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History : Practice Quiz 6 For Civil Service Examinations 2018 (UPSC Prelims 2018)
                                                                                                    August 6, 2017


History: World History


Renaissance started first in
(a) Russia
(b) England
(c) France
(d) Italy
Answer: Italy

 Which of the following is not true of the European renaissance ?
(a) It was a intellectual movement
(b) It Found expression in the revival of the study of ancient Greco-Roman classics.
(c) It aimed at organising anti-Church movements
(d) It developed intrest in science and fostered a spirit of adventure
Answer: It aimed at organising anti-Church movements

The Last Super , a famous renaissance painting was a master piece of
(a) Leonardo da Vinci
(b) Raphael
(c) Michael Angelo
(d) Titian
Answer: Leonardo da Vinci

With which of the following is the term Liberty , Equality and Fraternity associated ?
(a) Industrial Revolution
(b) Russian Revolution
(c) French Revolution
(d) Olympic Games
Answer: French Revolution

The author of the American Declaration of Independence was
(a) Lafayette
(b) George Washington
(c) Jefferson
(d) Thomas Paine
Answer: Jefferson
 
The Industrial Revolution First took place in
(a) France
(b) Germany
(c) England
(d) America
Answer: England
 
Guernica, the world famous painting was painted by
(a) Van Gogh
(b) Michelangelo
(c) Picasso
(d) Leonardo-da-Vinci
Answer: Picasso
 
The author of the New Deal was
(a) President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(b) President Theodore Roosevelt
(c) President John Kennedy
(d) President Woodrow Wilson
Answer; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
 
The book Social Contract was written by

(a) Voltaire
(b) Diderot
(c) Rousseau
(d) Aristole
Answer: Rousseau
 
The Renaissance scientist who explained how planets moved around the sun was

(a) Gutenberg
(b) Kepler
(c) Rebelais
(d) Francis Bacorr
Answer: Kepler
 
The discovery of sea-route from Europe to India was made by

(a) Columbus
(b) Vasco-da-Gama
(c) Marco Polo
(d) Magellan
Answer: Vasco-da-Gama

 
Who raised the slogan No taxation without representation ?

(a) Industrial workers of England
(b) Peasants and workers of France
(c) American Colonies
(d) People of Russia
Answer; American Colonies

What was the name of the atom bomb dropped by USA on Hiroshima in Japan during the second world War ?
(a) Little Boy
(b) None of these
(c) Little Fly
(d) Little Devil
Answer: Little Boy

The first successful socialist revolution in history was
(a) French Revolution
(b) None of these
(c) American Revolution
(d) Russian Revolution
Answer: American Revolution

Where was Napolean sent in exile after the battle of waterloo ?
(a) St. Helen
(b) Elba
(c) Capri
(d) Corsica
Answer: St. Helen

Which of the following events occurred first ?
(a) Russian Revolution
(b) Chinese Revolution
(c) French Revolution
(d) American War of Independence
Answer: American War of Independence

The slogan No taxation without representation was first raised during the American Revolution in
(a) Boston Tea Party
(b) None of these
(c) Massachussets Assembly
(d) Philadelphia Congress
Answer: Massachussets Assembly

The European Renaissance of the fifteenth century is noted for great advances in

(a) Engineering
(b) Art and Architecture
(c) Medicine
(d) Mathematics
Answer: Art and Architecture

German attack on poland was the immediate cause of

(a) West Asian Crisis
(b) Cold War
(c) Second world War
(d) First World War
Answer: Second world War

Which was the first city destroyed by the atom bomb in second World War ?
(a) Tokyo
(b) Nagasaki
(c) Hiroshima
(d) Baghdad
Answer: Hiroshima

July 14 is celebrated every year as a national holiday in France. On this day in 1789,

(a) The member of the third estate declared themselves the National Assembly
(b) Napoleon become the Emperor
(c) Workers, peasants and other non propertied classes were given political rights
(d) The fall of Bastille took place
Answer: The fall of Bastille took place
 
Who defined Democracy as the Government of the people, by the people and for the people ?

(a) George Washington
(b) John Sturat mill
(c) Abraham Lincolon
(d) Winston Churchill
Answer: Abraham Lincolon

The Fall of Bastille is associated with the
(a) Russian Revolution of Nov, 1917
(b) American War of Independence
(c) Grrek War of Independence
(d) French Revolution of 1789
Answer: French Revolution of 1789
 
Who is regarded as the founder of scientific socialism ?
(a) Rousseau
(b) Karl Marx
(c) Lenin
(d) Engels
Answer; Karl Marx

Das Capital and Communist Manifesto were written by
(a) Engels
(b) Trotsky
(c) Karl Marx
(d) Lenin
Answer: Karl Marx

The War of Independence of America was fought against the
(a) Britain
(b) France
(c) Royal People of America
(d) Denmark
Answer: Britain

The first written republican constitution ever formed in history was that of the
(a) Indians
(b) Americans
(c) British
(d) French
Answer: Americans

In the year 1815, the Battle of Waterloo was fought between
(a) Britain and France
(b) Britain and Germany
(c) Japan and China
(d) Austria and Russia
Answer: Britain and France

The Fall of Bastille is associated with the
(a) French Revolution of 1789
(b) American War of Independence
(c) Greek War of Independence
(d) Russian Revolution of Nov, 1789
Answer: French Revolution of 1789

The year 1992 is celebrated as the 500th anniversary of columbus first Voyage to the New World. In 1942 Columbus reached

(a) Bahamas and Canada
(b) Central America and West Indies
(c) Bahamas, Cuba and West Indies
(d) South America and Cuba
Answer: Bahamas, Cuba and West Indies

The Soviet Socialist Revolution of October is celebrated every year on November 7 because

(a) Lenin's birthday falls on this day
(b) None of these
(c) The Provisional Government formed after the collapse of Czarist Government was over-thrown on this day in 1917
(d) Russia's victory over Germany coincides with this date
Answer: The Provisional Government formed after the collapse of Czarist Government was over-thrown on this day in 1917

The famous painting Sun flower was done by
(a) Leonardo da Vinci
(b) Van Gogh
(c) Michael Angelo
(d) Pablo Picasso
Answer: Van Gogh

Who among the following was a poet of the following events ?

