Easy World History Quiz


1 - What is the red outlined area in the southeast corner?

2 - Why was Greenland called Greenland?

3 - What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?

4 - Which Roman Emperor converted to Christianity, legalised and supported it though never made it the official religion?

5 - The ancient city of Antioch lay within the boundaries of what modern country?

6 - Where was the largest Jewish state in history located?

7 - What U.S. naval commander signed the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854, opening Japan to the west for the first time?

8 - From which Macedonian general was Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, descended?

9 - The church below, later converted into a mosque, was the largest Christian cathedral for nearly a thousand years. Where does it stand?

10 - In 1945, an Allied conference decided the partition of Germany in four occupation zones. Where was that conference held?

11 - Which of these modern-day areas did Rome not completely conquer?

12 - Before the Meiji Restoration, who was the effective ruler of Japan?

13 - Who was Premier of the Soviet Union in the Cuban Missle Crisis?

14 - The Balkan Wars lasted from:

15 - To which country did Russia send 200,000 troops to stop its loss of land to multiple independent nations?

16 - What country won the first World Cup of football (soccer) in 1930?

17 - Who became Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1945, replacing Winston Churchill?

18 - Bolivia lost its access to the ocean in the Pacific War. Which country defeated Bolivia in that war?

19 - Where did Ernesto 'Che' Guevara die?

20 - What palace is shown below?