Hard World History Quiz
1 - Which of the following was not part of the reforms undertaken by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk during his rule in Turkey?
Granting women the right to vote in electionsBreaking up large estates and redistributing land to the peasantryReplacing Islamic law with Western legal codes as the basis for family lawAdoption of the Latin script for writing the Turkish language
Granting women the right to vote in elections
Breaking up large estates and redistributing land to the peasantry
Replacing Islamic law with Western legal codes as the basis for family law
Adoption of the Latin script for writing the Turkish language
2 - Where did Charles the Bold, last reigning Duke of Burgundy, die?
In DijonIn NancyIn LondonIn Paris
3 - Where is the oldest university in Europe?
4 - In which city did German liberals gather in an attempt to establish a united, democratic Germany in 1848?
5 - Which European nation briefly conquered Taiwan in the 17th century?
6 - How did the Mycenian civilisation come to an end?
Volcano EruptionDoric InvasionsInvasions from the seaInternal Factors
Invasions from the sea
7 - 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?
8 - What political coalition was elected in France in 1936?
The New Politics CoalitionThe Popular FrontThe Social-DemocratsLabour Reform League
The New Politics Coalition
The Popular Front
Labour Reform League
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 - Which Brazilian president ordered the construction of Brasília?
Getúlio VargasLula da SilvaJuscelino KubitschekFernando Collor
Lula da Silva
11 - Who was the first Caliph?
Abu BakrUmarAliAbd-al Malik
12 - What were the Tonypandy Riots?
Riots during the Miner Strikes under TatcherRiots in Welsh mines in 1910, crushed by the British armyAnti-corn-law riots in 1823Bloody riots in the seventies in Northern Ireland
Riots during the Miner Strikes under Tatcher
Riots in Welsh mines in 1910, crushed by the British army
Anti-corn-law riots in 1823
Bloody riots in the seventies in Northern Ireland
13 - In which modern country does Kapilvastu, birthplace of Buddha, lie?
14 - What was the capital of the NorthWest Territory in the modern day USA?
15 - 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
16 - Which of the following was never part of the Britsh Empire?
17 - Which Middle Eastern empire created its own language for government use?
The SafavidsThe MamluksThe OttomansThe Il-Khanate
18 - 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.
19 - The Swahili culture is the result of a synthesis of the cultures of costal East Africa and colonizers from:
20 - Who was this famous painter?
RembrandtRubensJan Van EyckJordaens
Jan Van Eyck