Global History Trivia Facts! Toughest Questions! Quiz

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Global History Trivia Facts! Toughest Questions! Quiz

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  • 1. 
    According to the "All Quiet" passage, where has the soldier found cover?
    • A. 

      In a trench with a dead soldier

    • B. 

      In an old grave

    • C. 

      In no man's land

    • D. 

      In a foxhole

    • E. 

      In a bombshelter

  • 2. 
    What impact did the cotton gin have in the American South during the early 1800s?
    • A. 

      It led to calls for stronger unions

    • B. 

      It increased the number of immigrant farm workers

    • C. 

      it increased the demand for slaves

    • D. 

      It weakened unions by requiring fewer workers

    • E. 

      In increased the number of tenant farmers

  • 3. 
    Which country avoided the Revolutions of 1848 by previously expanding the democratic rights of its citizens?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Great Britain

    • E. 

      Russia

  • 4. 
    Who led the only successful native resistance movement in Africa through the use of political maneuvering & a modern army?
    • A. 

      Simon Toure

    • B. 

      Toussant L' Oveurture

    • C. 

      Pancho Villa

    • D. 

      Menelik II (correct answer)

    • E. 

      Shaka Zulu

  • 5. 
    How were European nations able to impose their rule on territories in Africa and Asia even though they were vastly outnumbered?
    • A. 

      Because African & Asian peoples were intellectually inferior

    • B. 

      Because Africa & Asia depended on European raw materials

    • C. 

      Because the Europeans sent missionaries first

    • D. 

      Because the Europeans had advanced weapons & communications

  • 6. 
    What British passenger liner was sank in 1915 with 128 Americans aboard edging the US closer to war?
    • A. 

      Housitonic

    • B. 

      Titanic

    • C. 

      Lustiania

    • D. 

      Dreadnought

    • E. 

      Kohl

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a belief that came out of the Congress of Vienna that governments should reform based on the will of their people?
    • A. 

      Liberalism

    • B. 

      Absolutism

    • C. 

      Conservatism

    • D. 

      Nationalism

    • E. 

      Imperialism

  • 8. 
    Who was NOT at least nominally a member of the "Big Four" at the Paris Peace Conference?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      Britain

    • D. 

      US

    • E. 

      Italy

  • 9. 
    What was a direct result of the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmerman note?
    • A. 

      Russia exited the war after a seond revolution in 1917 overthrew the Provisional Gov

    • B. 

      The United States entered the war supporting the Allied Powers

    • C. 

      Germany won the support of Mexico and declared war of the US

    • D. 

      The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed after several internal uprisings

    • E. 

      Unrestricted submarine warfare was immeadiately suspended by the Kaiser

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the policy of glorifying war and keeping a large standing army prepared to fight?
    • A. 

      Patriotism

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Militarism

    • D. 

      Nationalsim

  • 11. 
    How did the French Revolution end in 1799?
    • A. 

      A return to the monarchy under King Louis XVII

    • B. 

      A pure democracy instituted throughout France

    • C. 

      A mixed constitutional government with separation of powers

    • D. 

      Napoleon taking the reins of power as a dictator

  • 12. 
    What was a major criticism of a capitalist economy?
    • A. 

      Their was no incentive to work hard

    • B. 

      It created gaps in wealth in society

    • C. 

      It encouraged government intervention

    • D. 

      Capitalism led to food shortages

    • E. 

      It bred inefficiency in the workplace

  • 13. 
    What was the first area to undergo major industrialization in Great Britain and the US?
    • A. 

      Railroads

    • B. 

      Textiles

    • C. 

      Banking

    • D. 

      Ship building

  • 14. 
    How did Japan respond to Western influence after the Perry Mission of 1853?
    • A. 

      Japan industrialized, modernized, & became an imperial power

    • B. 

      Through armed conflicts such as the Boxer Rebelllion

    • C. 

      By sinking deeper into their previous policies of isolationism

    • D. 

      By creating the Japanese National Congress to resist politically

    • E. 

      By bombing Pearl Harbor in retaliation

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is an example of a nation attempting to rid itself of European culture and to return to the practice of traditional customs and rituals?
    • A. 

      The Boer Wars

    • B. 

      The Boxer Rebellion

    • C. 

      Spheres of Influence

    • D. 

      The Taiping Rebellion

    • E. 

      The Battle of Plessy

  • 16. 
    All of the following increased during the Industrial Revolution EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Life expectancy of the average worker

    • B. 

      Urbanization movement

    • C. 

      Membership to labor unions

    • D. 

      The size of the middle class

    • E. 

      Education for women

  • 17. 
    The aftermath of WWI is important because:
    • A. 

      The war helped European countries

    • B. 

      Germany won, giving the Kaiser great power

    • C. 

      It helped to lead to WWII

    • D. 

      The nation of Isreal was created

    • E. 

      Russia emerged as a new world power

  • 18. 
    Imperialism resulted from all of the following factors EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Nationalism and the desire to build empires

    • B. 

      The obligation to help emerging nations gain independence

    • C. 

      The demand for raw materials and markets

    • D. 

      Religion and feelings of racial & cultural superiority

  • 19. 
    Who was responsible for leading Germany into and through World War I?
    • A. 

      Otto von Bismarck

    • B. 

      Franz Joseph

    • C. 

      Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    • D. 

      Kaiser Wilhelm II

    • E. 

