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World History Quiz. 700BC - 600AD

1,300 years of World History, 1 minute per question. 20 Questions.

 
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From the 7th century BC to the 4th Century BC, the Persian Empire was the largest in the world. Which of the following was NOT a famous leader?

  • Cyrus
  • Darius
  • Persopolis
  • Xerxes

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The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between Xerxes of Persia and Leonidas of ______

  • Athens
  • Corinth
  • Sparta
  • Thebes

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The Acropolis and the Parthenon are features of which city, known as the 'Birthplace of Democracy'?

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Who wrote 'The Histories' and is now known as the Father of History?

  • Hecataeus
  • Hector
  • Heredotus
  • Homer

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Which Physician started a rational scientific approach to medicine?

  • Archimedes
  • Euclid
  • Hippocrates
  • Pythagorus

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Who taught who? - Re-arrange the names to show which thinker taught the next in the list.

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  • Alexander the Great
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Aristotle

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Undefeated in battle after creating the largest empire in the world, Alexander the Great died on 11th June 323BC. How old was he?

  • 22
  • 32
  • 42
  • 52

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Alexander's body was mummified and exhibited in a glass case for more than 500 years in which country?

  • Babylon
  • Egypt
  • Greece
  • Parthia

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The rise of Rome saw a strict social order. Place each social class in order, highest first.

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  • Senators
  • Foreigners
  • Equestrians
  • Freedmen

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Which Roman leader introduced the 'Julian Calender' (12 month year of 365 days) and was said to be the first person ever born by caesarean section?

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Cleopatra had no direct ancient egyptian ancestry, which Greek dynasty, which had ruled egypt for 300 years, did she belong to?

  • Antigonid
  • Pergamon
  • Ptolemaic
  • Seleucid

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As Rome went from a Republic to an Empire, who became it's first Emperor in 27BC?

  • Claudius
  • Nero
  • Octavian
  • Pompey

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The Scutum, Gladius, Pugio and Lancea were all essentials in the Roman army. What are they?

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Left

  • Gladius
  • Lancea
  • Pugio
  • Scutum

Right

  • Javelin
  • Sword
  • Dagger
  • Shield

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Currently on display in the Vatican, name the Roman sculpture in the picture?

  • Dying Gaul
  • Laocoon
  • Nike of Samothrace
  • Venus de Milo

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India's first empire, The Mauryan Empire, reached it's greatest extent under which ruler, famous for a series of columns, called the 'Pillars of ........?

  • Ashoka
  • Gupta
  • Nanda
  • Stupa

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After unifying China for the first time, who became the First Emperor of China and was later buried with the terracotta army?

  • Li Bai
  • Qin shi Haung
  • Wang wei
  • Wu Zetian

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The Greeks and Romans had the same 12 Gods but with different names. Match the 4 Greek gods with their Roman equivalent.

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Left

  • Aphrodite
  • Hera
  • Poseidon
  • Zeus

Right

  • Venus
  • Jupiter
  • Neptune
  • Juno

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Which invention first appeared during the 'Han Dynasty' in China around 100AD?

  • Coins
  • Chopsticks
  • Gunpowder
  • Writing Paper

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Of the current 'Big Five' world religions, four were flourishing across the whole of Eurasia by the 6th Century. Match the 4 symbols to the 4 religions.

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Left

  • Aum Symbol
  • Cross
  • Star of David
  • Wheel of the Law

Right

  • Hindu
  • Buddhist
  • Jewish
  • Christian

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The Americas saw several civilizations around 600AD. Match the culture to the place it is associated with.

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Left

  • Maya
  • Nazca
  • Tiahuanaco
  • Zapotec

Right

  • Monte Alban
  • Bolivia
  • Peru
  • Yucatan peninsula

 

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