World History Test: Can You Pass This Toughest Quiz? Trivia

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World History Test: Can You Pass This Toughest Quiz? Trivia

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  • 1. 
    By 1900's which of the following pairs of countries were the world's leading industrial nations?
    • A. 

      Britain and the US

    • B. 

      Germany and the US

    • C. 

      Japan and Germany

    • D. 

      Britain and Germany

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The development of anesthesia

    • B. 

      Higher death rates

    • C. 

      The beginning of nursing

    • D. 

      Improved sanitation

  • 3. 
    In the 19ht century cities, the poor lived
    • A. 

      In planned residential neighborhoods

    • B. 

      On the outskirts of the city

    • C. 

      In skyscrapers

    • D. 

      In tenements near the factories

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Ministers

    • B. 

      Social Darwanism

    • C. 

      Unions

    • D. 

      City planners

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The middle class

    • B. 

      Peasants

    • C. 

      The nobility

    • D. 

      The upper class

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Honesty

    • B. 

      Respectability

    • C. 

      Generosity

    • D. 

      Individuality

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      It disagrees with the Biblical account of creation

    • B. 

      It states that religion us a way to state to control the masses

    • C. 

      It denies the existence of God

    • D. 

      It challenges the moral authority of the church

  • 8. 
    An example of a romantic painting might be a
    • A. 

      Landscape showing a violent storm

    • B. 

      Portrait of a middle class family

    • C. 

      Scene of a modern city

    • D. 

      Scene of workers in a factory

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Britain and France

    • B. 

      Germany and the US

    • C. 

      Russia and Germany

    • D. 

      Belgium and Germany

  • 10. 
    One scientist whose work contributed directly to increased life expectancy in the late 1800's was?
    • A. 

      Dmitri Mendeleev

    • B. 

      Charles Lyell

    • C. 

      Alfred Novel

    • D. 

      Joseph Lister

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Sewage systems

    • B. 

      Skyscrapers

    • C. 

      Multistory apartment buildings

    • D. 

      Paved streets

  • 12. 
    The saying "a women's place its at home" reflected the values of which of the following groups in 1850?
    • A. 

      The working class

    • B. 

      The middle class

    • C. 

      Miners

    • D. 

      Farmworkers

  • 13. 
    Darwin challenged traditional beliefs by asserting that 
    • A. 

      Earth was older that formerly thought

    • B. 

      Women were equal to men

    • C. 

      All forms of life evolved over millions of years

    • D. 

      The sun was the center of the universe

  • 14. 
    The romantic movement in art and literature was a reaction against
    • A. 

      Socialism

    • B. 

      Nationalsim

    • C. 

      The Enlightenment

    • D. 

      The French Revolution

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      It made Europeans feel sorry for their "little brothers"

    • B. 

      It created a need for land

    • C. 

      It created a need for raw materials and markets

    • D. 

      It made westerners feel obligated to improve the human species

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Italy

    • D. 

      Britain

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      To spread their political beliefs

    • B. 

      To gain possession of its oil

    • C. 

      To help it modernize

    • D. 

      To save it from the Ottoman Rule

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      India gained its Independence

    • B. 

      India became a protectorate of Britain

    • C. 

      Britain began to rule india directly

    • D. 

      The East India Company took over the rule of India

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      It was the center of a flourishing civilization

    • B. 

      It was the midst of an economic revival

    • C. 

      It was a growing industrial nation

    • D. 

      Its society and economy were in decline

  • 20. 
    After 1900's Chinese reformers supported
    • A. 

      Confucian Ideals

    • B. 

      Westernisation

    • C. 

      Imperialism

    • D. 

      Christianity

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      Genocide

    • B. 

      Social Darwinism

    • C. 

      Westernization

    • D. 

      Resistance to expansion

  • 22. 
    In the Boer War, the British fought descendants of which settlers?
    • A. 

      Asante

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Ottoman Turk

    • D. 

      Dutch

  • 23. 
    Ethiopia was able to resist Europeans because 
    • A. 

      Its leader was educated in the West

    • B. 

      It had modern weapons and a well trained army

    • C. 

      It formed an alliance with the ottomans

    • D. 

