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History Quiz: When...?

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1. ...did the Hundred Years' War end?
1501
1453
1415
The war was waged between the English House of Plantagenet and the French House of Valois over the right to rule the Kingdom of France.
2. ...was Lindisfarne raided by Vikings?
793
744
817
The Vikings specifically attacked the church of St Cuthbert, but the community on Lindisfarne survived.
3. ...was the Taj Mahal completed?
1633
1653
1643
The building takes inspiration from several other buildings, including the Gūr-i Amīr, now in Uzbekistan, and the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah in Uttar Pradesh. Pollution, especially that resulting from the Mathura Refinery, is turning the Taj Mahal yellow-brown.
4. ...was Pachacuti born?
c.1418
c.1397
c.1503
Pachacuti was the Sapa Inca, or ruler of the Kingdom of Cusco. He transformed his kingdom into the Inca Empire.
5. ...was the Akhetaten (Amarna) founded?
c.2395 BC
c.953 BC
c.1346 BC
The city was built as Egypt's new capital by Akhenaten, dedicated to his new religion based around worship of the sun disk Aten. It was abandoned in 1332 BC, after his death.
6. ...did the last thylacine die?
1898
1936
1941
Hunting, disease, encroachment on its habitat and the introduction of dogs to Tasmania may have all contributed to its extinction.
7. ...did the Han–Xiongnu War start?
227 AD
49 BC
133 BC
The Xiongnu were a federation of nomadic tribes living within the Eurasian Steppe, centred on Mongolia.
8. ...according to local legend, was Islam brought to Comoros?
7th Century
18th Century
10th Century
99% of the population today are Sunni Muslims.
9. ...was the first full-length feature film created?
1896
1906
1910
The film, The Story of the Kelly Gang, was a biopic of the bushranger Ned Kelly. It ran for 60-70 minutes.
10. ...was the golden spike driven into place, connecting the two stretches of the First Transcontinental Railroad?
1872
1869
1858
The hammers and spike were wired to the adjacent telegraph line, so that each stroke could be heard as a click at telegraph stations around the US.
11. ...did the Battle of Kadesh occur?
1274 BC
1232 BC
1256 BC
It took place between the forces of the New Kingdom of Egypt and the Hittite Empire near the modern Lebanon-Syria border, at the point where the two empires met. The battle involved between 5,000 and 6,000 chariots, used by both sides.
12. ...did the Inca conquer the Chimú?
c.1513
c.1440
c.1470
The lands of the Chimú were centred on Chan Chan, which after the invasion became a city where both Chimú and Inca nobility lived.
13. ...did the French invade Madagascar?
1872-1886
1883-1895
1893-1901
It consisted of two military expeditions, the First and Second Madagascar expeditions.
14. ...was the First Council of the Lateran held?
1123
1096
1274
There were various specific things that the council aimed to achieve, but the overall purpose was to give the church more authority over its own dealings, rather than the Holy Roman Emperor.
15. ...was the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan constructed?
c.260
c.310
c.200
It is one of the world's largest pyramids.
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