Salt: A World History Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which country are said to be the largest consumers of salt in the world?
(a) India.
(b) Britain.
(c) Japan.
(d) China.

2. Which county colonized India for hundreds of years?
(a) Sweden.
(b) Great Britain.
(c) Germany.
(d) France.

3. What is the title of Chapter 24?
(a) Call the Doctor.
(b) More Salt Than Fish,
(c) Big Lake, Little Salt.
(d) Ma, La and Mao.

4. In which English town does Chapter 20 take place?
(a) Chesire.
(b) Leighton Buzzard.
(c) Bury.
(d) Aylesbury.

5. What is the name of the mountain made entirely from rock salt?
(a) Mount Leone.
(b) Mount Sodom.
(c) Mount Exodus.
(d) Mount Nazareth.

6. What is the title of Chapter 26?
(a) Big Lake, Little Salt.
(b) Salt in the Water.
(c) Find Me Some Friends.
(d) A Little Too Salty.

7. What do Americans mostly use their salt for?
(a) De-icing roads.
(b) Making chocolate.
(c) Religious practises.
(d) Medications.

8. On which continent has salt consumption almost halved?
(a) Asia.
(b) Africa.
(c) Europe.
(d) North America.

9. What is the title of Chapter 16?
(a) Purple Salt.
(b) Red Salt.
(c) Divided Between Worlds.
(d) The War Between the Salts.

10. What religious group settled in the state of Utah?
(a) Amish.
(b) Mormons.
(c) Buddhists.
(d) Muslims.

11. What part of Virginia sided with the union?
(a) South Virginia.
(b) West Virginia.
(c) East Virginia.
(d) North Virgina.

12. Who believed that the Dead Sea would become a source of mineral wealth?
(a) Arabs.
(b) Missionaries.
(c) Jesuits.
(d) Zionists.

13. Which of the following people were exempt from military service in the American War for Independence?
(a) Salt workers.
(b) Journalists.
(c) Postal workers.
(d) Farmers.

14. Who did Appert sell his invention to?
(a) Friends.
(b) The army.
(c) The navy.
(d) Hospitals.

15. By what name was Cincinnati also known as?
(a) Lambopolis.
(b) Porkopolis.
(c) Setak City.
(d) Beeforama.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Chapter 21?

2. What party did Deng Xiaoping become the leader of in the latter part of the twentieth century?

3. What was it illegal to salt in France during the salt tax?

4. What revolution began in 1789?

5. What is the name of the canal the Americans built on New York to transport salt?

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