Historical Geography Quiz

Geography, a subject about the planet on which we live and reside. History, a subject about what we have done while residing on said planet. Can YOU master them both?

Take this quiz for a sensational geography and history test, with questions that cover all areas of history, geography, and cultural studies across time and the planet.

Created by: gishkiman
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1. Which of these empires did not occupy Mesopotamia at some point in time?
Persian Empire
English Empire
Ottoman Caliphate
Mughal Empire
Uumayyad (Arabian) Caliphate
2. The Battle of Thermopylae Pass, more commonly known by the name, "The last stand of the 300", consisted of nearly 5,000 Greek soldiers under command of Leonidas, and half a million soldiers under the Persian king ___.
Darius
Alexander
Xerxes II
Xerxes
Mohammad
3. William the b------ of Normandy fought to gain control of England from which Saxon leader?
Harold Godswin
Harald Hardrada
King Henry VI
Charlemange
4. Which country has never been under the control of the Spanish Empire?
Phillipines
Brazil
Cuba
Mexico
Moorish Kingdoms (N.W. Africa)
5. Which government occupies mainland China?
British Hong Kong
Republic of China
People's Republic of China
Honshu
6. Buddhism originated in ___.
Northern India
China
Southeast Asia
Japan
Mesopotamia
7. Once capitol of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, the city of Istanbul rests in the center of the Istanbul Strait, which connects which two areas?
North and South America
The Balkans and MiddleEast
Mainland and Southeast Asia
Honshu and the Korean Peninsula
8. the first people in N. America likely came from ___.
Africa
S. America
Russia
China
Western Europe
9. Which is not a Baltic country?
Latvia
Lithuania
Russia
Estonia
None of the above
10. The largest empire in Antiquity, second largest in history, was the ___ Empire.
Greek
Roman
Persian
Egyptian
Chinese
11. Pretoria, Cape Town, and Bloomefontein are all capitols of which country?
France
South Africa
East Pakistan
West Germany
The Bahamas
12. The Emperor Charlemange was the leader of which medieval empire?
The Holy Roman Empire
The Frankish Kingdoms
The Moorish Kingdom
The Kingdoms of Jerusalem and Antioch
The Byzantine Empire
13. Which country combines Grecko-Latin and Hebrew characters in their alphabet?
England
Germany
Italy
Turkey
Russia
Greece
14. The modern-day capitol of France, Paris, was originally named ___.
Lutetia
Loumburgia
Parisorum
St. Martin
Lombardy

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