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World History Quiz 1450-1750 Quiz (part 2)

A trip round the world covering 300 years of world history. 20 Questions.

 
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"I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman, but.....the heart.....of a King" Elizabeth I made this speech in which year?

  • 1568
  • 1578
  • 1588
  • 1598

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Where did Sir Walter Raleigh establish the first settlement of the United States in 1584, also known as 'the lost colony'?

  • Fradrak Island
  • Roanoke Island
  • Tangier Island
  • Victoria Island

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Although English fishermen had 'wintered' on Americas east coast for 100 years, the first permanent settlement was located where in 1607?

  • Charlestown
  • Jamestown
  • Plymouth
  • Providence

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In 1620 the 'Pilgrim Fathers' landed at Plymouth rock in which ship?

  • Discovery
  • Golden Hind
  • Mayflower
  • Santa Maria

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Which one of these four notorious pirates was known as 'the gentleman pirate'?

  • Francis Drake
  • Henry Morgan
  • John Rackham
  • Edward Teach

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Edward Lloyds 'coffee house' was a place for ship owners to meet who?

  • Crewmen
  • Ship Builders
  • Slaves
  • Underwriters

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The longest continuous war in modern history, the '30 years war' was fought mainly in which country?

  • England
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain

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Which English monarch was executed during the 'English Civil War'?

  • James I
  • Charles I
  • Charles II
  • James II

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For how many years was England a republic until the 'restoration' of Charles II in 1660?

  • 11 years
  • 22 years
  • 33 years
  • 44 years

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The French king Louis XIV was also known as....?

  • The 'Moon King'
  • The 'Planet King'
  • The 'Star King'
  • The 'Sun King'

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Louis XIV was responsible for the construction of which building in 1682?

  • Chateau de Blois
  • Hotel de Conti
  • The Palace of Fontainbleau
  • The Palace of Versailles

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What was the name of the last Chinese Dynasty ruling from 1644 to 1911?

  • Han Dynasty
  • Ming Dynasty
  • Qing Dynasty
  • Song Dynasty

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The rulers of the 'Qing Dynasty' were not actually Chinese, where had they invaded from?

  • Korea
  • Manchuria
  • Mongolia
  • Tibet

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Japanese culture in the 17th and 18th century is known by what name? (also the name of the largest city in the world at this time.)

  • Edo
  • Kabuki
  • Noh
  • Sakoku

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Japan had a very rigid class system. Put these 'classes' in order (highest ranking first)

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  • Shogun
  • Samurai
  • Emperor
  • Merchants

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Due to the geographical route taken, the 'slave trade' was also known by what name?

  • The Oblong Trade
  • The Round Trade
  • The Square Trade
  • The Triangular Trade

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Scientific Revolution - Can you match each groundbreaking scientific work to its author?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Robert Hooke
  • Isaac Newton
  • Andreas Vesalius

Right

  • 'On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres'
  • 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica'
  • 'Micrographia'
  • 'Principia'

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'Harrisons Chronometer' was the first device to solve which ocean going problem, allowing full exploration of the Pacific and Australia?

  • Altitude
  • Depth
  • Latitude
  • Longtitude

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In 1755 which European city suffered a massive earthquake (9 on the richter scale), followed by a giant tsunami, killing over 50,000 people?

  • Bordeaux
  • Hamburg
  • Lisbon
  • Naples

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Which of these figures was NOT a part of the late 18th century movement 'The Enlightenment'?

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Montesquieu
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Voltaire

 

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