Mr. Hendersons' World History Pre-test

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Mr. Hendersons

This quiz is designed to explore your general knowledge of World History and to assist me in understanding how I should approach class


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What letter designates the Amazon river?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 4. 
    What letter designates the Mississippi river?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 5. 
    What letter designates the Nile river?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 6. 
    How rulers could gain and maintain power was the focus of "The Prince", a book written by:
    • A. 

      Francesco Petrarch

    • B. 

      Filippo Brunelleschi

    • C. 

      Niccolo Machiavelli

    • D. 

      Michelangelo

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    Who led the Portuguese in exploring Africa?
    • A. 

      Christopher Colombus

    • B. 

      Queen Isabella

    • C. 

      Amerigo Vespucci

    • D. 

      Prince Henry the Navigator

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    What letter designates the Artic Ocean?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 12. 
    What letter designates the Atlantic Ocean?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 13. 
    What letter designates the Indian Ocean?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 15. 
    What letter designates the Pacific Ocean?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 16. 
    The leader of the Roundheads during the English Civil War was?
    • A. 

      Charles I

    • B. 

      Henry VIII

    • C. 

      Parliament

    • D. 

      Oliver Cromwell

  • 17. 
    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

  • 18. 
    In the late 1500's, France was torn apart by religious wars between Catholics and:
    • A. 

      Muslims

    • B. 

      Huguenots

    • C. 

      Jews

    • D. 

      Calvinists

  • 19. 
    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

  • 20. 
    All of the following types of government control every aspect of people's lives EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Totalitarianism

    • B. 

      Fascism

    • C. 

      Democracy

    • D. 

      Communism

  • 21. 
    THe Great Depression was mainly:
    • A. 

      A natural disaster

    • B. 

      An economic event

    • C. 

      A political party

    • D. 

      A military campaign

  • 22. 
    World War I took place from __________  to  ___________:
    • A. 

      1914 to 1918

    • B. 

      1929 to 1938

    • C. 

      1919 to 1945

    • D. 

      1964 to 1975

  • 23. 
    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)

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    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

  • 26. 
    Where did the first cities emerge?
    • A. 

      Along trade routes

    • B. 

      In river valleys

    • C. 

      Along the Mediterranean coast

    • D. 

      In the Americas

  • 27. 
    Which of the following aided cultural diffusion among ancient peoples:
    • A. 

      Trade

    • B. 

      New technology

    • C. 

      Poor leaders

    • D. 

      Farming

  • 28. 
    Who united the Hebrew tribes into a single nation?
    • A. 

      Soloman

    • B. 

      David

    • C. 

      Deborah

    • D. 

      Moses

  • 29. 
    The most heavily populated region of the world in 1970 was  ___________?
    • A. 

      Europe

    • B. 

      South Asia

    • C. 

      East Asia

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 30. 
    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

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      Latin America

    • B. 

      North America

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 32. 
    The region of the world that is projected to more thatn double its population by the year 2000 is ________?
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      Latin America

    • C. 

      South Asia

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 33. 
    Which of the following geographis features had the greatest influence on ancient Egypt?
    • A. 

      The Mediterranean Sea

    • B. 

      The Nile River

    • C. 

      The Nubian Desert

    • D. 

      The Red Sea

  • 34. 
    The Aryans divided people into classes by:
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Race

    • C. 

      Occupation

    • D. 

      Sex

  • 35. 
    The Chinese system of writing was difficult to learn because it used _______.
    • A. 

      A complex alphabet

    • B. 

      Hundreds of letters

    • C. 

      Thousands of characters

    • D. 

      Numbers instead of letters

  • 36. 
    Which of the following groups generally supported nationalist's goals?
    • A. 

      Monarchs

    • B. 

      Noble landowners

    • C. 

      Church leaders

    • D. 

      Ethnic leaders

  • 37. 
    Homer, William Shakespear, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain were all _________.
    • A. 

      Writers

    • B. 

      Painters

    • C. 

      Architects

    • D. 

      Musicians

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      Recorder

    • B. 

      Saxophone

    • C. 

      Piano

    • D. 

      Electric guitar

  • 39. 
    Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci were all ______________.
    • A. 

      Politicians

    • B. 

      Musicians

    • C. 

      Artists

    • D. 

      Scientists

  • 40. 
    The column, the arch, and the dome all represent developments in __________.
    • A. 

      Painting

    • B. 

      Sculpture

    • C. 

      Philosophy

    • D. 

      Architecture

  • 41. 
    The political consequences of imperialism included _________________:
    • A. 

      Increased tensions among western powers

    • B. 

      Greater cooperation among western powers

    • C. 

      Acceptance of colonial rule in Africa and Asia

    • D. 

      Strengthening of local governments in Africa and Asia

  • 42. 
    Under Otto von Bismarck, Germany took a pioneering role in _____________:
    • A. 

      Political reform

    • B. 

      Social and economic reform

    • C. 

      Socialists reform

    • D. 

      Judicial reform

  • 43. 
    What German action finally caused Britain and France to begin World War II?
    • A. 

      The annexation of Austria

    • B. 

      The invasion of Poland

    • C. 

      The seizing of Czechoslovakia

    • D. 

      The invasion of Ethiopia

  • 44. 
    One case of the March 1917 revolution in Russia was ________:
    • A. 

      The death of Rasputin

    • B. 

      Food shortages

    • C. 

      Lenin's return to Russia

    • D. 

      The treaty of Brest-Litovsk

  • 45. 
    The 1944 invasion called D-Day was aimed at German forces in what area?
    • A. 

      Italy

    • B. 

      The Soviet Union

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      North Africa

    • E. 

      Japan

  • 46. 
    A land mass surrounded on three sides by water is called a/an ____________.
    • A. 

      Island

    • B. 

      Isthmus

    • C. 

      Archipelago

    • D. 

      Peninsula

  • 47. 
      The first civilizations developed ____________.
    • A. 

      Along trade routes

    • B. 

      Along rivers

    • C. 

      Along railroad lines

    • D. 

      On islands

  • 48. 
    To find the absolute location on Goldfield Nevada, you would consult a/an ___________.
    • A. 

      Dictionary

    • B. 

      Globe

    • C. 

      Atlas

    • D. 

      Almanac

  • 49. 
    The legend/key of a map is used to  __________________.
    • A. 

      Show the distance between places on a map

    • B. 

      Identify what the map is about

    • C. 

      Explain what a map's symbols, lines, and colors represent

    • D. 

      Indicate the direction on the map

  • 50. 
    Mexico, Germany, Japan, and Nigeria are all ___________.
    • A. 

      Continents

    • B. 

      Regions

    • C. 

      Provinces

    • D. 

      Nations