World History Quizzes & Trivia

"Since the dawn of time, man...."Wait, what? Come on...get real. History has a way of repeating itself does it not? Nations such as the Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, British, Germans and French have all made it into the history books. I'm sure you know about them. However, what of the Sythians, Persians, Zulus, Mayans, Mauri and Amazonians? How much do you think you know?

Do you know who invented the abacus? What about who invented the chariot? Think you're a history boffin? Think you can answer questions like "Who was the first king of England?", "Who overthrew the Persian empire" or "When was the Mayan calendar first carved? If so, then prepare to take a step back into the pages of history. Will you go down in history as the one with the answers, or will history repeat itself with you like countless others before you?

Is history your favorite subject? Do you have enough knowledge of world history? If so, then this quiz is really for you. Take this quiz based on basic world history and test your knowledge of how much do you know about history....

Questions: 18  |  Attempts: 59073   |  Last updated: Oct 16, 2019
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    World War I began in which year?

History can be defined as the knowledge obtained through scrutinizing the past based on written documents which relate to past events as memory, discovery, collection, and interpretation of facts about events. The people who...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 2490   |  Last updated: Apr 29, 2019
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    Which of the following was a technological innovation of the Paleolithic peoples?

You might be the kind of person who prefers to look to the future or live in the present than to dwell on the past but studying history can actually be a very enriching experience, be it with regards to war, society or any...

Questions: 16  |  Attempts: 1198   |  Last updated: Mar 26, 2019
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    The creation of agricultural surpluses resulted in:

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

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 967   |  Last updated: Jun 20, 2017
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    What letter designates the Amazon river?

This quiz is based on World history and created on Aug-17-2011

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 765   |  Last updated: Jan 28, 2013
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    Zimbabwe attained independence in 




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World History Questions & Answers


What was the name of the disease that ravaged and killed a third of Europe's population in the 14th century?
Bubonic plague is one of three forms of plague(disease caused by the bacterium yersinia pestis) now known to exist. The others are septicemic and pneumonic. The relative importance of the three in the epidemic that struck 14th century europe is the s
Who fought in the war of 1812?
Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson was the commanding general of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Napoleon also fought during this time, but in the aptly named Napoleonic wars.
Why did people choose river valleys locations? What resources did these locations provide? The major early civilizations arose in river valleys.
Being located in river valleys provided many benefits to early civilizations. The rivers gave them a mode of transportation for both travel and trade, as well as providing water for irrigating crops. It also provided fish, and people could hunt the a
What disease ravaged and killed a third of Europe's population in the 14th century?A. The White DeathB. The Black PlagueC. SmallpoxD. The Bubonic Plague
I believe the answer to this should actually be the Black Death. The bubonic plague is actually only part of the Black Death, which consisted of 3 'plagues' that all stemmed from the same bacteria carried by the fleas on the rats that arrived in Euro
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