Word Lists in the World History Category

These activities relate to the history of the world. From the time of the first humans millenia ago to the ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, India, and China. And on through the empires of Egypt, Persia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and the civilizations of South America and Mesoamerica. Followed by the Dark Ages and the medieval kingdoms of Europe, and on to the European colonization by Spain, Portugal, the Dutch, the French, and the British Empire. And then World Wars I and II, the Cold War, and on until today.

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  • TASH & ADAM'S NEW YEAR QUIZ (7 words)
    Example: Who was the only ruler of Britain never to have been Queen or King?: Oliver Cromwell, Who was elected US President in 1960: John F Kennedy, Which two counties fought the war of the roses?: Yorkshire and Lancashire, What was introduced to the UK postal service in 1852: Post boxes
  • Native Americans (6 words)
    Example: What did the "cresent shape" represent?: the moon, What did the "rain clouds" represent?: good prospect, What did "sun rays" represent?: sun rays constancy, What did the "thunderbird" represent?: the scared power of thunder and the greatest spirit of all
  • Native Americans (6 words)
    Example: What did the "cresent shape" represent?: the moon, What did the "rain clouds" represent?: good prospect, What did "sun rays" represent?: sun rays constancy, What did the "thunderbird" represent?: the scared power of thunder and the greatest spirit of all
  • Early Exploration (4 words)
    Example: people from current day norway: [m] Early explorers, What did Marco polo observe: Gunpowder and a compass, Where did the Vikings live: Norway, What are all of the new tecnoligies: Compass, astrolobe, better maps, better ships, and the printing press
  • Sumer/Mesopotamia (6 words)
    Example: A characteristic of civilization that includes the common beliefs and behaviors of a group of people: Culture, A person who makes money by selling goods: Merchant, A city that is the center of government : Capital, The way a civilization and its people are organized (Upper, Middle, Lower): Social Structure
  • World War II Quiz (7 words)
    Example: Which country helped Germany invade Poland?: [m] Soviet Union, Which event lead to the United States to join WW2?: Bombing of Pearl Harbour, What was the Manhattan Project?: [m] code name for the American-led effort to develop a functional atomic weapon during World War II, What was the name of the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima on the 6th of Aug 1945?: [m] Little Boy
  • Unit 1 Chapter 1 Section 2 Quiz (7 words)
    Example: complex societies that have cities, governments, art, and religion: civilization, walls, waterways, and ditches built to bring water to fields: irrigation, city and land around it that has its own government and was not part of the larger unit: city-state, skilled workers who made metal products, cloth, and pottery: artisan
  • Vocabulary (7 words)
    Example: democracy: rule by the people, monarchy: government ruled by a king or Queen, Oligarchy: ruled by a few powerful people, acropolis: fortified hilltop in an ancient Greek city
  • Thirty Years' War (5 words)
    Example: What was unique about the Swedish army?: They had uniforms that were the same color. They were paid well and well taken care of. They fought in small groups., What did Ferdinand II need to do to be Holy Roman Emperor? Why was this a problem?: He needed to be voted in by the princes. Some of them were Protestant., What did Ferdinand II do to the Protestant rebels after he defeated them?: Had them hanged, hung their heads on a bridge, and took their lands and gave them to Catholics, What were Protestant princes and kings of other countries worried about?: That Ferdinand would try to come and claim their land for the Catholics.
  • Homework Quiz: Early Humans (5 words)
    Example: Why do some scientists doubt the "Out of Africa" theory?: [m] Inconsistence of evidence in Austraila, What does the U-M study suggest?: [m] Siberian origin for Native American People, Where was traces of fire from one million years ago found?: [m] Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa, What type of hominid is the candidate for the new discovery involving tools being used 800,000 years than intially thought?: [m] Afarenisis
  • Homework Quiz: Early Humans (5 words)
    Example: Why do some scientists doubt the "Out of Africa" theory?: [m] Inconsistence of evidence in Austraila, What does the U-M study suggest?: [m] Siberian origin for Native American People, Where was traces of fire from one million years ago found?: [m] Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa, What type of hominid is the candidate for the new discovery involving tools being used 800,000 years than intially thought?: [m] Afarenisis
  • Homework Quiz: Early Humans (5 words)
    Example: Why do some scientists doubt the "Out of Africa" theory?: [m] Inconsistence of evidence in Austraila, What does the U-M study suggest?: [m] Siberian origin for Native American People, Where was traces of fire from one million years ago found?: [m] Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa, What type of hominid is the candidate for the new discovery involving tools being used 800,000 years than intially thought?: [m] Afarenisis
  • Homework Quiz: Early Humans (5 words)
    Example: Why do some scientists doubt the "Out of Africa" theory?: [m] Inconsistence of evidence in Austraila, What does the U-M study suggest?: [m] Siberian origin for Native American People, Where was traces of fire from one million years ago found?: [m] Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa, What type of hominid is the candidate for the new discovery involving tools being used 800,000 years than intially thought?: [m] Afarenisis
