Hard World History Quiz
1 - Since Italian unification in 1861, which of these cities has never at one point been capital of Italy?
2 - What was the last Republican city to fall to the Nationalist in the Spanish Civil War?
3 - 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
4 - What Chinese dynasty did the Manchu minority establishes?
The Song dynastyThe Qing dynastyThe Ming dynastyThe Yuan dynasty
The Song dynasty
The Qing dynasty
The Ming dynasty
The Yuan dynasty
5 - What happened to a Dutch fleet during the Napoleonic wars?
It ran aground after the Dutch destroyed some dykes.It destroyed itself when several ships fired at each others during the night by mistake.It was captured by a French cavalry charge.It was sabotaged in Antwerp harbour by English spies to prevent it from reinforcing the French navy after Napoleon gave the Dutch crown to one of his brother
It ran aground after the Dutch destroyed some dykes.
It destroyed itself when several ships fired at each others during the night by mistake.
It was captured by a French cavalry charge.
It was sabotaged in Antwerp harbour by English spies to prevent it from reinforcing the French navy after Napoleon gave the Dutch crown to one of his brother
6 - Of which ancient civilization is the mural below typical?
The EgyptiansThe RomansThe PhoeniciansThe Minoans
7 - Which of the following was never part of the Britsh Empire?
8 - 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
9 - How did the rule of Charles V of Spain end?
He was murderedIn a civil warHe was deposed by his sonHe abdicated
He was murdered
In a civil war
He was deposed by his son
10 - What did the Battle of the Plains of Abraham decide?
The Boer War.The fate of the Jewish resistance to the Roman Empire.The fate of French colonialism in North America.The War of Texas Independence.
The Boer War.
The fate of the Jewish resistance to the Roman Empire.
The fate of French colonialism in North America.
The War of Texas Independence.
11 - Who is this man?
Cheing-kai SheckHo Chi MinhMao ZedongPol Pot
Ho Chi Minh
12 - Which Russian tzar was killed in his bedroom on March 11, 1801?
Alexandre IPaul IPeter IIIPeter II
13 - Which of the following US Presidential elections had the closest electoral vote?
2000 (Bush vs Gore)1976 (Carter vs Ford)1960 (Kennedy vs Nixon)1876 (Hayes vs Tilden)
2000 (Bush vs Gore)
1976 (Carter vs Ford)
1960 (Kennedy vs Nixon)
1876 (Hayes vs Tilden)
14 - The 25th Dynasty of Egypt originally ruled which foreign empire?
LibyaNubiaPersiaNone, it was native Egyptian
None, it was native Egyptian
15 - The Swahili culture is the result of a synthesis of the cultures of costal East Africa and colonizers from:
16 - How did the Mycenian civilisation come to an end?
Volcano EruptionDoric InvasionsInvasions from the seaInternal Factors
Invasions from the sea
17 - When was Malaysia formed?
18 - What was the capital of the Zulus under King Cetshwayo?
19 - Brazil has had 3 capitals during its history. Which are they?
Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and BrasíliaRio de Janeiro, São Paulo and BrasíliaBelo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São PauloSalvador, São Paulo and Brasília
Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília
Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília
Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
Salvador, São Paulo and Brasília
20 - At what city did King Henry IV of Germany submit on his knees to the authority of Pope Gregory VII in 1073?