During the Peloponnesian War the main naval power was __________, and the main land power was __________.
  • 8. 
    Who were the great philosophers in chronological order?
    • A. 

      Socrates, Aristotle, Plato

    • B. 

      Plato, Aristotle, Socrates

    • C. 

      Archimedes, Plato, Socrates

    • D. 

      Socrates, Plato, Archimedes

    • E. 

      Pythagoras, Plato, Archimedes

    • F. 

      Plato, Socrates, Archimedes

    • G. 

      Socrates, Plato, Aristotle

  • 9. 
    Alexander the Great was a __________?
    • A. 

      Athenian

    • B. 

      Roman

    • C. 

      Macedonian

    • D. 

      Spartan

    • E. 

      Mean Person

  • 10. 
    Alexander's tutor was __________?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Aristotle

    • C. 

      Plato

    • D. 

      Archimedes

  • 11. 
    When Alexander the Great conquers Egypt he founds the city of __________?
  • 12. 
    Alexander's empire extended all the way into _________?
  • 13. 
    Why didn't Alexander proceed further?
    • A. 

      His wife died.

    • B. 

      He died of disease.

    • C. 

      His horse died.

    • D. 

      His generals mutinied.

    • E. 

      His army was destroyed.

  • 14. 
    When Alexander the Great died his generals carved his empire up into the __________ kingdoms?
  • 15. 
    The three wars in which Roman fought against Carthage were called the __________ wars?
  • 16. 
    Who were the three members of the Roman Triumvirate?
  • 17. 
    Caesar marched on Rome after conquering __________?
    • A. 

      Carthage

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Macedonia

    • D. 

      Gaul

    • E. 

      Greece

  • 18. 
    What month was Julius Caesar assassinated on?
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      February

    • C. 

      March

    • D. 

      April

    • E. 

      May

    • F. 

      June

    • G. 

      July

    • H. 

      August

    • I. 

      September

    • J. 

      October

    • K. 

      November

    • L. 

      December

  • 19. 
    What day was Julius Caesar assassinated on?
  • 20. 
    In what year was Julius Caesar assassinated?
  • 21. 
    Who was the last in the line of Ptolemaic pharaohs?
  • 22. 
    Antony and Cleopatra's navy was defeated by a Roman force in the Battle of __________?
  • 23. 
    In what year did the Roman navy defeat Antony and Cleopatra's navy?
    • A. 

      31 B.C.

    • B. 

      44 B.C.

    • C. 

      431 B.C.

    • D. 

      31 A.D.

    • E. 

      44 A.D.

    • F. 

      431 A.D.

  • 24. 
    What was the original name of Rome's first emperor?
  • 25. 
    What was Rome's first emperor renamed?
  • 26. 
    Under which emperor did the Roman Empire reach its greatest extent in 117 A.D.
  • 27. 
    Who was the author of the History of Rome
  • 28. 
    Who was the first Christian emperor?
  • 29. 
    What city was founded as the new Roman capital by the first christian emperor?
  • 30. 
    The fall of Rome is traditionally dated as 476 A.D.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    List the Mesoamerican cultures in a rough chronological order.
    • A. 

      Mayan, Olmec, Zapotec, Aztec, Toltec

    • B. 

      Olmec, Zapotec, Mayan, Toltec, Aztec

    • C. 

      Aztec, Zapotec, Mayan, Toltec, Olmec

    • D. 

      Zapotec, Toltec, Aztec, Mayan, Olmec

    • E. 

      Olmec, Zapotec, Aztec, Toltec, Mayan

  • 32. 
    Which mesoamerican culture is well known for their giant stone heads?
    • A. 

      Zapotec

    • B. 

      Mayan

    • C. 

      Aztec

    • D. 

      Olmec

    • E. 

      Toltec

  • 33. 
    The Mayan cities were Tikal, Palenque, and Chichen Itza.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    The feathered serpent god was called__________?
  • 35. 
    The mythical home-origin of the Aztecs was __________?
  • 36. 
    The Aztec capital was called __________?
  • 37. 
    The South American cite in which a pyramid dating back to 2500 B.C. was found was called __________?
  • 38. 
    The founder of the Inca empire was called __________?
  • 39. 
    The capital of the Inca empire was called __________?
  • 40. 
    The "Lost city of the Incas" was called__________?
  • 41. 
    The Inca data strands were called what?
  • 42. 
    What was the largest city in prehistoric North America called?
  • 43. 
    The "old ones' were southwest cliff-dwellers. They are called __________?