Dates Quiz

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Question Answer
8000 BCEBeginning of Agriculture
3000 BCEBronze Age/early civilization
1300 BCEIron Age
6th c BCELife of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Zi
5th c BCEGreek Golden Age - philosophers
403-221 BCEWarring States in China
323 BCEAlexander the Great dies
221 BCEQin Dynasty unifies China
184 BCEFall of Mauryan Dynasty in India
32 CEBeginnings of Christianity
180End of Pax Romana
220End of Han Dynasty in China
312Constantine converts to Christianity
333Roman capital is Constantinople
4th cBeginning of Trans-Saharan trade routes
476Fall of Rome
527Justinian Rule of Byzantine empire
550Fall of Gupta dynasty/empire in India


Question Answer
622Founding of Islam
c. 730Printing invented in China
732Battle of Tours (end of Muslim move into France)
c. 900Decline of classical Maya
1054Great Schism in Christian Church (Roman Catholic & Eastern Orthodox
1066Norman conquest of England
1071Battle of Manzikert (Seljuk Turks defeat Byzantine army)
10951st Crusade
1206Chinggis Khan begins Mongol conquests
1258Mongols sack Baghdad, end of Abbasid caliphate
1271-1295Marco Polo’s travels
1279-1368Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty in China
1324Mansa Musa’s pilgrimage
1325-1349travels of Ibn Battuta
1347-1348Bubonic plague in Europe
1368-1644Ming Dynasty
1405-1433Zheng He’s voyages
1438Rise of Inca Empire

Early Modern

Question Answer
1453Ottomans capture Constantinople
1450sPrinting Press in Europe (Gutenberg)
c. 1480sHeight of Aztec Empire
1488Dias rounds Cape of Good Hope
1492Columbus/Reconquista of Spain
15021st African Slaves to Americas
1517Martin Luther/Protestant Reformation
1521Cortez conquered the Aztecs
15291st unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna (under Suleiman)
1533Pizarro toppled the Inca
1545Discovery of silver at Potosí
1571Battle of Lepanto (Ottoman naval defeat)
15711st Manila Galleon (global trade)
1588Spanish Armada
1600Battle of Sekigahara (beg of Tokugawa Shogunate)
1607foundation of Jamestown
1618-164830 Years War
1644end of Ming/beg of Qing Dynasty
1653Cape Town colony founded (Dutch)
16832nd unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna (Mehmet IV)
1689Glorious Revolution/English Bill of Rights

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Question Answer
8000 BCEBeginning of Agriculture
6th c BCELife of Buddha, Confucius, Lao Zi
5th c BCEGreek Golden Age - philosophers
622Founding of Islam
1453Ottomans capture Constantinople
1450sPrinting Press in Europe (Gutenberg)
1517Martin Luther/Protestant Reformation
1750-1900Industrial Revolution
1885Berlin Conference division of Africa (begins "Scramble for Africa")
1911Chinese Revolution (end of Qing dynasty)
1914-1918World War I fought
1917 MarchRussian Revolution (Czar abdicates)
1917 Oct/NovRussian Rev (Bolshevik)
1919Treaty of Versailles end of WWI
1929Stock market crash
1931Japanese invasion of Manchuria
1937Japanese invasion of China (rape of Nanking)
1939German blitzkrieg in Poland
1941Pearl Harbor, entry of US into WWII
1945 FebYalta Conference (beg of Cold War?)
1945 AugHiroshima/Nagasaki
1945 SeptEnd of WWII (Japan surrenders)
1947 AugIndependence & partition of India
1948Birth of Israel
1949 AprNATO founded
1949 OctChinese Communist Revolution
1950-1953Korean War
1954Vietnam expels France (Dien Bien Phu)
1956 FebKrushchev begins de-Stalinization
1959Cuban Revolution (Fidel Castro)
1962Cuban Missile Crisis
1966-1976Chinese Cultural Revolution
19676-Day War
1973Yom Kippur War (OPEC Oil Embargo)
1979Iranian Revolution
1979China begins "Socialist Market Economy" reforms (Deng Xiaoping)
19871st Palestinian Intifada
1989 JuneTiananmen Square
1989 NovFall of Berlin Wall
1990Namibia gains independence (last African colony)
1991 Jan1st Persian Gulf War
1991 DecUSSR disbands
1994 Apr-JulyRwandan genocide
1994 Apr1st all-race elections in South Africa
20019/11 attacks and US invades Afghanistan
2003US invades Iraq
2004Facebook founded
2007Global "Great Recession" begins
2011Wikileaks, "Arab Spring" democracy

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