      It had a favorable balance trade

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      The spread of christianity

    • B. 

      The weakening of the central government

    • C. 

      The growth of democracy

    • D. 

      Corrupting western influences

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      He introduced industry to Egypt

    • B. 

      He led Egypt's Nationalist movement

    • C. 

      He freed Egypt from british rule

    • D. 

      He built the Suez Canal

  • 26. 
    The Sepoy rebellion was caused by 
    • A. 

      Food shortages

    • B. 

      British insensitivity to Indian Customs

    • C. 

      A tax increase

    • D. 

      A reduction in the sepoys' salary

  • 27. 
    The Indian national Congress wanted 
    • A. 

      Eventual self rule fir India

    • B. 

      A revolution ti end British rule

    • C. 

      A tax on British goods

    • D. 

      Control of India

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Britain's opium trade

    • B. 

      Peasants hardships

    • C. 

      A desire for self rule

    • D. 

      Anger at western reforms

  • 29. 
    Germany joined the triple alliance to protect itself against 
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Britain

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      The ottoman empire

  • 30. 
    On the eve of  WW1 Bosnia was ruled by
    • A. 

      Servia

    • B. 

      The ottoman empire

    • C. 

      Austria Hungary

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      The tank

    • B. 

      The automatic machine gun

    • C. 

      The airplane

    • D. 

      The rifle

  • 32. 
    World War I was more destructive than earlier wars because
    • A. 

      The armies were more ruthless

    • B. 

      It lasted longer

    • C. 

      Modern weapons were more deadly

    • D. 

      Airplanes could drop huge bombs

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      The Russian Revolution

    • B. 

      The involvement of the US

    • C. 

      The waging of total war

    • D. 

      The battle of Galipolli

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      It remain neutral

    • B. 

      It joined the Central Powers

    • C. 

      It joined the allies

    • D. 

      It successfully defended its interests in the Middle East

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Nations made political and military alliances

    • B. 

      Strong governments developed

    • C. 

      Nations made economic alliances

    • D. 

      Political tension was removed

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Too many soldiers died of disease in the trenches

    • B. 

      The machine guns made it nearly impossible to advance

    • C. 

      No weapons were used

    • D. 

      Too few soldiers were willing to kill enemy soldiers

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      The machine gun

    • B. 

      The airplane

    • C. 

      The submarine

    • D. 

      Poisson gas

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      They contributed little in war effort

    • B. 

      Their role differed very little from their role during peace time

    • C. 

      They kept their their nations' economies going during the war

    • D. 

      They focused their efforts on ending the war

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      The treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    • B. 

      The battle of Galipolli

    • C. 

      The attack on the Lusitania

    • D. 

      The battle of Caporetto

  • 40. 
    In 1918 Europe was 
    • A. 

      An economic giant

    • B. 

      Gearing up for war

    • C. 

      In ruins

    • D. 

      Rebuilding itself

  • 41. 
    Lenin believed that a socialist revolution could succeed in Russia if
    • A. 

      Revolutions were carried out at the same time in other parts of europe

    • B. 

      Russia became an industrial state

    • C. 

      The peasants owned the land they worked

    • D. 

      A small group of dedicated revolutionaries controlled the government

  • 42. 
    • A. 

      Civil war in Russia

    • B. 

      WWI

    • C. 

      War between Russia and Japan

    • D. 

      Fighting between the Bolsheviks and the Red army

  • 43. 
    Lenin's New economy Policy was designed to
    • A. 

      End all traces of capitalism

    • B. 

      Rebuild the soviet economy

    • C. 

      Make the soviet an industrial state

    • D. 

      End the state control over farms and industry

  • 44. 
    Stalin was rose to power by
    • A. 

      Assassinating Lenin

    • B. 

      Winning the confidence of the Russian people

    • C. 

      Building a loyal among communist party members

    • D. 

      Using the red army to defeat his enemies

  • 45. 
    The main purpuses of Stalin's 5 year plan was to 
    • A. 

      Turn the Soviet Union into a military power

    • B. 

      Increase farm production

    • C. 

      Produce more consumer goods

    • D. 

      Turn the soviet union into a modern industrial power

  • 46. 
    • A. 

