Hard World History Quiz
1 - When did the last emperor of China ascend the throne?
2 - Which British officer was defeated at Isandlwana by Zulu troops armed with shield and spears?
Lt. Gen. Lord ChelmsfordSir Henry Bartle FrereLord Baden-PowellSir Theophilus Shepstone
Lt. Gen. Lord Chelmsford
Sir Henry Bartle Frere
Sir Theophilus Shepstone
3 - In which modern country does Kapilvastu, birthplace of Buddha, lie?
4 - When was Malaysia formed?
5 - Many scholars choose May 6, 1527, as an end point for the Renaissance. What event occurred on that date?
The death of Dante AlighieriThe death of Cesare BorgiaThe fall of the republic of FlorenceThe sack of Rome by soldiers of Charles V
The death of Dante Alighieri
The death of Cesare Borgia
The fall of the republic of Florence
The sack of Rome by soldiers of Charles V
6 - 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?
7 - When was the Welsh act of Union?
8 - On July 2, 1881, lawyer and itinerant preacher Charles Guiteau fatally shot recently-elected US President James Garfield. Why?
Guiteau had asked to become ambassador to France and had been rejectedGuiteau was a Democrat and thus disliked the Republican GarfieldGuiteau believed his wife had cheated on him with Garfield several years earlierGuiteau believed that God had ordered him to do it
Guiteau had asked to become ambassador to France and had been rejected
Guiteau was a Democrat and thus disliked the Republican Garfield
Guiteau believed his wife had cheated on him with Garfield several years earlier
Guiteau believed that God had ordered him to do it
9 - 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
10 - How did the Mycenian civilisation come to an end?
Volcano EruptionDoric InvasionsInvasions from the seaInternal Factors
Invasions from the sea
11 - The Khanates of Astrakhan and Kazan were conquered in the reign of which Muscovite ruler?
Dmitrii DonskoiIvan IIIVasilii IIIIvan IV
12 - 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
13 - 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
14 - King Mongkut is known as the Father of Modern ___ ?
15 - Which parts of South America beside Surinam and the isles was colonized by the Dutch at some point?
Guyana and French GuyanaGuyana and a part of the Brazilian CoastGuyana and the mouth of the La Plata riverGuyana and Uruguay
Guyana and French Guyana
Guyana and a part of the Brazilian Coast
Guyana and the mouth of the La Plata river
Guyana and Uruguay
16 - Who brought the name Santa Claus with them to the New World?
Welsh ColonistsFrench ColonistsDutch ColonistsScandinavian Colonists
17 - Which European nation briefly conquered Taiwan in the 17th century?
18 - In which country was the use of the longbow first reported?
19 - 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
20 - The Swahili culture is the result of a synthesis of the cultures of costal East Africa and colonizers from: