World History Questions and Answers MCQs for Competitive Exams 2019


World History Questions and Answers: We are providing a large collection of important questions in world history, which will make your preparation easier for examinations like IAS, State PSC, SSC, CDS, NDA and other similar competitive examinations. Through studying World History GK Questions you can easily get success in the first attempt.

1. On which side did Japan fight in the First World War? [SSC CGL- 2013]
(A) none, it was neutral (B) with Germany against United Kingdom
(C) against Russia on its own (D) with United Kingdom against Germany

2. Indonesia was a colony of which of the following countries? [SSC CGL- 2013]
(A) Dutch ✔ (B) Spain
(C) Portugal (D) Belgium

3. Where was St. Paul beheaded? [SSC CML-2000]
(A) Rome ✔ (B) Ephesus
(C) Kusadasi (D) Jerusalem

4. The British Conservative Party was earlier known as : [SSC CML-2000]
(A) Whigs (B) Levellors
(C) Fabians (D) Tories

5. What is ‘Reformation’? [SSC CGL-2015]
(A) Rise of absolute monarchy (B) Revival of classical learning
(C) The revolt against authority of pope ✔ (D) Change in attitude of man

6. The National Emblem of Italy is : [SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC-2015]
(A) Eagle (B) White Eagle
(C) White Lily ✔ (D) Lily

7. The war criminals of the World War II were put to trial in : [SSC-CPO -2003]
(A) Nuremburg ✔ (B) Peiter’sburg
(C) Gettysburg (D) Peitsburg

8. Who were the Axis powers in World War-II?
(A) Poland, Janpan, Germany (B) Italy, Japan, Britain
(C) Germany, Italy, France (D) Germany, Italy, Japan

9. Democracy is a “government in which every one has a share” was the opinion of : [SSC Constable (GD) Exam-2015]
(A) Jeovans (B) Seeley
(C) Plato (D) Abraham Lincoln

10. When was the League of Nations established? [SSC CHSL (10+2) LOC, DEO PA/SA 2015]
(A) In 1918 (B) In 1920
(C) In 1939 (D) In 1914

11. Synagogue is the place of worship of : [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) -2016]
(A) Zorastrianism (B) Taoism
(C) Judaism ✔ (D) Shintoism

12. Japanese folk tradition and ritual, with no founder or single sacred scripture, is popularly known as : [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) -2016]
(A) Taoism (B) Zorastrianism
(C) Shintoism ✔ (D) Paganism

13. Which is considered as oldest civilization of the world?
(A) Mesopotamian Civilization (B) Egyptain Civilization
(C) Harappan Civilization (D) Chinese Civilization

14. Alexander the Great died in 323 B.C. in : [SSC CML-2002]
(A) Persia (B) Babylon
(C) Macedonia (D) Taxila

15. When was the first of the Geneva Conventions on the treatment of war victims adopted? [SSC CML.2006]
(A) 1832 (B) 1857
(C) 1864 ✔ (D) 1909

16. From which country did the USA purchase Alaska to make it the 49th federating state? [SSC CGL-2002]
(A) Canada (B) Britain
(C) Russia ✔ (D) France

17. The American Civil War saw the end of : [SSC Section Officer- 2005]
(A) Slavery ✔ (B) Landlordism
(C) Monarchy (D) Apartheid

18. The theory of “natural rights” was propounded by : [SSC Section Officer-2003]
(A) Hobbes (B) Locke
(C) Bentham (D) Marx

19. During 18th century who among the following philosophers said these famous words? [SSC Section Officer -2003]
“Man is born free but is every where in chains.”
(A) Voltaire (B) Jack Dareda
(C) Jean Jacques Rousseaou ✔ (D) Montesqueue

20. When did China start the Civil Services Examination? [SSC Section Officer-1997]
(A) 6th A.D ✔ (B) 1905
(C) 1920 (D) 1949

21. Who was the first Caliph : [SSC Section Officer -1997]
(A) Sulaiman, the Great (B) Abu Bakr
(C) Imam Hussain (D) Constantine

22. When ancient Olympic games first held?
(A) 776 BC ✔ (B) 780 BC
(C) 790 BC (D) 800 BC

23. Who is known as the “Lady with the Lamp”? [SSC -CPO Sub-Inspector-2004/MTS-2013]
(A) Joan of Art (B) Helen Keller
(C) Florance Nightingale ✔ (D) Sarojini Naidu

24. Anti Semitism’ to Adolf Hitler meant : [SSC Section Officer -2005]
(A) Anti Black policy (B) Anti Jewish policy
(C) Anti Protestant policy (D) Anti German policy

25. According to Marx, the source of value is : [SSC MTS-2013]
(A) Capital (B) Land
(C) Labour ✔ (D) None of the above

26. “The word impossible is found in the dictionary of fools” was the famous quote of : [SSC MTS.-2013]
(A) Hitler (B) Alexander the Great
(C) Julius Caesar (D) Napoleon

