Normal World History Quiz
1 - Who was this African Ruler?
The Dictator of Somalia, BirreThe Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie IThe President of Kenya, Daniel Arap MoiThe King of Burundi, Ntare V Ndizeye
The Dictator of Somalia, Birre
The Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I
The President of Kenya, Daniel Arap Moi
The King of Burundi, Ntare V Ndizeye
2 - Against which country did William the Silent, Prince of Orange, lead his revolt?
3 - When was Kosovo declared independent?
On february 12th, 2007On february 3rd, 2007On february 17th, 2008On december 27th, 2008
On february 12th, 2007
On february 3rd, 2007
On february 17th, 2008
On december 27th, 2008
4 - Approximatively how many people were killed in Europe by the Black Death pandemic in the 14th century?
one to two hundred thousand2 to 3 millions10 to 20 millions50 to 150 millions
one to two hundred thousand
2 to 3 millions
10 to 20 millions
50 to 150 millions
5 - What is the date of Charlemagne's coronation?
600 AD700 AD800 AD900 AD
6 - Which country employed Henry Hudson to find the famous 'NorthWest-Passage'?
7 - In the 960s, having been defeated in war by Pandulf (the Duke of Capua) and with Berengarius II (King of Italy) looking to take control of Rome, Pope John XII requested the help of which ruler?
Lothair I (King of France)Otto I (King of Germany)Al-Muti (Abbasid Caliph)John I Tzimisces (Byzantine Emperor)
Lothair I (King of France)
Otto I (King of Germany)
Al-Muti (Abbasid Caliph)
John I Tzimisces (Byzantine Emperor)
8 - In what year did Constantine the Great hold the Council of Nicaea?
9 - How many women do most experts agree Jack the Ripper killed?
10 - Which of these nations had an army in excess of 1 million men in the 70s?
11 - What was the title of the leader of the Genoan Republic?
12 - What is the oldest political party in the western world?
The Republicans (USA)The Conservatives (UK)The Liberals (Canada)The Democrats (USA)
The Republicans (USA)
The Conservatives (UK)
The Liberals (Canada)
The Democrats (USA)
13 - Under which sultan did the Ottomans capture Constantinople from the Byzantines in 1453?
Abdulhamid IISuleyman Mehmet IISelim III
14 - After being released from prison in 1953, to which country was Fidel Castro exiled?
15 - In 1901, US President William McKinley was fatally shot by Leon Czolgosz. What kind of political extremist was Czolgosz?
A SocialistA supporter of unlimited silver coinageAn opponent of the Spanish-American war (which had occured under McKinley's first term)An Anarchist
A supporter of unlimited silver coinage
An opponent of the Spanish-American war (which had occured under McKinley's first term)
16 - From what country did Britain begin to recruit Gurkha soldiers in 1816?
17 - What was the capital of Republican China (1928 - 1949)?
18 - What entity did Napoleon replace the Holy Roman Empire with in 1806?
The Germanic UnionThe Holy LeagueThe Frankfort ConfederationThe Confederation of the Rhine
The Germanic Union
The Holy League
The Frankfort Confederation
The Confederation of the Rhine
19 - After whom was Virginia named?
Queen VictoriaVirginia, the Countess of KentQueen Elizabeth IMaria, the Holy Virgin
Virginia, the Countess of Kent
Queen Elizabeth I
Maria, the Holy Virgin
20 - Which book is said to have played an important role in the Hungary uprising against the Soviet-Union?
George Orwell's 1984John Milton's Paradise LostThomas More's UtopiaH.G. Wells' The Time Machine
George Orwell's 1984
John Milton's Paradise Lost
Thomas More's Utopia
H.G. Wells' The Time Machine