(a) Rossetti
(b) Dante
(c) Virgil
(d) Homer
Answer: Dante

Who was the author of the Republic , a famous classic ?

(a) Plato
(b) Aristole
(c) Herodotus
(d) Alexander
Answer: Plato

The Communist Manifesto was first published in
(a) German
(b) Russian
(c) French
(d) English
Answer: German
 
The Industrial Revolution in the last quarter of the eighteenth century in England first affected the
(a) Coal mining industry
(b) Iron and steel industry
(c) Shipping industry
(d) Cotton textiles industry
Answer; Cotton textiles industry
 
Russian revolutionary, who founded the Communist Party was

(a) Trotsky
(b) Lenin
(c) Stalin
(d) Karl Marx
Answer: Lenin

The most important achievement of Abraham Lincolon was
(a) None of these
(b) The abolition of slavery
(c) The strengthening of democracy
(d) The establishment of the supremacy of the north over the south
Answer: The abolition of slavery

Under which of the following treaties did the British recognise the independence of 13 American Colonies ?

(a) Treaty of Versaillies
(b) None of these
(c) Maastricht Traety
(d) Treaty of Paris
Answer: Treaty of Paris

Economic Crisis of 1930s originated in
(a) Brazil
(b) Russia
(c) U.S.A
(d) France
Answer; U.S.A

When was the Magna Carta Signed by King John of England ?

(a) 1212
(b) 1217
(c) 1215
(d) 1066
Answer: 1215

1917 is known for

(a) Battle of Trafalgar
(b) The Russian Revolution
(c) End of the World War I
(d) Battle of Jutland
Answer: Battle of Jutland

Who among the following were known as physiocrates at the time of French Revolution ?

(a) The Nobility
(b) Medical Professionals
(c) The Clergy
(d) Economist
Answer: Economist

The European Renaissanceof the fifteenth century is noted for great advances in
(a) Medcine
(b) Art and Architecture
(c) Engineering
(d) Mathematics
Answer; Art and Architecture

Who among the following comanded the American force during American war of independence ?

(a) Hamitton
(b) Theodre Roosevelt
(c) Thomas Jefferson
(d) George Washington
Answer: George Washington
 
The ideas of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity were Emphasised by

(a) Locke
(b) Rousseau
(c) Hobbs
(d) Montesque
Answer: Rousseau

Among the four political parties listed below, which one was the last to be formed ?
(a) The Indian National Congress
(b) The Republican Party in the U.S.A
(c) The Conservative Party in Britain
(d) The Democratic Party in U.S.A
Answer: The Indian National Congress

Who among the following comanded the American force during American war of independence ?

(a) Thomas Jefferson
(b) George Washington
(c) Hamitton
(d) Theadore Roosevelt
Answer; George Washington

Which year is associated with the outbreak of world war II ?
(a) 1937
(b) 1939
(c) 1938
(d) 1935
Answer: 1935

The Industrial Revolution in the last quarter of the eighteenth century in England first affected the
(a) Cotton textiles industry
(b) Iron and steel industry
(c) Shipping Industry
(d) Coal mining industry
Answer: Cotton textiles industry

Which style of painting was used by early renaissance artists ?
(a) Graeco-Roman
(b) None of these
(c) Gothic
(d) Catholic Art
Answer: Graeco-Roman

Which of the following events symbolised the fall of autocracy during the course of French Revolution ?

(a) The fall of Bastille on 14th july, 1789
(b) Execution of the King and Queen
(c) Mass execution by the guillotine in 1792
(d) The meeting of the states General on 17th june, 1789
Answer: The fall of Bastille on 14th july, 1789
 
Which of the following was the main feature of European Renaissance ?
(a) Domination of the Church and religion
(b) Learning by questioning, observation and exprimentation
(c) Spraed of Christianity outside Europe
(d) It brought back the classic ideals in literature, painting and architecture
Answer: It brought back the classic ideals in literature, painting and architecture
 
Who was the Head of the provincial government of Russia in 1917 ?

(a) Nicolas II
(b) Vladimir Iiych Lenin
(c) Leon Trotesky
(d) Kerensky
Answer: Leon Trotesky
 
The Boston Tea Party took place in
(a) 1776
(b) 1773
(c) 1774
(d) 1770
Answer: 1773
 
During the period of the Renaissances, new stules of architecture first developed in

(a) France
(b) Germany
(c) England
(d) Italy
Answer; Italy

Saint Simon, Charles Fourier and Robert Owen were

(a) Renaissances artists
(b) Activities in the American war of independence
(c) Portuguese Navigator
(d) Early Socialist
Answer: Early Socialist

When did the second world war end ?
(a) 1918
(b) 1946
(c) 1939
(d) 1945
Answer: 1945