Normal World History Quiz
1 - In the 1st Century BC, Crassus (reportedly the richest man of Rome) led a disastrous and embarrassing campaign against who?
The Forces of Julius CaesarThe Gallic Tribe of the ParisiiThe Nubian EmpireThe Parthian Empire
The Forces of Julius Caesar
The Gallic Tribe of the Parisii
The Nubian Empire
The Parthian Empire
2 - Which American Civil War battle had the highest number of casualties?
3 - How many women do most experts agree Jack the Ripper killed?
4 - Of which country was Finland part before 1809?
5 - Which two countries in Latin America had had an emperor in the 19th century?
Mexico, Gran ColombiaPeru, BrazilMexico, BrazilGran Colombia, Peru
Mexico, Gran Colombia
Gran Colombia, Peru
6 - 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
7 - 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
8 - What is the oldest political party in the western world?
The Republicans (USA)The Conservatives (UK)The Liberals (Canada)The Democrats (USA)
The Republicans (USA)
The Conservatives (UK)
The Liberals (Canada)
The Democrats (USA)
9 - 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?
Lothair I (King of France)Otto I (King of Germany)Al-Muti (Abbasid Caliph)John I Tzimisces (Byzantine Emperor)
Lothair I (King of France)
Otto I (King of Germany)
Al-Muti (Abbasid Caliph)
John I Tzimisces (Byzantine Emperor)
10 - Which Greek city founded the most colonies in the 9th century BC?
11 - What was the name of Tokio before the Meiji restoration?
12 - Which of the following groups were not given official recognition under the Ottoman empire?
Orthodox ChristiansJewsArmenian ChristiansShi'i Muslims
13 - Which Pope launched the First Crusade?
Alexius IGregory VIIUrban IIPius V
14 - On which side did Finland fight in WWII?
AlliesAxisIt was neutral
It was neutral
15 - Who founded the Red Cross?
Albert SchweizerHenri DunantFrédéric PassyJean Paul Du Plessis
Jean Paul Du Plessis
16 - Who founded the Mughal dynasty?
AkbarBaburAbbas the GreatTamerlane
Abbas the Great
17 - Which country employed Henry Hudson to find the famous 'NorthWest-Passage'?
18 - Which English Queen was executed May 19, 1536?
Jane SeymourAnn BoleynKatherine Howard Ann of Cleves
Ann of Cleves
19 - The following is an extract from the Bayeux Tapestry, a famous Middle-Age artwork. What does it represent?
Charlemagne's campaign against the HungariansThe fall of Rome to the GothsThe Riders of Rohan preparing for battleWilliam the Conqueror's invasion of England
Charlemagne's campaign against the Hungarians
The fall of Rome to the Goths
The Riders of Rohan preparing for battle
William the Conqueror's invasion of England
20 - Which of these cities never was a capital of Assyria?