Hard World History Quiz


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

2 - How is this medieval coin called?

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

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

5 - When was the Welsh act of Union?

6 - What was the name of the (possibly mythical) first ruling dynasty of China?

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

8 - Which crusade founded the Latin empire in Constantinople?

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

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

11 - Which of these countries was the first to gain full independence?

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

13 - 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?

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

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

16 - What Chinese dynasty did the Manchu minority establishes?

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

18 - Which of the following was not part of the reforms undertaken by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk during his rule in Turkey?

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

20 - What is Offa's Dyke?