An Advanced World History Test (16th- 20th Century )

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  • 1. 
    Salvador Allende was a Marxist president of ____________, elected in 1970. He was eventually toppled in a coup supported by the _______________.
    • A. 

      Argentina / Stasi

    • B. 

      Chile / CIA

    • C. 

      Yugoslavia / KGB

    • D. 

      Nicaragua / CIA

  • 2. 
    The political and social order that prevailed before the French Revolution and was based on a belief in absolute monarchy and the divine right of kings is known as:
    • A. 

      Ile-de-France

    • B. 

      The National Assembly

    • C. 

      Bourbonism

    • D. 

      The ancien regime

  • 3. 
    The Spanish Armada was...
    • A. 

      The group of galleons assigned to defend the Strait of Gibraltar.

    • B. 

      Phillip II's quick-strike ships that hounded British warships off the Horn of Africa.

    • C. 

      A group of 100 warships that were sent to conquer England in the 16th century. They failed, leading to England's rise in power.

    • D. 

      The flotilla that the young American navy had surprising success against in the Spanish-American war.

  • 4. 
    From 1915 to 1920 more than a million of these people died as a result of execution, massacres, and starvation within the Ottoman Empire. Many eventually fled to the United States.
    • A. 

      Jews

    • B. 

      Hungarians

    • C. 

      Greeks

    • D. 

      Armenians

  • 5. 
    This Syrian president was openly hostile to Israel and Islamic Fundamentalism, but supported terrorism. He also opposed Iraq during the first Gulf War, and demanded the return of the Golan Heights from Israel.
    • A. 

      Hafez al-Assad

    • B. 

      Bashar al-Assad

    • C. 

      Amin al-Hafiz

    • D. 

      Ahmad al-Khatib

  • 6. 
    Bastille Day - perhaps the most important holiday in France - commemorates
    • A. 

      National independence.

    • B. 

      The fall of Napoleon.

    • C. 

      The storming of a prison holding politcal prisoners during the French Revolution.

    • D. 

      The defeat of the English in the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

  • 7. 
    This "Iron Chancellor" persuaded the small German states to unite after the Franco-Prussian War under a kaiser. He led the newly unified Germany to marked economic advances.
    • A. 

      Wilhem II

    • B. 

      Otto von Bismark

    • C. 

      Max von Baden

    • D. 

      Adolf Hitler

  • 8. 
    During a clash between British and Indian troops in the 18th century, 146 British were driven into a cell in a jail in Calcutta. 123 suffocated by the next morning, and the incident is known as
    • A. 

      The Calcutta Incident

    • B. 

      The Massacre at Calcutta

    • C. 

      The Black Hole of Calcutta

    • D. 

      The Tragedy of Calcutta

  • 9. 
    A war betwen British and Dutch settlers in what is now South Africa, fought from 1899 to 1902 and won by the British.
    • A. 

      Boer War

    • B. 

      The Peasant's Revolt

    • C. 

      The Seven Years' War

    • D. 

      Wars of the Roses

  • 10. 
    Fighting in what is now Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia Ecuador and Peru against the Spanish, this man was known as The Liberator.
    • A. 

      Simon Bolivar

    • B. 

      Manuel Noriega

    • C. 

      Augusto Pinochet

    • D. 

      Jose de San Martin

  • 11. 
    A distinct feature of the Bolsheviks.
    • A. 

      Favored gradual democratic change over the excesses of the Russian Revolution.

    • B. 

      Wanted to immediately extend the Russian Revolution to China and Africa.

    • C. 

      Led by Lenin, they were the radicals of the Russian Revolution, favoring decisive action rather than waiting for democratic change.

    • D. 

      Led by Karl Marx, they thought the key to revolution was harnassing capital outlays spent on private industrial excess.

  • 12. 
    This monarchy held the French throne until the French Revolution. Known for their stubbornness, it was said of them "They have learned nothing, and they have forgotten nothing".
    • A. 

      Valois

    • B. 

