World History Questions for Competitive Exams

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Welcome to our comprehensive blog dedicated to mastering World History Questions—a crucial subject for various competitive exams. Understanding the intricate tapestry of global events, civilisations, and socio-political changes is pivotal for excelling in competitive assessments. This World History Questions blog serves as a valuable resource, offering concise yet comprehensive insights into essential World History questions that are commonly featured in competitive exams.

World History Questions

From ancient civilisations to modern-day geopolitical shifts, this World History Questions blog aims to provide a structured approach to tackle diverse historical topics. Through meticulously curated questions and explanations, we aim to empower aspirants with the knowledge and analytical skills necessary to navigate the complexities of World History examinations.

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World History Questions for Competitive Exams

Q :  

In which year, Alexander the Great become the king of Macedonia

(A) 336 BC

(B) 323 BC

(C) 350 BC

(D) 200 BC


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

Alexander the Great became the king of Macedonia in 336 BC after the assassination of his father, King Philip II of Macedon. Following his accession to the throne, Alexander went on to become one of history's most successful military commanders, leading his armies to conquer vast territories and create one of the largest empires in the ancient world. His reign had a significant impact on the course of history and left a lasting legacy.


Q :  

“A living Vastu is born”. Who said this statement about the League of Nations?

(A) Kennedy

(B) Washington

(C) Roosevelt

(D) Wilson


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The statement "A living Vastu is born" was said by Woodrow Wilson, who was the President of the United States and a key advocate for the creation of the League of Nations. Therefore, the correct answer is:

(D) Wilson


Q :  

When was the World Security Organization formed?

(A) 7 October 1948

(B) 7 April 1947

(C) 7 April 1946

(D) 7 April 1948


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded on April 7, 1948. The WHO's constitution was adopted by the International Health Conference in New York in 1946. The WHO is a United Nations specialized agency. 


Q :  

The last session of the League of Nations was held on April 18, 1946, in which?

(A) The resolution for the dissolution of the League of Nations was passed.

(B) The League of Nations was newly formed

(C) The future outline was presented.

(D) None of the above


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The last session of the League of Nations occurred on April 18, 1946, during which the member states passed a resolution for the dissolution of the League. This marked the formal end of the League of Nations as an international organization. The dissolution was a result of the League's inability to prevent World War II and its diminished role in the post-war world order. The functions and responsibilities of the League were largely taken over by the newly established United Nations (UN).


Q :  

When was the draft of the League of Nations approved in the Paris Conference?

(A) October 1919

(B) April 1919

(C) January 1918

(D) February 1919


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

The draft of the League of Nations, a precursor to the United Nations, was approved during the Paris Peace Conference in February 1919. This conference was a key component of the post-World War I peace negotiations, held at the Palace of Versailles in France. The League of Nations aimed to promote international cooperation, prevent future conflicts, and provide a forum for diplomatic dispute resolution. The final draft was included in the Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended World War I.


Q :  

How long did the peninsular war last?

(A) 1800-1808

(B) 1808-1814

(C) 1814-1818

(D) 1810-1815


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

The Peninsular War took place from 1808 to 1814 on the Iberian Peninsula. It began when Napoleon invaded Spain and Portugal. Widespread resistance from Spanish and Portuguese forces, along with guerrilla warfare, led to a protracted conflict. The war significantly weakened Napoleon's forces and contributed to his strategic challenges. The conflict ended with the defeat of French forces in the region by the Sixth Coalition, consisting of British, Spanish, and Portuguese allies.


Q :  

Which is the famous treaty between Russia and Napoleon in 41.1807 AD, due to which Napoleon reached the peak of his height?

(A) Treaty of Campophoremia

(B) Treaty of Pressburg

(C) Treaty of Tilsit

(D) Treaty of Luneville


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

The famous treaty between Russia and Napoleon in 1807, which contributed to Napoleon reaching the peak of his height, was the "Treaty of Tilsit." Therefore, the correct answer is:


(C) Treaty of Tilsit


Q :  

When was the 'William and Mary College' established in Virginia?

(A) 1693

(B) 1601

(C) 1673

(D) 1636


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The College of William & Mary, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, was founded in 1693 by a royal charter issued by King William III and Queen Mary II of England. It is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, after Harvard University. The college has a rich history and has played a significant role in American education and the development of the nation.


Q :  

What was the reason for America's involvement in World War II?

(A) Defense of democracy

(B) Hitler's growing power

(C) Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

(D) Growing influence of communism


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

The primary reason for America's involvement in World War II was:

(C) Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

The United States entered World War II on December 7, 1941, after the surprise attack by Japan on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Prior to the attack, the U.S. had pursued a policy of neutrality, but the bombing of Pearl Harbor prompted the U.S. to declare war on Japan, and subsequently, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.


Q :  

Between whom was the Lateran Agreement signed?

(A) Pope and Mussolini

(B) Pope and Bismarck

(C) Pope and Hitler

(D) Pope and Napoleon


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The Lateran Agreement, also known as the Lateran Treaty, was signed on February 11, 1929, between Pope Pius XI and Benito Mussolini, who was the leader of Fascist Italy. The agreement recognized the Vatican City as an independent sovereign state, marking the resolution of long-standing disputes between the Catholic Church and the Italian government. It established a diplomatic and political relationship between the Holy See and Italy, outlining the Vatican City's territorial boundaries and securing the Church's position within Italy.


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