Easy World History Quiz


1 - Who was crowned King of Italy in 1861?

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

3 - What world-famous monument is shown below?

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

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

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

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

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?