Grade 8 - History Quiz

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8th Grade History Quizzes & Trivia

This is a History Quiz for an 8th Grade mostly covering topics of the Asian Civilization. It consists of questions ranging from the Evolution Of Man to the Chinese Civilization. Have fun while learning!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is a study of recorded facts.
    • A. 

      Philosophy

    • B. 

      Psychology

    • C. 

      History

    • D. 

      Social Studies

  • 2. 
    It is a study about society and how people behave.
    • A. 

      Social Studies

    • B. 

      History

    • C. 

      Psychology

    • D. 

      Political Science

  • 3. 
    It is a study of human behaviour. 
    • A. 

      Philosophy

    • B. 

      Psychology

    • C. 

      Astronomy

    • D. 

      Astrology

  • 4. 
    It is a study of man and its society in the past
    • A. 

      Sociology

    • B. 

      History

    • C. 

      Anthropology

    • D. 

      Social Studies

  • 5. 
    It is a study of man and its society in the present.
    • A. 

      History

    • B. 

      Social Studies

    • C. 

      Anthropology

    • D. 

      Sociology

  • 6. 
    Was Sir Isaac Newton the propagator of the Theory of Evolution, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The earliest hominid that was believed to be the ancestor of both man and ape. 
    • A. 

      Ramapithecus

    • B. 

      Dryopithecus

    • C. 

      Australapithecus Africanus

    • D. 

      Primate

  • 8. 
    It is known to be the "man of skills". 
    • A. 

      Homo Erectus

    • B. 

      Ramapithecus

    • C. 

      Homo Habilis

    • D. 

      Homo Sapiens

  • 9. 
    It is known to be the "upright man".
    • A. 

      Homo Habilis

    • B. 

      Homo Sapiens

    • C. 

      Homo Erectus

    • D. 

      Neanderthal

  • 10. 
    It is any advanced and sophisticated form of culture.
    • A. 

      Social Studies

    • B. 

      Sociology

    • C. 

      Civilization

    • D. 

      Basic Anthroplogy

  • 11. 
    Attributes Of Civilization:
    • A. 

      Advanced Cities

    • B. 

      Basic Anthropology

    • C. 

      Deeper Truth

    • D. 

      Complex Institutions

    • E. 

      Recording System

    • F. 

      Laws, Rules, & Procedures

    • G. 

      Specialized Worker

    • H. 

      Climate

    • I. 

      Technology

  • 12. 
    • It is known as the Cradle of World's Civilization
    • It is regarded as the birthplace of agriculture, urbanization, writing, trade,history, and religion.
    • A. 

      Indus River Valley

    • B. 

      Fertile Crescent

    • C. 

      Mauryan Empire

    • D. 

      Huang Ho and Yangtze River

  • 13. 
    • Occupied Anatolia
    • Used iron weapons
    • Humane Legal System
    • A. 

      Persians

    • B. 

      Babylonians

    • C. 

      Hittites

    • D. 

      Assyrians

  • 14. 
    • They have domes for architecture and the Lunar Calendar for astrology.
    • They have Cuneiform as their form of Writing.
    • They are known for their Ziggurat.
    • A. 

      Persians

    • B. 

      Akkadians

    • C. 

      Sumerians

    • D. 

      Babylonians

  • 15. 
    • Sargon Dynasty
    • Created the First World Empire by uniting North & South Mesopotamian States
    • A. 

      Sumerians

    • B. 

      Akkadians

    • C. 

      Assyrians

    • D. 

      Hebrews

  • 16. 
    • Group of Semitic people who invaded Mesopotamia with their bearded leader, Hammurabi
    • First Code of Laws
    • A. 

      Hebrews

    • B. 

      Babylonians

    • C. 

      Phoenicians

    • D. 

      Chaldeans

  • 17. 
    City-state of Assur and then Nineveh Lead by Ashurbanipal  Developed a strong army to fight invaders because of the absence of natural barriers such as mountains and deserts.
    • A. 

      Hittites

    • B. 

      Assyrians

    • C. 

      Persians

    • D. 

      Akkadians

  • 18. 
    • "Stargazers of Babylon"
    • They kept records of the movement of the stars, the planets, and the constellations.
    • They believed that the stars influence the lives of man.
    • They developed the belt of 12 constellations called zodiac.
    • A. 

      Babylonians

    • B. 

      Assyrians

    • C. 

      Akkadians

    • D. 

      Chaldeans

  • 19. 
    • Their great leader, Cyrus, led his army from victory to victory. He took Babylon and later gained the rest of the Fertile Crescent. He showed justice and fair dealings, thus gaining the respect of the people he conquered.
    • They also maintained the road system which was constructed by the Assyrians. 
    • Zoroastrianism is their main religion.
    • A. 

      Babylonians

    • B. 

      Chaldeans

    • C. 

      Hittites

    • D. 

      Persians

  • 20. 
    • Their most important city-states are Sidon and Tyre.
    • Because of their active trade, they were given the title, "The Greatest Trade of Antiquity"
    • As merchants, they needed a means of recording transactions. Thus, they developed a system of writing that used symbols to represent sound which consisted of an alphabet consisting of 22 consonants.
    • A. 

      Hebrews

    • B. 

      Phoenicians

    • C. 

      Chaldeans

    • D. 

      Sumerians

  • 21. 
    Canaan was their ancient home in Palestine. They were later called Jews. They also gave the world monotheism or the belief in one god. This idea spread and influenced the whole world.  Their greatest contribution is the Ten Commandments and the Mosaic Law.
    • A. 

      Babylonians

    • B. 

      Persians

    • C. 

      Sumerians

    • D. 

      Hebrews

  • 22. 
    These were expertly planned cities that flourished more than 4500 years ago. 
    • A. 

      Indus and Ganges River

    • B. 

      Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa

    • C. 

      Yangtze

    • D. 

      Mesopotamia

  • 23. 
    They were the noble ones which are actually nomads who came from Iran.
    • A. 

      Shudras

    • B. 

      Aryans

    • C. 

      Kshatriyas

    • D. 

      Dasyus

  • 24. 
    The language of the Aryans.
    • A. 

      Sanskrit

    • B. 

      Sindhu

    • C. 

      Shruti

    • D. 

      Samhita

  • 25. 
    The four religious books which contain hymns, incantations, and rituals from ancient India. 
    • A. 

      Sanskrit

    • B. 

      Samhita

    • C. 

      Shruti

    • D. 

      Veda

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