Hard World History Quiz


1 - Who was this famous painter?

2 - The 25th Dynasty of Egypt originally ruled which foreign empire?

3 - Of which ancient civilization is the mural below typical?

4 - Which Chinese dynasty moved the capital to Beijing?

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

6 - Polish General Thaddeus Kosciusko served in which foreign country's military?

7 - Which of these battles was largely a Russian success?

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

9 - Which British officer was defeated at Isandlwana by Zulu troops armed with shield and spears?

10 - Who is Stamford Raffles?

11 - Which family dominated Japan during the Heian period ?

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

13 - On July 2, 1881, lawyer and itinerant preacher Charles Guiteau fatally shot recently-elected US President James Garfield. Why?

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

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

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

17 - What was the name of the Swiss satelite-state that was established in 1798 by the French?

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

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

20 - Which Brazilian president ordered the construction of Brasília?