Normal World History Quiz


1 - What was the name of Tokio before the Meiji restoration?

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

3 - Of which country was Finland part before 1809?

4 - Who formed the first Roman Triumvirate?

5 - Approximately what percentage of Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia or Germany were named 'Frederick', 'Wilhelm', or the combination 'Frederick Wilhelm'?

6 - Who fought in the Winter War (1939-1940)?

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

8 - After being released from prison in 1953, to which country was Fidel Castro exiled?

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

10 - When did Austria become Austria-Hungary (the Dual Monarchy)?

11 - When was Kosovo declared independent?

12 - In 1901, US President William McKinley was fatally shot by Leon Czolgosz. What kind of political extremist was Czolgosz?

13 - How much did the Federal State of Germany spend on German Reunification between 1990 and 1999?

14 - On which side did Finland fight in WWII?

15 - Who founded the Red Cross?

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

17 - Which were the members of the Kalmar Union?

18 - What is the oldest political party in the western world?

19 - 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?

20 - After what was the former British Colony Rhodesia named?