Hard World History Quiz


1 - Which Chinese dynasty moved the capital to Beijing?

2 - What happened to a Dutch fleet during the Napoleonic wars?

3 - Of which ancient civilization is the mural below typical?

4 - How did the rule of Charles V of Spain end?

5 - On July 2, 1881, lawyer and itinerant preacher Charles Guiteau fatally shot recently-elected US President James Garfield. Why?

6 - Who is Stamford Raffles?

7 - 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?

8 - The 25th Dynasty of Egypt originally ruled which foreign empire?

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

10 - 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?

11 - Which people occupied the Nile delta during the Second Intermediary Period?

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

13 - During the Iranian revolution, a group of Americans was taken hostage at the US embassy by radicals, leading to a serious international incident. For how long were these hostages held?

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

15 - What was the league established by the Macedonian King Philip II to gain hegemony over Greece?

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

17 - What Russian leader often staged elaborate mock battles when he was a boy?

18 - The Swahili culture is the result of a synthesis of the cultures of costal East Africa and colonizers from:

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

20 - In which modern country does Kapilvastu, birthplace of Buddha, lie?