Easy World History Quiz


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

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

3 - Where did Ernesto 'Che' Guevara die?

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

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

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

7 - Between which two countries was the 1939 Pact of Steel signed?

8 - The Balkan Wars lasted from:

9 - What palace is shown below?

10 - Who was crowned King of Italy in 1861?

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

12 - What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?

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

14 - Where was Christopher Columbus from?

15 - 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?

16 - How many U.S. Presidents were assassinated during their terms in office, and who were they?

17 - Which of the following was a Portuguese colony?

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

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

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