Easy World History Quiz
1 - What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?
2 - 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
3 - Before the Meiji Restoration, who was the effective ruler of Japan?
The TokaiThe SamuraiThe ShogunThe Genroku
4 - Who was crowned King of Italy in 1861?
Victor EmmanuelHumbertGaribaldiCamillo Benso
5 - The church below, later converted into a mosque, was the largest Christian cathedral for nearly a thousand years. Where does it stand?
In Rome, ItalyIn Alexandria, EgyptIn Jerusalem, IsraelIn Istanbul, Turkey
In Rome, Italy
In Alexandria, Egypt
In Jerusalem, Israel
In Istanbul, Turkey
6 - Only one South American country had a Monarchy. Which was it?
7 - Which of the following was a Portuguese colony?
8 - The ancient city of Antioch lay within the boundaries of what modern country?
9 - Of which country was Salazar dictator?
10 - What is the latest state to join the United States, bringing the number to 50?
11 - 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
12 - In what year did a Wall Street crash start the "Great Depression"?
13 - Where was Christopher Columbus from?
14 - What is the red outlined area in the southeast corner?
The Fulda GapThe Pusan PerimeterThe Maginot LineThe Falaise Gap
The Fulda Gap
The Pusan Perimeter
The Maginot Line
The Falaise Gap
15 - Which of those territories was never under European control during the 19th century?
16 - What happened in France in 1789?
The coronation of Napoleon the FirstThe beheading of Louis the XIVthThe declaration of war against AustriaThe fall of the Bastille prison
The coronation of Napoleon the First
The beheading of Louis the XIVth
The declaration of war against Austria
The fall of the Bastille prison
17 - What country won the first World Cup of football (soccer) in 1930?
18 - Which of these modern-day areas did Rome not completely conquer?
19 - Why was Greenland called Greenland?
The seawater around the island is particularly greenGrenn is the Old Norish word for rockTo convince potential settlers of its fertilityBecause it was used for initation rites for Icelandic Vikings
The seawater around the island is particularly green
Grenn is the Old Norish word for rock
To convince potential settlers of its fertility
Because it was used for initation rites for Icelandic Vikings
20 - Who was Premier of the Soviet Union in the Cuban Missle Crisis?