Hard World History Quiz


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

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

3 - In which modern country does Kapilvastu, birthplace of Buddha, lie?

4 - When was Malaysia formed?

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

6 - After Japan closed itself from foreigners in the 17th century, from which nationality were the only traders who had the right to trade with Japan in the bay of Osaka?

7 - When was the Welsh act of Union?

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

9 - What were the Tonypandy Riots?

10 - How did the Mycenian civilisation come to an end?

11 - The Khanates of Astrakhan and Kazan were conquered in the reign of which Muscovite ruler?

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

13 - What Chinese dynasty did the Manchu minority establishes?

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

15 - Which parts of South America beside Surinam and the isles was colonized by the Dutch at some point?

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

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

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

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

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