Basic World History Quiz: Do You Know Enough To Pass This Test?

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Basic World History Quiz: Do You Know Enough To Pass This Test?

Basic world history quiz: Do You Know Enough To Pass This Test? Is history your favorite subject? History is a very important subject for humanity. It is not just to know what happened in the past in this world, but to learn great things for our present and building a better future for this world. If you are interested in history, then this quiz is definitely for you. It is based on basic world history and tests your understanding of how much you know about history. Good Luck, My Lad!


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. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Austin

    • C. 

      Dallas

    • D. 

      Miami

  • 4. 
    Who fought in the war of 1812?
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Arthur Wellesley

    • 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 Gutenberg

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Sir Isaac Newton

    • D. 

      Martin Luther

  • 10. 
    The disease that ravaged and killed a third of Europe's population in the 14th century is known as:
    • 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. 
    Which Roman Emperor built a massive wall across Northern Britain in 122 A.D.?
    • 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. 
    The Khmer Rouge was a regime ruling this nation in the 20th century.  
    • A. 

      Vietnam

    • B. 

      Laos

    • C. 

      Cambodia

    • D. 

      China

  • 16. 
    What famous 5th century A.D conqueror was known as 'The Scourge of God?'  
    • A. 

      Hannibal

    • B. 

      Julius Caesar

    • C. 

      William the Conqueror

    • D. 

      Attila the Hun

  • 17. 
    What famous rifle is known in America as 'The Gun that Won the West?'
    • 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

  • 19. 
    In which year did India get independence from Britain?
    • A. 

      1944

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1946

    • D. 

      1947

  • 20. 
    The ancient Egyptians used to sleep on pillows made of:
    • A. 

      Stones

    • B. 

      Gold

    • C. 

       Cotton

    • D. 

      Iron

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