Easy World History Quiz


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

2 - What was Ferdinand de Lesseps's greatest achievement?

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

4 - Fifteen-century ruler Vlad III Dracula ('Vlad the Impaler') is best remembered today for inspiring Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. What land did he rule?

5 - What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?

6 - Which of the following is one of the Seven Wonders of the World?

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

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

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

10 - Which of those books was written by Caesar?

11 - Which American nation had a native European-style monarchy for over fifty years?

12 - During the American Civil War, who was President of the Confederate States of America?

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

14 - Which of those territories was never under European control during the 19th century?

15 - Who was crowned King of Italy in 1861?

16 - Why was Greenland called Greenland?

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

18 - Which sultan extended the Ottoman Empire to within 90 miles of Vienna, which he unsucessfully beseiged?

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

20 - What is the latest state to join the United States, bringing the number to 50?