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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) World History Questions

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Grade 8 Exploration
Who was the first explorer to attempt to circumnavigate the globe?
  1. Hernando de Soto
  2. Curious George
  3. Vasco da Gama
  4. Ferdinand Magellan
Grade 8 Exploration
Who was the French explorer that explored the St. Lawrence region of Canada?
  1. Jacques Cartier
  2. Giovanni Verrazano
  3. Henando de Soto
  4. Samuel de Champlain
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Grade 8 WWI
Grade 8 Latin America and Caribbean
What was the name of the Aztec capital city?
  1. Texcoco
  2. Tlacopan
  3. Purepecha
  4. Tenochtitlan
Grade 8 Modern Europe
Bastille Day is celebrated with a military parade down which famous street in Paris?
  1. The Île de la Cité
  2. The Champ de Mars
  3. The Champs-Élysées
  4. Boulevard Montmartre
Grade 8 Other Asia
What was the name of the communist regime in Cambodia?
  1. The Viet Minh
  2. The Khmer Rouge
  3. Patriotic Renewal Party
  4. The Workers Revolutionary Party
Grade 8 Dynastic China
Grade 8 Exploration
In 1488, which explorer became the first European to reach the Indian Ocean by sea?
  1. Vasco de Gama
  2. Hernan Cortes
  3. Amerigo Vespucci
  4. Bartolomeu Dias
Grade 8 French Revolution
The Treaty of Versailles ended which war?
  1. World War I
  2. World War II
  3. Algerian War
  4. Franco-Prussian War
Grade 8 WWI
Grade 8 Industrial Revolution
Who invented the steamboat?
  1. Robert Fulton
  2. Eli Whitney
  3. Elizabeth Stanton
  4. Samuel Morse
Grade 8 Russian Revolution
Grade 8 WWI
The Archduke was from which country?
  1. England
  2. Germany
  3. Belgium
  4. Austria-Hungary
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