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SS3 Third Term History Past Questions And Answers

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SS3 Third Term History Past Questions And Answers


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


Question: The Cuban Missile Crisis, a Cold War confrontation, occurred in which year?


a) 1961

b) 1962

c) 1963

d) 1964

Answer: b) 1962

Question: The Magna Carta was signed in the year ___.


a) 1215

b) 1300

c) 1150

d) 1250

Answer: a) 1215

Question: Who was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?


a) Margaret Thatcher

b) Theresa May

c) Indira Gandhi

d) Angela Merkel

Answer: a) Margaret Thatcher

Question: The Battle of Yorktown was a decisive moment in which conflict?


a) American Revolution

b) War of 1812

c) Civil War

d) American Indian Wars

Answer: a) American Revolution

Question: The Treaty of Westphalia, ending the Thirty Years’ War, was signed in which year?


a) 1618

b) 1648

c) 1682

d) 1701

Answer: b) 1648

Question: Which ancient civilization built the city of Troy, as mentioned in Homer’s Iliad?


a) Greek

b) Roman

c) Persian

d) Phoenician

Answer: a) Greek

Question: The Renaissance period is often associated with the revival of interest in which cultural and intellectual movement?


a) Humanism

b) Romanticism

c) Realism

d) Enlightenment

Answer: a) Humanism

Question: The partition of India in 1947 resulted in the creation of which two independent nations?


a) India and Pakistan

b) India and Bangladesh

c) Pakistan and Afghanistan

d) India and Sri Lanka

Answer: a) India and Pakistan

Question: Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis?


a) Nikita Khrushchev

b) Joseph Stalin

c) Leon Trotsky

d) Mikhail Gorbachev

Answer: a) Nikita Khrushchev

Question: The Berlin Airlift was a response to the blockade of West Berlin by which country?


a) United States

b) Soviet Union

c) France

d) United Kingdom

Answer: b) Soviet Union

Question: The Silk Road facilitated trade and cultural exchange between which regions?


a) Europe and Africa

b) Asia and the Middle East

c) North and South America

d) Australia and Antarctica

Answer: b) Asia and the Middle East

Question: Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and remains the only person to win Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields?


a) Marie Curie

b) Rosalind Franklin

c) Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

d) Barbara McClintock

Answer: a) Marie Curie

Question: The Treaty of Versailles, signed in 1919, formally ended which major conflict?


a) World War I

b) World War II

c) Korean War

d) Vietnam War

Answer: a) World War I

Question: The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln, aimed to free slaves in which part of the United States?


a) Northern states

b) Southern states

c) Western states

d) Eastern states

Answer: b) Southern states

Question: The Bay of Pigs invasion was a failed military operation aimed at overthrowing the government of which country?


a) Cuba

b) Dominican Republic

c) Nicaragua

d) Venezuela

Answer: a) Cuba

Question: The concept of “apartheid” was implemented as a policy of racial segregation in which country?


a) South Africa

b) United States

c) Australia

d) India

Answer: a) South Africa

Question: The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, signed in 1918, ended Russia’s involvement in which conflict?


a) World War I

b) Russian Civil War

c) Russo-Japanese War

d) Crimean War

Answer: a) World War I

Question: The construction of the Great Wall of China was primarily aimed at protecting against invasions from which group?


a) Mongols

b) Romans

c) Persians

d) Vikings

Answer: a) Mongols

Question: The Marshall Plan, initiated by the United States, provided economic aid to help rebuild which continent after World War II?


a) Asia

b) Europe

c) Africa

d) South America

Answer: b) Europe

Question: The Treaty of Nanking, signed in 1842, marked the end of which conflict between China and the

United Kingdom?


a) Opium Wars

b) Taiping Rebellion

c) Boxer Rebellion

d) Sino-Japanese War

Answer: a) Opium Wars.

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