You Cannot Pass This Hardest World History Quiz! Trivia

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You Cannot Pass This Hardest World History Quiz! Trivia

What do you know about world history? Do you believe you understand enough to pass this quiz? We are all the sum and the result of what has happened in the world throughout the generations. World History is essential because as writer and philosopher, George Santayana once said: “Those who cannot recall the past are condemned to repeat it. ” Take this quiz and see how much you know about world history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did the printing press affect Europe?
    • A. 

      The price of books rose to pay for the new technology

    • B. 

      More people learned to read and write

    • C. 

      Books were available only to a limited few

    • D. 

      Trade declined with the increase in books

  • 2. 
    Who led the Portuguese in exploring Africa?
    • A. 

      Christopher Colombus

    • B. 

      Queen Isabella

    • C. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • D. 

      Prince Henry the Navigator

  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes Southeast Asia?
    • A. 

      A region completely dominated by China

    • B. 

      A completely isolated region

    • C. 

      A region composed of a mainland and scattered islands

    • D. 

      A region located between China and Japan

  • 4. 
    Conquistadors were attracted to the Americas by:
    • A. 

      Rumors of Indians' advanced technology

    • B. 

      Stores of riches and religious zeal

    • C. 

      Warm weather

    • D. 

      An opportunity for peasants to move up in a new society

  • 5. 
    What letter designates the Artic Ocean?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 6. 
    What letter designates the Atlantic Ocean?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 7. 
    What letter designates the Indian Ocean?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 8. 
    What letter designates the Mediterranean Ocean?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 9. 
    What letter designates the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 10. 
    The leader of the Roundheads during the English Civil War was?
    • A. 

      Charles I

    • B. 

      Henry VIII

    • C. 

      Parliament

    • D. 

      Oliver Cromwell

  • 11. 
    The most dramatic effect of European settlers on Native Americans was:
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      The Mayflower Compact

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      The growth of the fur trade

  • 12. 
    In the late 1500's, France was torn apart by religious wars between Catholics and:
    • A. 

      Muslims

    • B. 

      Huguenots

    • C. 

      Jews

    • D. 

      Calvinists

  • 13. 
    French styles of art, culture, manners, and customs became the standard for European taste as a result of the reign of:
    • A. 

      Andre IV

    • B. 

      Louis XIV

    • C. 

      Louis XIII

    • D. 

      Francois I

  • 14. 
    All of the following types of government control every aspect of people's lives EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Totalitarianism

    • B. 

      Fascism

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 15. 
    THe Great Depression was mainly:
    • A. 

      A natural disaster

    • B. 

      An economic event

    • C. 

      A political party

    • D. 

      A military campaign

  • 16. 
    World War I took place from __________  to  ___________:
    • A. 

      1914 to 1918

    • B. 

      1929 to 1938

    • C. 

      1919 to 1945

    • D. 

      1964 to 1975

  • 17. 
    The name of each of the following leaders is correctly matched with his country EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Benito Mussolini (Italy)

    • B. 

      Nelson Mandela (Argentina)

    • C. 

      Winston Churchill (Great Britain)

    • D. 

      Mao Zedong (Tse Tung) (China)

    • E. 

      Mohandas Gandhi (India)

  • 18. 
    The leader of the National Socialist Party (Nazi) whose program was based on anti-Semitism was:
    • A. 

      Franklin Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Vittorio Orlando

    • C. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • D. 

      Josef Stalin

  • 19. 
    During the reign of which Russian monarch did the nation BEGIN to modernize?
    • A. 

      Catherine the Great

    • B. 

      Ivan the Terrible

    • C. 

      John the Mighty

    • D. 

      Peter the Great

  • 20. 
    Where did the first cities emerge?
    • A. 

      Along trade routes

    • B. 

      In river valleys

    • C. 

      Along the Mediterranean coast

    • D. 

      In the Americas

  • 21. 
    Which of the following aided cultural diffusion among ancient peoples:
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      New technology

    • C. 

      Poor leaders

    • D. 

      Farming

  • 22. 
    Who united the Hebrew tribes into a single nation?
    • A. 

      Soloman

    • B. 

      David

    • C. 

      Deborah

    • D. 

      Moses

  • 23. 
    The most heavily populated region of the world in 1970 was  ___________?
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      South Asia

    • C. 

      East Asia

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 24. 
    The most heavily populated region of the world projected for the year 2000 was ___________?
    • A. 

      South Asia

    • B. 

      Africa

    • C. 

      East Asia

    • D. 

      Latin America

  • 25. 
    The region of the world projected to have the LEAST population growth by the year 2000 is _______.
    • A. 

      Latin America

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      Africa