Themed Quiz // 6
Welcome to our sixth Themed Quiz! Time to remove the dust from those old history books in your shelf and get started with these 10 History Trivia Questions!
Which state was established in Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great?
After Alexander’s death, his immense empire was split among his closest Macedonian Generals (namely Antipater, Perdiccas, Ptolemy I, Seleucus I, Antigonus I, and Lysimachus), creating the empires of Antigonid Macedonia, Attalid Pergamum, Seleucid Syria, and Ptolemaic Egypt
In which year did the Springtime of Nations occur?
The Revolutions of 1848 were a series of revolutions throughout Europe of democratic and liberal nature. They occurred in over 50 European countries and aimed at overthrowing the ruling regimes due to their long-lasting disregard of the economic, social and political needs and wants of the population.
Due to lack of coordination and cooperation, the revolutions were largely ineffective and were quickly suppressed, leading to numerous deaths and exiles.
Which Babylonian King became famous for his "Code"?
Hammurabi was the sixth king of the Old Babylonian Empire, reigning from 1792 to 1750 BC. Very popular among the Babylonians, Hammurabi became extensively famous, even beyond his death, due to the Code of Hammurabi – one of the oldest, longest, best preserved and organized legal texts in human history. It is inscribed in a stele (a stone monument) and contains 282 laws and punishments. The code covers various aspects of life, like property, trade, family, and personal injury, and provided one of the first frameworks for justice and governance.
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What European country was led by António Salazar in the 20th Century?
Portugal was ruled by Salazar’s dictatorship between 1932 and 1968. His rule was marked by Portugal’s neutrality in WW2, the restoration of economic stability, a colonial war, and the violent suppression of political protests and opponents.
Bonus Trivia: By having been succeeded by Marcelo Caetano, Portugal faced the longest authoritarian regime in Europe (1932-1974).
Bonus Trivia 2: The Harry Potter character Salazar Slytherin, founder of the Slytherin House, was inspired by this Portuguese dictator.
In what country was the Emu War fought?
The Emu War was a wildlife control military operation that took place in 1932 in Australia, with the purpose of mitigating crop destruction.
Ironically, the Australian army is considered to have been “defeated” since the efforts to minimize the overall population of Emus have failed.
In what current country would the Hanging Gardens of Babylon be located?
7 Wonders of the Ancient World locations by current countries:
- – Greece (2) – Statue of Zeus at Olympia, and Colossus of Rhodes
- – Turkey (2) – Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
- – Egypt (2) – Great Pyramid of Giza, and Lighthouse of Alexandria
- – Iraq (1) – Hanging Gardens of Babylon
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In which country did the War of the Roses occur?
The War of the Roses was a series of civil wars in England during the 15th century, caused by a struggle for the English throne. It was a conflict between two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name “War of the Roses” derives from the symbols associated with each house – the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster.
Which "peace" ended the 30 Years War?
Peace of Westphalia.
The Peace of Westphalia, composed of 2 treaties (Treaty of Münster and Treaty of Osnabrück), is the agreement which put an end to the 30 Years War in 1648. It is significant not only for ending a particularly bloody war, but also for helping to establish the principles of state sovereignty and religious tolerance in international relations, leaving a long-lasting impact on the development of modern international cooperation and diplomacy.
The image shows the Allegory of the Peace of Westphalia, by Jacob Jordaens, painted in 1654.
In which famous siege did Joan of Arc have a crucial role?
Siege of Orléans.
Joan of Arc is a patron saint of France. She had a fundamental role in the Hundred Years War, specifically in the siege of Orléans, where she inspired and lead the French forces to victory, claiming to be acting under divine guidance, and in the coronation of Charles VII. She was famously captured and burned at the stake by the British in 1431.
Joan of Arc became a martyr and a symbol of bravery, faith, and determination, as well as someone who transcended gender roles.
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