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Basic World History Quiz

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Basic World History Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Arthur Wellsley

    • C. 

      Otto von Bismarck

    • D. 

      Napoleon

  • 5. 
    Which general famously stated 'I shall return'?
    • A. 

      Bull Halsey

    • B. 

      George Patton

    • C. 

      Douglas MacArthur

    • D. 

      Omar Bradley

  • 6. 
    American involvement in the Korean War took place in which decade?
    • A. 

      1970s

    • B. 

      1950s

    • C. 

      1920s

    • D. 

      1960s

  • 7. 
    The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was fought in which country?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Norway

  • 8. 
    The Magna Carta was published by the King of which country?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Austria

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      England

  • 9. 
    The first successful printing press was developed by this man.
    • A. 

      Johannes Gutenburg

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

    • D. 

      Martin Luther

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The White Death

    • B. 

      The Black Plague

    • C. 

      Smallpox

    • D. 

      The Bubonic Plague

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Marcus Aurelius

    • B. 

      Hadrian

    • C. 

      Nero

    • D. 

      Augustus

  • 13. 
    This man wrote a document known as the 95 Theses.
    • A. 

      Martin Luther

    • B. 

      Saint Augustus

    • C. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • D. 

      Voltaire

  • 14. 
    In 1594 William Shakespeare joined the company of this London theatre.
    • A. 

      Broadway

    • B. 

      Oxford University Theatre

    • C. 

      The Globe

    • D. 

      The London Palladium

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      Laos

    • C. 

      Cambodia

    • D. 

      China

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Hannibal

    • B. 

      Julius Caesar

    • C. 

      William the Conqueror

    • D. 

      Atilla the Hun

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Henry Repeating Rifle

    • B. 

      Colt Peacemaker

    • C. 

      Winchester Model 1873

    • D. 

      Remington Army Revolver

  • 18. 
    Who was the first Western explorer to reach China?
    • A. 

      Magellan

    • B. 

      Cook

    • C. 

      Marco Polo

    • D. 

      Sir Francis Drake