Hard World History Quiz
1 - Which of these battles was largely a Russian success?
Battle of Warsaw (1920)Operation BagrationThe Battle of TannenbergOperation Mars
Battle of Warsaw (1920)
The Battle of Tannenberg
2 - From which country did Singapore receive Independence?
ThailandFranceMalaysiaThe United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
3 - How is this medieval coin called?
An écuA ThalerA FlorinA Pieterman
4 - Which of the following was the immediate cause of the Indian Mutiny in 1857?
The annexation of Oudh by the British after its ruling dynasty was declared lapsed and incompetent to ruleThe replacement of Persian with English as the official legal language in British East India Company territoriesThe decision to adopt Enfield Rifles with cartridges greased in pig and cow tallow that soldiers had to rip open with their teethBritain's establishment of the Hindu Dogra Rajputs as rulers of predominantly Muslim Kashmir
The annexation of Oudh by the British after its ruling dynasty was declared lapsed and incompetent to rule
The replacement of Persian with English as the official legal language in British East India Company territories
The decision to adopt Enfield Rifles with cartridges greased in pig and cow tallow that soldiers had to rip open with their teeth
Britain's establishment of the Hindu Dogra Rajputs as rulers of predominantly Muslim Kashmir
5 - Who was sometime called the "Bohemian corporal"?
Napoleon BonaparteGeorge S. PattonAdolf HitlerJimmy Hendrix
George S. Patton
6 - What Russian leader often staged elaborate mock battles when he was a boy?
Ivan III (The Great)Peter I (The Great)Ivan IV (The Terrible)Tsar Alexander III
Ivan III (The Great)
Peter I (The Great)
Ivan IV (The Terrible)
Tsar Alexander III
7 - What was the capital of the Zulus under King Cetshwayo?
8 - On which island did the Dutch East India Company establish Batavia as the center of its control of the spice trade in the early 17th century?
9 - Which of the following was not part of the reforms undertaken by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk during his rule in Turkey?
Granting women the right to vote in electionsBreaking up large estates and redistributing land to the peasantryReplacing Islamic law with Western legal codes as the basis for family lawAdoption of the Latin script for writing the Turkish language
Granting women the right to vote in elections
Breaking up large estates and redistributing land to the peasantry
Replacing Islamic law with Western legal codes as the basis for family law
Adoption of the Latin script for writing the Turkish language
10 - What was the official faith of the last independent Yemenite Kingdom before the arrival of Islam?
ZoroastrianismNestorian ChristianityJudaismCoptic Christianity
11 - When did the last emperor of China ascend the throne?
12 - At what city did King Henry IV of Germany submit on his knees to the authority of Pope Gregory VII in 1073?
13 - In which city did German liberals gather in an attempt to establish a united, democratic Germany in 1848?
14 - In which month of 1945 was an atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima?
15 - What political coalition was elected in France in 1936?
The New Politics CoalitionThe Popular FrontThe Social-DemocratsLabour Reform League
The New Politics Coalition
The Popular Front
Labour Reform League
16 - What was the name of the (possibly mythical) first ruling dynasty of China?
17 - The 25th Dynasty of Egypt originally ruled which foreign empire?
LibyaNubiaPersiaNone, it was native Egyptian
None, it was native Egyptian
18 - Which Middle Eastern empire created its own language for government use?
The SafavidsThe MamluksThe OttomansThe Il-Khanate
19 - Who is this man?
Cheing-kai SheckHo Chi MinhMao ZedongPol Pot
Ho Chi Minh
20 - 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?
153 days356 days397 days444 days