World History: G.k Trivia Test!

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World History: G.k Trivia Test!

Are you a history lover looking for a general knowledge quiz on world history to see if you are as smart as you think? Well you are in luck as the quiz below will do just that for you, do give it a try and get to see if you might need to take up some more time to study. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who were the Zionists?
    • A. 

      Chartists

    • B. 

      People who wanted a homeland for Jews

    • C. 

      French journalists

    • D. 

      Parliament members

  • 2. 
    Great Britain established Australia as a _______ colony?
    • A. 

      Resource

    • B. 

      Gold

    • C. 

      Penal

    • D. 

      Market

  • 3. 
    Who was the American inventor and industrialist who made factory production more efficient by introducing the assembly line?
    • A. 

      Henry Ford

    • B. 

      Marie Curie

    • C. 

      Orville Wright

    • D. 

      Thomas Edison

  • 4. 
    What concept is the theory of evolution based on?
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Manifest destiny

    • C. 

      Cultural bias

    • D. 

      Special creation

  • 5. 
    What government did France adopt in 1875?
    • A. 

      Third Republic

    • B. 

      Massive Monarchy

    • C. 

      Socialist state

    • D. 

      The Grand Monarchy

  • 6. 
    What event provoked the secession of the Southern states from the United States? 
    • A. 

      A Yankee invasion of Virginia

    • B. 

      The Emancipation Proclaimation

    • C. 

      The election of Abe Lincoln

    • D. 

      Manifest Destiny

  • 7. 
    How did the democratic reforms in Great Britain change the government and characterize their nation?
    • A. 

      All males got to vote starting in 1776.

    • B. 

      The House of Lords became the only branch of government.

    • C. 

      Monarchs gave more power to the Pope.

    • D. 

      Citizens gradually gained voting rights and more participation in government over time with the support of the government. The queen identified with the nation.

  • 8. 
    What does the phrase manifest destiny mean?
    • A. 

      Native American Indians should keep their land West of the Mississippi River.

    • B. 

      The American people had the right and the duty to rule North America from coast to coast.

    • C. 

      The British males should vote.

    • D. 

      The United States should control South America.

  • 9. 
    Queen Victoria earned the nickname ____________.
    • A. 

      Grandmother of Europe

    • B. 

      Big Momma

    • C. 

      Victoria the Secret Keeper

    • D. 

      Victorious Vicky

  • 10. 
    The British colony originally set up as a penal colony was
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      VIrginia

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 11. 
    The Trail of Tears was the forced westward migration of the Cherokee from Georgia to
    • A. 

      Arizona

    • B. 

      Oklahoma

    • C. 

      Kansas

    • D. 

      St. Louis

  • 12. 
    What did the 13th amendment end?
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Citizenship

    • C. 

      Property rights

    • D. 

      Freedom

  • 13. 
    What did the 15th amendment provide?
    • A. 

      Citizenship to illegal immigrants

    • B. 

      Voting rights for all male citizens

    • C. 

      Free land to prospectors

    • D. 

      Taxes

  • 14. 
    Which side won the American Civil War?
    • A. 

      The North

    • B. 

      The South

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 15. 
    In 1869 the Transcontinental ____________ linked the eastern portions and western portions of the United States of America.
    • A. 

      Bus Line

    • B. 

      Highway

    • C. 

      Internet

    • D. 

      Railroad

  • 16. 
    Who is credited for developing the radio?
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Guglielmo Marconi

    • C. 

      Rich Little

    • D. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

  • 17. 
    Who developed the first working airplane?
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • C. 

      The Wright brothers

    • D. 

      Neil Armstrong

  • 18. 
    What type of energy was developed by Marie and Pierre Curie?
    • A. 

      Radioactivity

    • B. 

      Kinetic

    • C. 

      Geothermal

    • D. 

      Alternating current

  • 19. 
    What is art, music, writing, and entertainment for a large audience?
    • A. 

      Tent revival

    • B. 

      Mass culture

    • C. 

      Herd mentality

    • D. 

      Labor laws

  • 20. 
    The Dreyfus case showed the strength of __________ in France and other parts of Europe?
    • A. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • B. 

      Government

    • C. 

      Spies

    • D. 

      The Chartist movement

  • 21. 
    Before Texas became part of the United States it was its own country after gaining independence in 1836 from ___________?
    • A. 

