Hard World History Quiz


1 - Who was the first Caliph?

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

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

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

5 - Brazil has had 3 capitals during its history. Which are they?

6 - 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?

7 - What was the official faith of the last independent Yemenite Kingdom before the arrival of Islam?

8 - When was the Welsh act of Union?

9 - Who is Stamford Raffles?

10 - What was the capital of the NorthWest Territory in the modern day USA?

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

12 - Which family dominated Japan during the Heian period ?

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

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

15 - Who is this man?

16 - 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?

17 - What Chinese dynasty did the Manchu minority establishes?

18 - 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?

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

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