Easy World History Quiz
1 - Which of those territories was never under European control during the 19th century?
2 - Who was Premier of the Soviet Union in the Cuban Missle Crisis?
3 - Only one South American country had a Monarchy. Which was it?
4 - What is the latest state to join the United States, bringing the number to 50?
5 - What world-famous monument is shown below?
The Taj Mahal near Agra, IndiaThe Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, TurkeyThe Angkor Vat temple in CambodiaHumayun's Tomb in Delhi, India
The Taj Mahal near Agra, India
The Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
The Angkor Vat temple in Cambodia
Humayun's Tomb in Delhi, India
6 - Fifteen-century ruler Vlad III Dracula ('Vlad the Impaler') is best remembered today for inspiring Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. What land did he rule?
7 - In what year did a Wall Street crash start the "Great Depression"?
8 - What country won the first World Cup of football (soccer) in 1930?
9 - What happened in France in 1789?
The coronation of Napoleon the FirstThe beheading of Louis the XIVthThe declaration of war against AustriaThe fall of the Bastille prison
The coronation of Napoleon the First
The beheading of Louis the XIVth
The declaration of war against Austria
The fall of the Bastille prison
10 - Which of those books was written by Caesar?
MetamorphosesDe Bello GallicoRes Gestae Divi AugustiPro Marcello
De Bello Gallico
Res Gestae Divi Augusti
11 - The church below, later converted into a mosque, was the largest Christian cathedral for nearly a thousand years. Where does it stand?
In Rome, ItalyIn Alexandria, EgyptIn Jerusalem, IsraelIn Istanbul, Turkey
In Rome, Italy
In Alexandria, Egypt
In Jerusalem, Israel
In Istanbul, Turkey
12 - Who was crowned King of Italy in 1861?
Victor EmmanuelHumbertGaribaldiCamillo Benso
13 - In which city did the Russian Revolution start?
14 - Where was the largest Jewish state in history located?
EgyptThe LevantMesopotamiaCentral Asia
15 - The ancient city of Antioch lay within the boundaries of what modern country?
16 - Which sultan extended the Ottoman Empire to within 90 miles of Vienna, which he unsucessfully beseiged?
Selim the GrimMehmet the ConquerorIshmael I Sulieman the Magnificent
Selim the Grim
Mehmet the Conqueror
Sulieman the Magnificent
17 - Where did Ernesto 'Che' Guevara die?
18 - What U.S. naval commander signed the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854, opening Japan to the west for the first time?
John RogersMatthew PerryJames BiddleFrancis Shermann
19 - From which Macedonian general was Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, descended?
SeleucusAlexander the GreatAntipaterPtolemy
Alexander the Great
20 - Which of the following was a Portuguese colony?