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SS1 First Term History Past Questions and Answers

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SS1 First Term History Past Questions and Answers


Question: Who was the first president of the United States?


a) Thomas Jefferson

b) George Washington

c) John Adams

d) Benjamin Franklin


Answer: b) George Washington


Question: In what year did Christopher Columbus first reach the Americas?


a) 1492

b) 1607

c) 1776

d) 1498


Answer: a) 1492


Question: Which ancient civilization is known for building the Great Pyramid of Giza?


a) Mesopotamia

b) Ancient Greece

c) Ancient Rome

d) Ancient Egypt


Answer: d) Ancient Egypt


Question: The Renaissance period originated in which country?


a) France

b) Italy

c) England

d) Spain


Answer: b) Italy


Question: Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?


a) Alexander Hamilton

b) Thomas Paine

c) James Madison

d) Thomas Jefferson


Answer: d) Thomas Jefferson


Question: The Industrial Revolution began in which century?


a) 16th century

b) 17th century

c) 18th century

d) 19th century


Answer: c) 18th century


Question: Which war is also known as the Great War?


a) World War I

b) World War II

c) Korean War

d) Vietnam War


Answer: a) World War I


Question: The famous “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered by which civil rights leader?


a) Malcolm X

b) Martin Luther King Jr.

c) Rosa Parks

d) Nelson Mandela


Answer: b) Martin Luther King Jr.


Question: What event marked the beginning of the American Civil War?


a) Battle of Gettysburg

b) Fort Sumter attack

c) Emancipation Proclamation

d) Battle of Antietam


Answer: b) Fort Sumter attack


Question: Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?


a) Marie Curie

b) Amelia Earhart

c) Jane Goodall

d) Florence Nightingale


Answer: a) Marie Curie


Question: The Berlin Wall fell in which year, symbolizing the end of the Cold War?


a) 1985

b) 1989

c) 1991

d) 1979


Answer: b) 1989


Question: Which ancient empire was known for its terracotta army?


a) Persian Empire

b) Roman Empire

c) Maurya Empire

d) Qin Dynasty


Answer: d) Qin Dynasty


Question: The Treaty of Versailles ended which major conflict?


a) Napoleonic Wars

b) World War I

c) American Revolutionary War

d) Spanish-American War


Answer: b) World War I


Question: Who is considered the “Father of Modern Physics” for his theory of relativity?


a) Isaac Newton

b) Albert Einstein

c) Galileo Galilei

d) Nikola Tesla


Answer: b) Albert Einstein


Question: The Boston Tea Party was a protest against which colonial policy?


a) Stamp Act

b) Tea Act

c) Intolerable Acts

d) Townshend Acts


Answer: b) Tea Act


Question: Which civilization is credited with the invention of the wheel?


a) Sumerians

b) Egyptians

c) Greeks

d) Indus Valley Civilization


Answer: a) Sumerians


Question: The League of Nations was established after which major conflict?


a) World War I

b) World War II

c) Cold War

d) Korean War


Answer: a) World War I


Question: The Russian Revolution of 1917 led to the establishment of which government?


a) Constitutional Monarchy

b) Communist Soviet Union

c) Fascist Regime

d) Parliamentary Republic


Answer: b) Communist Soviet Union


Question: The Mayflower Compact was signed by the Pilgrims in what year?


a) 1620

b) 1492

c) 1776

d) 1607


Answer: a) 1620


Question: The Monroe Doctrine was issued by which U.S. president?


a) Thomas Jefferson

b) James Madison

c) John Quincy Adams

d) James Monroe


Answer: d) James Monroe

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