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World History Quiz

There are 20 questions in this quiz. Good luck!
Passing grade is 70% = C.
1) Who led the charge of the Light Brigade?
       a) The Marquis of Anglesey
       b) The Earl of Lucan
       c) The earl of Cardigan


2) The Young Italy movement was founded by what Italian nationalist in 1833?
       a) Garibaldi
       b) Cavour
       c) Mazzini


3) Which of the following orders was founded as part of the Catholic revival of the sixteenth century?
       a) Capuchins
       b) Augustinians
       c) Cistercians


4) In February, which country was devastated by massive floods?
       a) Mozambique
       b) Chile
       c) Poland
       d) Uganda


5) In what country have 12-year-old twins Luther and Johnny Htoo formed God's Army of the Holy Mountain, a guerilla group who have killed soldiers and captured a hospital?
       a) Columbia
       b) Cambodia
       c)  Myanmar (known as Burma)
       d) Vietnam


6) Apple computers first appeared in which decade?
       a) 1960's
       b) 1970's
       c) 1980's
       d) 1990's


7)  What year did Columbus "discover" Jamaica?
       a) 1497
       b)  1532
       c) 1610
       d)  1756


8) When the Roman Empire was thriving, how many years did the average Roman live?
       a) 48
       b) 65
       c) 36
       d) 22


9)  What wiped out the inhabitants of the ancient Roman city Pompeii?
       a)  Influenza
       b) A volcanic eruption
       c) Locusts
       d) War


10)  Which of the following leaders of the Americas spent the longest time in power?
       a)  Lyndon Johnson
       b) George Washington
       c) John F Kennedy
       d) Manuel Noriega
       e) Fidel Castro


11) The Peloponnesian war was fought between Athens and:
       a)  Rome
       b) Sparta
       c) Crete
       d) Nazi


12)  In 1991, The Soviet Union admitted that:
       a) its flag had been flying upside down at the Kremlin for the past 10 years.
       b) the assassination of J.F. Kennedy has been a national conspiracy.
       c)  its clocks had been off by one hour for the past 61 years.
       d) the amount of counterfeit money in circulation exceeded real currency.


13) Who was Josephine de Beauharnais?
       a) Napoleon's wife
       b) The first enlightened despot of Russia
       c) One of Henry VIII's unfortunate wives
       d) Hitler's mistress


14) Friedrich Engels collaborated:
       a)  with Hitler on the rise of Nazism.
       b) with Karl Marx on "The Communist Manifesto".
       c) with Andy Warhol on his paintings.
       d) with Mahatma Gandhi on conceptualizing peace


15) Who is the the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill?
       a) Arachne
       b)  Persephone
       c) Athena
       d) Hera


16) Where is the home of the Greek gods?
       a) The Aegean Sea
       b) Athens, Greece
       c) Mt Olympus
       d) The island of Santorini


17) According to Greek legend, who was the first woman on earth?
       a)  Athena
       b) Calliope
       c) Pandora
       d) Hera


18) Who had a face that "launched a thousand ships?"
       a) Medusa
       b) Helen of Troy
       c) Cleopatra
       d) Hera


19)  In Roman mythology the god of War is:
       a) Mars
       b) Atlas
       c) Apollo
       d) Jupiter


20) Where did the Russian submarine the Kursk sink?
       a) Barents Sea
       b) Kara Sea
       c) Black sea
       d) Laptev Sea
       e) East Siberian Sea






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