      There were no social classes

    • B. 

      Farm workers made up a new elite

    • C. 

      Communist party members made up a privileged group

    • D. 

      Landowners remained at the top of the social order

  • 47. 
    One of the causes of march 1917 revolution was 
    • A. 

      The death of Rasputin

    • B. 

      Food shortages

    • C. 

      Lenin's return to Russia

    • D. 

      The treaty of Brest-Litovask

  • 48. 
    In the civil war that broke out after the Bolshevik Revolution, the Red Army fought against the
    • A. 

      Bolsheviks

    • B. 

      Whites

    • C. 

      Communist

    • D. 

      Cheka

  • 49. 
    • A. 

      Ir was a classless society

    • B. 

      The government was democratic

    • C. 

      The Communist party held absolute control over the govenment

    • D. 

      Capitalism was completely abolished

  • 50. 
    Stalin Became the Soviet Leader as the result of...
    • A. 

      Lenin's Death

    • B. 

      Trotsky's assassination

    • C. 

      A popular uprising

    • D. 

      A free election

  • 51. 
    • A. 

      The soviet standard of living increased greatly

    • B. 

      Agricultural output increased

    • C. 

      The soviet Union became a major military power

    • D. 

      Heavy industry expanded

  • 52. 
    Stalin mainly use of propaganda to
    • A. 

      Promote militarism

    • B. 

      Increase support for communities

    • C. 

      Wage a war against illiteracy

    • D. 

      Wage a war against smallpox

  • 53. 
    End of chapter 15
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      Yai!!

  • 54. 
    • A. 

      New Deal Programs

    • B. 

      Labor Saving Devices

    • C. 

      Equal opportunity laws

    • D. 

      The creation of many new jobs

  • 55. 
    • A. 

      It was democratic

    • B. 

      It glorified blind loyalty to the state

    • C. 

      It promoted communist ideas

    • D. 

      It condemned warfare

  • 56. 
    • A. 

      Promise of a new democracy

    • B. 

      Big business and labor

    • C. 

      Support of Weimar government

    • D. 

      The great depression

  • 57. 
    The Maginot Line was created in France in order to
    • A. 

      Rebuild the nation's struggling economy

    • B. 

      End of the revolution

    • C. 

      Prop up the unstable government

    • D. 

      Prevent another German invasion

  • 58. 
    The purpose of the Kellogg-Briand Pact was to 
    • A. 

      Establish military alliances

    • B. 

      End war forever

    • C. 

      Promote economic cooperation among nations

    • D. 

      Establish Germany's borders

  • 59. 
    • A. 

      It promised order in times of uncertainty

    • B. 

      It guaranteed a job for everyone

    • C. 

      It promised to restore "rule by reason" to Italy.

    • D. 

      It restored the Church as the most important institution in Italy.

  • 60. 
    • A. 

      Most germans were barely affected by Nazism

    • B. 

      The Nazis controlled all aspects of German life

    • C. 

      The Nazis controlled the government, but it had little influence on other German institutions.

    • D. 

      The Nazis kept firm control over Germany but followed moderate and tolerant policies.

  • 61. 
    • A. 

      Individuality

    • B. 

      Rationality

    • C. 

      Loyalty

    • D. 

      Generosity

  • 62. 
    Many Italians supported Fascism because it
    • A. 

      Promised a better life

    • B. 

      Was the only political party

    • C. 

      Pledged to unite Italy and Germany

    • D. 

      Ended the influence of the Church

  • 63. 
    An artist that uses triangles, squares, and circles to represent people and objects would be called a
    • A. 

      Bauhaus Artist

    • B. 

      Dadaist

    • C. 

      Cubist

    • D. 

      Surrealist

  • 64. 
    One effect of the Great depression in the United States was
    • A. 

      Low unemployment

    • B. 

      Limits on immigration

    • C. 

      More government involvement in peoples lives

    • D. 

      A reduction is social programs

  • 65. 
    The idea that space and time are not absolute is known as
    • A. 

      Psychoanalysis

    • B. 

      The theory of relativity

    • C. 

      Newton's Law

    • D. 

      The theory of uncertainty

  • 66. 
    One of Hitler's goals was the 
    • A. 

