Hard World History Quiz


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

2 - When was the Welsh act of Union?

3 - What were the Tonypandy Riots?

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

5 - Which of these battles was largely a Russian success?

6 - During the Iranian revolution, a group of Americans was taken hostage at the US embassy by radicals, leading to a serious international incident. For how long were these hostages held?

7 - At what city did King Henry IV of Germany submit on his knees to the authority of Pope Gregory VII in 1073?

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

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

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

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

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

13 - What was the league established by the Macedonian King Philip II to gain hegemony over Greece?

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

15 - Polish General Thaddeus Kosciusko served in which foreign country's military?

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

17 - Which British officer was defeated at Isandlwana by Zulu troops armed with shield and spears?

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

19 - What did the Battle of the Plains of Abraham decide?

20 - Friedrich Barbarossa died in 1190, to the great relief of Saladin, while travelling through Asia Minor on crusade. On which Crusade was this?