Afghanistan History Quiz

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Do you know Afghanistan's history? To check your knowledge on the same, you can take this Afghanistan history quiz. Here, in this quiz, we have got a few questions to check how well you remember the history of Afghanistan. Some incidents and happenings come under the country's history. So, you just need to answer the questions correctly to prove that you know and remember everything about Afghanistan's history. All the best! Share it with your friends if you find the quiz questions and answers interesting.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    On his way to which Asian countries Alexander the Great invade Afghanistan?

    • A.

      Laos

    • B.

      Vietnam

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    D. India
    Explanation
    Alexander the Great invaded India on his way to Asian countries. India was one of the major conquests of Alexander's military campaign and he fought several battles against local rulers in the region. This invasion marked a significant milestone in Alexander's empire-building ambitions and his desire to expand his influence in Asia.

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  • 2. 

    In what century began the Muslim conquest of Afghanistan?

    • A.

      7th

    • B.

      8th

    • C.

      9th

    • D.

      10th

    Correct Answer
    A. 7th
    Explanation
    The Muslim conquest of Afghanistan began in the 7th century. This was a period when the Islamic armies expanded their territories and spread the religion of Islam to various regions. The conquest of Afghanistan by Muslim forces resulted in the introduction of Islam to the region and the establishment of Islamic rule. This marked a significant turning point in the history and culture of Afghanistan.

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  • 3. 

    In what year did Genghis Khan conquer Afghanistan?

    • A.

      300 A.D

    • B.

      502 A.D

    • C.

      610 A.D

    • D.

      1220 A.D

    Correct Answer
    D. 1220 A.D
    Explanation
    Genghis Khan conquered Afghanistan in 1220 A.D. This is evident from historical records and accounts of his military campaigns. During this time, Genghis Khan's Mongol Empire was expanding rapidly, and Afghanistan was one of the many territories that fell under his rule. The conquest of Afghanistan was part of his larger strategy to establish a vast empire and exert control over various regions in Asia.

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  • 4. 

    In which century was Afghanistan conquered by Timur?

    • A.

      14th

    • B.

      16th

    • C.

      18th

    • D.

      20th

    Correct Answer
    A. 14th
    Explanation
    Timur, also known as Tamerlane, conquered Afghanistan in the 14th century. He was a powerful Central Asian conqueror and founder of the Timurid Empire. Timur launched several military campaigns in the region, including the invasion of Afghanistan in the late 14th century. His conquest of Afghanistan allowed him to expand his empire further into Central Asia and the Middle East. Therefore, the correct answer is the 14th century.

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  • 5. 

    In which century did Babur use Kabul for his successfully planned conquest of India and the establishment of the Mughal empire?

    • A.

      15th

    • B.

      16th

    • C.

      18th

    • D.

      21st

    Correct Answer
    B. 16th
    Explanation
    Babur used Kabul for his successfully planned conquest of India and the establishment of the Mughal empire in the 16th century. This is evident from historical records and Babur's own memoir, the Baburnama, where he describes his campaigns and victories during this time period. The Mughal empire, under Babur's leadership, expanded its territories in India and laid the foundation for one of the most influential dynasties in Indian history.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of the Afghani tribal leader who established a united Afghanistan?

    • A.

      Nadir Shah

    • B.

      Babur

    • C.

      Ahmad Shah

    • D.

      Timur

    Correct Answer
    C. Ahmad Shah
    Explanation
    Ahmad Shah is the correct answer because he was the Afghani tribal leader who successfully established a united Afghanistan. He founded the Durrani Empire in the mid-18th century and became its first ruler. Ahmad Shah's leadership and military prowess enabled him to unite various tribes and regions under his rule, creating a stable and centralized government in Afghanistan. His reign marked a significant period of political stability and territorial expansion for the country.

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  • 7. 

    Which country fought the First Afghan War against Afghanistan from 1838 to 1842?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Pakistan

    • C.

      Britain

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    C. Britain
    Explanation
    During the First Afghan War, Britain fought against Afghanistan from 1838 to 1842. This conflict was primarily driven by Britain's desire to counter Russian influence in the region and to establish a puppet government in Afghanistan. The British forces initially occupied Kabul but faced significant resistance from Afghan tribes. Eventually, a disastrous retreat from Kabul resulted in the loss of thousands of British soldiers. This war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Lahore, which allowed the British to withdraw their forces from Afghanistan.

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  • 8. 

    Which country fought the Second Afghan War against Afghanistan which began in 1878?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Britain 

    Correct Answer
    D. Britain 
    Explanation
    Britain fought the Second Afghan War against Afghanistan which began in 1878. This war was fought primarily to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a Russian puppet state and to maintain British influence in the region. The British aimed to install a more favorable ruler in Afghanistan and secure their control over the country's foreign policy. The war ended in 1880 with the Treaty of Gandamak, which allowed Britain to maintain control over Afghan foreign affairs.

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  • 9. 

    Which war was ended during the Treaty of Rawalpindi?

    • A.

      Inter-Mongolia War

    • B.

      Third Afghan War

    • C.

      Anglo-Russian War

    • D.

      Near-East War

    Correct Answer
    B. Third Afghan War
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Rawalpindi marked the end of the Third Afghan War. This war was fought between the British Empire and Afghanistan in 1919. The treaty was signed on August 8, 1919, and it resulted in Afghanistan's independence from British control. The war was primarily a response to Afghanistan's attempts to regain full control of its foreign affairs, which the British Empire had been heavily influencing. The treaty ensured that Afghanistan would have full control over its foreign policy and marked the end of British imperial influence in the region.

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  • 10. 

    What minority group claims to be descendants of Genghis Khan’s Mongolian soldiers?

    • A.

      Tajiks

    • B.

      Uzbeks

    • C.

      Pashtuns

    • D.

      Hazaras

    Correct Answer
    D. Hazaras
    Explanation
    The Hazaras claim to be descendants of Genghis Khan's Mongolian soldiers. Genghis Khan and his Mongolian soldiers conquered and ruled over a vast empire, which included parts of present-day Afghanistan. The Hazaras, an ethnic minority group in Afghanistan, believe that their ancestry can be traced back to these Mongolian soldiers. They have distinct physical features that are often associated with Mongolian heritage, such as their East Asian facial features. The Hazaras have faced discrimination and persecution throughout history due to their ethnic and cultural differences.

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