      Continuation of the weimar republic

    • B. 

      Persecution and elimination of Jews

    • C. 

      Spread of communism through out the world

    • D. 

      Creation of global state

  • 67. 
    One effect of the Kellogg-Briand pact was
    • A. 

      The pursuit of disarmament

    • B. 

      The establishment of the league of Nations

    • C. 

      The formation of new alliances

    • D. 

      The end of war

  • 68. 
    After World War I the works of many important writers expressed
    • A. 

      Hope the future

    • B. 

      Feelings of hopelessness and loss

    • C. 

      Confidence that the new technology would solve the world's problems

    • D. 

      Deep spiritual joy

  • 69. 
    In response to Axis aggression in the 1930s, Western democracies followed a policy of
    • A. 

      Containment

    • B. 

      Appeasement

    • C. 

      Aggression

    • D. 

      Genocide

  • 70. 
    The term holocaust refers to the
    • A. 

      Bumping of Britain

    • B. 

      Mobilization for total war

    • C. 

      Massacre of more than 6 million Jews

    • D. 

      Turning point of the war in north Africa

  • 71. 
    The battle of Midway was a turning point that
    • A. 

      Brought the United States into the war

    • B. 

      Allowed the United States to take the offensive in the Pacific

    • C. 

      Force Japan to surrender

    • D. 

      Started Japan's uninterrupted series of pictures

  • 72. 
    The war in Europe ended with the
    • A. 

      Bombing of Hiroshima

    • B. 

      Battle of the Bulge

    • C. 

      Capture and execution of Mussolini

    • D. 

      Surrender of Germany

  • 73. 
    • A. 

      The invasion of Ethiopia

    • B. 

      The anschluss

    • C. 

      The Spanish Civil War

    • D. 

      The surrender of the Sudetenland

  • 74. 
    • A. 

      London

    • B. 

      Dunkirk

    • C. 

      Paris

    • D. 

      Vichy

  • 75. 
    "Operation Barbarossa" refers to to Hitler's plan to conquer
    • A. 

      Greece

    • B. 

      North Africa

    • C. 

      Britain

    • D. 

      The Soviet Union

  • 76. 
    The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
    • A. 

      Broke the war to an end

    • B. 

      Brought United States into the war

    • C. 

      Ended US interfering in Asia and the Pacific

    • D. 

      Tested their destructive power of its bombers

  • 77. 
    "D-day refers to the 
    • A. 

      Allied invasion of France

    • B. 

      Entry of the united states into the war

    • C. 

      End of World War II

    • D. 

      British victory in north Africa

  • 78. 
     Which of these battles was a  turning point after which the United States took the offensive in the Pacific?
    • A. 

      Pearl Harbor

    • B. 

      Midway Island

    • C. 

      Iwo Jima

    • D. 

      Burma

  • 79. 
    The allied forces ended the war in Europe by
    • A. 

      Invading Italy

    • B. 

      Bombing Hiroshima

    • C. 

      Liberating Paris

    • D. 

      Capturing Berlin

  • 80. 
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      The United States

    • C. 

      The Soviet Union

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 81. 
    The nation that suffered the greatest number of civilian and military dead or wounded in world war two was
    • A. 

      The Soviet Union

    • B. 

      Britain

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 82. 
    The major rivals in the Cold War were
    • A. 

      Britain and France

    • B. 

      Germany and Italy

    • C. 

      The United States of the Soviet Union

    • D. 

      China and Japan

  • 83. 
    • A. 

      Increased exports

    • B. 

      The growth of service industries

    • C. 

      A loss of influence in the world

    • D. 

      An increase in the number of manufacturing jobs

  • 84. 
    Germany was able to reunite because
    • A. 

      Bandt signed a treaty with the Soviet Union

    • B. 

      Students destroyed the Berlin Wall

    • C. 

      Communism in the soviet union collapsed

    • D. 

      The East Germans revolted against the soviets

  • 85. 
    • A. 

      To cut ties with the US

    • B. 

      To become and independent nation

    • C. 

      To limit immigration

    • D. 

      To quit NATO

  • 86. 
    • A. 

      An efficient bureaucracy

    • B. 

