History Multiple Choice #3

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about world history?
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Last updated: July 15, 2019
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1. Where was the Mayan civilization based?
Around the Yucatan peninsula
Southern Africa
California
Peru
2. Where was the Metric System developed?
Ancient Greece
France
Italy
United States
3. How did Gandhi die?
Still unexplained to this day
Assassinated by a Hindu nationalist
Pancreatic cancer
Hunger strike
4. What happened to Persia during the Mongol invasions?
The leaders were killed, but life remained the same for most people
A flowering of culture and literature
The population was reduced by up to 90%
5. Were Italy and the United Kingdom allies or enemies during World War One?
Enemies
Allies
6. How were Holy Roman Emperors chosen?
Chosen by the pope
Democratic vote of the people
Elected by a small group of princes
7. Has the United States ever invaded Canadian territory?
Yes
No
The U.S. invaded Canada during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812
8. Who was Anton Chekov?
A playwright
An explorer
A chess player
A designer of aircraft
9. Did Egyptian pharaohs ever marry their sisters?
Yes
No
10. What style of architecture is exemplified by the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris?
Gothic
Brutalist
Neo-classical
Art Deco
11. Where and when was Siddhārtha Gautama, aka Buddha, born?
≈ 500 BC, Nepal
≈ 1 AD, Palestine
≈ 900 AD, China
≈ 570 AD, Saudi Arabia
12. Did the Crusaders ever capture Jerusalem?
No
Yes
Crusaders held territory in the Levant for about 200 years following the First Crusade
13. Which of the following was NOT one of the Ancient Wonders of the World?
Great Pyramid of Giza
The Parthenon
Colossus of Rhodes
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
14. What was the Holodomor?
A famine in Ukraine deliberately made worse by Soviet policies
The eviction of the Acadians from Canada in the 1700s
The migration of modern humans into Europe during the Ice Ages
The merger of Germany and Austria in 1938
15. How long did Hitler envision his "Third Reich" lasting?
100 years
10 years
1,000 years
1 million years
In reality, it lasted 12 years
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Level 81
Jul 16, 2019
And here I thought the Holodomor was an early precursor to the Holodeck.
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Level 57
Sep 25, 2019
I thought we were speaking of Pavel Chekov.
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Level 80
Jul 16, 2019
Got everything right, but thought maybe it's worth pointing out that there *was* a flowering of culture and literature under the Timurid Empire which was one of the successor states to the Mongol Empire in and around Persia. I guess that was many years after the invasions, though, not during them.
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Level 70
Sep 25, 2019
Not an expert, but I think that's true only of the area close to Samarkand and Bukhara. Could be wrong.
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Level 79
Jul 16, 2019
I thought Italy was a member of the triple alliance? And after a year they switched sides?
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2019
Yes, Italy was part of the Triple Alliance, but it was a defensive pact in nature and never participated in WW1 on that side. Technically Italy was neutral until they joined the Allies in 1915 after some negotiations had taken place.
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Level 55
Jul 17, 2019
I have a question, I would like to make some quizzes in other languages, maybe even a series, how would I go about doing that?
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Level ∞
Jul 18, 2019
You can change the language of your quiz in Step 1 of the quiz editor.
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Level 55
Jul 18, 2019
Oh, ok. Thanks!
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Level 70
Sep 25, 2019
Canada was not Canada until 1867.
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Level 77
Sep 25, 2019
I agree. I answered the question assuming that there was no Canadian territory until there was a Canada.
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Level ∞
Sep 25, 2019
Any suggestions for how to make it better (without totally giving away the answer)? At the time of the invasions, it was still called "Canada", specifically Upper Canada and Lower Canada.
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Level 70
Sep 25, 2019
Quizmaster's right - Canada's appropriate. Do you also find it wrong that the Holodomor question referred to Ukraine at a time when Ukraine wasn't sovereign?
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Level 54
Sep 25, 2019
The French made the metric system just like they made “French braids”
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Level 74
Sep 25, 2019
Canada became a Dominion in 1867. American invasions in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 were into British territory as Canada was a British colony at both times.
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Level ∞
Sep 25, 2019
Canada wasn't really sovereign in 1867 either...
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Level 75
Sep 27, 2019
Just for fun...

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Canada]

The Province of Upper Canada (French: province du Haut-Canada) was a part of British Canada established in 1791 by the Kingdom of Great Britain, to govern the central third of the lands in British North America, formerly part of the Province of Quebec since 1763.

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Level 45
Sep 25, 2019
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Level 59
Sep 26, 2019
Egyptian Pharaohs married their sisters. (I did not need to know that.)
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Level 51
Sep 26, 2019
Is nobody going to comment on the language used in this quiz? For a quiz site centered around knowledge and facts, (at least I do) think that using "enemies" to describe the Central Powers is not really the right thing to do. Knowledge, and specifically history is about recording things as they happened, not instilling your personal (and modern day) opinon on what happened 100 years ago.

Lets stick to the facts?

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Level ∞
Sep 26, 2019
The question asks if Italy and the United Kingdom were allies or enemies of each other. JetPunk doesn't take sides in World War One.
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Level 50
Mar 2, 2020
Lmao
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Level 44
Jun 17, 2020
A satirical question, presumably... well, hopefully...
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Level 60
Jul 16, 2020
It's far from clear whether there was deliberate intent in the famine deaths.