World History Quiz for Dummies

Can you answer these 20 easy questions about world history?
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What was the capital of the Soviet Union?
Moscow
Who led the Spanish expedition to the New World in 1492?
Christopher Columbus
What religion was started by Muhammad?
Islam
In what city was the Colosseum constructed between 72 and 80 A.D.?
Rome
In terms of dates, what does B.C. stand for?
Before Christ
Who painted the the "Mona Lisa"?
Leonardo da Vinci
What cigar-chomping revolutionary was the de-facto leader of Cuba
from 1959 until 2008?
Fidel Castro
What philosopher, also known as "Master Kong", was born in China in 551 BC?
Confucius
What name is commonly given to the alliance between Germany,
Japan, and Italy in World War II?
The Axis
What loincloth-wearing activist is often considered the "Father of the Nation" of India?
Mahatma Gandhi
On what continent did anatomically-modern humans first evolve?
Africa
What city did Socrates, Pericles, and Xenophon come from?
Athens
What country colonized Vietnam, Algeria, and parts of Canada?
France
What is the name of the series of wars in which Europeans tried to recapture
the Holy Land for Christianity?
The Crusades
What did Johannes Gutenberg invent in the 1400s that revolutionized the way
information was transmitted?
Printing Press
What style of music was played by Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis?
Jazz
What empire, founded by Genghis Khan, conquered most of Asia?
Mongol Empire
What massive landmark was built more than 4000 years ago, most likely
as a tomb for the pharaoh Khufu?
The Great Pyramid
What queen of France supposedly said "let them eat cake"?
(but really didn't)
Marie Antoinette
In what modern-day country would you find the ruins of Babylon?
Iraq
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Level 79
May 5, 2020
I thought the capital of the Soviet Union was Das Kapital,
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Level 62
May 5, 2020
No, the capital of the Soviet Union was rubles.
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Level 80
May 5, 2020
We have a couple of regular Yakov Smirnoffs here.
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Level 61
May 6, 2020
The capitals are S and U.
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Level 81
May 5, 2020
Why suddenly this series of really easy quizzes "for dummies"? Is it "site grade inflation"?
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Level ∞
May 5, 2020
People search for it on Google a lot. Also, JetPunk is way too hard for normies so this series will make it slightly more accessible.
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Level 71
May 6, 2020
Uh, you could make a "Jetpunk light"-badge!
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Level 81
May 10, 2020
In that case you may need to change the answer to the Chinese philosopher question to "Donkey"...
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Level 82
May 13, 2020
So Dummies quizzes are the gateway drug, got it. :-)
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Level 82
May 13, 2020
"Normies". That's a good one. Like Muggles.