      Nicholas II

  • 20. 
    What is the significance of Nov 11, 1918 at 11:00am?
    • A. 

      The Kaiser abdicated his position

    • B. 

      Russia withdrew from the war

    • C. 

      The Armistice came into effect

    • D. 

      American troops arrived in Europe

    • E. 

      The Treaty of Versailles was signed

  • 21. 
    What is a Sphere of Influence?
    • A. 

      A country annexed by a more powerful country

    • B. 

      An area of special priviledges and control in trade for one country

    • C. 

      A formal colony in Africa run by a European power

    • D. 

      A government that exists seperate from the people they rule

  • 22. 
    The Boer Wars are an example of which of the following?
    • A. 

      A political attempt to resist imperialism

    • B. 

      A sphere of influence in Asia

    • C. 

      Competing colonial interests in China

    • D. 

      Armed conflict as a form of resisting imperialism

  • 23. 
    What did "The Communist Manifesto" argue would eventually happen to capitalism?
    • A. 

      It would be the dominant economic system in the world

    • B. 

      It would become the popular in Europe but not internationally

    • C. 

      It would be overthrown by a revolution of the proletariat

    • D. 

      It would make everyone into wealthy entrepenuers

  • 24. 
    Trench Warfare succeeded in all the following EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Protecting soldiers from enemy fire

    • B. 

      Making the war highly mobile

    • C. 

      Creating a "No Man's Land" between armies

    • D. 

      Firing at enemies from a secure position

  • 25. 
    Who was the leader of Great Britain during World War I? 
    • A. 

      Wilhelm II

    • B. 

      Clemenceau

    • C. 

      Nicholas II

    • D. 

      Lloyd George

    • E. 

      Vittorio Orlando

  • 26. 
    Who was the Austrian chief minister who presided over the Congress of Vienna who fought for Balance of Power & Legitimacy?
    • A. 

      Prince Klemens von Metternich

    • B. 

      Frederick William III

    • C. 

      Louis XVIII

    • D. 

      Marie Antoinette

    • E. 

      General Blucher

  • 27. 
    Which was NOT a condition of the Treaty of Versailles?
    • A. 

      Germany had to pay reparations to the victors

    • B. 

      Germany had to accept sole responsibility for WWI

    • C. 

      Germany's military strength had limits put on it

    • D. 

      Germany's borders remained the same

    • E. 

      Germany's colonies were transfered to the Allies

  • 28. 
    Who represented France at the Paris Peace Conference and sought revenge on a defeated Germany?
    • A. 

      Wilhelm II

    • B. 

      Clemenceau

    • C. 

      Nicholas II

    • D. 

      Lloyd George

    • E. 

      Woodrow Wilson

  • 29. 
    Which of these is NOT traditionally given as a cause for World War I?
    • A. 

      The alliance system

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Militarism

    • D. 

      Nationalism

    • E. 

      Imperialism

  • 30. 
    Which cause of World War I is reflected in the pride that the Russians had in defending the Slavic people of Serbia?
    • A. 

      Militarism

    • B. 

      Imperialism

    • C. 

      Nationalism

    • D. 

      The alliance system

    • E. 

      Competition

  • 31. 
    Which of the following is Article #231 of the Versailles Treaty also known as?
    • A. 

      The League of Nations

    • B. 

      The War Guilt Clause

    • C. 

      The Armistice

    • D. 

      Self-Determination

    • E. 

      Collective Security

  • 32. 
    What front was located in Russia, Hungary and the Ottoman Empire?
    • A. 

      Northern

    • B. 

      Southern

    • C. 

      Western

    • D. 

      Eastern

    • E. 

      Central

  • 33. 
    What was the main message of the Monroe Doctrine?
    • A. 

      All powers had a right to freely trade in China

    • B. 

      America would not get involved in Europe's wars

    • C. 

      European nations should stay out of the Western Hemisphere

    • D. 

      That America would not take protectorates or spheres of influence

  • 34. 
    What system was established to administer former colonies on a 'temporary' basis until independence?
    • A. 

      Mandate system

    • B. 

      Alliance

    • C. 

      Meiji

    • D. 

      Mechantile

    • E. 

      Factory

  • 35. 
    What was the significance of the Code of Napoleon?
    • A. 

      It was the first European constitution

    • B. 

      It was adopted by all European countries within ten years

    • C. 

      It established a series clear and constistent rights & laws

    • D. 

      It specified a return to a limited monarchy in France

  • 36. 
    Which of the following would include: resentment of foreign rule, pride in customs, & the belief in superiority of culture?
    • A. 

      Dictatorship

    • B. 

      Nationalism

    • C. 

      Liberalism

    • D. 

      Imperialism

    • E. 

      Conservatism

  • 37. 
    According to the 19th Century poem, what was "The White Man's Burden"?
    • A. 

      Respect the traditional customs & religions of the natives of Africa

    • B. 

      Exile people who did not believe in European philosophies

    • C. 

      Force native peoples to relocate to continental Europe

    • D. 

      Civilize and educate the natives according to European standards

  • 38. 
    Which of the following is most true of women and children in the Industrial Revolution?
    • A. 

      They were not allowed to work in the factories

    • B. 

      They were allowed to work part-time in factory settings

    • C. 

      They were often used as sources of cheap labor

    • D. 

      They were protected by the government regulations