      Bourbons

    • C. 

      Carolingians

    • D. 

      Bonapartes

  • 13. 
    After defeating France, Germany attempted to establish air superiority over England in a series of air battles that became to be known as:
    • A. 

      The Battle of the Bulge

    • B. 

      The Battle of the English Channel

    • C. 

      The Blitzkrieg Battles

    • D. 

      The Battle of Britain

  • 14. 
    Britain's empire began in the 16th century in:
    • A. 

      The Americas

    • B. 

      India

    • C. 

      Turkey

    • D. 

      North Africa

  • 15. 
    In the last major offensive by the Germans in World War II, the Allies' invasion of Belgium was halted by a German counterattack that was eventually driven back by General George Patton.
    • A. 

      Battle of Arnhem

    • B. 

      Battle of Brittany

    • C. 

      Battle of Britain

    • D. 

      Battle of the Bulge

  • 16. 
    This Irish member of the British Parliment known for his oratory supported the American Revolution but opposed the French Revolution, calling it an unjustified break with tradition.
    • A. 

      Thomas Paine

    • B. 

      Edmund Burke

    • C. 

      William Gladstone

    • D. 

      John Locke

  • 17. 
    "Peace for our time" was an ill-timed and ironic statement by:
    • A. 

      Winston Churchill

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      Herbert Hoover

    • D. 

      Neville Chamberlain

  • 18. 
    President of China until being overthrown by the Communists in 1949, this general fled to Taiwan, where he established the Republic of China.
    • A. 

      Chiang Kai-shek

    • B. 

      Mao Zedong

    • C. 

      Deng Xiaoping

    • D. 

      Hu Yaobong

  • 19. 
    Georges Clemenceau was ...
    • A. 

      The first French president after World War II.

    • B. 

      A French writer on political theory in the early 19th centrury.

    • C. 

      The premier of France at the end of WWI who demanded reperation from Germany.

    • D. 

      The French Minister of Foreign Affairs before the German invasion in WWII, driven into exile after the fall of Free France.

  • 20. 
    The government established in Britain and Ireland after the execution of Charles I in 1649 was known as ___________________. It was a republic under the leadership of the Parliament. Oliver Cromwell assumed supreme power, and the government quickly lost power after his death.
    • A. 

      The English Republic

    • B. 

      The Jacobeans

    • C. 

      The Tudors

    • D. 

      The Commonwealth

  • 21. 
    This Indian political party claimed Ghandi and Nehru as members, and dominated India's politics for 20 years after achieving independence from Britain in 1947.
    • A. 

      Bharatiya Janata Party

    • B. 

      Indian National Congress

    • C. 

      Bahujan Samaj Party

    • D. 

      Communist Party of India

  • 22. 
    This English explorer of the 18th century visited New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and North America, and approached Antarctica.
    • A. 

      James Cook

    • B. 

      Sir Francis Drake

    • C. 

      John Cabot

    • D. 

      Walter Raleigh

  • 23. 
    The Crimean War was fought to:
    • A. 

      Keep the Ottoman Empire from advancing north into Russia.

    • B. 

      Stem French incursion into Ottoman-controlled land.

    • C. 

      Establish Islam in the region north and northwest of the Black Sea.

    • D. 

      Defend the Ottoman Empire against the Russians and preserve the regional balance of power.

  • 24. 
    A movement that was started to restore vitality to the Chinese Communist Government, and saw oppression of the educated Chinese class and the rise of the Red Guard.
    • A. 

      The Great Leap Forward.

    • B. 

      Tiananmen Square Resistance.

    • C. 

      The Cultural Revolution.

    • D. 

      The Communist Revolution.

  • 25. 
    A prominent figure in the French Revolution who pressed for the execution of the king, but clashed with the more radical elements of the Revolution. He was eventually executed by the latter.
    • A. 

      Georges Danton

    • B. 

      Joseph Bonaparte

    • C. 

      Denis Diderot

    • D. 

      Robespierre

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