Easy World History Quiz
1 - Which of the following was a Portuguese colony?
2 - Bolivia lost its access to the ocean in the Pacific War. Which country defeated Bolivia in that war?
3 - Of which country was Salazar dictator?
4 - Where was the largest Jewish state in history located?
EgyptThe LevantMesopotamiaCentral Asia
5 - Which sultan extended the Ottoman Empire to within 90 miles of Vienna, which he unsucessfully beseiged?
Selim the GrimMehmet the ConquerorIshmael I Sulieman the Magnificent
Selim the Grim
Mehmet the Conqueror
Sulieman the Magnificent
6 - What U.S. naval commander signed the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854, opening Japan to the west for the first time?
John RogersMatthew PerryJames BiddleFrancis Shermann
7 - What world-famous monument is shown below?
The Taj Mahal near Agra, IndiaThe Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, TurkeyThe Angkor Vat temple in CambodiaHumayun's Tomb in Delhi, India
The Taj Mahal near Agra, India
The Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
The Angkor Vat temple in Cambodia
Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, India
8 - During the American Civil War, who was President of the Confederate States of America?
Robert E. LeeAndrew JohnsonThomas 'Stonewall' JacksonJefferson Davis
Robert E. Lee
Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
9 - In which city did the Russian Revolution start?
10 - The ancient city of Antioch lay within the boundaries of what modern country?
11 - Between which two countries was the 1939 Pact of Steel signed?
France and the UK The UK and ItalyGermany and Italy Germany and the Soviet Union
France and the UK
The UK and Italy
Germany and Italy
Germany and the Soviet Union
12 - Which Roman Emperor converted to Christianity, legalised and supported it though never made it the official religion?
13 - Which of those books was written by Caesar?
MetamorphosesDe Bello GallicoRes Gestae Divi AugustiPro Marcello
De Bello Gallico
Res Gestae Divi Augusti
14 - To which country did Russia send 200,000 troops to stop its loss of land to multiple independent nations?
ChinaGreat BritainOttoman EmpireAustria
15 - What was Ferdinand de Lesseps's greatest achievement?
Building the Channel TunnelBuilding the Suez CanalBuilding the Eiffel TowerBuilding the Arc de Triomphe
Building the Channel Tunnel
Building the Suez Canal
Building the Eiffel Tower
Building the Arc de Triomphe
16 - Where was Christopher Columbus from?
17 - Which American nation had a native European-style monarchy for over fifty years?
18 - In 1945, an Allied conference decided the partition of Germany in four occupation zones. Where was that conference held?
19 - Between which European Powers was the Crimean War mainly fought?
The Russians, British, and French against the OttomansThe British and French against the OttomansThe Ottomans, British and French against the RussiansThe Russians against the Crimean Tartars
The Russians, British, and French against the Ottomans
The British and French against the Ottomans
The Ottomans, British and French against the Russians
The Russians against the Crimean Tartars
20 - What country won the first World Cup of football (soccer) in 1930?