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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 83
May 5, 2020
I thought the capital of the Soviet Union was Das Kapital,
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Level 72
May 5, 2020
No, the capital of the Soviet Union was rubles.
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Level 87
May 5, 2020
We have a couple of regular Yakov Smirnoffs here.
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Level 74
May 6, 2020
The capitals are S and U.
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Level 75
Jun 12, 2020
......and R, surely?
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Level 79
Jul 12, 2020
@someone2018: In Soviet Russia, Capital spends You
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Level 55
Nov 21, 2021
I thought it was OURCapital
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Level 86
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 74
May 6, 2020
Uh, you could make a "Jetpunk light"-badge!
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Level 77
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 86
May 13, 2020
So Dummies quizzes are the gateway drug, got it. :-)
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Level 86
May 13, 2020
"Normies". That's a good one. Like Muggles.
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Level 84
Jul 12, 2020
You should do a series of quizzes on naked mole rats. I bet that would get some hits.
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Level 52
Mar 2, 2022
I don't how I feel about you saying "normies".
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Level 81
Jul 12, 2020
I got 100%. Always knew I was a dummie
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Level 77
Jul 14, 2020
dummy*
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Level 81
Jul 14, 2020
Touché
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Level 56
Jul 12, 2020
When u are not english and dont know how to write nAme of the queen of France in english :/
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Level 74
Jul 15, 2020
It's actually the french spelling.
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Level 51
Jul 12, 2020
Now this is more my speed
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Level 60
Jul 12, 2020
There is actually an interesting theory that humans didn't evolve solely in Africa but that there also was a second location in southeast Asia.
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Level 67
Sep 30, 2020
The Pyramids were built by the Goa'uld, a parasitc alien life form that occupies Human bodies to pose as their gods. They were used as landing pads for their space ships. That's like History 101, people!
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Level 56
Jul 27, 2022
Someone's been watching History Channel documentaries
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Level 44
Jul 27, 2022
Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes.
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2020
I got a quiz in a Christmas cracker that was harder than this. Nice one QM.
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Level 61
Oct 27, 2020
Da Vinky?
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Level 54
Nov 19, 2020
I seriously almost put "Leonardo DiCaprio" for the mona lisa question.
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Level 44
Dec 1, 2020
I wrote in Da Vinky?
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Level 61
Jul 27, 2022
Rex Harrison, as an art collector in a Red Skelton skit, went goofy and called a da Vinci a da Winki.
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Level 63
Jul 13, 2021
Please accept "Crusade" without the "the". Thanks!
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2021
allow Kong Fuzi? i’m pretty sure i’ve seen it written like that before
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Level 63
Apr 8, 2022
Accept Mary Antoinette for Marie Antoinette
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Level 49
Jun 16, 2022
First names are not even necessary for these quizzes - just use Antoinette
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2022
Actually, Antoinette is her (second) first name. As European nobility of that time, she had no last name in the modern sense.
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Level 33
May 19, 2022
Please accept "Printer" for "Printing Press"?
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Level 56
Jul 27, 2022
That would be like accepting automobile for a wheelbarrow...
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2022
Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the HP LaserJet
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Level 47
Jul 27, 2022
Why do Americans think Islam started by Muhammad? NO IT DID NOT. Even Muhammad's mother has been a Muslimah before Muhammad (pbuh) was becoming a prophet. And He became prophet when he was 40. Bruh.
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Level 67
Jul 27, 2022
Google "Who founded Islam?" and see what happens.
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Level 64
Jul 27, 2022
Obligatory pedantic: Gutenberg didn't invent the printing press. The printing press was invented in many different countries, and many years years before his contribution. He invented the moveable type, which greatly eased the printing process. Prior to that, each printing plate had to be either carved out of wood, by hand, or cast out of metal.
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Level 55
Feb 24, 2023
Shouldn't Press count?