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World History Quiz

Not too difficult questions about world history 10 Questions.

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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were located on which great river?

  • Congo
  • Zambezi
  • Nile
  • Euphrates

Question 2 Photo

The assassination of the Austrian Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, was the trigger to which war?

  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Crimean War
  • Boer War

Question 3 Photo

Amongst his family and friends King Edward VIII was known by what name?

  • Bertie
  • Eddy
  • Patrick
  • David

Question 4 Photo

The Gallipoli campaign of World War I was fought in what modern day country?

  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Iran
  • Iraq

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In what year did Mao Tse-tung become Chairman of the Communist Party of China, a position he reatained for 33 years?

  • 1903
  • 1923
  • 1943
  • 1963

Question 6 Photo

The region of Klondike in northwestern Canada was the scene of what historical event at the end of the 19th century?

  • Indiscriminate logging
  • Gold rush
  • Massacre of natives by the French
  • The first railway link to Alaska

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Which of the following is NOT one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

  • The Colloseum in Rome
  • Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Ligthouse of Alexandria

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In the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries Britain made a fortune out of what commodity that was being grown in its West Indian colonies?

  • Tobacco
  • Sugar
  • Rice
  • Tea

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The 15th/16th century Spanish rulers, King Fredinand & Queen Isabella, were the parents of which famous Queen consort?

  • Eleanor of Aquitane
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Catherine de Medici
  • Catherine of Aragon

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The book and film "Gone With The Wind" is set in what tumultuous period of American history?

  • American War of Independence
  • Great Depression
  • American Civil War
  • The War of 1812