Normal World History Quiz
1 - What was the original European name of Australia?
New WalesNew HollandNew ScotlandNew Normandy
2 - How many women do most experts agree Jack the Ripper killed?
3 - Which of the members of the triumviate died first?
4 - What was the title of the ruler of Athens for most of the 14th century?
5 - In 1901, US President William McKinley was fatally shot by Leon Czolgosz. What kind of political extremist was Czolgosz?
A SocialistA supporter of unlimited silver coinageAn opponent of the Spanish-American war (which had occured under McKinley's first term)An Anarchist
A supporter of unlimited silver coinage
An opponent of the Spanish-American war (which had occured under McKinley's first term)
6 - After the emperor of China, Pu Yi , was captured by the communist, what occupation did he take?
7 - What was the capital of Republican China (1928 - 1949)?
8 - On the 16th April 1746, the last pitched land battle to have taken place in Britain took place, in which the hopes of 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' came to an end. What was the name of this battle?
9 - Which of the following is NOT considered an American objective in the War of 1812?
The annexation of CanadaAiding Napoleon in Europe by creating another front for the BritishStopping British impressment of US sailorsExpelling the British from the Northwest Territories
The annexation of Canada
Aiding Napoleon in Europe by creating another front for the British
Stopping British impressment of US sailors
Expelling the British from the Northwest Territories
10 - Which of these countries lost the least men in WW1?
11 - Only five US Presidents have had full beards. What did they all have in common?
They all served in the US Civil WarThey were all RepublicansThey all served just one termAll of their Vice-Presidents had moustaches
They all served in the US Civil War
They were all Republicans
They all served just one term
All of their Vice-Presidents had moustaches
12 - Which American Civil War battle had the highest number of casualties?
13 - On which side did Finland fight in WWII?
AlliesAxisIt was neutral
It was neutral
14 - Which English Queen was executed May 19, 1536?
Jane SeymourAnn BoleynKatherine Howard Ann of Cleves
Ann of Cleves
15 - After whom was Virginia named?
Queen VictoriaVirginia, the Countess of KentQueen Elizabeth IMaria, the Holy Virgin
Virginia, the Countess of Kent
Queen Elizabeth I
Maria, the Holy Virgin
16 - Which Greek city founded the most colonies in the 9th century BC?
17 - Which of these cities never was a capital of Assyria?
18 - Under which sultan did the Ottomans capture Constantinople from the Byzantines in 1453?
Abdulhamid IISuleyman Mehmet IISelim III
19 - What entity did Napoleon replace the Holy Roman Empire with in 1806?
The Germanic UnionThe Holy LeagueThe Frankfort ConfederationThe Confederation of the Rhine
The Germanic Union
The Holy League
The Frankfort Confederation
The Confederation of the Rhine
20 - Which famous politician popularised the term "Iron Curtain" to describe the separation of Europe during the Cold War?
Harry TrumanDwight D. EisenhowerCharles de GaulleWinston Churchill
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Charles de Gaulle