Hard World History Quiz
1 - At what city did King Henry IV of Germany submit on his knees to the authority of Pope Gregory VII in 1073?
2 - How is this medieval coin called?
An écuA ThalerA FlorinA Pieterman
3 - When did the last emperor of China ascend the throne?
4 - What Russian leader often staged elaborate mock battles when he was a boy?
Ivan III (The Great)Peter I (The Great)Ivan IV (The Terrible)Tsar Alexander III
Ivan III (The Great)
Peter I (The Great)
Ivan IV (The Terrible)
Tsar Alexander III
5 - When was the Welsh act of Union?
6 - What was the name of the (possibly mythical) first ruling dynasty of China?
7 - Which of the following US Presidential elections had the closest electoral vote?
2000 (Bush vs Gore)1976 (Carter vs Ford)1960 (Kennedy vs Nixon)1876 (Hayes vs Tilden)
2000 (Bush vs Gore)
1976 (Carter vs Ford)
1960 (Kennedy vs Nixon)
1876 (Hayes vs Tilden)
8 - Which crusade founded the Latin empire in Constantinople?
The second crusadeThe third crusadeThe fourth crusadeThe fifth crusade
The second crusade
The third crusade
The fourth crusade
The fifth crusade
9 - The Khanates of Astrakhan and Kazan were conquered in the reign of which Muscovite ruler?
Dmitrii DonskoiIvan IIIVasilii IIIIvan IV
10 - Who brought the name Santa Claus with them to the New World?
Welsh ColonistsFrench ColonistsDutch ColonistsScandinavian Colonists
11 - Which of these countries was the first to gain full independence?
12 - Which parts of South America beside Surinam and the isles was colonized by the Dutch at some point?
Guyana and French GuyanaGuyana and a part of the Brazilian CoastGuyana and the mouth of the La Plata riverGuyana and Uruguay
Guyana and French Guyana
Guyana and a part of the Brazilian Coast
Guyana and the mouth of the La Plata river
Guyana and Uruguay
13 - Which city served as a co-capital of the ancient Persian empire and was the scene of a bizare mass wedding between hundreds of Alexander the Great's soldiers and native women?
14 - In which country was the use of the longbow first reported?
15 - Out of the following unsucessful US Presidential candidates, who won the most electoral votes?
Strom ThurmondGeorge McGovernWalter MondaleEugene V. Debbs
Eugene V. Debbs
16 - What Chinese dynasty did the Manchu minority establishes?
The Song dynastyThe Qing dynastyThe Ming dynastyThe Yuan dynasty
The Song dynasty
The Qing dynasty
The Ming dynasty
The Yuan dynasty
17 - Since Italian unification in 1861, which of these cities has never at one point been capital of Italy?
18 - Which of the following was not part of the reforms undertaken by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk during his rule in Turkey?
Granting women the right to vote in electionsBreaking up large estates and redistributing land to the peasantryReplacing Islamic law with Western legal codes as the basis for family lawAdoption of the Latin script for writing the Turkish language
Granting women the right to vote in elections
Breaking up large estates and redistributing land to the peasantry
Replacing Islamic law with Western legal codes as the basis for family law
Adoption of the Latin script for writing the Turkish language
19 - Who was president of the United States when the first southern states seceded from the Union?
Franklin PierceAbraham LincolnWilliam SewardJames Buchanan
20 - What is Offa's Dyke?
An earth fortification on the border between Wales and EnglandA dyke protecting the Viking burial mound Offa from the seaA dyke used to protect pasturing lands in the LowlansaA forerunner of the Hadrian Wall
An earth fortification on the border between Wales and England
A dyke protecting the Viking burial mound Offa from the sea
A dyke used to protect pasturing lands in the Lowlansa
A forerunner of the Hadrian Wall