What Do You Know About Asian History?

 After our geographic road trip around Asia in one of our latest quizzes, we thought we'd check out some Asian history while we're hanging around the biggest continent. What do you say, ready for a historical challenge?
 
 
The majority of the Islamic Golden Age occurred during which era in the West?
The Dark Ages
The fall of the Roman Empire
The industrial revolution
The bronze age
 
 
The Mandate of Heaven was important to the rulers of which ancient place?
The Mandate of Heaven, or Tian Ming, was an important political doctrine in ancient China. It established rulers as divinely chosen.
China
India
Japan
Pakistan
 
 
What was the Silk Road?
The Silk Road was a massive trade route that allowed people of Europe, Africa, and Asia to trade with one another. It caused cultural ideas to spread and mix.
The path of war Napoleon took to attack Russia
An ancient trading route
A road only smugglers knew about took to smuggle European products into China
The secret naval passage to Japan
 
 
When did India become independent of Great Britain?
18th century
20th century
17th century
15th century
 
 
When did Buddhism arrive in Japan, roughly?
Buddhism was officially transmitted to Japan in 525, when the monarch of the Korean kingdom of Baekje sent a mission to Japan with gifts, including an image of the Buddha
500 years after Jesus
1200 years before Jesus
Around the time of Jesus's birth
1100 years after Jesus
 
 
Constantinople was the capital of...
The Western Roman Empire
The Ottoman Empire
The Mongolian Empire
The Byzantine Empire
 
 
True or False: Japan did not take part in World War I
Japan participated in World War I from 1914-1918. They were allied with the Entente Powers against Germany.
True
False
 
 
The first opium war, fought around 1839-1842, was between China and...
Britain felt disadvantaged in trade because goods from China were in high demand, but their goods were not in high demand in China. To try and balance the scales, they introduced Indian opium to China, causing widespread addiction. When the Chinese tried to resist this by destroying the opium, the British declared war on them, which they won.
Britain
Spain
Portugal
Italy
 
 
Which Asian country used to be known as Siam?
Laos
Thailand
Indonesia
Vietnam
 
 
Complete the sentence: _________ was invented in China.
Gunpowder
Coffee
Cheese
The Clock
 
 
The Vietnam War was also fought in...
Cambodia
Indonesia
South Korea
China
 
 
Women in which ancient society often performed the same tasks as men?
Mongol
Chinese
Persia
India
 
 
When was the Russian Empire founded?
The Russian Empire was one of the largest empires in human history. It lasted from 1721 to 1917.
18th century
9th century
3rd century
12th century
Try Again?
Oh dear, it appears that your results aren't as great as we'd hoped. However, we're sure that with a little more care and attention you'll be able to get much better results on your next attempt. While many people find it easy to disregard what happened in the past, wise men know that there's much to be learned from it.
History Enthusiast
Give yourself a pat on the back, as your results show that you know your Asian history facts pretty well. While you didn't get a perfect score, you show enough enthusiasm for the subject matter to be considered an amateur historian, and with further study you could quite easily become an expert! It's important to keep history alive within our hearts, so that we don't repeat it.
History Genius
Congratulations, your results are impeccable, and show that you know the history of Asia from the inside-out, from every perspective imaginable. Without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again. Congratulations on acing our quiz!
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