Hard World History Quiz


1 - What was the name of the (possibly mythical) first ruling dynasty of China?

2 - Which of the following was not part of the reforms undertaken by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk during his rule in Turkey?

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

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

5 - 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?'

6 - The 25th Dynasty of Egypt originally ruled which foreign empire?

7 - How is this medieval coin called?

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

9 - 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?

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

11 - Who brought the name Santa Claus with them to the New World?

12 - What political coalition was elected in France in 1936?

13 - Who is this man?

14 - Which of the following was the immediate cause of the Indian Mutiny in 1857?

15 - What Chinese dynasty did the Manchu minority establishes?

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

17 - Which of the following was never part of the Britsh Empire?

18 - When was Malaysia formed?

19 - What was the name of the Swiss satelite-state that was established in 1798 by the French?

20 - When did Newfoundland become a part of Canada?