Normal World History Quiz
1 - What was the original European name of Australia?
New WalesNew HollandNew ScotlandNew Normandy
2 - What was the only non-western country to participate to the Berlin Congress of 1885?
3 - Which of these nations had an army in excess of 1 million men in the 70s?
4 - What was the title of the leader of the Genoan Republic?
5 - In what year did Constantine the Great hold the Council of Nicaea?
6 - 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)
7 - After what was the former British Colony Rhodesia named?
Cecil Rhodes, who dreamt of a connection by rail between South Africa and EgyptThe Greek island of Rhodos, place of birth of the first Rhodesian GovernorIt means "Land of the Elephants" in a native languageAfter the earl of Skye, John Walker Rhodes
Cecil Rhodes, who dreamt of a connection by rail between South Africa and Egypt
The Greek island of Rhodos, place of birth of the first Rhodesian Governor
It means "Land of the Elephants" in a native language
After the earl of Skye, John Walker Rhodes
8 - After being released from prison in 1953, to which country was Fidel Castro exiled?
9 - On which side did Finland fight in WWII?
AlliesAxisIt was neutral
It was neutral
10 - The Seven Weeks War was between which countries?
France and PrussiaFrance and SpainAustria and PrussiaFrance and Austria
France and Prussia
France and Spain
Austria and Prussia
France and Austria
11 - What was the capital of Republican China (1928 - 1949)?
12 - How did the Byzantines call themselves?
13 - What is the date of Charlemagne's coronation?
600 AD700 AD800 AD900 AD
14 - Who founded the Red Cross?
Albert SchweizerHenri DunantFrédéric PassyJean Paul Du Plessis
Jean Paul Du Plessis
15 - Only five US Presidents have had full beards. What did they all have in common?
They all served in the US Civil WarThey were all RepublicansThey all served just one termAll of their Vice-Presidents had moustaches
They all served in the US Civil War
They were all Republicans
They all served just one term
All of their Vice-Presidents had moustaches
16 - Under which sultan did the Ottomans capture Constantinople from the Byzantines in 1453?
Abdulhamid IISuleyman Mehmet IISelim III
17 - What was the first continental European state to complete its rail network, in the 1840s?
18 - Which Greek city founded the most colonies in the 9th century BC?
19 - Which of the members of the triumviate died first?
20 - Which of those peoples was not considered a threat to Western Europe in the 7th to 9th centuries?
The VikingsThe HungariansThe SaracensThe Huns