Hard World History Quiz


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

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

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

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

5 - How did the Mycenian civilisation come to an end?

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

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

8 - Where did Charles the Bold, last reigning Duke of Burgundy, die?

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

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

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

12 - What political coalition was elected in France in 1936?

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

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

15 - How is this medieval coin called?

16 - 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?

17 - Which South American country fought against the combined armies of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay from 1864 to1870?

18 - Which family dominated Japan during the Heian period ?

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

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