Easiest World History Quiz
1 - Which region was France forced to cede to Germany in wake of its defeat in 1871?
2 - What was the name of Istanbul before its capture by the Turks?
3 - Where was the last man to successfully conquer England from?
4 - Which of these empires was not based in Mexico?
5 - What political system based on a strict social hierarchy with land-owning nobles at the top was dominant in middle-age Europe?
6 - Who famously delcared 'Veni, vidi, vici' ?
Julius CaesarAugustusCiceroCato the elder
Cato the elder
7 - Which state sold Corsica to France in 1768?
GenoaVeniceThe Papal StatesThe United Kingdom
The Papal States
The United Kingdom
8 - What was the original name of New York?
Fort VictoriaNew AmsterdamNew LondonNew Rotterdam
9 - What Roman general conquered Gaul in the First Century BC?
Julius CeasarGnaeus Pompeius (Pompey the Great)CrassusVercingetorix
Gnaeus Pompeius (Pompey the Great)
10 - Who was America's first president?
John AdamsThomas JeffersonAbraham LincolnGeorge Washington
11 - What Italian city was called the 'Queen of the Adriatic' during the Renaissance period?
12 - How did Julius Caesar die?
He was fatally wounded at the battle of TapsusHe died of the plagueHe was assassinated in the senateHe was poisoned at a reception in his honour
He was fatally wounded at the battle of Tapsus
He died of the plague
He was assassinated in the senate
He was poisoned at a reception in his honour
13 - Which Spanish conquistador destroyed the Aztec (or Mexica) empire in what is now Mexico?
Francisco PizzaroHernan CortésDiego VelazquezPonce de Léon
Ponce de Léon
14 - Over which province have India and Pakistan disputed ownership, leading to brief wars in 1948 and 1966?
15 - Which country never had a colony in North America?
16 - Where are these pyramides located?
17 - When was the Holy Roman Empire dissolved?
In 1637, during the Thirty Years WarIn 1806, during the Napoleonic WarsIn 1848, during the waves of revolts sweeping though EuropeIn 1918, following the defeat of Austria-Hungary and Germany
In 1637, during the Thirty Years War
In 1806, during the Napoleonic Wars
In 1848, during the waves of revolts sweeping though Europe
In 1918, following the defeat of Austria-Hungary and Germany
18 - Which French king built Versailles?
François ILouis XIILouis XIVLouis XVI
19 - What is the name of the explorer who led the first (proven) expedition around the globe?
Cristobal ColumbusAmerigo VespucciVasco da GamaFernão de Magalhães (Magellan)
Vasco da Gama
Fernão de Magalhães (Magellan)
20 - Of the following Napoleonic battles, which one was a defeat for Napoleonic France?