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SS3 First Term History Past Questions And Answers

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SS3 First Term History Past Questions And Answers


Here are 20 Senior Secondary School 3 (SS3) first term history questions with options and answers:


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


a) Thomas Jefferson

b) George Washington

c) Abraham Lincoln

d) John Adams

Answer: b) George Washington

Question: What event marked the beginning of World War I?


a) Pearl Harbor

b) Treaty of Versailles

c) Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

d) Battle of Stalingrad

Answer: c) Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Question: Who is known as the “Father of the Indian Nation”?


a) Jawaharlal Nehru

b) Mahatma Gandhi

c) Subhas Chandra Bose

d) Sardar Patel

Answer: b) Mahatma Gandhi

Question: The Industrial Revolution originated in which country?


a) United States

b) France

c) United Kingdom

d) Germany

Answer: c) United Kingdom

Question: What was the significance of the Magna Carta in medieval England?


a) Established absolute monarchy

b) Limited the power of the monarch

c) Introduced feudalism

d) Abolished serfdom

Answer: b) Limited the power of the monarch

Question: Who was the famous Egyptian queen known for her relationship with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony?


a) Cleopatra

b) Nefertiti

c) Hatshepsut

d) Ankhesenamun

Answer: a) Cleopatra

Question: Which treaty ended the First World War?


a) Treaty of Versailles

b) Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

c) Treaty of Trianon

d) Treaty of Sevres

Answer: a) Treaty of Versailles

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


a) 1492

b) 1500

c) 1510

d) 1525

Answer: a) 1492

Question: What ancient civilization built the city of Machu Picchu?


a) Inca Empire

b) Aztec Empire

c) Roman Empire

d) Greek Empire

Answer: a) Inca Empire

Question: Who was the famous Chinese philosopher known for his teachings in ethics and morality?


a) Confucius

b) Laozi

c) Sun Tzu

d) Qin Shi Huang

Answer: a) Confucius

Question: The Berlin Wall, a symbol of the Cold War, fell in which year?


a) 1985

b) 1989

c) 1991

d) 1995

Answer: b) 1989

Question: What was the main cause of the American Civil War?


a) States’ rights

b) Economic inequality

c) Slavery

d) Religious differences

Answer: c) Slavery

Question: Who was the first Emperor of Rome?


a) Julius Caesar

b) Augustus

c) Nero

d) Caligula

Answer: b) Augustus

Question: The French Revolution began in which year?


a) 1776

b) 1789

c) 1798

d) 1804

Answer: b) 1789

Question: Which ancient civilization is credited with the invention of writing using cuneiform script?


a) Egyptians

b) Greeks

c) Mesopotamians

d) Romans

Answer: c) Mesopotamians

Question: Who was the architect of apartheid in South Africa?


a) Nelson Mandela

b) F.W. de Klerk

c) Hendrik Verwoerd

d) Desmond Tutu

Answer: c) Hendrik Verwoerd

Question: The Renaissance, a period of cultural and intellectual revival, originated in which country?


a) Italy

b) France

c) England

d) Spain

Answer: a) Italy

Question: The Treaty of Ghent ended which conflict?


a) Napoleonic Wars

b) War of 1812

c) Crimean War

d) Franco-Prussian War

Answer: b) War of 1812

Question: Who wrote “The Communist Manifesto” alongside Karl Marx?


a) Friedrich Engels

b) Vladimir Lenin

c) Leon Trotsky

d) Joseph Stalin

Answer: a) Friedrich Engels

Question: Which explorer completed the first circumnavigation of t

he Earth?


a) Ferdinand Magellan

b) Christopher Columbus

c) James Cook

d) Marco Polo

Answer: a) Ferdinand Magellan.

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