Easy World History Quiz


1 - What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?

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

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

4 - Who was crowned King of Italy in 1861?

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

6 - Only one South American country had a Monarchy. Which was it?

7 - Which of the following was a Portuguese colony?

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

9 - Of which country was Salazar dictator?

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

11 - During the American Civil War, who was President of the Confederate States of America?

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

13 - Where was Christopher Columbus from?

14 - What is the red outlined area in the southeast corner?

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

16 - What happened in France in 1789?

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

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

19 - Why was Greenland called Greenland?

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