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World History Quiz 1450-1750 Quiz (part 1)

A trip round the world covering 300 years of world history. 25 Questions.

 
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Who was responsible, in the mid 15th century, for the invention of the printing press?

  • Erasmus
  • Jan Van Eyck
  • Johannes Gutenberg
  • Sir Thomas More

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The 'Renaissance' period spread throughout Europe, but in which country did it start?

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain

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Which one of the following is NOT a work by Michelangelo?

  • The Statue of David
  • The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • The Last Supper
  • St. Peter's Basilica

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Which artist produced 'The Birth of Venus' in 1483?

  • Botticelli
  • Donatello
  • Raphael
  • Verrocchio

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What is Niccolo Machiavelli's most famous book?

  • The King
  • The Pauper
  • The Prince
  • The Queen

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The picture shows a self-portrait of which artist?

  • Boccaccio
  • Donatello
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Michelangelo

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Which of the following would NOT be found in Leonardo Da Vinci's private notebooks and sketches?

  • Detailed Human Anatomy
  • Flying Machines
  • The Telescope
  • The Vetruvian Man

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When Christopher Columbus landed in the 'Americas' on the 12th October 1492, where exactly was he?

  • North America
  • Central America
  • The Caribbean
  • South America

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What nationality was 'Christopher Columbus'?

  • German
  • Italian
  • Portugese
  • Spanish

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Which of these ships was not part of Columbus' fleet?

  • Nina
  • Santa Maria
  • Pinta
  • Voyager

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Whose fleet were responsible for the first circumnavigation of the Earth between 1519 to 1522?

  • Pedro Alvares Cabral
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • Vasco de Gama
  • Ferdinand Magellan

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Where are the 'Straits of Magellan' named after Ferdinand Magellan?

  • Southern tip of Australia
  • Southern tip of Africa
  • Southern tip of India
  • Southern tip of South America

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Magellan himself did not complete the voyage, in which country was he killed?

  • Cuba
  • Japan
  • Madagascar
  • The Phillipines

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Which of the following is 'Isabella of Castile' NOT known for?

  • Conquest of Granada
  • The Spanish Inquistion
  • Funding Christopher Columbus
  • Spanish Armada

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'Amerigo Vespucci' has the distinction of having which country named after him? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (seven letters)

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Which conquistador was responsible for the conquest of the 'Incas'?

  • Pedro de Alvarado
  • Hernan Cortes
  • Vasco nunez de Balboa
  • Francisco Pizzaro

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'Hernan Cortes' was responsible for the conquest of which Central American civilization? _ _ _ _ _ (five letters)

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Which of the following was NOT imported to Europe from the 'Americas'?

  • Cocoa
  • Potatoes
  • Tobacco
  • Wheat

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What European disease was responsible for the death of around 80% of the native population of the 'Americas'?

  • Cholera
  • Measles
  • Smallpox
  • Typhoid

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Who started 'The Reformation' by pinning a document to a church door on 23rd October 1517?

  • John Calvin
  • John Kennedy
  • Martin Luther
  • Ulrich Zwingli

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During the 'Reformation' all those who protested against the Catholic Church were known by what name? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (11 letters)

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Who ruled the Ottoman Empire during its greatest period and is also known as 'The Magnificent'?

  • Mehmed II
  • Osman
  • Selim
  • Suleiman

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Which sea battle on 7th October 1571 saw the 'Holy League' defeat the Muslim Ottomans, preventing their expansion into Europe?

  • Battle of Bach Dang
  • Battle of Echinades
  • Battle of Lepanto
  • Battle of Noryang

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The 'Great Mughal' Empire was in which country?

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Saudi Arabia

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The Mughal Emperor 'Shah Jahan' built which tomb for his wife, who died during childbirth, in 1632?

  • The Alamgiri Gate
  • Jama Masjid
  • Lalbagh Fort
  • Taj Mahal

 

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