General History GK

1. Renaissance began in Italy.
2. The European Renaissance aimed at organizing anti-Church movements.
3. “The Last Supper,” a famous Renaissance painting, is a masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci.
4. The term Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity is associated with the French Revolution.
5. The author of the American Declaration of Independence is Thomas Jefferson.
6. The Industrial Revolution first took place in England.
7. “Guernica,” the world’s famous painting, was painted by Pablo Picasso.
8. The author of the “New Deal Programme” was President Roosevelt.
9. The book “Social Contract” was written by Rousseau.
10. The Renaissance astronomer who gave laws of planetary motion is Johannes Kepler.
11. The discovery of the sea route from Europe to India was made by Vasco da Gama.
12. The slogan “No taxation without representation” was raised by American colonies.
13. The name of the atom bomb dropped by the US on Hiroshima during World War II was Little Boy.
14. The first successful socialist revolution in history was the Russian Revolution.
15. Napoleon was sent into exile to St. Helena after the Battle of Waterloo.
16. The American War of Independence occurred before the French Revolution.
17. The slogan ‘No taxation without representation’ was first raised during the American Revolution in Massachusetts Assembly.
18. The European Renaissance of the 15th century is noted for great advances in Art and Architecture.
19. The German attack on Poland was the immediate cause of World War II.
20. Hiroshima was the first city destroyed by the atomic bomb in World War II.
21. July 14 is celebrated every year as a national holiday in France. On this day in 1789, the fall of the Bastille took place.
22. Abraham Lincoln defined democracy as the ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people.’
23. The fall of Bastille is associated with the French Revolution of 1789.
24. Karl Marx is regarded as the founder of scientific socialism.
25. “Das Kapital” was written by Karl Marx.
26. The War of Independence of America was fought against Britain.
27. The first written republican constitution ever formed in history was that of the Americans.
28. In 1815, the Battle of Waterloo was fought between Britain and France.
29. The Pacific Ocean was named by Ferdinand Magellan.
30. In 1492, Columbus reached Bahamas, Cuba, and West Indies.
31. The Soviet Socialist Revolution of October is celebrated every year on November 7 because the provisional government formed after the collapse of Tsarist Government was overthrown on this day in 1917.
32. The famous painting “Sunflower” was done by Vincent van Gogh.
33. Dante was a poet of the Italian Renaissance.
34. The author of “Republic” is Plato.
35. The “Communist Manifesto” was first published in German.
36. The Magna Carta was signed by King John of England in 1215.
37. The Industrial Revolution in the last quarter of the 18th century in England first affected the cotton textile industry.
38. The most important achievement of Abraham Lincoln was the abolition of slavery.
39. Under the Treaty of Paris, Britain recognized the independence of 13 American colonies.
40. Napoleon Bonaparte was directly associated with the French Revolution.
41. The economic crisis of 1930 originated in the United States.
42. 1917 is known for the Russian Revolution.
43. Aleksandr Kerensky was the head of the provisional government of Russia in 1917.
44. George Washington commanded the American forces during the American War of Independence.
45. The idea of the slogan “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity” was emphasized by Rousseau.
46. The outbreak of World War II is associated with the year 1939.
47. Early Renaissance artists used the Graeco-Roman style of painting.
48. The main feature of European Renaissance was that it brought back the classic ideals in literature, painting, and architecture.
49. The Boston Tea Party took place in 1773.
50. During the period of the Renaissance, new styles of architecture were first developed in Italy.
51. Te World War II ended in 1945.

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