Hard World History Quiz


1 - When did the last emperor of China ascend the throne?

2 - From which country did Singapore receive Independence?

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

4 - Who was this famous painter?

5 - When was the Welsh act of Union?

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

7 - How is this medieval coin called?

8 - Who is Stamford Raffles?

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

10 - 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?

11 - Many scholars choose May 6, 1527, as an end point for the Renaissance. What event occurred on that date?

12 - On which island did the Dutch East India Company establish Batavia as the center of its control of the spice trade in the early 17th century?

13 - Where did Charles the Bold, last reigning Duke of Burgundy, die?

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

15 - Since Italian unification in 1861, which of these cities has never at one point been capital of Italy?

16 - What happened to a Dutch fleet during the Napoleonic wars?

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

18 - What Russian leader often staged elaborate mock battles when he was a boy?

19 - 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?

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