100+ Top World History General Knowledge GK Questions and Answers

Most Important large collection of World History Question and Answers that are frequently asked in many competitive and entrance exams like UPSC-Prelims, IAS-Prelims, SSC, CDS, NDA, State Services and Railways etc. Includes Ancient and Modern World History GK questions on World History which can be helpful for upcoming Competitive Exams.

1. Which two countries were involved in a Hundred Years War? [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) -1999]
(A) Turkey and Austria (B) England and France
(C) Palestine and Israel (D) Germany and Russia

2. Waterloo is located in : [SSC -CPO Sub-Inspector-2004]
(A) England (B) France
(C) Spain (D) Belgium

3. Where was Christopher Columbus from : [SSC MTS.-2013]
(A) Venice (B) Genoa
(C) Spain (D) Portugal

4. of the following, in which did Napolenic France suffer final defeat? [SSC MTS.-2013]
(A) Battle of Trafalgar ✔ (B) Battle of Wagram
(C) Battle of Pyramids (D) Battle of Austerlitz

5. Pearl Harbour, where the American Pacific Fleet was stationed, was attacked by Japanese in : [SSC CGL-2000]
(A) 1935 (B) 1939
(C) 1941 ✔ (D) 1944

6. Who was the Chief Architect of the World Trade Centre ‘New York’? [SSC CGL-2002]
(A) Le Corbusier (B) Minoru Yamasaki
(C) Edwin Lutyens (D) Charles Correa

7. Herodotus is considered as the father of : [SSC I.T.& C.Excise 2006]
(A) History ✔ (B) Geography
(C) Political Science (D) Philosophy

8. What is the name of the World’s smallest republic which has an area of 21 sq. km only? [SSC (South Zone) Investigator-2010]
(A) Nauru ✔ (B) Palermo
(C) Vatican City (D) Namur

9. Independence movement of Vietnam was headed by : [SSC Section Officer -1997]
(A) Ngo Dinh Diem (B) Zhou Enlai
(C) Pol Pot (D) Ho Chi Minh

10. Which one country is still governed by a monarch? [SSC I.T.C- 2005]
(A) Afghanistan (B) Iran
(C) Iraq (D) Saudi Arabia

11. Who among the following is referred to as ‘Desert Fox’? [SSC C.G.L. 2005]
(A) Lord Wavell (B) Gen. Eisenhover
(C) Gen. Rommel ✔ (D) Gen. McArthur

12. Which of the following group of thinkers influenced Fascism? [SSC C.G.L. 2005]
(A) Plato, Machiavelli and Herbet Spencer (B) Aristotle, St, Augustine and T.H. Green
(C) Kant, Fichte, Hegel and Rosenberg ✔ (D) Karl Marx, Engels and Lenin

13. Which among following is called "Gift of the Nile"?
(A) China (B) India
(C) Iraq (D) Egypt

14. Who amongst the following was not associated with the Unification of Italy? [SSC (10+2) -2013]
(A) Cavour (B) Garibaldi
(C) Mussolini ✔ (D) Mazzini

15. Who among the following played a prominent role during the “Reign of Terror” In France? [SSC (10+2) -2013]
(A) Voltaire (B) Marat
(C) Robespierre ✔ (D) Montesquieu

16. Which one of the following U.S. President vis-ited China in 1972 for strengthening diplomaticties? [MTS-2013]
(A) Richard Nixon ✔ (B) George Bush (Senior)
(C) D Eisenhowar (D) J.F. Kennedy

17. The Declaration of American Independence was based on the theory of : [SSC CGL-2013]
(A) Civil Rights (B) Moral Rights
(C) Legal Rights (D) Natural Rights

18. The famous painting ‘Monalisa’ was the creation of : [SSC MTS-2011]
(A) Michael-Angelo (B) Leonardo-da-Vinci
(C) Picasso (D) Van Gogh

19. Who has given a call “Go back to nature? [SSC (10+2) 2012]
(A) Plato (B) Aristotle
(C) Rousseau ✔ (D) Hobbes

20. In which country the Head of the State gets his office by the law of hereditary succession? [SSC CML -2002]
(A) China (B) Sri Lanka
(C) France (D) Japan

21. The Wailing wall is situated in : [SSC CML -2002]
(A) Berlin (B) Beijing
(C) Jerusalem ✔ (D) Tel Aviv

22. In which year Bartholomew Diaz reached Cape of Good Hope ?
(A) 1480 (B) 1487
(C) 1495 (D) 1500

23. The Industrial Revolution in England represented the climax of the transition from : [SSC CISF ASI -2010]
(A) slavery to feudalism (B) feudalism to capitalism
(C) capitalism to socialism (D) socialism to market socialism

24. When did the Soviet Union disintegrated into 15 Independent Republics? [SSC CISF ASI-2010]
(A) 1990 (B) 1991
(C) 1992 (D) 1993