  • Homework Quiz: Early Humans (5 words)
    Example: Why do some scientists doubt the "Out of Africa" theory?: [m] Inconsistence of evidence in Austraila, What does the U-M study suggest?: [m] Siberian origin for Native American People, Where was traces of fire from one million years ago found?: [m] Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa, What type of hominid is the candidate for the new discovery involving tools being used 800,000 years than intially thought?: [m] Afarenisis
  • Homework Quiz: Early Humans (5 words)
    Example: Why do some scientists doubt the "Out of Africa" theory?: [m] Inconsistence of evidence in Austraila, What does the U-M study suggest?: [m] Siberian origin for Native American People, Where was traces of fire from one million years ago found?: [m] Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa, What type of hominid is the candidate for the new discovery involving tools being used 800,000 years than intially thought?: [m] Afarenisis
  • Homework Quiz: Early Humans (5 words)
    Example: Why do some scientists doubt the "Out of Africa" theory?: [m] Inconsistence of evidence in Austraila, What does the U-M study suggest?: [m] Siberian origin for Native American People, Where was traces of fire from one million years ago found?: [m] Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa, What type of hominid is the candidate for the new discovery involving tools being used 800,000 years than intially thought?: [m] Afarenisis
  • Ottomans and Persia part 2 (7 words)
    Example: Persia eventually came to be ruled by a group of Turks called the Ghaznavids then Mongols came and took over, raiding from the east. Ismail and his clan the Safavids finally fought back against the Mongols. Ismail became the new ruler of Iran. What was hi: Shah, Abbas I became the greatest Safavid ruler, but his uncle who had taken control wanted to have all the heirs killed. What kept this from happening?: He drank himself to death as he was celebrating., Abbas wanted to make peace with the Ottomans. How was he going to do this?: He offered them part of Persia., Who did Abbas hire to train the Persian Army?: Sir Robert Sherley
  • The Ottomans and Persia (7 words)
    Example: What is Persia known as today?: [m] Iran, What is the name of a leader in Persia? ____________Abbas: [m] Shah, Which of these would be titles of leaders of an empire, clan, group, etc?: [m] Sultan, Shah, Khan, Emperor, How many parts was the empire of Alexander the Great divided into?: [m] 3
  • History Survey (7 words)
    Example: Who was the first emperor of Rome?: Augustus Caesar/Octavian, Who was the third President of the United States?: Thomas Jefferson, What year did World War 1 start?: 1914, What year did Christopher Columbus discover America?: 1492
  • Chapter 15 Hindu Beliefs Quiz (7 words)
    Example: 15.1 What are the five basic Hindu beliefs?: Brahman, deites, karma, dharma, samsara, 15.2 What is an ancient religion of India?: Brahmanism, 15.3 What are the five major social classes of the caste system: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Shudras, and the untouchables, 15.4 What do the Hindus call the human soul?: Atman
  • The Maya Experience (7 words)
    Example: What are the Mayan cities we now know of today?: Mexico,Belize,Honduras,and El Salvador, The Maya were a large group of people. T or F: False, The various groups of__________________.: Native Americans, How many language were spoken?: 31
  • European Exploration (7 words)
    Example: What two groups were apart of the Crusades: [m] Muslims and Christians, Who was the first to reach the Indies?: [m] Dutch, Select the 4 main inventions that changed European Navigation: [m] Telescope, Compass, Caravel, Astrolabe, What were the 3 reasons for the Crusades?: God, Gold, and Glory
  • The Russian Revolution Quiz Part 1 (7 words)
    Example: The Russian Revolution was an event where......: The people overthrew their Czar and created a new government, The Russian Revolution took place because the people of Russia.........: were unhappy with their government., During WW1, Russian suffered many: Casualties, WW1 created food shortages and people were starving. True or False: True
  • Rameses II (7 words)
    Example: He was the ___________ Pharaoh who reigned for ______ years in the ______ dynasty: third, 67, 19th, What is he refered to as?: The great, The buildings he is know for making are?: Abu Simbel, and Luxor , What was his biggest architectural achievement called?: Ramesseum
  • King Tut (7 words)
    Example: Who was King Tut the grandson of?: Amenhotep II, Cleopatra, Ramesses II, Me, How old was he when he took the throne?: 9, 18, 40, 94, What was wrong with his left foot?: Clubbed, 9 toes, No left foot, Had a hole in it, What did they find in his skull?: A brain, A hole, A mouse, A crack
  • slytherin ravenclaw hufflepuff or gryffindor (7 words)
    Example: do you like: snakes lions birds raccoons, do you like: HARRY/ CHO/ LUNA/DRACO, favorite color?: yellow /green/blue/red, do you like: dark arts/greenhouse/potions/transfiguration
  • Ancient Rome (6 words)
    Example: the first emperor of Rome: Augustus, the emperor who built a great wall: Hadrian, emperor who killed his half-brother : Nero, considered to be the last ‘good emperor’: Marcus Aurelius
  • Ancient Rome (6 words)
    Example: the first emperor of Rome: Augustus, the emperor who built a great wall: Hadrian, emperor who killed his half-brother : Nero, considered to be the last ‘good emperor’: Marcus Aurelius
  • The Book thief (7 words)
    Example: censorship, propaganda, heinrich heine, burning
  • The Book thief (5 words)
