Easy World History Quiz


1 - What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?

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

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

4 - Where was Christopher Columbus from?

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

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

7 - To which country did Russia send 200,000 troops to stop its loss of land to multiple independent nations?

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

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

10 - In which city did the Russian Revolution start?

11 - Who became Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1945, replacing Winston Churchill?

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

13 - What world-famous monument is shown below?

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

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

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

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

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