      Highly motivated workers

    • C. 

      A high standard of living

    • D. 

      Shortages of food and consumer goods

  • 87. 
    • A. 

      Peaceful reforms

    • B. 

      Violent revolution

    • C. 

      Long negotiations

    • D. 

      Civil disobedience

  • 88. 
    The civil war in Yugoslavia was fought
    • A. 

      Between communists and anti-communists

    • B. 

      Between pro-democracy supporters and followers of Milosevic

    • C. 

      Among Serbs, Croats and Muslims

    • D. 

      Between northern and Southern Yugoslavia.

  • 89. 
    • A. 

      High unemployment

    • B. 

      Frequent small scale wars

    • C. 

      The growth of socialism

    • D. 

      Its division into military alliances

  • 90. 
    • A. 

      Algerian Independence

    • B. 

      War in Vietnam

    • C. 

      Nationalization

    • D. 

      The Cold War

  • 91. 
    During the cold war, the primary goal of american foreign policy was to
    • A. 

      Protect human rights everywhere

    • B. 

      Encourage economic growth in communism countries

    • C. 

      Stop the spread of communism

    • D. 

      Create a world without war

  • 92. 
    • A. 

      NAFTA

    • B. 

      The Warsaw Pact

    • C. 

      The United Nations

    • D. 

      NATO

  • 93. 
    One of the goals of Gen. MacArthur's military government was
    • A. 

      To punish the Japanese people

    • B. 

      To guarantee a democratic government in Japan

    • C. 

      To restore japan to its former glory

    • D. 

      To force the Japanese to help rebuild the United States

  • 94. 
    Mao Zedong what's able to defeat the Nationalists because
    • A. 

      The Nationalists had no leader

    • B. 

      He was financed by the wealthy landowners

    • C. 

      The Japanese government supported him

    • D. 

      Most of the people supported

  • 95. 
    • A. 

      Peasants were moved from the countryside to the cities

    • B. 

      The business-class was glorified

    • C. 

      Factory workers took control of the government

    • D. 

      Land was redistributed depressants

  • 96. 
     Hong Kong and Taiwan share which of the following with China?
    • A. 

      An economic system

    • B. 

      A similar culture

    • C. 

      A government

    • D. 

      A democracy

  • 97. 
    • A. 

      Location

    • B. 

      Climate

    • C. 

      Culture

    • D. 

      Natural resources

  • 98. 
     Which of the following was a problem faced by new nations of Southeast Asia?
    • A. 

      They were unable to feed their people

    • B. 

      They were caught in the middle of the Cold War

    • C. 

      They lacked of natural resources for economic development

    • D. 

      They lacked strong leaders

  • 99. 
    A long-term goal of Ho Chi Minh was
    • A. 

      Free Vietnam from foreign domination

    • B. 

      To unite Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

    • C. 

      To hold free elections in Vietnam

    • D. 

      To make South Vietnam a free nation

  • 100. 
    • A. 

      Most of the world's people leaving the region

    • B. 

      It has most of the world's resources

    • C. 

      It has most of the world's freshwater

    • D. 

      The volume of trade across the Pacific is greater than across the Atlantic

  • 101. 
     One effective interdependence on Japan is that
    • A. 

      It is heavily in debt

    • B. 

      It must work to improve international relations

    • C. 

      It has a huge trade deficit

    • D. 

      It has few jobs for its workers

  • 102. 
    • A. 

      Mao promised to improve life for the peasants

    • B. 

      Mao promised to defeat capitalist

    • C. 

      Mao promised to turn China into an industrial nation

    • D. 

      Mao promised to return to the old ways

  • 103. 
    The intention for the four modernization was
    • A. 

      To limit family size

    • B. 

      To end the democracy movement

    • C. 

      To get rid of non-Communists

    • D. 

      To improve China's economy

  • 104. 
    In which of the following areas is there the biggest difference between North and South Korea?
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Language

    • C. 

      Economy

    • D. 

      History

  • 105. 
      During the cold war, which of the following was an American priority in Southeast Asia?
    • A. 

      To stop the spread of communism

    • B. 

      To support independence movements

    • C. 

      To establish trade alliances

    • D. 

      To establish colonies