Easiest World History Quiz


1 - Which Spanish conquistador destroyed the Aztec (or Mexica) empire in what is now Mexico?

2 - In 1895 which African country defeated Italy allowing it to stay independent?

3 - What political system based on a strict social hierarchy with land-owning nobles at the top was dominant in middle-age Europe?

4 - Which French king built Versailles?

5 - By which of those ancient civilizations was Machu Pichu built?

6 - Who founded the Mongol Empire?

7 - Where was Napoleon born?

8 - On which side did Italy fight in World War One?

9 - What Italian city was called the 'Queen of the Adriatic' during the Renaissance period?

10 - Which state sold Corsica to France in 1768?

11 - How did Joan of Arc die?

12 - Which were in 1914 the three belligerent European countries who officially had an emperor?

13 - Where are these pyramides located?

14 - Which European royal family, often the butt of inbreeding jokes, once ruled Austria?

15 - Who was defeated at the Battle of Tours (or of Poitiers) by the Franks led by Charles Martel?

16 - Where is the monument shown below located?

17 - Over which province have India and Pakistan disputed ownership, leading to brief wars in 1948 and 1966?

18 - What was the name of Istanbul before its capture by the Turks?

19 - Which country never had a colony in North America?

20 - By the end of the 19th century, which country was the biggest colonial power?