The Hardest Global History Test

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Can you pass this hardest global history test? There has been a lot of migration of people from their home country, which, as a result, led to the growth of other tribes, languages, and cultures. Do you think you have a deeper understanding of the cultures and people worldwide and their history? This quiz will be a perfect way to jog your memory; how about you try it out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Pan-Africanism was a movement.
    • A. 

      That called for revolution throughout all the countries of Africa

    • B. 

      That called for unity of all African nations.

    • C. 

      That called for a return to old tribal ways.

    • D. 

      That called for European imperialists to unite against the native Africans.

  • 2. 
    During the Neolithic Revolution.
    • A. 

      Most people lived as nomads.

    • B. 

      People lived in groups of 20-30.

    • C. 

      People started to form permanent settlements

    • D. 

      People were using bones, wood, and stones to make simple tools

  • 3. 
    The caste system influenced traditional rural Indian society by
    • A. 

      Promoting political instability

    • B. 

      Reducing the power of landowners

    • C. 

      Limiting social and economic progress

    • D. 

      Contributing to greater social mobility

  • 4. 
    Judaism, Islam, and Christianity share a belief in
    • A. 

      The central authority of the Pope

    • B. 

      A prohibition on the consumption of pork

    • C. 

      Reincarnation and the Four Noble Truths

    • D. 

      Monotheism and ethical conduct

  • 5. 
    One similarity between the cultures of traditional China and traditional Japan was that
    • A. 

      Religion played a minor role in society

    • B. 

      The educated class was held in high esteem

    • C. 

      Social mobility was encouraged

    • D. 

      The people elected the political leaders

  • 6. 
    Which idea was share by the ancient Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations?
    • A. 

      Practicing rituals to please the gods

    • B. 

      Equality among social classes

    • C. 

      Direct democracy

    • D. 

      Nomadic life style

  • 7. 
    One effect that mountain ranges, rain forests, and river systems have had on Latin America has been to:
    • A. 

      Encourage cultural diffusion

    • B. 

      Limit the development of transportation and communication systems

    • C. 

      Permit nations in the area to use a single form of government

    • D. 

      Allow the development of large amounts of arable land

  • 8. 
    Both Japan and China decided to limit trade with Europe during much of the 16th and 17th centuries because of the Japanese and the Chinese.
    • A. 

      Had few products to sell to the Europeans

    • B. 

      Held religious beliefs that prohibied contact with foreigners

    • C. 

      Thought European technology would hinder any effort to modernize

    • D. 

      Believed they would receive no benefit from increased contact with the Europeans

  • 9. 
    A lasting impact of the pre-Columbian civilizations of Latin America was that these cultures:
    • A. 

      Influenced art and architecture of later societies

    • B. 

      Encouraged social mobility through education

    • C. 

      Developed a complex system of trade with Europe

    • D. 

      Developed the first representative democracies in Latin America

  • 10. 
    The Sepoy Mutiny, the Boer War, and the Boxer Rebellion are similar in that all three:
    • A. 

      Resulted in independence for the rareas involved

    • B. 

      Were won by the colonial peoples

    • C. 

      Resulted in economic gains for the indigenous people

    • D. 

      Were revolts against foreign influence or control

  • 11. 
    The need for raw materials and markets, nationalism, and the concept of the "White Man's Burden" led to:
    • A. 

      The French Revolution

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Industrialism

  • 12. 
    Japan became a model for modernization and technological development because:
    • A. 

      The people quickly assimilated western culture

    • B. 

      The government played no role in bringing about change

    • C. 

      It rapidly emerged as a developed and powerful nation

    • D. 

      It achieved its goal without involvement in foreign trade

  • 13. 
    The oldest known type of belief system in the world:
    • A. 

      Shintoism

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Animism

    • D. 

      Judiasm

  • 14. 
    To insure that government officials were honest and well educated, Tang emperors relied on a civil-service examination based on:
    • A. 

      Confucian values

    • B. 

      The Twelve Tablets

    • C. 

      The principles of Legalism

    • D. 

      The Hippocratic Oath

  • 15. 
    The New Testament is to Christianity as the:
    • A. 

      Quran is to Islam

    • B. 

      Analects is to Confucianism

    • C. 

      Old Testament is to Judaism

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    The Chinese Mandate of Heaven was used:
    • A. 

      Every time a new ruler was born

    • B. 

      When soldiers were sent to fight invaders

    • C. 

      To explain Chinese superiority to the West

    • D. 

      To justify rebellion and replacement of one rule by another

  • 17. 
    A turning point for human society during the Stone Age was:
    • A. 

      The end of the Ice Age and flooding of dry land

    • B. 

      Metal and iron tools in place of stone ones

    • C. 

      Conquering land in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America

    • D. 

      Agriculture in place of hunting-gathering as the main food source

  • 18. 
    Dynasty means a succession of rulers:
    • A. 

      From tribe to tribe

    • B. 

      From the same country

    • C. 

      From the same religion

    • D. 

      From the same family

  • 19. 
    Identify the three earliest centers of civilization:
    • A. 

      Sahara, Arabian Deser, Gobi Desert

    • B. 

      Nile River, Tigris-Euphrates Rivers, Indus River

    • C. 

      Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Red Sea

    • D. 

      Taurus Mts., Caucasus Mts., Zagros Mts

  • 20. 
    The greatest difference between Lao-tzu and Confucius was their views on:
    • A. 

      How to treat and respect people

    • B. 

      The need for self-control

    • C. 

      The need to live modestly

    • D. 

      The individual's relationship to government

  • 21. 
    Before China influenced Japan, one could describe the Japanese as:
    • A. 

      Writers and scholars

    • B. 

      Farmers and warriors

    • C. 

      Industrialists

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Shinto is most similar to:
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Islam

    • D. 

      Animism

  • 23. 
    The Sung Empire became extremely wealthy because:
    • A. 

      It controlled all of the lands known as China

    • B. 

      It conquered many nations

    • C. 

      It discovered gold and oil in the north

    • D. 

      It exported silks, porcelain, and other trade goods

  • 24. 
    The Mongols conquered other peoples and established several long-lasting dynasties because of their:
    • A. 

      Vast armies and heavy cannons

    • B. 

      Use of secret police and repressive rule

    • C. 

      Hardy warriors and tolerant rule

    • D. 

      Hire mercenaries and religious beliefs

  • 25. 
    The Ming Dynasty's expansion of Chinese influence and long-range trade resulted from:
    • A. 

      The conquest of Japan

    • B. 

      The voyages of Zheng He

    • C. 

      The expulsion of foreigners

    • D. 

      All of the above

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