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History Around the World

From Early Civilizations to the 20th Century, from Americas to the newest continent. 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which Roman emperor won the most victories in the ancient Olympics?

  • Caligula
  • Claudius
  • Nero

2

Which of the 'Seven Wonders of the Ancient World' was the first to be destroyed?

  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • The Colossus of Rhodes

3

Who won the famous Battle of Marathon?

  • the Persians
  • the Greeks
  • the sand weasels

4

How long did the shortest war on record last?

  • 38 minutes
  • 38 hours
  • 38 days

5

What is Sergeant William H. Carney's greatest claim to fame?

  • He died returning from the South Pole.
  • He died on the way to the North Pole.
  • He was the first African American to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.

6

The U.S. president to serve the shortest term was whom?

  • Millard Filmore
  • William Henry Harrison
  • James Garfield

7

Who was the British Prime Minister during the French Revolution?

  • Sir Robert Walpole
  • Spencer Perceval
  • William Pitt the Younger

8

Which modern-day African country was formed from the three Italian colonies of Fezzan, Tripolitania and Cyrenaica?

  • Somalia
  • Libya
  • Ethiopia

9

Viktor Yushchenko became President of which country in 2005 following 'The Orange Revolution'?

  • Ukraine
  • Georgia
  • Belarus

10

Who is the founder of Sydney, Australia?

  • Matthew Flinders
  • James Cook
  • Arthur Phillip

 

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