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  • 1. 

    World war 1 began  which  year ?

    • A.

      1923

    • B.

      1938

    • C.

      1917

    • D.

      1914

    Correct Answer
    D. 1914
    Explanation
    World War 1 began in 1914. This was a global conflict that started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary in June 1914, leading to a series of events that eventually escalated into a full-scale war. The war involved many countries and lasted until 1918, resulting in significant loss of life and major political and social changes worldwide.

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  • 2. 

    Adolf Hitler was born in which  country?

    • A.

      France 

    • B.

      Germany 

    • C.

      Austria 

    • D.

      Hungary 

    Correct Answer
    C. Austria 
    Explanation
    Adolf Hitler was born in Austria. This is a historical fact that can be verified through various sources. Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria, on April 20, 1889. He later became the leader of Nazi Germany and played a significant role in World War II.

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  • 3. 

    John F. Kennedy was assassinated in ?

    • A.

      New York 

    • B.

      Austin 

    • C.

      Miami 

    • D.

      Dallas 

    Correct Answer
    D. Dallas 
    Explanation
    John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. This event took place on November 22, 1963, when Kennedy was riding in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. He was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald from the Texas School Book Depository building. The assassination of JFK had a significant impact on American history and is a widely studied and discussed event.

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  • 4. 

    Who fought in the war of 1812 ?

    • A.

      Andrew  Jackson 

    • B.

      Arthur Wellsley

    • C.

      Otto von  Bismarck 

    • D.

      Napoleon 

    Correct Answer
    A. Andrew  Jackson 
    Explanation
    Andrew Jackson fought in the war of 1812. The war was fought between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. Andrew Jackson, who later became the 7th President of the United States, played a significant role in the war. He led American forces to victory in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, which was a major turning point in the war. Therefore, Andrew Jackson is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 5. 

    Which general famously stated " I shall return?"

    • A.

      Bull halsey 

    • B.

      George  Patton 

    • C.

      Douglas  MacArthur 

    • D.

      Omar Bradley 

    Correct Answer
    C. Douglas  MacArthur 
    Explanation
    Douglas MacArthur famously stated "I shall return" during World War II. This statement was made after he was forced to leave the Philippines in 1942, promising to come back and liberate the country from Japanese occupation. MacArthur fulfilled his promise in 1944 when he led the successful Allied campaign to retake the Philippines. His determination and leadership in this campaign made him a respected figure and solidified his place in history.

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  • 6. 

    The disease  that ravaged and killed  a third  of Europe's population in the 14th century  was known as ?

    • A.

      The white death 

    • B.

      The black plague 

    • C.

      Smallpox 

    • D.

      The bubonic plague 

    Correct Answer
    D. The bubonic plague 
    Explanation
    The bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, was a deadly disease that spread across Europe in the 14th century. It was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and transmitted through fleas that infested rats. The plague caused high fever, painful swelling of lymph nodes, and eventually death. It is estimated that the bubonic plague killed around one-third of Europe's population during this time period.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the first  western explorer  to reach  china ?

    • A.

      Magellan 

    • B.

      Cook

    • C.

      Marco polo 

    • D.

      Sir Francis Drake 

    Correct Answer
    C. Marco polo 
    Explanation
    Marco Polo was the first western explorer to reach China. He embarked on a journey along the Silk Road in the 13th century and spent 17 years in China. His detailed accounts of his travels, published as "The Travels of Marco Polo," introduced Europeans to the wonders of China and its culture. Polo's exploration and documentation played a significant role in shaping Europe's perception of China and opened up new trade routes between the East and the West.

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  • 8. 

    The Khmer rouge was a regime  ruling which  country  in the 20th century?

    • A.

      Vietnam 

    • B.

      Laos 

    • C.

      Cambodia 

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    C. Cambodia 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge was a regime that ruled Cambodia in the 20th century. They came to power in 1975 and their leader, Pol Pot, implemented radical policies that resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people through execution, forced labor, and starvation. The regime was eventually overthrown in 1979.

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  • 9. 

    Hundred years war was fought between which two countries?

    • A.

      Italy and Carthage 

    • B.

      England and Germany 

    • C.

      France and England 

    • D.

      Spain and  France 

    Correct Answer
    C. France and England 
    Explanation
    The Hundred Years War was fought between France and England. This war lasted from 1337 to 1453 and was a series of conflicts over territorial disputes, dynastic claims, and economic rivalries. It was a significant conflict in European history, shaping the development of both countries and leading to major military and political changes.

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  • 10. 

    Which  Islamic  dynasty  was the strongest of all ?

    • A.

      Abbasid caliphate 

    • B.

      Seljuqs  

    • C.

      Umayyad caliphate 

    • D.

      Ottoman empire 

    Correct Answer
    C. Umayyad caliphate 
    Explanation
    The Umayyad caliphate was considered the strongest Islamic dynasty because it expanded its territories significantly, reaching its peak under the rule of Caliph Abdul Malik. The Umayyads established a centralized government, developed a strong military, and implemented effective administrative systems. They also promoted trade and economic growth, which contributed to their overall power and influence. Additionally, the Umayyads made significant cultural and architectural contributions, such as the construction of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Overall, their military, political, and economic achievements solidified their position as the strongest Islamic dynasty.

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