Hard World History Quiz


1 - What was the name of the (possibly mythical) first ruling dynasty of China?

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

3 - When did Newfoundland become a part of Canada?

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

5 - 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?

6 - Which Russian tzar was killed in his bedroom on March 11, 1801?

7 - What did the Battle of the Plains of Abraham decide?

8 - Who is Stamford Raffles?

9 - Which Brazilian president ordered the construction of Brasília?

10 - Which European nation briefly conquered Taiwan in the 17th century?

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

12 - 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?

13 - The Khanates of Astrakhan and Kazan were conquered in the reign of which Muscovite ruler?

14 - Which of the following was the immediate cause of the Indian Mutiny in 1857?

15 - Who brought the name Santa Claus with them to the New World?

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

17 - What was the capital of the Zulus under King Cetshwayo?

18 - In which city did German liberals gather in an attempt to establish a united, democratic Germany in 1848?

19 - Who was the first Caliph?

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