Hard World History Quiz


1 - When did the last emperor of China ascend the throne?

2 - Where did Charles the Bold, last reigning Duke of Burgundy, die?

3 - What is Offa's Dyke?

4 - The Khanates of Astrakhan and Kazan were conquered in the reign of which Muscovite ruler?

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

6 - Which parts of South America beside Surinam and the isles was colonized by the Dutch at some point?

7 - Of which ancient civilization is the mural below typical?

8 - What was the last Republican city to fall to the Nationalist in the Spanish Civil War?

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

10 - Which of the following US Presidential elections had the closest electoral vote?

11 - When did Newfoundland become a part of Canada?

12 - In which Greek City can you find the first monumental sculpture of Greece (shown below)?

13 - Which Chinese dynasty moved the capital to Beijing?

14 - On July 2, 1881, lawyer and itinerant preacher Charles Guiteau fatally shot recently-elected US President James Garfield. Why?

15 - In which city did German liberals gather in an attempt to establish a united, democratic Germany in 1848?

16 - Brazil has had 3 capitals during its history. Which are they?

17 - The Swahili culture is the result of a synthesis of the cultures of costal East Africa and colonizers from:

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

19 - Which Russian tzar was killed in his bedroom on March 11, 1801?

20 - Who was sometime called the "Bohemian corporal"?