Trivia: Learn And Test Your Basic History! Quiz

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Trivia: Learn And Test Your Basic History! Quiz

There is a lot of historical information that people stand to learn by studying world history. Did you know that Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste and that it is rumored that Adolph Hitler’s grandmother was Jewish? How about you take the trivia quiz below and test your basic history knowledge and learn some interesting facts at the same time. All the best!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The third Abbasid caliph, __________, attempted unsuccessfully to reconcile moderate Shi'is to the Abbasid dynasty. 
  • 2. 
    The most famous of the Abbasid caliphs was __________, whose death led to civil wars over the succession. 
  • 3. 
    A regional splinter dynasty of the mid-tenth century, the __________ invaded and captured Baghdad and took the title of sultan. 
  • 4. 
    The __________ Turks were nomadic invaders from Central Asia who ruled in the name of the Abbasid caliphs from the mid-eleventh century. 
  • 5. 
    Christian knights invaded Palestine during the __________ and temporarily established small Christian kingdoms. 
  • 6. 
    The Muslim commander who reconquered the Christian enclaves in Palestine was __________. 
  • 7. 
    Written by Firdawsi, the __________ related Persian history from the creation to the Islamic conquests. 
  • 8. 
    The __________ were Islamic mystics who were largely responsible for the conversion of southeast Asia. 
  • 9. 
    The __________ were orthodox religious scholars within Islam who pressed for a more conservative and restrictive theology. 
  • 10. 
    A brilliant Islamic theologian, __________ attempted to fuse Greek and Quranic traditions. 
  • 11. 
    The __________ were central Asian nomads who captured Baghdad in 1258 and killed the last Abbasid caliph. 
  • 12. 
    The great war commander of the Mongols was __________. 
  • 13. 
    The Arab general who conquered Sind and added it to the Umayyad Empire was __________. 
  • 14. 
    The Indian system of mathematical notation was known as __________ and was utilized in two scientific revolutions. 
  • 15. 
    The ruler who repeatedly raided northwest India in the early 11th century was Mahmud of __________. 
  • 16. 
    The ruler who established an independent Muslim kingdom with its capital at Delhi was __________. 
  • 17. 
    __________ was the Indian ritual that required the immolation of the living widows of deceased males.
  • 18. 
    In response to the Islamic challenge, Hindus placed greater emphasis on __________ cults that stressed the importance of strong emotional bonds between devotees and gods or goddesses. 
  • 19. 
    The fifteenth-century Muslim mystic who attempted to play down the importance of ritual differences between Hinduism and Islam was __________. 
  • 20. 
    __________ was a Buddhist trading empire that controlled trade through the Malacca Straits between Malaya and Sumatra. 
  • 21. 
    The most powerful trading city on the mainland of Malaya was __________. 
  • 22. 
    The most powerful trading state on the north of Java was __________ from where Islam was disseminated to other ports.