Hard World History Quiz
1 - What was the last Republican city to fall to the Nationalist in the Spanish Civil War?
2 - What was the name of the (possibly mythical) first ruling dynasty of China?
3 - This Soviet premier, a former KGB head who suceeded Brezhnev, was seen as a potential reformer (even as pro-Western) by much of the European and American press, despite his rather conservative actions. He died after little over a year in office due to acute kidney failure. Who was he?
Yuri AndropovAndrei GromykoKonstantin ChernenkoIvan Kissov
4 - Friedrich Barbarossa died in 1190, to the great relief of Saladin, while travelling through Asia Minor on crusade. On which Crusade was this?
1st Crusade2nd Crusade3rd Crusade5th Crusade
5 - When did Newfoundland become a part of Canada?
6 - King Mongkut is known as the Father of Modern ___ ?
7 - Which South American country fought against the combined armies of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay from 1864 to1870?
8 - In which US State had Sweden for a time a Colony?
New YorkMarylandDelawareRhode Island
9 - Who was the first Caliph?
Abu BakrUmarAliAbd-al Malik
10 - 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?
11 - What was the league established by the Macedonian King Philip II to gain hegemony over Greece?
Achaean LeagueLeague of CorinthAmphictyonic LeagueLeague of Argos
League of Corinth
League of Argos
12 - From which country did Singapore receive Independence?
ThailandFranceMalaysiaThe United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
13 - Where is the oldest university in Europe?
14 - Which Brazilian president ordered the construction of Brasília?
Getúlio VargasLula da SilvaJuscelino KubitschekFernando Collor
Lula da Silva
15 - In which city did German liberals gather in an attempt to establish a united, democratic Germany in 1848?
16 - The Swahili culture is the result of a synthesis of the cultures of costal East Africa and colonizers from:
17 - The Khanates of Astrakhan and Kazan were conquered in the reign of which Muscovite ruler?
Dmitrii DonskoiIvan IIIVasilii IIIIvan IV
18 - Which of the following was the immediate cause of the Indian Mutiny in 1857?
The annexation of Oudh by the British after its ruling dynasty was declared lapsed and incompetent to ruleThe replacement of Persian with English as the official legal language in British East India Company territoriesThe decision to adopt Enfield Rifles with cartridges greased in pig and cow tallow that soldiers had to rip open with their teethBritain's establishment of the Hindu Dogra Rajputs as rulers of predominantly Muslim Kashmir
The annexation of Oudh by the British after its ruling dynasty was declared lapsed and incompetent to rule
The replacement of Persian with English as the official legal language in British East India Company territories
The decision to adopt Enfield Rifles with cartridges greased in pig and cow tallow that soldiers had to rip open with their teeth
Britain's establishment of the Hindu Dogra Rajputs as rulers of predominantly Muslim Kashmir
19 - Which crusade founded the Latin empire in Constantinople?
The second crusadeThe third crusadeThe fourth crusadeThe fifth crusade
The second crusade
The third crusade
The fourth crusade
The fifth crusade
20 - 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?
153 days356 days397 days444 days