Hard World History Quiz
1 - Who was this famous painter?
RembrandtRubensJan Van EyckJordaens
Jan Van Eyck
2 - The 25th Dynasty of Egypt originally ruled which foreign empire?
LibyaNubiaPersiaNone, it was native Egyptian
None, it was native Egyptian
3 - Of which ancient civilization is the mural below typical?
The EgyptiansThe RomansThe PhoeniciansThe Minoans
4 - Which Chinese dynasty moved the capital to Beijing?
5 - Which South American country fought against the combined armies of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay from 1864 to1870?
6 - Polish General Thaddeus Kosciusko served in which foreign country's military?
The United StatesFranceRussiaSwitzerland
The United States
7 - Which of these battles was largely a Russian success?
Battle of Warsaw (1920)Operation BagrationThe Battle of TannenbergOperation Mars
Battle of Warsaw (1920)
The Battle of Tannenberg
8 - When did the last emperor of China ascend the throne?
9 - 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
10 - Who is Stamford Raffles?
The founder of British MalayaThe botanist who brought the first rubber saplings to Malaya.The founder of SingaporeThe captain of the battleship Repulse, sunk by the Japanese during WW2
The founder of British Malaya
The botanist who brought the first rubber saplings to Malaya.
The founder of Singapore
The captain of the battleship Repulse, sunk by the Japanese during WW2
11 - Which family dominated Japan during the Heian period ?
12 - What happened to a Dutch fleet during the Napoleonic wars?
It ran aground after the Dutch destroyed some dykes.It destroyed itself when several ships fired at each others during the night by mistake.It was captured by a French cavalry charge.It was sabotaged in Antwerp harbour by English spies to prevent it from reinforcing the French navy after Napoleon gave the Dutch crown to one of his brother
It ran aground after the Dutch destroyed some dykes.
It destroyed itself when several ships fired at each others during the night by mistake.
It was captured by a French cavalry charge.
It was sabotaged in Antwerp harbour by English spies to prevent it from reinforcing the French navy after Napoleon gave the Dutch crown to one of his brother
13 - On July 2, 1881, lawyer and itinerant preacher Charles Guiteau fatally shot recently-elected US President James Garfield. Why?
Guiteau had asked to become ambassador to France and had been rejectedGuiteau was a Democrat and thus disliked the Republican GarfieldGuiteau believed his wife had cheated on him with Garfield several years earlierGuiteau believed that God had ordered him to do it
Guiteau had asked to become ambassador to France and had been rejected
Guiteau was a Democrat and thus disliked the Republican Garfield
Guiteau believed his wife had cheated on him with Garfield several years earlier
Guiteau believed that God had ordered him to do it
14 - Which Russian tzar was killed in his bedroom on March 11, 1801?
Alexandre IPaul IPeter IIIPeter II
15 - 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
16 - At what city did King Henry IV of Germany submit on his knees to the authority of Pope Gregory VII in 1073?
17 - What was the name of the Swiss satelite-state that was established in 1798 by the French?
Swiss RepublicHelvetian RepublicBaseler republicChur Republic
18 - Who brought the name Santa Claus with them to the New World?
Welsh ColonistsFrench ColonistsDutch ColonistsScandinavian Colonists
19 - What was the official faith of the last independent Yemenite Kingdom before the arrival of Islam?
ZoroastrianismNestorian ChristianityJudaismCoptic Christianity
20 - Which Brazilian president ordered the construction of Brasília?
Getúlio VargasLula da SilvaJuscelino KubitschekFernando Collor
Lula da Silva