Hard World History Quiz
1 - Which European nation briefly conquered Taiwan in the 17th century?
2 - What was the name of the (possibly mythical) first ruling dynasty of China?
3 - How is this medieval coin called?
An écuA ThalerA FlorinA Pieterman
4 - Who was president of the United States when the first southern states seceded from the Union?
Franklin PierceAbraham LincolnWilliam SewardJames Buchanan
5 - Which people occupied the Nile delta during the Second Intermediary Period?
The HyksosThe PalestinesThe LybiansThe Nubians
6 - 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?
7 - At what city did King Henry IV of Germany submit on his knees to the authority of Pope Gregory VII in 1073?
8 - Which Middle Eastern empire created its own language for government use?
The SafavidsThe MamluksThe OttomansThe Il-Khanate
9 - In which city did German liberals gather in an attempt to establish a united, democratic Germany in 1848?
10 - Who was the first Caliph?
Abu BakrUmarAliAbd-al Malik
11 - When was the Welsh act of Union?
12 - King Mongkut is known as the Father of Modern ___ ?
13 - Who brought the name Santa Claus with them to the New World?
Welsh ColonistsFrench ColonistsDutch ColonistsScandinavian Colonists
14 - Who is this man?
Cheing-kai SheckHo Chi MinhMao ZedongPol Pot
Ho Chi Minh
15 - Who is Stamford Raffles?
The founder of British MalayaThe botanist who brought the first rubber saplings to Malaya.The founder of SingaporeThe captain of the battleship Repulse, sunk by the Japanese during WW2
The founder of British Malaya
The botanist who brought the first rubber saplings to Malaya.
The founder of Singapore
The captain of the battleship Repulse, sunk by the Japanese during WW2
16 - How did the Mycenian civilisation come to an end?
Volcano EruptionDoric InvasionsInvasions from the seaInternal Factors
Invasions from the sea
17 - When did Newfoundland become a part of Canada?
18 - Which Russian tzar was killed in his bedroom on March 11, 1801?
Alexandre IPaul IPeter IIIPeter II
19 - What was the capital of the Zulus under King Cetshwayo?
20 - What was the official faith of the last independent Yemenite Kingdom before the arrival of Islam?
ZoroastrianismNestorian ChristianityJudaismCoptic Christianity