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?
The EgyptiansThe RomansThe PhoeniciansThe Minoans
3 - When did Newfoundland become a part of Canada?
4 - 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
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?
153 days356 days397 days444 days
6 - Which Russian tzar was killed in his bedroom on March 11, 1801?
Alexandre IPaul IPeter IIIPeter II
7 - What did the Battle of the Plains of Abraham decide?
The Boer War.The fate of the Jewish resistance to the Roman Empire.The fate of French colonialism in North America.The War of Texas Independence.
The Boer War.
The fate of the Jewish resistance to the Roman Empire.
The fate of French colonialism in North America.
The War of Texas Independence.
8 - 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
9 - Which Brazilian president ordered the construction of Brasília?
Getúlio VargasLula da SilvaJuscelino KubitschekFernando Collor
Lula da Silva
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?
Achaean LeagueLeague of CorinthAmphictyonic LeagueLeague of Argos
League of Corinth
League of Argos
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?
Dmitrii DonskoiIvan IIIVasilii IIIIvan IV
14 - 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
15 - Who brought the name Santa Claus with them to the New World?
Welsh ColonistsFrench ColonistsDutch ColonistsScandinavian Colonists
16 - Which people occupied the Nile delta during the Second Intermediary Period?
The HyksosThe PalestinesThe LybiansThe Nubians
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?
Abu BakrUmarAliAbd-al Malik
20 - Which of the following US Presidential elections had the closest electoral vote?
2000 (Bush vs Gore)1976 (Carter vs Ford)1960 (Kennedy vs Nixon)1876 (Hayes vs Tilden)
2000 (Bush vs Gore)
1976 (Carter vs Ford)
1960 (Kennedy vs Nixon)
1876 (Hayes vs Tilden)