Ultimate War Trivia: History Questions! Quiz

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Ultimate War Trivia: History Questions! Quiz

What do you know about war? Do you understand enough to pass this quiz? War is a big part of our history, and while we may not like it, there have been times when we need to take part in it. For example, Germany waged war on the international unarmed United States merchant ships, which is how WWI was started. Taking this test will help you find out how much you understand about war.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Spain unified when the following monarchs married:
    • A. 

      Ferdinand and Blanche of Castile

    • B. 

      Philip II and Johanna

    • C. 

      Ferdinand and Isabella

    • D. 

      Henry of Navarre and Catherine of Aragon

  • 2. 
    Machiavelli wrote The Prince in the hope that
    • A. 

      The French would restore political order in Italy

    • B. 

      The Pope would actively promote a world order of Christians

    • C. 

      A leader for all of Italy would emerge from the Medici family

    • D. 

      The Spanish would remove the French form Italy

  • 3. 
    Renaissance humanists are best described as:
    • A. 

      Advocates of a liberal arts program of study

    • B. 

      Lawyers and judges trained in Muslim and Roman law

    • C. 

      Experts in the new disciplines of psychology and sociology

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    One of the dominant features of Renaissance thought was:
    • A. 

      The study of ancient Greek and Roman culture and ideas

    • B. 

      Hostility to all forms of Christianity

    • C. 

      And admiration for Chinese philosophy

    • D. 

      A distrust of all government and political authority

  • 5. 
    Renaissance thought was concerned with all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      State building and political participation

    • B. 

      Artistic expression

    • C. 

      Agricultural production

    • D. 

      Education

  • 6. 
    Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelo personified the ideal of the "Renaissance Man," meaning someone who 
    • A. 

      Was not interested in religion or spiritual questions

    • B. 

      Primarily wanted to get rich

    • C. 

      Practiced and excelled in a variety of activities and crafts

    • D. 

      Rejected new ideas and emphasized tradition

  • 7. 
    Petrarch, Dante and Bocaccio were
    • A. 

      Political leaders in Florence

    • B. 

      Military leaders in Milan and Venice

    • C. 

      Renaissance humanist literary figures

    • D. 

      Greek scholars who emigrated to Italy

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 9. 
    A bureaucracy is a group of
    • A. 

      Military leaders

    • B. 

      Government workers

    • C. 

      Peasant farmers

    • D. 

      Industrial workers

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      The use of perspective

    • B. 

      Careful geometric arrangement of figures

    • C. 

      Careful, detailed, lifelike images

    • D. 

      Bright colors and abstract shapes

  • 11. 
    During the late Middle Ages, the power of nobles:
    • A. 

      Increased due to frequent wars

    • B. 

      Decreased due to the growth of towns and cities

    • C. 

      Remained the same

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    All of the following were parts of the medieval social order EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Peasants

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      Clergy

    • D. 

      Nobles

  • 13. 
    The most common role for women in the European middle ages was:
    • A. 

      Housewife

    • B. 

      Nun

    • C. 

      Teacher

    • D. 

      "Blue collar" worker

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Residents thought of themselves as citizens with basic rights

    • B. 

      They were governed exclusively by artisans' guilds

    • C. 

      Most bureaucrats and lawyers lived in them

    • D. 

      They were market centers

  • 15. 
    The Hundred Years' War was
    • A. 

      The war between Mongols and Russians

    • B. 

      Waged between Charlemagne and the Byzantine empire

    • C. 

      Fought by the monarchs of England and France

    • D. 

      The Muslim name for the crusades

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      The devastation of France

    • B. 

      The growth of French nationalism and unity

    • C. 

      Increased burdens on peasants in England and France

    • D. 

      The rise of Burgundy to the status of European power