Easy World History Quiz
1 - Who was Premier of the Soviet Union in the Cuban Missle Crisis?
2 - Who became Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1945, replacing Winston Churchill?
Clement AttleeAnthony EdenStanley BaldwinNeville Chamberlain
3 - Which Roman Emperor converted to Christianity, legalised and supported it though never made it the official religion?
4 - To which country did Russia send 200,000 troops to stop its loss of land to multiple independent nations?
ChinaGreat BritainOttoman EmpireAustria
5 - The church below, later converted into a mosque, was the largest Christian cathedral for nearly a thousand years. Where does it stand?
In Rome, ItalyIn Alexandria, EgyptIn Jerusalem, IsraelIn Istanbul, Turkey
In Rome, Italy
In Alexandria, Egypt
In Jerusalem, Israel
In Istanbul, Turkey
6 - The Balkan Wars lasted from:
7 - In 1945, an Allied conference decided the partition of Germany in four occupation zones. Where was that conference held?
8 - Which of those territories was never under European control during the 19th century?
9 - 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
10 - Which of those books was written by Caesar?
MetamorphosesDe Bello GallicoRes Gestae Divi AugustiPro Marcello
De Bello Gallico
Res Gestae Divi Augusti
11 - Why was Greenland called Greenland?
The seawater around the island is particularly greenGrenn is the Old Norish word for rockTo convince potential settlers of its fertilityBecause it was used for initation rites for Icelandic Vikings
The seawater around the island is particularly green
Grenn is the Old Norish word for rock
To convince potential settlers of its fertility
Because it was used for initation rites for Icelandic Vikings
12 - Where was the largest Jewish state in history located?
EgyptThe LevantMesopotamiaCentral Asia
13 - What is the red outlined area in the southeast corner?
The Fulda GapThe Pusan PerimeterThe Maginot LineThe Falaise Gap
The Fulda Gap
The Pusan Perimeter
The Maginot Line
The Falaise Gap
14 - Which American nation had a native European-style monarchy for over fifty years?
15 - 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
16 - 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?
17 - Which of these modern-day areas did Rome not completely conquer?
18 - Of which country was Salazar dictator?
19 - 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
20 - In which city did the Russian Revolution start?