Hard World History Quiz


1 - Which people occupied the Nile delta during the Second Intermediary Period?

2 - Rising from political obscurity, this dark horse candidate defeated the famous Henry Clay in the 1844 US Presidential elections on an expansionist platform. In four years, he fulfilled virtually all of his campaign promises by taking the current American southwest from Mexico, forcing Great Britain to give up their claim to the southern half of the Oregon territory, slashing tariffs, and building an independent treasury. He then retired and died a few years later. Who was this protege of Andrew Jackson nicknamed 'Young Hickory' or 'Napoleon of the Stump?'

3 - What happened to a Dutch fleet during the Napoleonic wars?

4 - Who was this famous painter?

5 - Which European nation briefly conquered Taiwan in the 17th century?

6 - Out of the following unsucessful US Presidential candidates, who won the most electoral votes?

7 - After Japan closed itself from foreigners in the 17th century, from which nationality were the only traders who had the right to trade with Japan in the bay of Osaka?

8 - King Mongkut is known as the Father of Modern ___ ?

9 - In which country was the use of the longbow first reported?

10 - Which of these countries was the first to gain full independence?

11 - Since Italian unification in 1861, which of these cities has never at one point been capital of Italy?

12 - Approximatively how many people died during the Swiss Sonderbundskrieg?

13 - From which country did Singapore receive Independence?

14 - What was the official faith of the last independent Yemenite Kingdom before the arrival of Islam?

15 - How did the Mycenian civilisation come to an end?

16 - Where is the oldest university in Europe?

17 - When did the Dutch declare independence for the first time?

18 - Who was president of the United States when the first southern states seceded from the Union?

19 - In which month of 1945 was an atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima?

20 - Which Brazilian president ordered the construction of Brasília?