How well do you know World History?

Do you know of the world events that have come to pass, leading to our world becoming the way it is? You may say you do, but believe me, this quiz will proove or disprove your case, separating the well-learned from the trivial.

How well do you know world history? Are you aware of the events that have contributed to civilisation, in one way or another? Are you aware that World History has had considerable influence on YOU as a person. See where you rank in the knowledge of the past...

Created by: J.M.W.
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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. The ancient civilisations which occupied modern day Iran and Iraq are called:
Mesopotamia, Sumer, Assyria
Estruscans, Macedonia
Ming dynasty
Narnia
4. What is the significance of the Epic of Gilgamesh?
It was the first written work to call for the adoption of monotheism in the Middle East
It is credited with being one of the first known epics in the region with references to immortality and human perception of the soul
It was a 500 page military strategy book which incited the people of Mesopotamia to war with their neighbours for decades
It was an ancient text with references to what modern day "alien-studies" scientists refer to as the "Annunaki"
5. Ancient Mesopotamia was gifted in warfare, as they were constant engaged in it, While the Egyptians thrived as well-learned artists and agriculturalists for centuries. Why is this the case?
Because the Mesopotamians had no natural barriers protecting them from their war-like neighbours, whereas Egypt had these barriers which allowed them to concentrate on art.
Because ancient Mesopotamia was polytheistic, therefore each tribe was under the impression that their gods had compelled them to engage in battle.
Because the ancient Egyptians had access to the Nile river, the only river in the Northern Hemisphere that flows North.
Because the ancient Mesopotamians were at constant battles for economic resources.
6. Both Jews & Muslims today, trace their lineage to which ancient patriarch?
Moses
David
Abraham
Jacob
7. What is Zoroastrianism?
The ancient religion of the persian area.
The ancient religion of the Egyptian area.
The ancient religion of Europe.
The ancient religion of the Americas.
8. ON TO LATER-ANCIENT AND MIDDLE HISTORY: What innovations if the Roman Empire frequently credited for?
The use of roads stretching for miles, ancient versions of Autobahns.
Aquaducts, for the trasnportation of water to its annexed territories
The arch, allowed them to build massively high structures
All of the abouve were innovations of the Roman Empire
9. "The Republic" is the credited as the work of which Greek philosopher?
Plato
Socrates
Ptolemy
Aristotle
Barry Manilow
10. What are is a key concept of "The Republic":
That society should be a "meritocracy", and ruled by an group of elite philosophers
That the artist should be the prize of civilisation
That slavery is a crime against humanity that must be abolished
That the Moon and Stars were indicative of the future direction of time
All of the abouve were parts of the Republic
None of the abouve were parts of the Republic
11. What was the significance of the First Council of Nicea?
It was held in the Fourth century AD, and signifies the centralisation of the Early Christian Church into the Roman Catholic powers.
It was held in the Fifth century AD and the principle objective was to divise European borders, which lead to the modern border configurations of European nations
It was a meeting to discuss the conflict between the monarchs and nobility
It has been credited as the event that lead to the drafting of the Magna Carta
12. The majority of Cathedrals in Central and Northern Europe in the Middle Ages were built in which style of architecture?
Gothic
Romanesque
13. What was Europe's view of the Black Death (aka, the Bubonic Plague)?
It lead the people of Europe to believe that God was punishing them for their sins
It prompted the people of Europe to adopt cleaner hygene practices and thus eliminated the epidemic before it spead severely
It led some Europeans to question the society's religious views
It led to the scapegoating of various Jewish communities in Spain and France
Answers 1, 3, and 4 are all correct
None of the abouve are correct
14. Who is credited with being the instigator of the Protestant Reformation?
Martin Luther
Martin Luther King Jr.
John Locke
Erasmus
Tycho Brahe
15. The scientific Revolution was of great controversy in Europe because:
It challenged the authority of the Catholic Church
Its findings would permanantly alter the social fabric of European society
It would lead to the breakout of wars that would last for decades
It was said by many to be God's will
Answers 1 and 2 are correct
Answers 3 and 4 are correct
16. How did Galileo gather proof for the Heliocentric view of the universe?
He discovered that other planets in the Solar System had moons.
He discovered that the Sun had sunspots.
He discovered that the Moon rotated in synchronicity with the Earth
He discovered that Saturn had a highly elaborate ring system
17. The Heliocentric view of the universe domianates modern Astronomy:
True
False
18. Galileo was the first to assert that the Universe was Heliocentric:
True
False

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