Hard World History Quiz


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

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

3 - Where is the oldest university in Europe?

4 - Which city served as a co-capital of the ancient Persian empire and was the scene of a bizare mass wedding between hundreds of Alexander the Great's soldiers and native women?

5 - In which country was the use of the longbow first reported?

6 - From which country did Singapore receive Independence?

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

8 - Which of these countries was the first to gain full independence?

9 - Who is this man?

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

11 - Which parts of South America beside Surinam and the isles was colonized by the Dutch at some point?

12 - Since Italian unification in 1861, which of these cities has never at one point been capital of Italy?

13 - Which Brazilian president ordered the construction of Brasília?

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

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

16 - Who is Stamford Raffles?

17 - Which of the following US Presidential elections had the closest electoral vote?

18 - What was the last Republican city to fall to the Nationalist in the Spanish Civil War?

19 - Who was the last Great Khan of Mongolia?

20 - Out of the following unsucessful US Presidential candidates, who won the most electoral votes?