Easy World History Quiz
1 - Who was crowned King of Italy in 1861?
Victor EmmanuelHumbertGaribaldiCamillo Benso
2 - From which Macedonian general was Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, descended?
SeleucusAlexander the GreatAntipaterPtolemy
Alexander the Great
3 - 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
4 - 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
5 - Who became Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1945, replacing Winston Churchill?
Clement AttleeAnthony EdenStanley BaldwinNeville Chamberlain
6 - 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
7 - 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
8 - Which Roman Emperor converted to Christianity, legalised and supported it though never made it the official religion?
9 - Who was Premier of the Soviet Union in the Cuban Missle Crisis?
10 - Where did Ernesto 'Che' Guevara die?
11 - Which of those territories was never under European control during the 19th century?
12 - Which of the following was a Portuguese colony?
13 - Where was Christopher Columbus from?
14 - In 1945, an Allied conference decided the partition of Germany in four occupation zones. Where was that conference held?
15 - The ancient city of Antioch lay within the boundaries of what modern country?
16 - In what year did a Wall Street crash start the "Great Depression"?
17 - What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?
18 - Only one South American country had a Monarchy. Which was it?
19 - What is the latest state to join the United States, bringing the number to 50?
20 - 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