27. That all appointments made by the President and all treaties signed by him must be ratified by the Senate in U.S.A. indicates : [SSC CML-2002]
(A) Theory of separation of powers (B) Theory of checks and balances
(C) Due process of law (D) Rule of law

28. Pearl Harbour, an American Naval and Airforce base was attacked by : [SSC CML-2002]
(A) Germany (B) Japan
(C) France (D) England

29. Economic dimensions of justice have been emphasised by : [SSC CML-2002]
(A) Idealists (B) Capitalists
(C) Socialists ✔ (D) Fascists

30. What was the original name of Santa Claus? [SSC CML-2002]
(A) St. Christopher (B) St. Peter
(C) St. John (D) St. Nicolas

31. Who was the chairperson of the Chinese Communist Party at the time of liberation of China? [SSC MTS- 2013]
(A) Zhou Enlai (B) Deng Xiaoping
(C) Mao Zedong ✔ (D) Liu Shaoqi

32. Peking is the sacred place of : [SSC MTS- 2013]
(A) Taoism (B) Shintoism
(C) Confucianism ✔ (D) Judaism

33. Who was among the famous Roman poets?
(A) Tacitus (B) Plinky
(C) Virgil ✔ (D) Marcus

34. The Opium wars were fought between : [SSC CML.2000]
(A) Britain and China ✔ (B) Britain and India
(C) India and China (D) Britain and Japan

35. Who was the first Prime-Minister of Great Britain? [SSC CML-2000]
(A) Oliver Cromweli (B) Benjamin Disrae1i
(C) Robert Walpole ✔ (D) Gladstone

36. Who was a founder member of the Russian Populist Movement “Anarchism”? [SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC-2014]
(A) Mikhail Bakunin ✔ (B) Gorkhy
(C) Leo Tolstoy (D) Turganew

37. Fascism believes in the application ofthe principle of : [SSC CGL-2015]
(A) Dictatorship (B) Democracy
(C) Utilitarianism (D) Totalitarianism

38. Who was the 1st President of South Africa after apartheid? [SSC CAPF’s (CPO)
SI & ASI, DP. SI. 2016]
(A) Zuma (B) Nelson Mandela
(C) Kofi Annan (D) Booker T. Washington

39. D-Day is the day when : [SSC CGL-2000]
(A) Germany declared war on Britain (B) US dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima
(C) Allied Troops landed in Normandy ✔ (D) Germany surrendered to the allies

40. The “Last Supper’ a famous Renaissance Painting was a master piece of : [SSC CHSL (10+2) DEO & LDC-2014]
(A) Michael Angelo (B) Titian
(C) Leonardo da Vinci ✔ (D) Raphael

41. What according to Communism is the chief enemy of the society? [SSC CGL 2015]
(A) Private property (B) Religion
(C) Surplus value (D) Capitalist class

42. Bangladesh was created in : (SSC CGL 2015)
(A) 1970 (B) 1972
(C) 1973 (D) 1971

43. Taoism, is an ancient tradition of Philosophy and religious belief deeply rooted in : [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) -2016]
(A) Taiwanese custom and world view (B) Chinese custom and world view
(C) Japanese custom and world view (D) Vietnamese custom and world view

44. Napoleon-I and the Duke of Wellington fought the famous : [SSC CML-2002]
(A) Battle of Austerlitz (B) Battle of Leipzig
(C) Battle of Borodini (D) Battle of Waterloo

45. Absolute sovereign power of the Monarch was advocated by : [SSC CML-2013]
(A) Thomas Hobbes ✔ (B) Rousseau
(C) John Locke (D) Karl Marx

46. The Greek viewed “politics” on the basis of : [SSC CAPFs (CPO) SI ASI, DP SI -2016]
(A) Both ethical and legalistic terms (B) Ethical terms
(C) Terms of power (D) Legalistic terms

47. “The Three Emperors League” 1873 was also known as : [SSC (10+2) ‘C’ & ‘D’ 2016]
(A) Dreikaiserbund Treaty ✔ (B) Triple Alliance
(C) Reinsurance Treaty (D) The Dual Alliance

48. One of the ‘important factors that led to the World War IInd the humiliating provisions in one of the following treaties. Which is that treaty? [SSC CML-2006]
(A) Treaty of Paris (B) Treaty of Versailles
(C) Treaty of Lorraine (D) Treaty of Brussels

49. The first atomic bomb was thrown over : [SSC MTS-2011]
(A) Nagasaki (B) Hiroshima
(C) Tokyo (D) Hong Kong

50. Who said “Man is a social animal”? [SSC (10+2) -2013]
(A) Aristotle ✔ (B) Rousseau
(C) Laski (D) Plato

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