History Quiz: A, B, C or All of the Above

For each of these questions, either guess which answer is correct, or whether they all are.
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1. Which of these Celtic leaders did Julius Caesar defeat?
A. Caractus
B. Boudica
C. Vercingetorix
D. All of the above
Vercingetorix was defeated at the Battle of Alesia.
2. Which of these capital cities wasn't founded until after 1900?
A. Brasília
B. Bloemfontein
C. Nur-Sultan
D. All of the above
It was founded on 21st April 1960. Nur-Sultan was founded as Akmoly in 1830 by Siberian Cossacks, while Bloemfontein was founded in 1846.
3. Which of these capital cities was destroyed by Genghis Khan?
A. Bishkek
B. Ashgabat
C. Tashkent
D. All of the above
The destruction of the city occurred in 1219. Bishkek and Ashgabat were both established much later, in the 19th Century (1825 and 1881 respectively).
4. Which of these figures was alive during the 5th Century BC?
A. Plato
B. Gautama Buddha
C. Confucius
D. All of the above
Confucius lived from 551-479 BC, Siddhatta Gotama lived from c.480-400 BC, and Plato lived from c.428-347 BC.
5. Charlie Chaplin was alive for the full duration of which of these wars?
A. World War II
B. Second Boer War
C. Vietnam War
D. All of the above
Chaplin was born on 16th April 1889 and died on 25th December 1977. The Second Boer War lasted from 11th October 1899 to 31st May 1902, World War II lasted from 1st September 1939 to 2nd September 1945, and the Vietnam War lasted from 1st November 1955 to 30th April 1975.
6. Which of these African kingdoms did not belong to a Bantu ethnic group?
A. Zulu Kingdom
B. Merina Kingdom
C. Kingdom of Zimbabwe
D. All of the above
The Zulus of the Zulu Kingdom and the BaKaranga of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe are both Bantu ethnic groups, while the Merina are a Malagasy ethnic group.
7. Which of these ships didn't sink?
A. CSS Alabama
B. HMS Victory
C. Bismarck
D. All of the above
The CSS Alabama was sunk on 19th June 1864 by another ship, USS Kearsarge, at the Battle of Cherbourg. The Bismarck was on its way to occupied France for repairs when it was attacked by Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier HMS Royal Ark. It then faced two British battleships and two heavy cruisers, after which the crew scuttled it, which caused it to sink. The HMS Victory, launched in 1765, still exists today as a floating museum in Portsmouth.
8. Which civilisation never had control or influence over the city of Tikal?
A. Teotihuacan
B. Maya
C. Aztecs
D. All of the above
It was founded as a Maya city, with monumental architecture dating back to c.400-300 BC, and was conquered by Teotihuacan in the 4th Century.
9. Which of these empires was never Islamic?
A. Turkic Khaganate
B. Golden Horde
C. Timurid Empire
D. All of the above
Existing from 552-659, the Turkic Khaganate existed as a lengthy empire across an area of northern Eurasia, and they followed Tengrism. The Golden Horde followed Tengrism, Shamanism, Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism between the 1240s and 1313, before converting to Islam in 1313. The state religion of the Timurid Empire was Sunni Islam, though other religions existed as well.
10. Which of these modern countries was not part of Yugoslavia?
A. Slovenia
B. Moldova
C. North Macedonia
D. All of the above
It was, however, part of the Soviet Union.
11. Which of these figures was a samurai?
A. Minamoto no Yoshitsune
B. Toyotomi Hideyoshi
C. Ishida Mitsunari
D. All of the above
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was also Imperial Regent of Japan.
12. Which of these Australian marsupials is extinct?
A. Lesser Bilby
B. Quokka
C. Tiger Quoll
D. All of the above
It is believed to have gone extinct in the 1950s or 60s.
13. Which of these has never been the capital of a Chinese dynasty?
A. Chongqing
B. Hangzhou
C. Shanghai
D. All of the above
Chongqing was the capital of Ba State during the Warring State period, while Hangzhou was the capital of the Wuyue Kingdom during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period and the capital of the Southern Song dynasty (as Lin'an).
14. Which of these civilisations was thalassocratic?
A. Srivijaya
B. Phoenicia
C. Majapahit
D. All of the above
Srivijaya was a Malay empire, while Majapahit was Javanese.
15. Which plague killed over 20 million people (by estimation)?
A. Antonine Plague
B. Plague of Justinian
C. Plague of Athens
D. All of the above
It was caused by Yersinia pestis, the same bacterium responsible for the Black Death. It afflicted the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires as well as port cities around the Mediterranean.
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