Hard World History Quiz


1 - Who was the last Great Khan of Mongolia?

2 - Where is the oldest university in Europe?

3 - What Chinese dynasty did the Manchu minority establishes?

4 - From which country did Singapore receive Independence?

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

6 - Who was president of the United States when the first southern states seceded from the Union?

7 - 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?'

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

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

10 - How is this medieval coin called?

11 - Which South American country fought against the combined armies of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay from 1864 to1870?

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

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

14 - King Mongkut is known as the Father of Modern ___ ?

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

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

17 - In which country was the use of the longbow first reported?

18 - Approximatively how many people died during the Swiss Sonderbundskrieg?

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

20 - Which Chinese dynasty moved the capital to Beijing?