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. 
    What letter designates the Danube River?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 3. 
    What letter designates the Ganges river?
    • 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. 
    What letter designates the Mediterranean Ocean?
    • 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