World History Exams Prep Test (MCQ Questions)

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a form of government in which the leader is not a monarch and certain citizens have the right to vote?
    • A. 

      Polis

    • B. 

      Republic

    • C. 

      Dictatorship

    • D. 

      Cireus maximum

  • 2. 
    The Roman Senate, which came to hold an important position in the Roman Republic was:
    • A. 

      Made of 2 consuls, 2 praetors and officials

    • B. 

      A select group of about 300 patricians who served for life

    • C. 

      Made up of Greek generals and was charged with protecting the Republic

    • D. 

      A group of 500 plebians who oversaw the expansion of Rome's borders

  • 3. 
    Which of the following was a period of peace and prosperity that lasted almost 200 years?
    • A. 

      Pax Romana

    • B. 

      Long winter

    • C. 

      Rubicon

    • D. 

      Latifundia

  • 4. 
    Who became the first Christian emperor?
    • A. 

      Constantine

    • B. 

      Nero

    • C. 

      Cicero

    • D. 

      Julius Casaer

  • 5. 
    The first Triumvirate was made up of:
    • A. 

      Marius, Scully, and Cincinantus

    • B. 

      Tiberius, Gaius, and Timothy

    • C. 

      Lucius, Cornelius adn Sulla

    • D. 

      Crassus, Pompey and Julius Caesar

  • 6. 
    The emperor kept the poverty stricken masses pacified by:
    • A. 

      Giving them free grain and providing entertainment on a grand scale

    • B. 

      Making hollow promises that were not fulfilled

    • C. 

      Establishing the 1st lottery in history

    • D. 

      Building the world's largest ferris wheel

  • 7. 
    The revolt led by Hussein in the early Umayyad period led to:
    • A. 

      A split of Islam into 2 groups, Shia and Sunni muslims

    • B. 

      Total disregard of the burial place of Muhammad

    • C. 

      Bloody war that lasted just seven hours

    • D. 

      Strengthening of the Umayyad dynasty

  • 8. 
    According to Islamic belief, Muhammad is:
    • A. 

      An angel

    • B. 

      Reincarnation of Moses

    • C. 

      Prophet of Allah

    • D. 

      Son of Allah

  • 9. 
    Which of the following founded the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits
    • A. 

      Act of Supremacy of 1534

    • B. 

      Council of Trent

    • C. 

      Ignatius of Loyola

    • D. 

      Pope Paul III

  • 10. 
    It was through the Muslim world that Europeans:
    • A. 

      Learned new farming techniques

    • B. 

      Recovered the works of Aristotle and other Greek philosophies

    • C. 

      Developed an appreciation for painting and sculpture

    • D. 

      Were able to obtain products from Spain and Egypt

  • 11. 
    The final decrees of the Council of Trent
    • A. 

      Empowered the Jesuits to find and try heretics, including anyone who was Protestant

    • B. 

      Stated Catholics and Protestants could practice their faiths freely

    • C. 

      Reaffirmed traditional Catholic teachings in opposition to Protestant beliefs

    • D. 

      Meaningless since they were never put into practice

  • 12. 
    One of the five Pillars of Islam, the Hajj is:
    • A. 

      An observation of the Holy month of July including fasting from dawn to sunset

    • B. 

      One's duty to give alms to the poor and unfortunate

    • C. 

      A public prayer on Friday at midday to worship Allah

    • D. 

      A pilgrimage to Makkah

  • 13. 
    Which movement had a profound effect on education?
    • A. 

      Vernacular

    • B. 

      Humanist

    • C. 

      Renaissance

    • D. 

      Liberal

  • 14. 
    The publication of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five theses
    • A. 

      Distributed first in England

    • B. 

      Immediately seen as a threat by local businesses

    • C. 

      Attacked the abuses in the sale of indulgences, beginning the Protestant Reformation

    • D. 

      Was largely ignored until decades after Luther's death

  • 15. 
    The High Renaissance in Italy is associated with which three artists?
    • A. 

      Da Vinci, Raphael and Michaelangelo

    • B. 

      Da Vinci, Van Eyck, Durer

    • C. 

      Masaccio, Donatello, Brunellescha

    • D. 

      Raphael, Donatello, de Pizan

  • 16. 
    The Peace of Augsburg formally
    • A. 

      Established the doctrine of Lutheranism

    • B. 

      Made Martin Luther the patron saint of the Holy Roman Empire

    • C. 

      Accepted the division of Christianity in Germany

    • D. 

      Ended the war between France and England

  • 17. 
    After Muhamma's death, Muslims drew up the Shari'ah which is
    • A. 

      Also know as the Six Pillars of Islam

    • B. 

      A law code that provides believers with a set of practical laws to regulate their daily lives

    • C. 

      Collection of Muhammad's wisdom and teachings that were added to the Quran

    • D. 

      An elaborate burial ritual still performed at Muslim funerals today

  • 18. 
    Christian Humanists believed that
    • A. 

      If people read the classics, especially the basic works of Christianity, they would become more pious

    • B. 

      Society should return to simpler ways and not focus on gaining wealth and material possessions

    • C. 

      God did not intend man to know more than what was written in the Bible

    • D. 

      By entering a monastery, one could assure one's salvation

  • 19. 
    Leonardo Da Vinci was an excellent example of Renaissance Italy's social, ideal because he
    • A. 

      Was a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, mathematician

    • B. 

      Wrote grand romantic poetry and insightful political treatises

    • C. 

      Was a politician; and politicians were considered the pinnacle of human achievement

    • D. 

      Came from a wealthy family and greatly improved his family status in society.

  • 20. 
    The Crusades had little lasting impact on Southwest Asia except to:
    • A. 

      Divide the Muslims into Shias and Sunnis

    • B. 

      Breed centuries of mistrust between Muslims and Christians

    • C. 

      Establish Christianity in the Arab nations

    • D. 

      Create a spirit of brotherhood between Byzanites and Muslims

  • 21. 
    The Aryan lived in tribal groups and had a strong tradition of
    • A. 

      Being farmers

    • B. 

      Valuing education

    • C. 

      Being warriors

    • D. 

      Being peaceful

  • 22. 
    Who was Siddhartha Gautama?
    • A. 

      The ruler of the Aryans around 1500 B.C.

    • B. 

      Founder of Buddhism

    • C. 

      Ruler of the Harrappans

    • D. 

      King of India

  • 23. 
    The Silk road was a
    • A. 

      Road covered in silk only a king could travel

    • B. 

      Great wall three thousand miles long

    • C. 

      Trade route between the Roman Empire and China that ran through India's Kushan Kingdom

    • D. 

      Road that wound through Japan, the 1st area of the world to produce silk.

  • 24. 
    The Zhou Dynasty claimed it ruled China because
    • A. 

      It had the Mandate of heaven

    • B. 

      It had an army of artists

    • C. 

      Zhou ancestors had chosen it

    • D. 

      The Mongrils feared it

  • 25. 
    An important concept that became a crucial part of Chinese history was
    • A. 

      The view that art, poetry and literature were important to soldiers

    • B. 

      The Confucian belief that the government should be open to all men of superior talent

    • C. 

      The belief that the Great Wall would protect China from all enemies

    • D. 

      The Shaolin view that one must be able to combat mentally as well as physically

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