World History MCQ Set-2

Practice most important History of the World MCQ for competitive examinations such as UPSC CSE, State PSC, APPSC, APSC, MPSC, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, NDA and various recruitment examinations conducted by the Union Government of India, State Governments and Public Sector Undertakings.

Q.1 Joseph Stalin became the premier of the Soviet Union in the year:

A. 1925

B. 1941

C. 1956

D. 1947

Answer: B. 1941

Note: Joseph Stalin served as premier or Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars from 1941-1945, later the name of the post was changed by him to Chairman of the Council of Ministers, and he served till his death in 1953.

Q.2 The Nazi Party was formed in which of the following year?

A. 1915

B. 1918

C. 1920

D. 1925

Answer: C. 1920

Note: The Nazi Party, officially the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, was a far-right political party in Germany active between 1920 and 1945, that created and supported the ideology of Nazism formed on 24th February, 1920 in Munich, Germany.

Q.3 The United Nations was formed in which year?

A. 1942

B. 1945

C. 1948

D. 1950

Answer: B. 1945

Note: The United Nations was formed on 24 October 1945, San Francisco, California, United States.

Q.4 Which of the following battle marked the end of the Napoleon era?

A. Battle of Waterloo

B. Battle of Austerlitz

C. Battle of Vitoria

D. None of these

Answer: A. Battle of Waterloo

Note: The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in Belgium, part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands at the time.

Q.5 Choose the name of the President of United States who was not assassinated?

A. Abraham Lincon

B. John F Kennedy

C. James A. Garfield

D. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Answer: D. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Q.6 The first President of the United States was:

A. Abraham Lincon

B. John F Kennedy

C. James A. Garfield

D. George Washington

Answer: D. George Washington

Note: On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.

Q.7 Who was the president of the United States during the American Civil War?

A. Abraham Lincon

B. John F Kennedy

C. James A. Garfield

D. George Washington

Answer: A. Abraham Lincon

Note: The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States fought between northern and Pacific states and southern states that voted to secede and form the Confederate States of America from 12th April, 1861 to 9th April, 1865.

Q.8 Who was the first female head of government or the first woman prime minister in the world?

A. Indira Gandhi

B. Sirimavo Bandaranaike

C. Angela Merkel

D. None of these

Answer: B. Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Note: Sirima Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike was prime minister of Sri Lanka for three terms 1960–1965, 1970–1977 and 1994–2000. Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon till 1972.

Q.9 Which of the following country allowed women to vote for the first time?

A. United States

B. Germany

C. Netherland

D. New Zealand

Answer: D. New Zealand

Note: New Zealand allowed women to vote in 1893 and United States in 1910.

Q.10 Who among the following was the first democratically elected president of the world?

A. Pratibha Patil

B. Vigdis Finnbogadottir

C. Sirimavo Bandaranaike

D. None of these

Answer: B. Vigdis Finnbogadottir

Note: Vigdis Finnbogadottir is an Icelandic politician who was the fourth President of Iceland, a position in which she served from 1980 to 1996. She was the world’s first woman who was democratically elected as president.

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