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?
The Paleolithic age is dated from 3,000,000 to 8,000 B.C.
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 is dated between 1,900 to 500 B.C. while the Iron age is dated from 500 to 51 B.C.
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 each the four earliest centers of human civilization.
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?
Our extinct relative is the Neanderthal man.
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?
The Wall of Jericho is the oldest city wall yet discovered by archaeologists.
Which ancient Sumerian city, which flourished with literature and art, is often called the ‘cradle of civilization’?
Ur, often associated with the Biblical Ur of the Chaldees, is one of the oldest cities. The Epic poem, Gilgamesh was discovered here in Cuneiform, the world’s oldest written language.
Which ancient African city was the capital of a powerful mercantile empire that was utterly destroyed by Rome in 146 B.C.?
Carthage was destroyed by Rome in 146 B.C. as was the Greek city state of Corinth.
Troy was an ancient city in Asia Minor. Which modern country corresponds with ancient Asia Minor?
Today’s Turkey was once referred to Asia Minor, and was largely Greek in language and culture during classical times.
Nebuchadnezzar II is remembered for creating what in Babylon?
Nebuchadnezzar II built the Hanging Gardens of 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?
The Olympics were instituted in 776 B.C. and it was from this date that the Greeks counted years, as we do with the birth of Christ.
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?
All these events happened to Julius Caesar, probably the most famous man in the ancient world born before Jesus.
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 conquered Egypt, Persia, Greece, and created an empire that ran from Macedonia to India. He died aged just 32.
Alexander the Great
Philip the Great
Which religion was founded in India by the Prince Guatama Siddhartha in the 6th century B.C.?
Buddhism started life in India and later spread east through China, Korea, and Japan, where it is still widely practiced.
Who crossed the Alps in 218 as general of the Carthaginians?
Hannibal crossed the Alps, terrifying Rome like never before.
Dido, Queen of Carthage
Marco Polo
Which Roman Emperor made the empire Christian and founded a new capital city?
Constantine both made the Empire Christian and turned it eastward when he founded the Greek speaking city of Constantinople, pronounced today by the Turkish as Istanbul.
Constantine the Great
Tiberius Caesar
Marcus Aurelius
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