Can You Pass This Hardest Global History Test? Trivia Quiz

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Can You Pass This Hardest Global History Test? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    • 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. 

      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

  • 26. 
    A result of the diversity of environments in sub-Saharan Africa is
    • A. 

      Uniform cultures and lifestyles

    • B. 

      A variety of cultures

    • C. 

      Frequent merging of tribes and kingdoms

    • D. 

      Limited military and political conflict

  • 27. 
    Ghana, Mali, and Songhai all grew wealthy and powerful because of their
    • A. 

      Control of the caravan routes and goldmines

    • B. 

      Military technology and use of steel

    • C. 

      Religious conquests that spread Islam

    • D. 

      Sale of fellow Africans to Arab and European slave traders

  • 28. 
    The Malian king Mansa Musa made a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324. His trip was recorded and he was honored everywhere he traveled because
    • A. 

      He was a fierce warrior

    • B. 

      He was deeply religious

    • C. 

      He impressed leaders with his wealth

    • D. 

      The Holy Roman Emperor wanted him as an ally against the Muslims

  • 29. 
    In both the kingdom of Zimbabwe and Japan, the ruler
    • A. 

      Had limited powers

    • B. 

      Shared power with his nobles

    • C. 

      Was viewed as a god

    • D. 

      Was selected by God

  • 30. 
    African kingdoms sold slaves to traders, who sold them to Spanish and Portuguese buyers. The slaves were needed because
    • A. 

      Cotton plantations in both nations needed farmhands

    • B. 

      African slaves were valued as warriors

    • C. 

      African slaves were skilled metal workers

    • D. 

      Plantations in the Americas needed many new workers

  • 31. 
    The African region where most slaves were taken to and transported from was
    • A. 

      East Africa

    • B. 

      North Africa

    • C. 

      West Africa

    • D. 

      South Africa

  • 32. 
    An item that Europeans purchased from Asia fro health reasons was
    • A. 

      Silk

    • B. 

      Spices

    • C. 

      Natural or carved precious stones

    • D. 

      Porcelain and jade

  • 33. 
    The Columbian Exchange refers to the movement across the Atlantic Ocean of
    • A. 

      People, animals, plants, and ideas

    • B. 

      Precious minerals and slaves

    • C. 

      Gold and silver

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 34. 
    The encomienda system in New Spain allowed landholders to
    • A. 

      Tax Indians living on their lands

    • B. 

      Force Indians to leave their lands

    • C. 

      Make Indians work without wages

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 35. 
    Spanish colonial society was organized into four social classes. From highest to lowest, what were they?
    • A. 

      Creoles, peons, mestizos, peninsulares

    • B. 

      Mestizos, peons, creoles, peninsulares

    • C. 

      Peninsulares, creoles, mestizos, peons

    • D. 

      Peninsulares, mestizos, creoles, peons

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Mercantilism

    • B. 

      Socialism

    • C. 

      Capitalism

    • D. 

      Imperialism

  • 37. 
    The Berlin Conference illustrated that
    • A. 

      Germany dominated the Western European nations

    • B. 

      Africans' nationalistic desires were recognized by European nations

    • C. 

      The nations of the world were anxious to preserve world peace

    • D. 

      Africa was to be subject to European imperialism

  • 38. 
    The superiority of Western military technology was demostrate by the
    • A. 

      Rapid defeat of the Chinese in the Opium War

    • B. 

      Taiping Rebellion

    • C. 

      Granting of extraterritorial rights only to European nations

    • D. 

      Privileges given to European merchants to trade in Canton

  • 39. 
    Examples of Chinese nationalism would be
    • A. 

      The Taiping Rebellion and Open Door Policy

    • B. 

      The granting of extraterritorial rights and tariff reductions

    • C. 

      Formation of the Nationalist party and the Boxer Rebellion

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 40. 
    Japanese nobles reacted to the growth of Western imperialism and the opening of China by
    • A. 

      Shutting out all foreign traders

    • B. 

      Supporting the shogun and his military advosors

    • C. 

      Forcing the Meiji Restoration

    • D. 

      Taking over Chinese and Korean territory

  • 41. 
    Disputes between India and Pakistan are of concern to the rest of the world because both
    • A. 

      Have nuclear weapons

    • B. 

      Have larger armed forces than the major powers

    • C. 

      Are highly industrialized

    • D. 

      Supply a major portion of the world's rice

  • 42. 
    Periods of genocide occurred in
    • A. 

      South Africa and Kenya

    • B. 

      Rwanda and Cambodia

    • C. 

      Vietnam and Kenya

    • D. 

      India and Bangladesh

  • 43. 
    Apartheid was ended in South Africa because of
    • A. 

      Economic sanctions and withdrawal of foreign investments

    • B. 

      The activities of Desmond Tutu and the ANC

    • C. 

      The courage of moderate white leaders to take actions unpopular with the white majority in general

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 44. 
    The development of the newly independent African nations was hampered by
    • A. 

      European imperialism

    • B. 

      Tribalism

    • C. 

      Pan-Africanism

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 45. 
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Shintoism

    • C. 

      Hinduism

    • D. 

      Jainism

  • 46. 
    Which is an accurate statement about Japan’s natural resources?
    • A. 

      Japan has extensively used the seas for fishing

    • B. 

      Large reserves of petroleum are located in the northern part of Japan

    • C. 

      Japan has large fertile plains suitable for growing grain

    • D. 

      Large coal and iron-ore deposits are located in the mountain region

  • 47. 
    Nationalism is best defined as
    • A. 

      The achievement of world peace and global understanding

    • B. 

      The desire to take over other societies by force

    • C. 

      the loyalty of a people to their values, traditions, and a geographic region

  • 48. 
    The main reason the United Nations sent troops to Korea in 1950 was to
    • A. 

      Ensure that food reached areas of the Korean Peninsula affected by famine

    • B. 

      Prevent North Korea from conquering the people of South Korea

    • C. 

      Force the inspection of nuclear weapons plants in North Korea

    • D. 

      Restore peace between warring factions of Buddhism and Shinto

  • 49. 
    From the perspective of the North Vietnamese, the war in Vietnam in the 1960’s was a battle between
    • A. 

      Fascism and liberalism

    • B. 

      Nationalism and imperialism

    • C. 

      Republicanism and totalitarianism

    • D. 

      Theocracy and monarchy

  • 50. 
    The main reason the Chinese Communists gained control of mainland China in 1949 was that
    • A. 

      They were supported by many warlords and upper class Chinese

    • B. 

      The United States had supported the Chinese Communist Party during World War II

    • C. 

      The dynamic leadership of Mao Zedong had the support of the peasant class

    • D. 

      They had superior financial resources and were supported by Japan