History Quiz: Geography #1

Guess the answers to these questions relating to geography throughout history.
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Last updated: September 8, 2021
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1. Which of these pairs of nations never shared a border?
The Ottoman Empire and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Francia and the Umayyad Caliphate
Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia
The border between the Ottoman Empire and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ran through part of what is now Ukraine, while the border between Francia and the Umayyad Caliphate was located near the city of Arles. Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, however, were separated by Austria, Hungary and Romania.
2. The western border of which of these empires was located the furthest west?
The Achaemenid Empire extended into what is today Greece and North Macedonia at its greatest extent, while it also reached into modern Libya. The Seleucid Empire reached as far as the western coast of modern Turkey, while the Sasanian Empire existed in modern Egypt but not up to the Libyan border.
3. Which of these modern countries did the Inca Empire not exist within?
The empire was located in southwest Colombia, southwest Ecuador, Peru, western and south central Bolivia, northwest Argentina and much of Chile.
4. Which of these countries doesn't contain a city that was once part of Imperial Germany?
Czech Republic
The Czech Republic was, at the time, part of Austro-Hungary. Danzig, now Gdańsk, and Königsberg, now Kaliningrad, were both located within Imperial Germany.
5. Which of these was located on the Korean Peninsula?
It controlled much of the peninsula, with the rest being controlled by the kingdoms of Goguryeo and Baekje. Yue and Qi, meanwhile, existed in China.
6. On which of these islands did neither the Vikings nor the Normans settle?
The settlement of L'Anse aux Meadows, dating to around the year 1000, is evidence of Viking settlement in Newfoundland. Later, in 1061, the Normans invaded Sicily, after which the Norman House of Hauteville ruled over the island and a large portion of southern Italy, with their territory known as the Kingdom of Sicily. They ruled until 1194, when the German House of Hohenstaufen took control. Lastly, while the Vikings raided Sardinia, they never settled there, and neither did the Normans.
7. The Roman Empire was at its largest under the rule of which emperor?
By the time of his death, the empire covered 1,900,000 square miles.
8. The largest naval battle of World War I occurred in which sea?
Mediterranean Sea
Baltic Sea
North Sea
The battle in question is the Battle of Jutland, which was fought off the west coast of Denmark.
9. Which of these rivers ran through the territory of the Ancestral Puebloans?
Saint Lawrence
The culture stretched across the modern states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, and part of the middle stretch of the river flowed through the territory.
10. Which of these modern capitals isn't located in what was once territory controlled by the New Kingdom of Egypt?
The New Kingdom reached far along the coast of the Levant, reaching into southern Turkey. It also controlled the Kingdom of Kush, the territory of which Khartoum is now located within. However, while it existed in modern Libya, it didn't stretch as far west as where Tripoli is now located.
11. Which of these reached the largest size (in terms of area)?
Qing dynasty
French colonial empire
Soviet Union
The USSR covered 8,649,500 square miles. The next largest was the Qing dynasty at 5,100,000 square miles then the French colonial empire at 4,400,000 square miles.
12. Which volcanic eruption produced the greatest amount of sulphur dioxide?
Pinatubo, 1991
Krakatoa, 1883
Laki, 1783
It produced 120 megatons of the gas, which spread to Europe. Krakatoa released 20 megatons while Pinatubo released 17 megatons.
13. In what century did Hokkaido become a prefecture of Japan?
Specifically, it became a prefecture in 1947.
14. The State of the Teutonic Order existed along the coast of which sea?
North Sea
Baltic Sea
Black Sea
It controlled areas that are now part of Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
15. Which of these modern countries did the Ghana Empire not exist within?
The border between the modern countries nearly splits the former territory of the empire in two.
Level 59
May 1, 2020
Very interesting quiz. Enjoyed it a lot. ;)
Level 79
May 1, 2020
Glad to hear it :)