    Example: censorship, propaganda, heinrich heine, burning
  • WWII Quiz (7 words)
    Example: What dates did WWII begin and end?: Sept. 1, 1939 and Sept 2, 1945, The Allies were comprised of what main 3 countries?: US, Great Britain, Soviet Union, The Axis were comprised of what main 3 countries?: Germany, Japan, Italy, Name the 3 principal leaders of the Allies.: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin
  • All About the Berlin Wall (7 words)
    Example: When was the Berlin Wall Constructed?: 13 August 1961, Why was the Berlin Wall built?: It was constructed to prevent the East Germans from moving to West Berlin because West Berlin was more democratic., The Berlin Wall was referred to as Anti-__________________?: Facist, When was the physical wall destroyed?: 1990
  • All About the Berlin Wall (7 words)
    Example: When was the Berlin Wall Constructed?: 13 August 1961, Why was the Berlin Wall built?: It was constructed to prevent the East Germans from moving to West Berlin because West Berlin was more democratic., The Berlin Wall was referred to as Anti-__________________?: Facist, When was the physical wall destroyed?: 1990
  • Islam quiz (4 words)
    Example: what is a muslim: a folower of Islam, what did they trade in islam: spices gold silk and iron, who was the prophet in islam: muhammad, were where they located: desert
  • Communist China (16 words)
    Example: means "great revolution to create a proletarian (working class) culture": GREATROLETARIANCULTURALREVOLUTION, Mao's successors' effort to control population growth, incentives were offered to couples who limited their number of children to one, more successful in cities than rural areas: ONE-CHILDPOLICY, income per person, including farm income, which doubled in the 1980s: PERCAPITA, an atmosphere of constant revolutionary fervor that could enable China to reach the final: PERMANENT REVOLUTION
  • Communist China (16 words)
    Example: means "great revolution to create a proletarian (working class) culture": GREATROLETARIANCULTURALREVOLUTION, Mao's successors' effort to control population growth, incentives were offered to couples who limited their number of children to one, more successful in cities than rural areas: ONE-CHILDPOLICY, income per person, including farm income, which doubled in the 1980s: PERCAPITA, an atmosphere of constant revolutionary fervor that could enable China to reach the final: PERMANENT REVOLUTION
  • Communist China (16 words)
    Example: means "great revolution to create a proletarian (working class) culture": GREATROLETARIANCULTURALREVOLUTION, Mao's successors' effort to control population growth, incentives were offered to couples who limited their number of children to one, more successful in cities than rural areas: ONE-CHILDPOLICY, income per person, including farm income, which doubled in the 1980s: PERCAPITA, an atmosphere of constant revolutionary fervor that could enable China to reach the final: PERMANENT REVOLUTION
  • Key Figures in World War II (20 words)
    Example: Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini , Bernard Law Montgomery , Charles de Gaulle
  • social studies midterm (20 words)
    Example: colonists traded ______ to natives for ______: beads and food , food became scarce and trading decreased while violence_____: increased, 93/108 colonists left with sir francis drake than wait for suppply ship while 15 stayed to ________: hold down the fort, ________ and a crew went from another colony went to roanoke to give men supplies but they had vanished : john white
  • social studies midterm (20 words)
    Example: ______ are all natural, yuma and man-made aids to the production of goods and services: resources, cattle pigs ivory chicken small pox horses apples spices silk were all made in the _______ world: old world, what resources were made in the new world: potatoes turkey tobacco cocoa, ______ is the economic system in which a countries wealth is determined by its accumulation of gold and silver. countries want a favorable balance of trade.: mercantilism
  • Chapter 12 Section 4: Effects of the War (7 words)
    Example: the series raids in the early 1920s initiated by attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, Against suspected radicals and communists. : Palmer Raids, Other countries owed the United States more money than the United States owed them.: creditor nation, an unusually form of a deadly flu virus appeared in September 1918 killing millions of people.: Influenza, Italian immigrant and known anarchist.: Nicola Sacco
  • World War 1 Battles (14 words)
    Example: The Battle of _________ ended as a tie in November.: Somme, German-British troops had conflicts during ________ attack in France. : German, The Battle known in British Military history?: Ypres, The Battle____ Ypres used chemical gas: Second
  • Herencia Hispana (20 words)
    Example: Herencia, Hispana, Maya, Azteca
  • World History Quiz (14 words)
    Example: The ____ Empire was most powerful between 200 BC and 200 AD and controlled much of Europe and North Africa: Roman, Area widely considered the cradle of civilization, near Tigris and Euphrates: Mesopotamia, Ancient Asian civilization, with dynasties such as the Han and Ming: China, Around 1000 BC, the ____ were maritime traders in the Mediterranean: Phoenicians
  • World History Word Search (14 words)
    Example: Julius Caesar, emperor of the ____ Empire: Roman, Area widely considered the cradle of civilization, where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers flow: Mesopotamia, Ancient Asian civilization, with dynasties such as the Han and Ming: China, The ____ were a maritime trading culture in the Mediterranean, peaking around 1000 BC: Phoenicians
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