History Quiz: Odd One Out #2

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Last updated: November 20, 2020
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1. Which of these rulers was not of Mongol descent?
Yesün Temür
Bumin Qaghan
Qara Hülegü
Bumin Qaghan was the chieftain of the Turks under the sovereignty of the Rouran Khaganate and later founded the Turkic Khaganate. Yesün Temür, Sartaq and Qara Hülegü were all descendants of Genghis Khan and ruled the Yuan Dynasty, the Golden Horde and the Chagatai Khanate respectively. There was also a ruler of the Chagatai Khanate called Yesun Temur.
2. Which of these historical figures was not alive during the 19th century?
George III (of Great Britain)
George Washington
Alexander Hamilton
Humphry Davy
They were all born in the 18th century: George Washington died on 14th December 1799; Alexander Hamilton died on 12th July 1804; George III died on 29th January 1820; and Humphry Davy died on 29th May 1829.
3. Which of these was not first invented in China?
The oldest depictions of siphons can be found on Egyptian reliefs from 1500 BC. Compasses were invented during the Han dynasty, as was the first seismoscope, invented by Zhang Heng in 132 AD. Gunpowder was invented a much later, in the 9th century.
4. Which of these cities did not exist in the year 1600?
São Paulo
Buenos Aires
It was founded on 2nd March 1616. People have lived and built settlements in the area of Quito for thousands of years, but the Spanish settlement which the city formed from was founded on 6th December 1534. The first settlement in what is now Buenos Aires was founded on 2nd February 1536 by Pedro de Mendoza; however, that settlement was abandoned in 1542, and a permanent settlement was created on 11th June 1580 by Juan de Garay. São Paulo was founded as a village on 25th January 1554
5. Which of these historical figures was not one of the Diadochi?
Mytilus was an Illyrian king. The other three plus several additional members of the Diadochi were all generals of Alexander the Great. Perdiccas was the first of the Diadochi to attempt to gain control of Alexander's empire after his death, but was killed by his soldiers after a failed invasion of Egypt. Craterus sided with Antipater in the Wars of the Diadochi and was killed in 321 BC by the Greek general Eumenes in battle. Antipater became regent of Alexander's empire in 320 BC but died the next year; his son Cassander would go on to served as king of Macedon.
6. Which of these did not occur in 1804?
Isambard Kingdom Brunel is born
Haiti gains independence from France
Immanuel Kant dies
Sacagawea joins the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Brunel was born on 9th April 1806. Haiti became independent on 1st January 1804, Immanuel Kant died on 12th February 1804 and Sacagawea joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition in November 1804.
7. Which of these explorers was not born in what is now Italy?
Christopher Columbus
John Cabot
Marco Polo
Ferdinand Magellan
Magellan was born in Sabrosa, Portugal. Cabot was born in either Gaeta in the Kingdom of Naples (now located in Lazio), or in Castiglione Chiavarese in the Republic of Genoa (now located in Liguria). Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, while Marco Polo was born in Venice.
8. Which of these rulers was not Buddhist?
Gyeongsun of Silla
Jayavarman VII
Timur was a Sunni Muslim. Ashoka, an emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, is said to have repented violence after the destruction his forces caused during the Kalinga War, leading him to convert to Buddhism. Jayavarman VII was one of only a few Buddhist kings of the Khmer Empire. Gyeongsun, who ruled Silla from 927 to 935, was the kingdom's final ruler (the rulers of the kingdom had been Buddhist since 528).
9. Which of these historical figures was not Polynesian?
Hōne Heke
Kamehameha I
Woollarawarre Bennelong was a man of the Eora, an Aboriginal Australian people, who served as an interlocutor between the Eora and the British. Hōne Heke was an influential Maori rangatira (chief) and war leader who fought in the Musket Wars. Kamehameha I was the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii, while Laufilitonga was the last Tu'i Tonga (king) of the Tu'i Tonga Empire.
10. Which of these civilisations no longer existed when the Spanish arrived in the Americas?
Toltec Empire
Zapotec civilisation
Aztec Empire
Maya civilisation
The Toltec Empire formed in 674 and ended in 1122, and greatly influenced the later Aztec Empire. Neither the Zapotec civilisation nor the Maya civilisation were as powerful as they had been in earlier times, but they still existed when the Spanish arrived; however, after the Aztecs had been defeated, the Spanish would go on to conquer the Maya and the Zapotecs.
11. Which of these cities was not (officially) a national capital in 1980?
Abuja replaced Lagos as the capital of Nigeria on 12th December 1991. Rabat, Nairobi and Lusaka have been the capitals of Morocco, Kenya and Zambia respectively since each country achieved independence (Morocco in 1955, Kenya in 1963 and Zambia in 1964).
12. Which of these religions was not founded in the Middle East?
Benzhuism is the indigenous religion of the Bai people of Yunnan, China. Zoroastrianism is one of the world's oldest religions and has its origins in the teachings of the Iranian-speaking prophet Zoroaster. Mazdakism was an offshoot of Zoroastrianism, while Manichaeism was founded by the Persian prophet Mani in what was then the Sasanian Empire.
13. Which of these was not the name of a Holy Roman Emperor?
Henry V
Otto III
Victor I
Otto III was Holy Roman Emperor from 996 to 1002, Henry V was Holy Roman Emperor from 1111 to 1125 and Sigismund was Holy Roman Emperor from 1433 to 1437. The most notable person to be called Victor I was Pope Victor I, but a bishop, a prince and a duke have also shared that name.
14. Which of these groups did the Egyptians under Ramesses the Great not fight?
Sea Peoples
During his second year on the throne, Ramesses defeated the Sherden (said to have been one of the groups that made up the Sea Peoples) pirates who had been attacking trading vessels off of Egypt's Mediterranean coast. Ramesses would go on to fight the Hittites during campaigns in Syria, and would go on campaigns in Nubia.
15. Which of these battles did not take place in what is now Canada?
Battle of Vinland
Battle of Odelltown
Battle of Sorel
Battle of Bladensburg
The battle, which was part of the War of 1812, took place at Bladensburg, Maryland. The 1003 and 1010 Battles of Vinland were fought between Vikings and native warriors in what is believed to have been Newfoundland. Both the Battle of Sorel and the Battle of Odelltown took place in Qubec; the former occurred near the modern city of Sorel-Tracy on 19th June 1610 and was part of the Beaver Wars, while the Battle of Odelltown occurred at the former town of Odelltown on 9th November 1838 and was part of the Lower Canada Rebellion.
Level 69
Nov 18, 2020
Question 7: Which of these explorers was born in what is now Italy? Do you mean which of these explorers was not born, in what is now Italy?
Level 79
Nov 20, 2020
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