World History Exams Prep Test (Advanced) Part- IV

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World History Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    "The Gordian Knot" has become an expression indicating a problem that is complex and difficult to unravel. It comes from the legend that _______________ "untied" the knot by cutting it.
    • A. 

      Genghis Kahn

    • B. 

      King Solomon

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar

    • D. 

      Alexander the Great

  • 2. 
    Athens was a city in Greece with high levels of cultural influence, but whose political power became limited after being defeated by ______________ in the Peloponnesian War.
    • A. 

      Macedonia

    • B. 

      Carthage

    • C. 

      Sparta

    • D. 

      Persia

  • 3. 
    The first Emperor of Rome and enforcer of the "Pax Romana" was ___________
    • A. 

      Augustus Caesar

    • B. 

      Charlemange

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar

    • D. 

      Romulus

  • 4. 
    Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovered ___________________ and claimed it for Spain.
    • A. 

      The Pacific Ocean

    • B. 

      The Philippines

    • C. 

      Venezuela

    • D. 

      The Gulf of Mexico

  • 5. 
    Thomas a Becket was a(n) _________________ in the 12th century, defending the church against the king. He gained noteriety after being murdered by 4 of the king's men.
    • A. 

      Pope

    • B. 

      Priest of an Anglican parish

    • C. 

      Archbishop of Canterbury

    • D. 

      Prelate of London

  • 6. 
    The illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, this Italian was known for being a statesman, cardinal and general, but was infamous for his cruelty.
    • A. 

      Cesare Borgia

    • B. 

      Niccolo Machiavelli

    • C. 

      Piero Soderini

    • D. 

      Giovanni Botero

  • 7. 
    "Bread and circuses", a quote by a contemporary political observer, referred to _______________ and described that entity's decline into a citizenry placated by food and flash, rather than interested in substantive issues of statehood.
    • A. 

      The Greek city-state of Athens

    • B. 

      The Frankish Kingdom

    • C. 

      The Sung Dynasty

    • D. 

      The Roman Empire

  • 8. 
    The wheel and ox-drawn plow were features of this age, which preceeded the Iron Age.
    • A. 

      Bronze Age

    • B. 

      Copper Age

    • C. 

      Stone Age

    • D. 

      Paleolithic Age

  • 9. 
    A rival to Rome before 0 AD, this North African city featured the general Hannibal and was defeated in the Third Punic War.
    • A. 

      Tunis

    • B. 

      Cairo

    • C. 

      Alexandria

    • D. 

      Carthage

  • 10. 
    This first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire was held as a model for later Christian rulers, and remembered for encouraging education.
    • A. 

      Constantine

    • B. 

      Charlemange

    • C. 

      Saint Peter

    • D. 

      Caligula

  • 11. 
    Romantically linked to both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, this queen eventually committed suicide by asp.
    • A. 

      Helen of Troy

    • B. 

      Cassadra

    • C. 

      Nefertiti

    • D. 

      Cleopatra

  • 12. 
    Hernando Cortez was a Spanish explorer who arrived in ______________ in the 16th century, spreading Catholicism, but also disease while establishing Spanish hegemony in the region.
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      The Carribbean

    • C. 

      Venezuela

    • D. 

      Florida

  • 13. 
    Demosthenes was...
    • A. 

      A Roman general.

    • B. 

      The greatest orator of ancient Greece.

    • C. 

      Part of Homer's intrepid band in The Odyssey.

    • D. 

      Ruler of Carthage during the Second Punic War.

  • 14. 
    ___________ was a Dutch scholar, Catholic priest and humanist of the early 16th century that satirized the excesses of the Catholic Church, but later attempted to mitigate aftereffects of the Reformation.
    • A. 

      Huldrych Zwingli

    • B. 

      William Farel

    • C. 

      John Calvin

    • D. 

      Desiderius Erasmus

  • 15. 
    A landed estate given by a lord to a vassal in return for the vassal's service.
    • A. 

      Commune

    • B. 

      Feif

    • C. 

      Appandage

    • D. 

      Sharecrop

  • 16. 
    Lady Godiva was an English noblewoman of the 11th century, best known for
    • A. 

      Daliances with French royalty.

    • B. 

      Riding naked through Coventry to protest high taxes.

    • C. 

      Requesting that her daughter be made head of state.

    • D. 

      Conniving to unseat her husband by having him seduced.

  • 17. 
    Guilds might be said to be the forerunners of what modern type of organization?
    • A. 

      Municipal boards.

    • B. 

      Political parties.

    • C. 

      Sporting clubs.

    • D. 

      Trade unions.

  • 18. 
    A general from Carthage, known for taking 100,000 men with elephants from Spain to Italy in an attempt to conquer Rome. Though he failed, this logistical effort is considered one of the greatest troop movements in history.
    • A. 

      Trajan

    • B. 

      Hannibal

    • C. 

      Plutarch

    • D. 

      Tanit

  • 19. 
    The Battle of Hastings was won by ____________ and paved the way for ________________.
    • A. 

      William the Conqueror / the Norman conquest of England.

    • B. 

      England / a continued British resistance to the Germans.

    • C. 

      The Russians / the crushing of the November uprising.

    • D. 

      The French / continued French success in the Napoleonic Wars.

  • 20. 
    Declaring himself head of the church in England, this monarch ended England's time as a Catholic nation; it has been Protestant ever since.
    • A. 

      William I

    • B. 

      Richard I

    • C. 

      Edward IV

    • D. 

      Henry VIII

  • 21. 
    Herodotus was an ancient Greek, and is remembered primarily for for his...
    • A. 

      Role as the first person to attempt a narrative history writing.

    • B. 

      Role as advisor to Alexander the Great.

    • C. 

      Sedition during the Peloponnesian War.

    • D. 

      Coining of the phrase "bread and circuses", in derision of the Romans.

  • 22. 
    Joan of Arc helped rally the French to expel the English in this/these war(s), which ended in the 15th century.
    • A. 

      Saintonge War.

    • B. 

      Hundred Years' War.

    • C. 

      Seven Years' War.

    • D. 

      Napoleonic Wars.

  • 23. 
    The ides of March, or March 15, saw who assassinated?
    • A. 

      Henry IV of England

    • B. 

      Ivan VI of Muscov

    • C. 

      Julius Ceaser

    • D. 

      Phillip II of Macedon

  • 24. 
    This period followed the Bronze Age, and saw the development of hardened tools and weapons.
    • A. 

      Paleolithic Age

    • B. 

      Iron Age

    • C. 

      Neolithic Age

    • D. 

      Modern Age

  • 25. 
    Warned by the Senate to disband his army, this general instead crossed the Rubicon and declared himself dictator.
    • A. 

      Alexander the Great

    • B. 

      Augustus Caesar

    • C. 

      Marcus Aurelius

    • D. 

      Julius Caesar