General World History Test

At some point in their lives, most people have had to study history. While you may not have studied history in a literal sense in quite some time, past (and current) events and people all over the globe have shaped the world we live in today.

Do you consider yourself worldly? Perhaps you enjoy history and would like to put your knowledge to the test...perhaps you wish you knew more and would like to see just how much you do actually know. This short quiz covers a range of times and regions of the world in varying depth and detail. Come test what you already know, and perhaps learn something completely new to you!

Created by: Adam
  1. The system used during the Middle Ages that bound a serf to work the lands of his Lord & Vassal is known as:
  2. In what century did the English Civil War take place?
  3. In what year did the First World War end?
  4. From the early 14th century until their conquest by Spanish Conquistadors, led by Cortés in the early 16th century, the mesoamerican civilization that dominated the area that is now Mexico were the:
  5. The Great Irish Potato Famine began in what year?
  6. Who led the Red Army in the Chinese Communist Revolution?
  7. In what region of the African continent was the Zulu Kingdom based?
  8. The Nazi Army invaded Poland, triggering the start of WWII in what year?
  9. Which of the following music composers was born first?
  10. Which of the following US states was one of the original 13 colonies?
  11. In what decade did Ireland leave the British Commonwealth to become The Republic of Ireland?
  12. The city of Babylon was located in what modern day country?
  13. In what state/district were the first atomic bombs primarily researched and developed in?
  14. Which of the following cities was the last city to serve as the US Capital before it was moved to Washington, DC in 1800?
  15. In which modern day country was Christopher Columbus born?
  16. Roughly how old do scientists estimate the age of our planet, Earth, to be?

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