World History General Knowledge questions and answers

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Most important Historical Events that changed the World

Ques. Which among the following is known as the earliest period in history
(a) Palaeolithic
(b) Mesolithic
(c) Microlith
(d) Neolithic
Ans. (a)

Ques. In a mass genocide, Hitler targeted –
(a) Hindus
(b) Christians
(c) Muslims
(d) Jews
Ans. (d)

Ques. What country was forced to withdraw from the British Commonwealth in 1961 and was reinstated in 1994?
(a) Northern Rhodesia
(b) Fiji
(c) Ghana
(d) South Africa
Ans. (d)

Ques. What is the name for attacks on Jewish communities, especially those instigated by the authorities?
(a) Shalom
(b) Ghetto
(c) Pogrom
(d) Rabbi
Ans. (c)

Ques. The first parliamentary form of Govern­ment formed by which country ?
(a) France
(b) USA
(c) Britain
(d) Canada
Ans. (c)

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Ques. In 1939, Hitler and Stalin concluded the –
(a) Nazi-Soviet Pact
(b) Nazi-Italy Pact
(c) Dutch-Nazi Pact
(d) Jew-Christ Pact
Ans. (a)

Ques. The treaty of Mangalore was signed be­tween
(a) the East India Company and Haidar Ali
(b) the East India Company and Tipu Sultan
(c) the Mughals and Marathas
(d) the French and Tipu Sultan
Ans. (b)

Ques. The Bolschevik revolution occurred in –
(a) 1914
(b) 1915
(c) 1916
(d) 1917
Ans. (d)

Ques. The Jallianwcla Bagh massacre Amritsar took place In the year:
(a) 1916AD
(b) 1918AD
(c) 1919AD
(d) 1920 AD
Ans: (c)

Ques. The Marshall Plan was launched in
(a) June 1945
(b) June 1946
(c) June 1947
(d) June 1948
Ans. (c)

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Ques. The city which was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire was –
(a) Susa
(b) Isfahan
(c) Neyshabur
(d) Persepolis
Ans. (d)

Ques. What  began when Bohemia revolted against the Habsburgs in 1618?
(a) The Great Fire of London
(b) The rise of protestant religions
(c) The Renaissance
(d) Thirty Years War
Ans. (d)

Ques. In 1818, the Zulu Kingdom was founded by –
(a) Mpande
(b) Shaka
(c) Buthelezi
(d) kazwelithini
Ans. (b)

Ques. In 1822, the country which was declared an independent empire was –
(a) Brazil
(b) Argentina
(c) Colombia
(d) Peru
Ans. (a)

Ques. Glencoe, Praga, Peterloo, Waterloo Creek, and Hue are known as what?
(a) Music festivals
(b) Battles
(c) Massacres
(d) University cities
Ans. (c)

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Ques. The Union of South Africa was formed in –
(a) 1907
(b) 1908
(c) 1909
(d) 1910
Ans. (c)

Ques. Which city was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading settlement in 1819?
(a) Hong Kong
(b) Singapore
(c) Mumbai
(d) Bougainville
Ans. (b)

Ques. Who is said to be ”the father of history”?
(a) Herodotus
(b) Cicero
(c) Sophocles
(d) Lygdamis
Ans. (a)

Ques. During 1945-52, Japan was occupied by –
(a) China
(b) Britain
(c) USSR
(d) United States
Ans. (d)

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Ques. The first Emperor of Germany was –
(a) Abbas the Great
(b) Catherine the Great
(c) Diocletian
(d) Wilhelm
Ans. (d)

Ques. The last French Monarch was –
(a) Ramesses II
(b) Louis Napoleon III
(c) Frederick the Great
(d) Alfred the Great
Ans. (b)

Ques. The Pax Mongolica which influenced Mongolia, China and a large swathe of Eurasia as far westward as Hungary in the 13th and 14th centuries CE owed its force to what?
(a) Treaties by Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky and his dynasty
(b) Conquests by Emperor Zhu and the Ming dynasty
(c) Trading through the Silk Road
(d) Conquests by Genghis Khan and his Successors
Ans. (d)

Ques. Which of these was a ruler of the Aztec empire?
(a) Ataturk
(b) Montezuma
(c) Santa Anna
(d) Nicholas
Ans. (b)

Ques. Bolschevik Revolution took place in
(a) 1917
(b) 1918
(c) 1919
(d) 1920
Ans. (a)

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Ques. The first communist manifesto was issued in
(a) 1847
(b) 1848
(c) 1849
(d) 1850
Ans. (b)

Ques. Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty was signed in –
(a) 1990
(b) 1991
(c) 1992
(d) 1993
Ans. (b)

Ques. In which country were elections planned for 1991 stopped by the military, were held in 1995, and, in 1999, after a series of short-term military leaders, Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president?
(a) Tunisia
(b) Morocco
(c) Egypt
(d) Algeria
Ans. (d)

Ques. Alexandria was founded by
(a) Peter the Great
(b) Genghis Khan
(c) Constantine the Great
(d) Alexander
Ans. (d)

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Ques. In the year 1959, Chinese occupied
(a) Nepal
(b) Tibet
(c) Bhutan
(d) Myanmar
Ans. (b)

Ques. Of the over 2,400 people killed in the 1953 North Sea Flood, in which country were most living?
(a) England
(b) The Netherlands
(c) Scotland
(d) Belgium
Ans. (c)

Ques. The Babylonians invented the clepsydra. What was it?
(a) A pump for a well
(b) Fine-bladed surgical knife
(c) Water clock
(d) Swivelling hook for hanging baskets
Ans. (c)

Ques. The system of Dual Government during the latter half of the 18th century AD is associated with the name of
(a) Clive
(b) Comwallis
(c) Waren Hastings
(d) William Bentinck
Ans. (a)

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Ques. What did the London Agreement 1949 concern?
(a) Hong Kong’s relationship to the new People’s Republic of China
(b) A partition plan for Palestine
(c) Effects of Burma’s independence
(d) Newly republican India’s continued membership in the Commonwealth of nations
Ans. (d)

Ques. The Oath of Tennis Court was associated with which event
(a) Russian Revolution
(b) French Revolution
(c) American Civil War
(d) English Civil War
Ans. (b)

Ques. Which of the following came in India first for trade?
(a) Portugal
(b) Dutch
(c) England
(d) Denmark
Ans. (a)

Ques. Carbonari Society was associated with which historical development?
(a) Renniensce
(b) The Social War
(c) Italian Unification
(d) Rome Expels its Last King
Ans. (c)

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Ques. The Continental Congress was associated with which Revolution?
(a) American Civil War
(b) American Revolution
(c) Indian Mutiny
(d) English Civil War
Ans. (b)

Ques. The Bill of Rights was associated with which revolution?
(a) French Revolution
(b) Russian Revolution
(c) English Revolution
(d) English Civil war
Ans. (c)

Ques. Name the nations dominated in the multi polar world of domination till the 1980s
(a) USA and Britain
(b) China and Britain
(c) USA and USSR
(d) USA and China
Ans. (c)

Ques. The catastrophic disaster at a plant in Chernobyl in the Ukraine in April 1986 is described as what kind of accident?
(a) Chemical
(b) Unfortunate
(c) Waiting to happen
(d) Nuclear
Ans. (d)

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