Is it All Ancient History to You?

Ancient history spans the first recorded moments of human history right up to the early middle ages. Most of the world’s great civilizations and religions rose and fell during this vast tract of time, the effects of which still in large part define the world we live in today. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” So, how much do you know about your ancient forebears? Find out with BabaMail’s ultimate ancient history quiz!
Of the 5 stone ages of prehistory, which came first?
Paleolithic (early stone age)
Mesolithic (middle stone age)
Neolithic (late stone age)
In prehistory, which came last, the Bronze Age or the Iron Age?
The Bronze Age
The Iron Age
What do the Nile River Valley, the Indus River Valley, the Yellow River Valley, and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers Region all share in common?
They are the 4 earliest centers of civilization
None of them are near rivers
The people there once all spoke the same language
They are all too hot to sustain human life
Which human relative has been extinct for over 24,000 years?
Homo Habilis
Homo Erectus
Homo Sapiens
Which was the earliest walled city (C. 9,000 B.C.) that, according to the Bible, Joshua and the Hebrews later overturned?
Which ancient Sumerian city, which flourished with literature and art, is often called the ‘cradle of civilization’?
Which ancient African city was the capital of a powerful mercantile empire that was utterly destroyed by Rome in 146 B.C.?
Troy was an ancient city in Asia Minor. Which modern country corresponds with ancient Asia Minor?
Nebuchadnezzar II is remembered for creating what in Babylon?
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Royal Palace of Babylon
He made water into wine
The Colosseum
The first ever Olympic games are said to have taken place in which year?
776 B.C.
432 B.C.
112 B.C.
6 A.D.
Which Roman statesman was captured by pirates, conquered Gaul, was seduced by an Egyptian potentate, achieved ultimate power, was assassinated, and became a god?
Julius Caesar
Octavius Augustus
Pontius Pilate
Mark Antony
Which Macedonian King seized control of most of the know Eastern World, bringing it into the Greek speaking sphere?
Alexander the Great
Philip the Great
Which religion was founded in India by the Prince Guatama Siddhartha in the 6th century B.C.?
Who crossed the Alps in 218 as general of the Carthaginians?
Dido, Queen of Carthage
Marco Polo
Which Roman Emperor made the empire Christian and founded a new capital city?
Constantine the Great
Tiberius Caesar
Marcus Aurelius
Perhaps it's time to try again...
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