Hard World History Quiz
1 - Which British officer was defeated at Isandlwana by Zulu troops armed with shield and spears?
Lt. Gen. Lord ChelmsfordSir Henry Bartle FrereLord Baden-PowellSir Theophilus Shepstone
Lt. Gen. Lord Chelmsford
Sir Henry Bartle Frere
Sir Theophilus Shepstone
2 - What was the name of the (possibly mythical) first ruling dynasty of China?
3 - When did the Dutch declare independence for the first time?
4 - 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?
5 - In which US State had Sweden for a time a Colony?
New YorkMarylandDelawareRhode Island
6 - From which country did Singapore receive Independence?
ThailandFranceMalaysiaThe United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
7 - Polish General Thaddeus Kosciusko served in which foreign country's military?
The United StatesFranceRussiaSwitzerland
The United States
8 - What was the last Republican city to fall to the Nationalist in the Spanish Civil War?
9 - Which of the following was the immediate cause of the Indian Mutiny in 1857?
The annexation of Oudh by the British after its ruling dynasty was declared lapsed and incompetent to ruleThe replacement of Persian with English as the official legal language in British East India Company territoriesThe decision to adopt Enfield Rifles with cartridges greased in pig and cow tallow that soldiers had to rip open with their teethBritain's establishment of the Hindu Dogra Rajputs as rulers of predominantly Muslim Kashmir
The annexation of Oudh by the British after its ruling dynasty was declared lapsed and incompetent to rule
The replacement of Persian with English as the official legal language in British East India Company territories
The decision to adopt Enfield Rifles with cartridges greased in pig and cow tallow that soldiers had to rip open with their teeth
Britain's establishment of the Hindu Dogra Rajputs as rulers of predominantly Muslim Kashmir
10 - Who was the last Great Khan of Mongolia?
Batu KhanGuyuk KhanKublai KhanMongke Khan
11 - 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
12 - When was the Welsh act of Union?
13 - Of which ancient civilization is the mural below typical?
The EgyptiansThe RomansThe PhoeniciansThe Minoans
14 - What was the name of the Swiss satelite-state that was established in 1798 by the French?
Swiss RepublicHelvetian RepublicBaseler republicChur Republic
15 - Who brought the name Santa Claus with them to the New World?
Welsh ColonistsFrench ColonistsDutch ColonistsScandinavian Colonists
16 - Which people occupied the Nile delta during the Second Intermediary Period?
The HyksosThe PalestinesThe LybiansThe Nubians
17 - How is this medieval coin called?
An écuA ThalerA FlorinA Pieterman
18 - Who was sometime called the "Bohemian corporal"?
Napoleon BonaparteGeorge S. PattonAdolf HitlerJimmy Hendrix
George S. Patton
19 - When did Newfoundland become a part of Canada?
20 - Who was president of the United States when the first southern states seceded from the Union?
Franklin PierceAbraham LincolnWilliam SewardJames Buchanan