Can You Pass This Hardest Global History Test? Trivia Quiz

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 473

SettingsSettingsSettings
Please wait...
World History Quizzes & Trivia

Can you pass this hardest global history test? There have been a lot of migration of people from their home country which as a result led to growth of other tribes, languages and cultures, do you think you have deeper understanding of the cultures and people around the world and their history? This quiz will be a perfect way to jog you 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 

      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-servic 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 Japn, 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