World Cultures Trivia Quiz For 9th Grade

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World Cultures Trivia Quiz For 9th Grade

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a terrace?
    • A. 

      A leveled section of hill that is cultivated

    • B. 

      A piece of land through which a river flows

    • C. 

      An Egyptian pyramid

    • D. 

      Costume that early American settlers wore

  • 2. 
    Who signed the Treaty of Tordesillas?
    • A. 

      John Hancock

    • B. 

      Mexico

    • C. 

      Spain and Portugal

    • D. 

      Jimmi Hendrix

  • 3. 
    What is legalism?
    • A. 

      The process of creating laws

    • B. 

      Respect for the letter of the law

    • C. 

      Getting arrested for causing trouble

    • D. 

      Standing trial for a crime committed

  • 4. 
    According to Buddhism, what causes suffering?
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      Religion

    • C. 

      Sunburns

    • D. 

      The mind

  • 5. 
    What is Archipelago?
    • A. 

      An irrigation system that farmers use to keep their crops healthy

    • B. 

      A system of rivers that flow into the same ocean

    • C. 

      An island studded area

    • D. 

      A hill that is too steep to farm

  • 6. 
    When was Pearl Harbor attacked?
    • A. 

      December 7, 1941

    • B. 

      January 12, 1953

    • C. 

      December 1, 1960

    • D. 

      July 4, 1776

  • 7. 
    What is a Dynasty?
    • A. 

      A war video game

    • B. 

      A ruling family

    • C. 

      A supersized cheeseburger

    • D. 

      A model of Dodge automobile

  • 8. 
    What is Filial Piety?
    • A. 

      The typical cuisine of an Asian country

    • B. 

      The name given to King of a country

    • C. 

      A respect for parents and ancestors

    • D. 

      A fancy method of artistic expression

  • 9. 
    What is the Domino Theory?
    • A. 

      If a ruler is killed, his whole country will collapse

    • B. 

      The theory that something so tiny as a butterfly flapping it wings can cause mass destruction around the world

    • C. 

      A methodical arrangement of game pieces

    • D. 

      If one nation falls, the rest fall as well

  • 10. 
    How does a Chinese wife gain respect from her husband's family?
    • A. 

      Gives birth to a son

    • B. 

      Cuts her hair

    • C. 

      Wears a head/face covering at all times

    • D. 

      Bows down to them

  • 11. 
    What country has a large Jewish population?
    • A. 

      Israel

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Switzerland

  • 12. 
    Name the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian holy books.
    • A. 

      Scripture, Apostle's Creed, Bible

    • B. 

      Koran, Talmuyd, Hymnal

    • C. 

      Allah, Sabbath, Talmud

    • D. 

      Koran, Torah (Old Testament), and Bible (New Testament)

  • 13. 
    What is the oldest religion found in the Middle East?
    • A. 

      Christianity

    • B. 

      Judaism

    • C. 

      Islamic

    • D. 

      Buddhism

  • 14. 
    What is the largest religion found in the Middle East?
    • A. 

      Hinduism

    • B. 

      Judaism

    • C. 

      Islamic

    • D. 

      Christianity

  • 15. 
    How many times a day should Muslims pray?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Five

    • C. 

      Ten

    • D. 

      Four

  • 16. 
    Where is present day Mesopotamia found?
    • A. 

      Between Tigris and Euphrates rivers

    • B. 

      In China

    • C. 

      On the Chilean Islands

    • D. 

      In southeast Europe

  • 17. 
    What are some similarities between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity?
    • A. 

      All use the same holy book

    • B. 

      All pray five times per day

    • C. 

      All worship the same God

    • D. 

      All are monotheistic religions

    • E. 

      Both C and D

  • 18. 
    How are crimes treated differently in the U.S. and the Middle East?
    • A. 

      Jail or death in the U.S.; punishment fits the crime in the Middle East (an eye for an eye, and arm for an arm)

    • B. 

      Middle East won't kill you, they will just torture you

    • C. 

      Both places punish crimes with jail time

    • D. 

      The Middle East is a peaceful area and does not have crime

  • 19. 
    Explain Hammurabi's Code.
    • A. 

      All crimes will be punished by stoning to death

    • B. 

      All people are innocent until proven guilty

    • C. 

      An eye for an eye; an arm for an arm;...etc

    • D. 

      All criminals will be hanged at the scene of the crime

  • 20. 
    What was unique about Gutenberg's printing press?
    • A. 

      It had movable type

    • B. 

      Used oil based ink rather than water based

    • C. 

      It made printed materials available to the masses

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    What is Geography?
    • A. 

      The study of ancient civilizations

    • B. 

      The study of Earth's surface

    • C. 

      The study of cultures of the world

    • D. 

      The study of maps

  • 22. 
    What is culture?
    • A. 

      Set of shared values, beliefs, and behaviors of a group or society

    • B. 

      The way the land is arranged across a country

    • C. 

      The study of mountains, oceans, and other landforms

    • D. 

      A group of royalty - King, Queen, Prince, Princess

  • 23. 
    What is interdependence?
    • A. 

      Not needing anyone else's help

    • B. 

      Free of anyone else's control

    • C. 

      Having different beliefs than everyone around you

    • D. 

      Mutually relying on one another

  • 24. 
    What is monotheism?
    • A. 

      Worshipping several different Gods for different purposes

    • B. 

      Having more than one religion

    • C. 

      Belief in a single God

    • D. 

      Not believing in an particular religion

  • 25. 
    What is polytheism?
    • A. 

      Belief in a single God

    • B. 

      Having no religion

    • C. 

      Having many brothers and sisters

    • D. 

      Belief in multiple Gods