      Britain

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Louisiana

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 22. 
    What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
    • A. 

      Guaranteed former slaves the right to vote

    • B. 

      Declared all slaves in the rebellious states as free

    • C. 

      Forever abolished slavery in all parts of the United States

    • D. 

      Led to industrialization

  • 23. 
    The Reform Act of 1832 allowed who to vote?
    • A. 

      Middle class

    • B. 

      Only the nobility

    • C. 

      The House of Lords

    • D. 

      Congress

  • 24. 
    How did California and much of the Southwest become part of the United States?
    • A. 

      The Spanish-American War

    • B. 

      The Mexican-American War

    • C. 

      The Louisiana Purchase

    • D. 

      The Gadsden Purchase

  • 25. 
    Why was the work of Louis Pasteur important in the history of medicine?
    • A. 

      He found that bacteria caused diseases.

    • B. 

      He published The Origin of Species.

    • C. 

      He discovered radium and polonium.

    • D. 

      He created psychoanalysis.

  • 26. 
    Which of the following was true of women's fight for suffrage?
    • A. 

      Some women participated in labor strikes.

    • B. 

      It never happened.

    • C. 

      Women in Britain and the USA won the right to vote after to WWI.

    • D. 

      Women's suffrage began in France.

  • 27. 
    The Chartist movement wanted 
    • A. 

      Women to vote.

    • B. 

      Old contracts to be abolished.

    • C. 

      Cotton plantations.

    • D. 

      A secret ballot and universal male suffrage.

  • 28. 
    Canada became a self governing part of the British Empire when it
    • A. 

      Became the Dominion of Canada in 1867.

    • B. 

      Persuaded frontier territories to join the Canadian union.

    • C. 

      Was united with America.

    • D. 

      Was colonized.

  • 29. 
    The Great Famine was a time of widespread starvation in Ireland caused by the destruction of
    • A. 

      Corn crops.

    • B. 

      Potato crops.

    • C. 

      Cattle raising.

    • D. 

      Wheat crops.

  • 30. 
    What is anti-Semitism?
    • A. 

      Hatred or prejudice against Jews

    • B. 

      Chartist movement

    • C. 

      Opposition to progress

    • D. 

      Land reform

  • 31. 
    What did the 14th amendment grant?
    • A. 

      Citizenship to former slaves

    • B. 

      Voting rights

    • C. 

      Freedom

    • D. 

      Land

  • 32. 
    What does the word “secede” mean in reference to Southern States seceding from the Union?
    • A. 

      Stay

    • B. 

      Proceed

    • C. 

      Withdraw or leave

    • D. 

      Receive

  • 33. 
    In 1921 Ireland split from Great Britain to become its own _________.
    • A. 

      Colony

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Fatherland

    • D. 

      Country

  • 34. 
    Who invented the phonograph and light bulb?
    • A. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • B. 

      Thomas Edison

    • C. 

      The Wright brothers

    • D. 

      Marconi

  • 35. 
    Who invented the telephone?
    • A. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • B. 

      Thomas Edison

    • C. 

      Chartists from England

    • D. 

      Victor Emmanual II

  • 36. 
    Who developed the theory of evolution?
    • A. 

      Charles Darwin

    • B. 

      Thomas Edison

    • C. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • D. 

      Queen Victoria

  • 37. 
    What is the study of the human mind and behavior?
    • A. 

      Evolution

    • B. 

      Psychology

    • C. 

      Zionism

    • D. 

      Math

  • 38. 
    Which side of the Civil War had poorly paid wage earners for cheap labor?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 39. 
    Which side of the Civil War had slaves for cheap labor?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 40. 
    Which side of the Civil War had plantations with a cash crop system of their economy?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 41. 
    Which side of the Civil War won?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 42. 
    Which side in the Civil War wanted states' rights?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 43. 
    Which side of the Civil War became the Confederate States of America?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 44. 
    Which side of the Civil War had plantations with a cash crop system of their economy?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

  • 45. 
    What did the 15th amendment grant?
    • A. 

      Citizenship to former slaves

    • B. 

      Voting rights

    • C. 

      Freedom

    • D. 

      Land

  • 46. 
    In 1869 the __________________________________ linked the Eastern and Western portions of the USA.
    • A. 

      First Interstate Highway

    • B. 

      Internet

    • C. 

      Transcontinental Railroad

    • D. 

      Canal System