World History Quiz, Part II
Which of the following was a leader of the Mughal Empire?
Which region of the world did not see combat in the Seven Years' War?
- The Seven Years' War involved two main conflictsthe colonial rivalry between France and England and the struggle for supremacy in Germany between the house of Austria and the rising kingdom of Prussia.
The Mongol conqueror Tamerlane centered his empire around which city?
- Samarkand, now in present-day Uzbekistan, was once the wealthy and impressive capital of Tamerlane's empire.
The purpose of the Berlin Conference of 1884 was to
- The primary beneficiaries of the conference that carved up the territory of Africa were Great Britain, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Belgium (and its king, Leopold II, who personally owned the Belgian Congo).
After Hitler committed suicide, who became Fuehrer?
- Karl Doenitz was Germany's chief naval commander during WWII. On the announcement of Hitler's death (May 1, 1945) Doenitz formed a new cabinet and ordered the unconditional surrender of Germany to the Allies. Doenitz was later imprisoned for war crimes.
Slavery was first abolished by
- Slavery was abolished by the British Empire in 1833.
Simon Bolivar was involved in the independence movements of all but one of these countries.
- Bolivar led wars of independence against Spain in Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Brazil, a Portuguese colony, achieved independence without bloodshed in 1822.
What was the Boxer Rebellion?
- In reaction to 19th century colonization of China by Western countries and Japan, many Chinese violently protested against foreigners and Chinese Christians.
Which of the following was not a ruler of Cambodia:
- Angkor Wat is a temple in Cambodia built by Suryavarman II in the 1100s. Pol Pot, Prince Sihanouk, and France all ruled Cambodia at various times in the 20th century.
Which of the following did NOT contribute to the Renaissance?
- The rediscovery of Roman and Greek texts, advances in science, and growing interest in humanism contributed to the Renaissance. The Renaissance helped lay the foundations for the Reformation