Quiz: No Math & Science Major Will Be Able To Pass This Humanities Test

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Humanities really make the world go around, after all.

Prove that you know as much about the humanities as you think you do by answering questions about subjects like history and geography.

 May 22, 2018
1 of 18Pick your answer!
The River Thames flows through which city?
London
Madrid
Paris
2 of 18Pick your answer!
South Africa is a state, not a country. True or false?
false
true
3 of 18Pick your answer!
Anorexia is a type of what?
eating disorder
neurodevelopment disorder
anxiety disorder
4 of 18Pick your answer!
Prairie, chowder and cul-de-sac are words borrowed from which language?
German
Spanish
French
5 of 18Pick your answer!
In which of these countries is it thought to be bad luck to have your photo taken?
Iran
Morocco
New Zealand
6 of 18Pick your answer!
Genghis Khan came from which empire?
Greek
Mongolian
Roman
7 of 18Pick your answer!
Which continent is the most linguistically diverse in the world?
South America
Europe
Africa
8 of 18Pick your answer!
Where was the world’s oldest fossil found?
Australia
Venezuela
Canada
9 of 18Pick your answer!
What currency is used in Japan?
pesos
yen
euro
10 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these is NOT a type of anxiety disorder?
panic disorder
agoraphobia
dissociative amnesia
11 of 18Pick your answer!
Vikings did not travel to which of these countries?
Germany
Ireland
Greenland
12 of 18Pick your answer!
The word mosquito is Spanish in origin. True or false?
false
true
13 of 18Pick your answer!
In Christian countries, what is the day of rest?
Saturday
Sunday
Friday
14 of 18Pick your answer!
Name the capital city of Ireland
Galway
Cork
Dublin
15 of 18Pick your answer!
How do you say the city name Florence in Italian?
Florencia
Florenze
Firenze
16 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these is NOT a Scandinavian country?
Norway
Netherlands
Denmark
17 of 18Pick your answer!
What does PTSD stand for?
post-traumatic stress disorder
pre-traumatic stress disorder
post-terminal symptom disease
18 of 18Pick your answer!
Which famous historical figure is associated with the Battle of Waterloo?
Abraham Lincoln
William the Conqueror
Napoleon
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Though subjects like math and science are undoubtedly extremely important, the humanities are equally important when it comes to the running of the world. The subjects of history, geography and psychology as well as culture and anthropology can be vital to one’s understanding of the world. A proper understanding of the humanities helps you to come to appreciate and accept diversity, particularly when learning about culture and languages from around the world. Studying languages and cultural customs from Africa, Europe, Asia, North and South America and Oceania allows you to embrace the differences of people all across the world while learning to appreciate other cultures and traditions, and hopefully, learn something new about your own. The study of history in particular helps you to get to know the world you live in better by understanding how it came to be the way it is. It’s also true that a study of history will increase humanity’s chances of avoiding making the same mistakes in the future as were made in the past, so it’s a hugely important subject to learn! To test yourself on the humanity subjects, simply take this quiz! You will find questions like “Prairie, chowder and cul-de-sac are words borrowed from which language?”, “In which country is it thought to be bad luck to have your photo taken?”, “Which continent is the most linguistically diverse in the world?” and “Which famous historical figure is associated with the Battle of Waterloo?” Have fun with this challenging humanities quiz today!