History Quiz: Empires

Guess the answers to these questions relating to empires throughout history.
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Last updated: October 29, 2020
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1. The city of Pondicherry, once part of the French empire, is in which country?
Its official name today is Puducherry.
2. Which of these was a king of the Akkadian Empire?
He was the son of the famous Sargon the Great. Ikunum and Babopolassar were Assyrian and Babylonian kings respectively.
3. Which of these reached the greatest size?
Umayyad Caliphate
Ottoman Empire
Rashidun Caliphate
By 720, the caliphate covered 4.3 million square miles. The Rashidun Caliphate covered 2.5 million square miles by 655 while the Ottoman Empire covered 2 million square miles by 1683.
4. Which empire conquered Ancient Egypt twice?
The empire took Egypt away from the Nubians in 525 BC. King of Persia Cambyses II was crowned as Pharaoh of Egypt, founding the Twenty-seventh Dynasty. The empire controlled the nation until the Egyptians drove the Persians out in 404 BC. The empire under Artaxerxes III later took over Egypt a second time, in 343 BC, founding the Thirty-first Dynasty. The Persians lost control of Egypt in 332 BC when Alexander the Great conquered the nation. Another Persian empire, the Sasanian Empire, would later conquer Egypt, taking it from the Byzantines.
5. Which of these reached the greatest size?
Khmer Empire
Tibetan Empire
Byzantine Empire
It grew to around 1.8 million square miles by the year 800. The Byzantine Empire covered around 1.1 million square miles in 555 while the Khmer Empire covered around 0.4 million square miles in 1290.
6. Which other Indian empire fought against the Mughal Empire between 1680 and 1707?
The Mughal–Maratha Wars began when the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb invaded the Maratha enclave of Bijapur. After Aurangzeb's death further into the Wars, the Marathas defeated the Mughals in Delhi and Bhopal, eventually gaining a decisive victory over the Mughals and as such ending the Wars.
7. Huáscar was the ruler of which of these empires?
He was the Sapa Inca from 1527 to 1532.
8. In 1792, the Russian Empire fought in a war against which nation?
Durrani Empire
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Crimean Khanate
The nobility of the nation before the war had a lot of power at their disposal. This power, combined with the fact that the nation was surrounded by powerful neighbours, stopped the government from reforming the nation. In 1792, with the nation's neighbours engaged in various wars, a new constitution was read and adopted. The magnates of the country opposed the constitution, so they formed the Targowica Confederation, after which they asked Catherine the Great for help. She agreed to, for Russia had had a lot of influence in the Commonwealth, and as such this was the start the Polish-Russian War. The Russians, along with the Confederation, won the war.
9. Which of these empires ended most recently?
Empire of Japan
German Empire
Empire of Brazil
The Empire of Brazil ended in 1889, while the German Empire ended in 1918. The Empire of Japan ended in 1947.
10. Once the capital of the Mali Empire, Niani in Guinea is now classed as a what?
The empire's second capital, Kangaba, is now classed as a town.
11. Which of these Chinese dynasties reached the largest size?
By 669, the Tang dynasty had reached 4.15 million square miles. The Ming dynasty covered 2.5 million square miles by 1450 while the Song dynasty covered 1.2 million square miles by 980.
12. Which of these countries has never controlled an empire?
The Swedish Empire controlled an area that surrounded the Baltic, including modern Finland, Estonia, Latvia and parts of Russia, Norway and Germany. The Belgian colonial empire controlled the modern countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi, while also controlling three minor possessions: the region of Santo Tomás in modern Guatemala, a section of Tianjin and Comacina, a small island of Lake Como.
13. In which modern country did the first capital of the Seleucid Empire exist?
Named Seleucia, it stood on the west bank of the Tigris opposite Ctesiphon, and was located within what is now the Baghdad Governorate.
14. Which of these empires wasn't ruled by a Mongolian dynasty?
Golden Horde
Chagatai Khanate
Khazar Khaganate
Existing before the Mongol Empire, the khagans of the Khazar Khaganate were Turkic.
15. Remnants of the empire of Srivijaya were found in which of these Indonesian cities?
It may have been the first capital of the empire.
Level 66
Apr 7, 2020
I learned a lot from this quiz
Level 79
Apr 7, 2020
Glad to hear it :)