Hard World History Quiz


1 - Which of these battles was largely a Russian success?

2 - From which country did Singapore receive Independence?

3 - How is this medieval coin called?

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

5 - Who was sometime called the "Bohemian corporal"?

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

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?

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

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?

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?

18 - Which Middle Eastern empire created its own language for government use?

19 - Who is this man?

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?