Normal World History Quiz


1 - Which country employed Henry Hudson to find the famous 'NorthWest-Passage'?

2 - Of what Italian City was the flag below (with variations) the emblem?

3 - After whom was Virginia named?

4 - Which of the following territories was the last to remain under Spanish rule?

5 - Which monarch launched the Spanish Armada against England?

6 - Only five US Presidents have had full beards. What did they all have in common?

7 - Who was this African Ruler?

8 - Of the following dynasties, which was arguably one of the superpowers of the ancient world, rivaled only by the Romans, with whom they were often at war? They were based in modern-day Iran.

9 - What did Britain trade the island of Helgoland with Germany for?

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

11 - Who formed the first Roman Triumvirate?

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

13 - What Russian city was established in the 1860s after Russia's annexation of Chinese territory along the Sea of Japan?

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

15 - 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?

16 - Who founded the Red Cross?

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

18 - From which civilization is this building?

19 - The following is an extract from the Bayeux Tapestry, a famous Middle-Age artwork. What does it represent?

20 - Who won the second Battle of Tannenberg?