Easy World History Quiz
1 - Before the Meiji Restoration, who was the effective ruler of Japan?
The TokaiThe SamuraiThe ShogunThe Genroku
2 - What was Ferdinand de Lesseps's greatest achievement?
Building the Channel TunnelBuilding the Suez CanalBuilding the Eiffel TowerBuilding the Arc de Triomphe
Building the Channel Tunnel
Building the Suez Canal
Building the Eiffel Tower
Building the Arc de Triomphe
3 - Which of these modern-day areas did Rome not completely conquer?
4 - 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?
5 - What was the first capital of ancient Egypt?
6 - Which of the following is one of the Seven Wonders of the World?
The Great Wall of ChinaThe Great Library of AlexandriaThe Taj MahalThe Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
The Great Wall of China
The Great Library of Alexandria
The Taj Mahal
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
7 - What country won the first World Cup of football (soccer) in 1930?
8 - 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
9 - Which Roman Emperor converted to Christianity, legalised and supported it though never made it the official religion?
10 - Which of those books was written by Caesar?
MetamorphosesDe Bello GallicoRes Gestae Divi AugustiPro Marcello
De Bello Gallico
Res Gestae Divi Augusti
11 - Which American nation had a native European-style monarchy for over fifty years?
12 - During the American Civil War, who was President of the Confederate States of America?
Robert E. LeeAndrew JohnsonThomas 'Stonewall' JacksonJefferson Davis
Robert E. Lee
Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
13 - 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
14 - Which of those territories was never under European control during the 19th century?
15 - Who was crowned King of Italy in 1861?
Victor EmmanuelHumbertGaribaldiCamillo Benso
16 - 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
17 - Who was Premier of the Soviet Union in the Cuban Missle Crisis?
18 - Which sultan extended the Ottoman Empire to within 90 miles of Vienna, which he unsucessfully beseiged?
Selim the GrimMehmet the ConquerorIshmael I Sulieman the Magnificent
Selim the Grim
Mehmet the Conqueror
Sulieman the Magnificent
19 - Where was the largest Jewish state in history located?
EgyptThe LevantMesopotamiaCentral Asia
20 - What is the latest state to join the United States, bringing the number to 50?