Hard World History Quiz
1 - What happened to a Dutch fleet during the Napoleonic wars?
It ran aground after the Dutch destroyed some dykes.It destroyed itself when several ships fired at each others during the night by mistake.It was captured by a French cavalry charge.It was sabotaged in Antwerp harbour by English spies to prevent it from reinforcing the French navy after Napoleon gave the Dutch crown to one of his brother
It ran aground after the Dutch destroyed some dykes.
It destroyed itself when several ships fired at each others during the night by mistake.
It was captured by a French cavalry charge.
It was sabotaged in Antwerp harbour by English spies to prevent it from reinforcing the French navy after Napoleon gave the Dutch crown to one of his brother
2 - What was the capital of the Zulus under King Cetshwayo?
3 - When was the Welsh act of Union?
4 - What was the name of the Swiss satelite-state that was established in 1798 by the French?
Swiss RepublicHelvetian RepublicBaseler republicChur Republic
5 - What was the official faith of the last independent Yemenite Kingdom before the arrival of Islam?
ZoroastrianismNestorian ChristianityJudaismCoptic Christianity
6 - Which people occupied the Nile delta during the Second Intermediary Period?
The HyksosThe PalestinesThe LybiansThe Nubians
7 - How did the Mycenian civilisation come to an end?
Volcano EruptionDoric InvasionsInvasions from the seaInternal Factors
Invasions from the sea
8 - Which European nation briefly conquered Taiwan in the 17th century?
9 - What was the capital of the NorthWest Territory in the modern day USA?
10 - Who was this famous painter?
RembrandtRubensJan Van EyckJordaens
Jan Van Eyck
11 - Many scholars choose May 6, 1527, as an end point for the Renaissance. What event occurred on that date?
The death of Dante AlighieriThe death of Cesare BorgiaThe fall of the republic of FlorenceThe sack of Rome by soldiers of Charles V
The death of Dante Alighieri
The death of Cesare Borgia
The fall of the republic of Florence
The sack of Rome by soldiers of Charles V
12 - King Mongkut is known as the Father of Modern ___ ?
13 - Where is the oldest university in Europe?
14 - Which Brazilian president ordered the construction of Brasília?
Getúlio VargasLula da SilvaJuscelino KubitschekFernando Collor
Lula da Silva
15 - The Khanates of Astrakhan and Kazan were conquered in the reign of which Muscovite ruler?
Dmitrii DonskoiIvan IIIVasilii IIIIvan IV
16 - Who was president of the United States when the first southern states seceded from the Union?
Franklin PierceAbraham LincolnWilliam SewardJames Buchanan
17 - 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?
18 - Who brought the name Santa Claus with them to the New World?
Welsh ColonistsFrench ColonistsDutch ColonistsScandinavian Colonists
19 - In which country was the use of the longbow first reported?
20 - 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