Normal World History Quiz


1 - 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?

2 - Which famous politician popularised the term "Iron Curtain" to describe the separation of Europe during the Cold War?

3 - In the 960s, having been defeated in war by Pandulf (the Duke of Capua) and with Berengarius II (King of Italy) looking to take control of Rome, Pope John XII requested the help of which ruler?

4 - What was the original European name of Australia?

5 - In what year did Constantine the Great hold the Council of Nicaea?

6 - Who was this African Ruler?

7 - What entity did Napoleon replace the Holy Roman Empire with in 1806?

8 - What was the title of the leader of the Genoan Republic?

9 - Which were the members of the Kalmar Union?

10 - From what country did Britain begin to recruit Gurkha soldiers in 1816?

11 - Which of those peoples was not considered a threat to Western Europe in the 7th to 9th centuries?

12 - Which Greek city founded the most colonies in the 9th century BC?

13 - Under which sultan did the Ottomans capture Constantinople from the Byzantines in 1453?

14 - Many US states, most famously Texas and Hawaii, were once independent countries. Which of the following states was also independent at one time?

15 - Which American Civil War battle had the highest number of casualties?

16 - All three times Mexico has been invaded from the sea (by the Spanish, by the Americans, and by the French), the invaders have landed at virtually the same location. Which modern Mexican city does that location correspond with?

17 - From which civilization is this building?

18 - Who founded the Mughal dynasty?

19 - On which side did Finland fight in WWII?

20 - Which Egyptian Pharao tried to impose a monotheistic religion?