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A World History Quiz

Twelve questions based on historical facts from around the world. 12 Questions.

 
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Who overthrew King Idris in 1972 to become the founder of the Libyan Arab Republic?

  • Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • Abdul Karim Qassem
  • Muammar el-Qaddafi
  • Saddam Hussein

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What day in 1945 did Japan 'formally' surrender during WW ll?

  • August 15
  • September 2
  • September 21
  • October 9

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What year was Richard the Lion Hearted crowned King of England?

  • 1132
  • 1163
  • 1189
  • 1191

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What treaty officially ended the Revolutionary War in 1783?

  • The Treaty of Paris
  • The Treaty of Georgievsk
  • The Model Treaty
  • The Treaty of Amity and Commerce

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On what present day holiday was Captain James Cook killed by Hawaiian natives in 1779?

  • December 25th, Christmas Day
  • October 31st, Halloween
  • February 14th, Valentines Day
  • May 1st, May Day

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What was the first country to abolish capital punishment?

  • Sweden
  • Holland
  • Switzerland
  • Austria

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What was the first state to secede from the union preceding the US war between the states?

  • Virginia
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi

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What color was given the pandemic that killed millions in Europe between 1347 and1353?

  • The Red Death
  • Yellow Fever
  • The Black Death
  • The White Plague

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What city , also the name of a type of headwear, was founded in 789 by Idris l?

  • Turban
  • Fez
  • Hijab
  • Epoque

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What was the capital of the Aztec civilization?

  • Teotihuacon
  • Chichen Itza
  • Tenochtitlan
  • Xochicalco

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Where did Queen Victoria die?

  • Osborne House
  • Kensington Palace
  • Sandringham House
  • Windsor Castle

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Which Brit sailed around the world in the 'Gipsy Moth lV'?

  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  • Tracey Curtis-Taylor
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • Sir Francis Chichester

 

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