A History of the World in 6 Glasses Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 5: "Tea and the British Empire".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many people are officially recorded as having attended the feast for King Ashurnasirpal II of Assyria in Part 2: "Wine in Greece and Rome"?
(a) 95,674.
(b) 69,574.
(c) 23,003.
(d) 12,545.

2. Approximately when were the Egyptian pyramids constructed?
(a) 1600 BCE.
(b) 1200 BCE.
(c) 2400 BCE.
(d) 900 BCE.

3. Mesopotamia refers to a region that corresponds to what modern-day country?
(a) Iraq.
(b) France.
(c) Spain.
(d) Egypt.

4. By what year did Urok in Mesopotamia have a population of around 50,000, according to the author in Part 1: "Beer in Mesopotamia and Egypt"?
(a) 1000 BCE.
(b) 1500 BCE.
(c) 2000 BCE.
(d) 3000 BCE.

5. The silver fountain that Manga Khan installed in the Mongol capital dispensed koumiss, rice beer, grape wine, and what other beverage?
(a) Water.
(b) Soda water.
(c) Mead.
(d) Ginger beer.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Charles II take the throne of England, restoring the monarchy?

2. When did King Charles II issue a "Proclamation for the suppression of Coffee-houses"?

3. When was A Broadside Against Coffee published?

4. When did Thomas Twining open a tea shop next door to his coffeehouse in London?

5. Where did Noah plant the first vineyard after being saved by the flood, according to the Bible?

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