The History Quiz About Rulers And Wars

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The History Quiz About Rulers And Wars

Our human history is filled with wars, bloodshed, brutal rulers and monarchs. This quiz sheds a light on some of history's rulers, wars and major historical event of the 1500-1700s. Take this quiz as a history lesson! Answer each question carefully! ALL THE BEST


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After the defeat of their armada, which nation was severely weakened because of inflation and taxes, importing too many goods from their enemies, and spending too much on the Dutch revolt?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 2. 
    The Spanish Armada invaded which nation?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Portugal

  • 3. 
    When the king of this nation died without an heir, Louis XIV of France went to war to secure the throne for his grandson:
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Portugal

    • C. 

      Spain

  • 4. 
    Russian monarch known as "the terrible" because of his brutality, including killing his own son
    • A. 

      Vasily

    • B. 

      Peter the Great

    • C. 

      Ivan IV

  • 5. 
    Which of the following was NOT a result of the 30 Years' War?
    • A. 

      Growth of modern nation-states

    • B. 

      New form of resolving wars through diplomacy

    • C. 

      The development of a lasting peace in Europe

  • 6. 
    Family that ruled in Russia:
    • A. 

      Romanovs

    • B. 

      Hapsburgs

    • C. 

      Burbons

    • D. 

      Tudors

  • 7. 
    Russian monarch who visited Europe and decided to modernize Russia:
    • A. 

      Vasily

    • B. 

      Peter the Great

    • C. 

      Ivan IV

  • 8. 
    In Austria, this monarch coming to power led to war with many European nations who thought they could take advantage:
    • A. 

      Maria Theresa

    • B. 

      Philip II

    • C. 

      Louis XIII

  • 9. 
    Family that ruled in Austria:
    • A. 

      Romanovs

    • B. 

      Hapsburgs

    • C. 

      Burbons

    • D. 

      Tudors

  • 10. 
    Seaport built by Peter the Great so Russia would have a "window to the west"
    • A. 

      Leningrad

    • B. 

      Moscow

    • C. 

      St. Petersburg

  • 11. 
    Absolute monarchs justified their rule by the Divine Right of Kings which expressed that monarch's power came from God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Cardinal Richelieu of France wanted to increase the power of the French nobles and the Hugenots
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    As he watched the nobles revolt against his regent Cardinal Mazarin, Louis XIV vowed to become so strong that no one could ever threaten his crown.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Louis XIV lost control of the nobles because he kept them at court and prevented them from being a part of his councils. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    To balance Louis XIV's power, other nations banned together against France. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In the 30 Years' War, the first 12 years were marked by Hapsburg victories and the final 18 years saw a series of Hapsburg defeats. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Strong city-states were slower to develop in Central Europe than in Western Europe. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Prussia eventually emerged as the primary military rival of Austria
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    France was the primary winner of the Seven Years War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The period in Russia after Ivan IV's death when the  Boyars struggled for power, and heirs of czars died under mysterious conditions is known as the Time of Troubles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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