Easy World History Quiz


1 - In what year did a Wall Street crash start the "Great Depression"?

2 - What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?

3 - What palace is shown below?

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

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

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

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

8 - Why was Greenland called Greenland?

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

10 - Of which country was Salazar dictator?

11 - 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?

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

13 - In 1945, an Allied conference decided the partition of Germany in four occupation zones. Where was that conference held?

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

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

16 - Where was Christopher Columbus from?

17 - From which Macedonian general was Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, descended?

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

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

20 - What happened in France in 1789?