History Quiz Practice Test Questions! Trivia

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History Quiz Practice Test Questions! Trivia

Did you know that before Abraham Lincoln became a politician, he was a champion wrestler having more than 300 bouts under his belt? A proper history student would at least know this about one of the most famous presidents in America. This is a history quiz practice test questions in which you will be given clues on who or what is being talked about, an all you have to do is put In the correct answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Empires that were formed by outside conquerors who unified the regions that they conquered were "_________________." The success of these empires was based on its mastery of the technology of firearms and they maintained their empire through force and military.
  • 2. 
    ____________ are the elite guard who served in the military of the Ottoman Empire. They were recruited from Christian families and served the sultan, after converting to Islam.
  • 3. 
    This was the Byzantine church of Constantinople, which was the model for the Ottoman Turk's mosques. Their mosques were the greatest contribution they made to world art and this church as inspiration for their architecture.
  • 4. 
    This man was the founder of the Mogul Dynasty and was able to capture Delhi and establish his power in North India.
  • 5. 
    The grandson of the founder of the Mogul Empire, he ascended the throne at 14. He created the greatest Indian empire since the Mauryan dynasty.
  • 6. 
    ___________ was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1520 to 1566. Under his rule. the Ottoman Empire reached its high point. He was known as _________ the Great because he more than doubled their lands of his empire and encouraged the growth of architecture and arts.
  • 7. 
    This was a private company that was empowered by the British crown to act on its behalf-- brought the British to India and gave them great riches.
  • 8. 
    This dynasty took over the empire of Timur Lenk in Persia, after its fall into anarchy. They used their religion as a unifying force and were able to regain some of their lost territories.
  • 9. 
    The ____________ were a dynasty that formed in the Indian subcontinent. They were able to bring about a new era of unity to the region, which was divided into a number of Hindus and Muslim kingdoms before this dynasty.
  • 10. 
    Also known as the Northern Renaissance humanism, _________ had the major goal to reform the Catholic Church. It was the idea that we can use reason to understand faith.
  • 11. 
    The __________ is the best example of Mogul architecture that combined Persian and Indian influences together. It is considered to be the most beautiful building in India and was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife.
  • 12. 
    One of the most influential works on political power that tells leaders how to attain and maintain power.
  • 13. 
    The language and everyday speech in a particular language.
  • 14. 
    Was considered the archetypal person during the Italian Renaissance. He was the basis to which everyone else measured their work.
  • 15. 
    An artistic movement where artists tried to portray the world realistically by portraying humans in realistic settings.
  • 16. 
    An artist who is admired for his madonnas (paintings of the Virgin Mary) and frescoes in the Vatican Palace. Had the School of Athens.
  • 17. 
    Holy Roman Emperor who wanted to keep the Holy Roman Empire catholic and completely under his control. Did not want to give princes the power to change religion.
  • 18. 
    The ____________ or _____________ made a vow of absolute obedience to the pope.
  • 19. 
    This man produced the first European book using movable type.
  • 20. 
    Based on the study of the classics (literary works of ancient Greece and Rome). _________ was a key intellectual movement of the (Ital.) Renaissance.
  • 21. 
    The "Father of Humanism" did more than any individual to help spread humanism.
  • 22. 
    A formal agreement that accepted the division of Christianity in Germany. This was the first time a political state recognized a church other than the Catholic Church.
  • 23. 
    This family took over Florence and were known as a family of power. Used their wealth and personal influence to control the government.
  • 24. 
    The best-known Christian humanist. Helped lay the egg of the Protestant Reformation and called his view the "Philosophy of Christ."
  • 25. 
    The ____________ was a vital part of the Catholic Reformation. They met for 18 years and determined faith and good works were needed to achieve salvation.