History Multiple Choice #3

Can you answer these multiple choice questions about world history?
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Last updated: December 10, 2020
First submittedJuly 15, 2019
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1. Where was the Mayan civilization based?
Around the Yucatan peninsula
California
Peru
Southern Africa
2. Where was the Metric System developed?
Ancient Greece
France
Italy
United States
3. How did Gandhi die?
Assassinated by a Hindu nationalist
Hunger strike
Pancreatic cancer
His tie was caught in a piece of industrial machinery
4. What happened to Persia during the Mongol invasions?
A flowering of culture and literature
The population was reduced by up to 90%
The leaders were killed, but life remained the same for most people
5. Were Italy and the United Kingdom allies or enemies during World War One?
Allies
Enemies
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 chess player
A designer of aircraft
An explorer
A playwright
9. Did Egyptian pharaohs ever marry their sisters?
Yes
No
10. What style of architecture is exemplified by the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris?
Art Deco
Brutalist
Gothic
Neo-classical
11. Where and when was Siddhārtha Gautama, aka Buddha, born?
≈ 500 BC, Nepal
≈ 1 AD, Palestine
≈ 570 AD, Saudi Arabia
≈ 900 AD, China
12. Did the Crusaders ever capture Jerusalem?
Yes
No
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?
Colossus of Rhodes
Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Parthenon
14. What was the Holodomor?
A famine in Ukraine deliberately made worse by Soviet policies
The merger of Germany and Austria in 1938
The migration of modern humans into Europe during the Ice Ages
15. How long did Hitler envision his "Third Reich" lasting?
10 years
100 years
1,000 years
1 million years
In reality, it lasted 12 years
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Level 84
Jul 16, 2019
And here I thought the Holodomor was an early precursor to the Holodeck.
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Level 58
Sep 25, 2019
I thought we were speaking of Pavel Chekov.
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Level 84
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 73
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 85
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 61
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 59
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 59
Jul 18, 2019
Oh, ok. Thanks!
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2019
Canada was not Canada until 1867.
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Level 81
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 73
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 70
Jul 5, 2022
I'm years late to the party, but, perhaps just drop the word "territory" from the question, such that it would read "Has the United States ever invaded Canada?" The inclusion of the word territory might be why people were arguing about Canadian sovereignty. (Personally, I can see why it would be Canadian territory despite Canada not being sovereign). Or just leave it as is.
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Level 65
Sep 22, 2022
I'd interpret "Has the United States ever invaded Canada?" to lean more towards the presupposition that Canada needs to be a sovereign nation-state, to be honest.
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Level 55
Sep 25, 2019
The French made the metric system just like they made “French braids”
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Level 79
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 78
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 66
Feb 25, 2021
Still isn't, arguably - I'm not sure why anyone but the UK still bothers with the British monarch.
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Level 59
Sep 25, 2019
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Level 61
Sep 26, 2019
Egyptian Pharaohs married their sisters. (I did not need to know that.)
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Level 52
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 57
Mar 2, 2020
Lmao
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Level 53
Jun 17, 2020
A satirical question, presumably... well, hopefully...
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Level 67
Jul 16, 2020
It's far from clear whether there was deliberate intent in the famine deaths.
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Level 67
Jul 5, 2022
Found the Russian bot.
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Level 57
Jul 5, 2022
Found the Ukrainian bot
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Level 57
Jul 5, 2022
Like... Seriously, it was just a famine caused by weather, pests, and some mistakes during collectivization. This famine also took place in Poland and Romania when they had Western Ukraine&Belarus and Moldova respectively
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2022
And let me guess; the Georgian and Ukrainian territory that Russia has taken in recent years is entirely based on improving living conditions for the persecuted Russians in those regions? You seem to have access to the free internet, go look up witness testimony and evidence of the Soviet-propagated famine. There are probably tens of thousands of pages of evidence compiled by non-propagandist historians!
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Level 71
Jul 5, 2022
damn the Kulaks
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2022
Is the Italy question intentionally messy or just poorly worded? For one, the UK came into existence in 1922. For two, "enemies" is a broad term, so, even if Italian troops and British troops never fought each other, they could still be "enemies." For that matter, I'd ask if they ever fought along side one another, or if you are using the principle of "my enemies of my enemies are my friends," which is also rather messy to apply in this situation.

At any rate, the best answer, for multiple reasons, for this question is "neither." I think it should either be reworded more carefully or thrown out, since it's seemingly intended to be a trick question, but even so, is technically incorrect.

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Level 59
Jul 7, 2022
The question's fine. The United Kingdom came into existence following the Act of Union in 1801. British (and French) soldiers fought alongside the Italians in Italy itself, the Western front and during the Balkan campaign.