25. The policy of ‘imperial preferences’ adopted by Britain in its colonies in 1932 is also known as the : [SSC CGL (2013), 2014]
(A) Hong Kong Agreement (B) London Agreement
(C) Ottawa Agreement ✔ (D) Paris Agreement

26. Who said, “Adolf Hitler is Germany and Germany is Adolf Hitler. He who pledges himself to Hitler pledges himself to Germany”? [SSC CGL -2014]
(A) R. Hess ✔ (B) Mussolini
(C) Hitler (D) Communist International

27. Which of the following is a name of US Parliament? [SSC CGL -2016]
(A) Diet (B) Senate
(C) Congress ✔ (D) House of commons

28. The Policy of racial discrimination followed in South Africa was called : [SSC (10+2) -2012]
(A) Non-Aligned (B) Civil Rights Movement
(C) Apartheid ✔ (D) Suffrage

29. Who said “Liberty consists in obedience to the general will”? [SSC MTS-2013]
(A) Hobbes (B) Rousseau
(C) Green (D) Laski

30. Who said: “Where there is no law, there is no freedom”? [SSC CAPF’s SI-& CISF ASI -2013]
(A) Bentham (B) Lenin
(C) Marx (D) Locke

31. The chief advocate of Fascism was : [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) -1999]
(A) Mussolini ✔ (B) Adolf Hitler
(C) St. Simon (D) Robert Owen

32. Whose teachings inspired the French Revolution? [SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) -1999]
(A) Locke (B) Rousseau
(C) Hegel (D) Plato

33. Rome was founded around?
(A) 1000 BC ✔ (B) 1200 BC
(C) 1400 BC (D) 1600 BC

34. Who is the oldest British monarch to sit on the Throne? [SSC (10+2) -2012]
(A) Queen Victoria (B) Queen Elizabeth-II
(C) Queen Mary Tudor (D) Queen Anne

35. Which country emerged as the biggest colonial power at the end of the nineteenth century? [SSC MTS.-2013]
(A) France (B) Spain
(C) Britain ✔ (D) Germany

36. In U.S.A. the President is elected by : [SSC Section Officer- 2010]
(A) The Senate (B) Universal Adult Franchise
(C) The House of Representatives (D) The Congress

37. The declaration that Democracy is a Government ‘of the people, by the people’ was made by : [SSC Section Officer- 2010]
(A) George Washington (B) Winston Churchill
(C) Abraham Lincoln ✔ (D) Theodore Roosevelt

38. Who were the three eminent statesmen who started the Non-aligned Movement? [SSC CGL-2004]
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru, Anwar Sadat, Soekarno (B) Jawaharlal Nehru, Chou Enlai, Kwame Nkrumah
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru, Fidel Castro, Marshal Tito (D) Jawaharlal Nehru, Gamal Abdul Nasser, Marshal Tito

39. Who is called the “Greatest Investigator of Antiquity”? [SSC I.T.& C.Excise 2006]
(A) Aristotle (B) Darwin
(C) Cuvier (D) Socrates

40. In which country is Karbala, the holy city of Shia Muslim located? [SSC Section Officer -1997]
(A) Iran (B) Iraq
(C) Jordan (D) Syria

41. The city of “Tashkent” is located in :
(A) Uzbekistan ✔ (B) Kazakhstan
(C) Russia (D) Kyrgyzstan

42. In Greek mythology, Apollo is the god of what? [SSC Section Officer -2005]
(A) Prophecy ✔ (B) Medicine
(C) Love (D) Peace

43. Who is the Duchess of Cornwall? [SSSC Stat. invest. 2005]
(A) Oiana (B) Camilla
(C) Anne (D) Margaret

44. “What is the Third Estate?” Pamphlet associated with the French Revolution, was written by : [SSC MTS.-2013]
(A) Marquis - Lafayette (B) Edmund Burke
(C) Joseph Foulon (D) Abbe Sieyes

45. Which of the following countries is regarded as the home of ‘Fabian Socialism? [SSC MTS.-2013]
(A) Russia (B) England
(C) France (D) Italy

46. Who was the American leader who led a non-violent movement to obtain full civil rights for American Negroes? [SSC CML-2006]
(A) Abraham Lincoln (B) John F. Kennedy
(C) Martin Luther King-Junior ✔ (D) George Washington

47. Who discovered America? [MTS-2011]
(A) Vasco-da Gama (B) Columbus
(C) Captain Cook (D) Amundsen

48. Who said that “Man by nature is a political animal? [SSC CML-2002]
(A) Plato (B) Aristotle
(C) Hobbes (D) Rousseau

49. The State is a necessary evil according to : [SSC CML-2002]
(A) Communists (B) Liberalists
(C) Individualists ✔ (D) Anarchists

50. Like Vedic Aryans, the custom of Sacrificialfire was also followed by : [SSC CAPFs SI, CISF ASI & OP. SI-2014]
(A) Romans (B) Greeks
(C) Iranians (D) All of the above

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