Legendary Relics of History Quiz

Legendary Relics of History Quiz.

After events are said and done, relics remain as proof cataloguing their importance to world history. Often they are pieces of evidence which help mankind centuries later understand the cultures of individuals from the ancient past. Other times they are valuable remnants which in and of themselves reshape out understanding of the world that came before us.

Archaeologists work their entire lives in the effort of uncovering some such treasures with the power to expand mankind’s understanding of past events. Many of these iconic relics have become significant enough to take on a life of their own. As such, they have become important and recognizable touchstones with which we can unlock a better understanding of the past.

Each relic has a story to tell. Many of them even contain mysteries yet to be unlocked. Regardless of place or time of origin, each one is a treasure that had opened up a treasure trove of knowledge to archaeologists the world over. Some of them, however, remain as important symbols of times not nearly so far past. These objects are important keystones of history but are part of our more contemporary history. For these relics, it is their symbolic significance representing people and ideas that have allowed them to become so important to the study of history.

How much do you know about these iconic objects of the past? Take our Legendary Relics of History Quiz to find out.

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The legendary Moai are important archaeological artifacts left behind on what famous island?
Legendary Relics of History Quiz
May Day Island
Independence Island
Easter Island
Christmas Island

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The Moai are important as remaining artifacts of what ancient people?
The Rapa Nui
The Samoans
The Niuean
The Uvea

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The Nazca Lines are phenomenal constructions which demonstrate the craft of native South American peoples. What technical term defines these marvelous artifacts?
Desusslins
Ultemontes
Ataforms
Geoglyphs

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The Nazca Lines stretch across the south of what nation?
Bolivia
Chile
Peru
Argentina

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The legendary Great Sphinx is an artifact and monument located in what Egyptian city?
Giza
Cairo
Saqqra
Alexandria

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What material is the Great Sphinx of Giza made of?
Marble
Limestone
Granite
Quartz

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The legendary artifact and national symbol The Liberty Bell features a quote on its surface from what book of the Christian Bible?
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers

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Legends probably fictional but still popular claim the Liberty Bell received its crack ringing the funeral of what American Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1835?
John Marshall
Patrick Jallier
Ivon Yutrie
Robert Clay

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This legendary artifact is the death mask of what Egyptian ruler?
Ramses II
Snefru I
Tutankhamen
Khufu

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What is the name of this famous archaeologist who uncovered King Tut's tomb, and all the treasures therein, in 1923?
Victor Wentworth
Howard Carter
Erhart Poppy
Jackson Tulliver

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The Rosetta Stone famously contained multiple translations of a single decree by a king of what kingdom?
The Roman Empire
The Assyrian Dynasty
The Kingdom of Alexander
The Ptolemaic Kingdom

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The Rosetta Stone allowed historians for the first time to be able to decipher what written language?
Ancient Greek
Ancient Sumerian
Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Ancient Hebrew

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These legendary statues of imperial Chinese soldiers were discovered in 1947. They were built on the orders of what Chinese emperor?
Qin Er Shi
Wu of Zhou
Gaozu of Han
Qin Shi Huang

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The legendary army of statue soldiers which Emperor Qin Shi Huang had created are all made of what material?
Terracotta
Adobe
Marble
Limestone

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Massive pyramids such as the Pyramid of Kukulcan pictured below are important remnants of what civilization?
The Akkadian Empire
The Persian Empire
The Mayan Empire
The Incan Empire

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These important fossils from China were excavated in 1927. They contain evidence of man's evolutionary roots. What it is the colloquial name for these fossils?
The Macao Man
The Chongqing Man
The Tianjin Man
The Peking Man

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The Peking Man fossils are evidence of the existence of what pre-human species?
Ramidus Kadabba
Homo Erectus
Orrion Tuogenesis
Luzon Pellas

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The Behistun Inscription was significant cultural artifact because it contained writing in all of the following languages except which?
Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Babylonian
Elamite
Old Persian

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The Behistun Inscription contained a proclamation by what great Persian King?
Cambyses
Xerxes
Cyrus
Darius

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What French cave system features such incredible cave paintings as The Crossed Bison?
The Peiter Cave System
The De Linnes Cave System
The Great Mammoth Caves
The Lascaux Caves

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The Lascaux Cave Paintings are from what anthropological era?
The Paleolithic Era
The Mesolithic Era
The Precambrian Era
The Neolithic Era

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What is the name of this artifact which some claim contains the visage of Christ although its authenticity has been hotly debated throughout history?
The Shroud of Arimathea
The Shroud of Calvary
The Shroud of Golgotha
The Shroud of Turin

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What is the collective name of these Hebrew artifact texts discovered in 1946 which contain old recollections of Judeo-Christian tradition?
The Ptolemaic Collection
The Jenova Script
The Abraxas Texts
The Dead Sea Scrolls

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The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the what famous archaeological site in the Judean Desert?
The Odun Fields
The Quoriyan Caves
The Qumran Caves
The Dunes of Abel

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What is the name of this famous Roman city preserved for two millennia beneath the ash of a volcanic eruption?
Pompeii
Minoa
Crete
Athens

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Pompeii was destroyed and preserved by the ash of what volcano?
Mt. Hopi
Mt. Tyrus
Mt. Olympus
Mt. Vesuvius

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In what century was Pompeii sealed away by a volcanic eruption?
The 1st Century A.D.
The 3rd Century B.C.
The 2nd Century B.C.
The 2nd Century A.D.

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What is the name of this famous library of surviving relics and texts which lies in Nineveh?
The Library of Agamemnon
The Library of Ashurbanipal
The Library of Nebuchadnezzar
The Library of Osiris

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The Library of Ashurbanipal received its name from the last great king of what empire?
The Assyrian Empire
The Roman Empire
The Akkadian Empire
The Babylonian Empire

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Among the treasures of surviving texts recorded in the Library of Ashurbanipal is the oldest surviving documentation of what tale about a legendary folk hero and king of Ancient Mesopotamian mythology?
The Epic of Heracles
The Iliad
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Odyssey

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