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World History 600-1450 Quiz

A trip round the world, covering 850 years of world history 20 Questions.

 
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Islam - In which Year was the Prophet Muhammed forced to flee his home of Mecca to the village of Medina?

  • 622
  • 662
  • 702
  • 742

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Which Dynasty, famed for it's Poetry, ruled China for 289 years between 618-907 and whose Capital was the Largest City in the World at the time?

  • The Han Dynasty
  • The Qin Dynasty
  • The Tang Dynasty
  • The Zhou Dynasty

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Who was the Viking that landed in north America (newfoundland) some 500 years before Christopher Columbus?

  • Erik the Red
  • Leif Ericson
  • Olaf Tryggvason
  • Eric the Viking

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The Viking chieftain Rollo established the Duchy of Normandy in 911, who was his great, great, great, grandson?

  • Thor
  • William the Conqueror
  • Edward the Confessor
  • Harald Hardrada

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Which Pacific Island contains 887 stone statues known as 'Moai'?

  • Tuvalu
  • Solomon Islands
  • Rapa nui
  • Cook Islands

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In China the 'Song Dynasty' established in 960, published the formula for making what in 1044?

  • Silk
  • Paper
  • Gunpowder
  • The Great Wall

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Which 13th century figure's real name was 'Temujin'?

  • Attila the Hun
  • Ghengis Khan
  • Ivan the Terrible
  • Kublai Khan

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Which two sides fought at the Battle of 'Ayn Jalut on the 3rd September 1260?

  • Mongols and Mamluks
  • Mamluks and Persians
  • Mongols and Ottomans
  • Persians and Ottomans

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The 'Hagia Sophia' is associated with which Empire?

  • The Sassanid Empire
  • The Byzantine Empire
  • The Achaemenid Empire
  • The Roman Empire

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Who was Crowned by the Pope on Christmas Day 800?

  • King Alfred
  • William the Conqueror
  • Cnut
  • Charlemagne

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Landing at Acre in June 1191, which Crusade did 'Richard the Lionheart' participate in?

  • The First Crusade
  • The Third Crusade
  • The Fifth Crusade
  • The Seventh Crusade

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What is the name of the trade route from china to europe that flourished in the 13th and 14th century?

  • The Paper Trail
  • The Caravan Trail
  • The Silk Road
  • The Dirt Road

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The 'Black Death' made its appearance in Europe on a boat that ported in the mediterranean in which year?

  • 1047
  • 1147
  • 1247
  • 1347

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Owners of the Largest Bank in 15th Century Europe, the 'Medici' family were based in which Italian City?

  • Florence
  • Lucca
  • Pisa
  • Siena

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Constructed in the 12th Century and still the world's largest religious building 'Angkor Wat' is in which modern day country?

  • Vietnam
  • The phillipines
  • Cambodia
  • Borneo

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The 'Deccan Rebellion' of 1345, named after the Deccan Plateau, occured in which country?

  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Australia

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Who besieged Constantinople in 1453, ending the Byzantine Empire which had stood for over 1,000 years?

  • Mongols
  • Ottomans
  • Franks
  • Huns

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The 'Ming Dynasty' was established in China in 1368, which of the following are they NOT known for?

  • Porcelain
  • The Forbidden City
  • Fireworks
  • The Great Wall

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The City of 'Chichen Itza' was built by which South American civilization?

  • Aztec
  • Inca
  • Maya
  • Toltec

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Modern day Mexico City stands on the site of which pre-columbian civilization?

  • Aztec
  • Inca
  • Maya
  • Olmec

 

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