World History Quiz

We present you the world history quiz that contains 50 general knowledge questions on World History with answers. Take the Quiz and improve your overall knowledge of World History.

World History Quiz

Question: The American war of Independence was fought between which countries?
Answer: America and Great Britain

Question: Who was Amerigo Vespucci and what was he famous for?
Answer: A Florentine merchant-explorer. It is from his name that America is said to have derived its name.

Question: Who were the opposing force in the battles of Tarain in A.D. 1191 and 1192?
Answer: Muhammad of Ghor and Prithviraj Chauhan

Question: Which war ended with the signing of the treaty of Paris?
Answer: The Crimean War

Question: Who was the first woman in the world to become the Prime Minister of a country?
Answer: Smt Sirimavo Bandaranaike

Question: Which Greek historian has often been called the "Father of history"?
Answer: Herodotus

Question: Which city of Eastern Europe was the centre of Greek culture and learning in medieval times?
Answer: Constantinople (Now known as Istanbul). It was founded by the Greeks in the 17th century A.D. and named after the Roman Emperor, Contantine in A.D. 324

Question: What was the real name of Genghis Khan who created an Asian Empire between the years 1206 and 1221 A.D.?
Answer: Temujin Kurultai

Question: Who ended the hundred years of Anglo-Saxon rule in England and imposed the Norman rule?
Answer: Duke William of Normandy in 1066

Question: In which year did the U.N.O. (United Nations Organization) come into existence?
Answer: 1945

Question: Who was the ruling monarch of England before Queen Elizabeth ll?
Answer: George VI, 1936-1952

Question: Who is known as the Iron Chancellor?
Answer: Prince Otto von Bismarck

Question: How old was Alexander the Great when he died in 323 B.C.?
Answer: 33 years

Question: During whose reign did the Chinese traveller, Hiuen Tsang, visit India?
Answer: During the reign of King Harsha in the year, 629 A.D.

Question: What was the name of the organization founded by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa to agitate for the rights of the Indians there?
Answer: Indian National Congress

Question: Which country spoke against the spirit of the non-aligned movement in the NAM conference held at Harare?
Answer: Libya

Question: When did World War-1 end?
Answer: 1918, when Germany signed the Armistice

Question: During which war did Florence Nightingale nurse thousands of wounded soldiers?
Answer: Crimean war, 1854-56 A.D.

Question: In which year was the battle of Trafalgar fought?
Answer: 1805 A.D.

Question: Who became the first Prime Minister of independent Kenya in 1963?
Answer: Jmo Kenyatta

Question: After the death of Stalin, who became the soviet Prime Minister?
Answer: Malenkov

Question: Who was the first British Prime Minister?
Answer: Sir Robert Walpole, 1721-1742 A.D.

Question: Who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during the latter half of World War l?
Answer: David Lloyd George

Question: When did the French Revolution take place?
Answer: 1789-1799 A.D.

Question: Between which two years was the American War of Independence fought?
Answer: 1777-1783 A.D.

Question: Who was the British Commander who surrendered before the Americans and the French at York Town in 1781?
Answer: Lord Cornwallis

Question: Who succeeded Lenin in 1924 in the U.S.S.R.?
Answer: Joseph V. Stalin

Question: In which year were the first atomic bombs dropped down in Japan, destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Answer: 1945

Question: In which city is the White House (residence of the U.S. President) located?
Answer: Washington, D.C.

Question: In European history, which year is known as the Year of Revolution?
Answer: 1848 A.D.

Question: Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel who was also called the Father of the Nation?
Answer: David Ben Gurion

Question: Which king of England was prepared to exchange his kingdom for a horse?
Answer: Richard III

Question: In Which Year did Adolf Hitler become the Chancellor of Germany?
Answer: 1933

Question: Who was Marco Polo?
Answer: A Venetian merchant-explorer who went to China, and travelled widely as the envoy of Kublai Khan

Question: In Which country did the Boxer Rebellion take place?
Answer: China

Question: In Which year did Tenzing Norgay climb Mount Everest?
Answer: 1953

Question: When did Myanmar become an independent country?
Answer: 1948

Question: What was the name of the event associated with the American Revolution in which 342 chests of tea were destroyed?
Answer: Boston Tea Party

Question: Near which South African city did Mahatma Gandhi set up the Phoenix settlement in 1904?
Answer: Durban

Question: Which 16th century Afghan ruler was originally called Farid Khan?
Answer: Sher Shah Suri
 
Question: Who became the king of Jordan at the age of 17 and ruled the country for 46 years, until his death in 1999?
Answer: Hussein lbn Talal

Question: Which dynasty ruled China from A.D. 1368 to A.D. 1644?
Answer: Ming

Question: With which country would you associate the ancient civilization "The Toltecs"?
Answer: Mexico

Question: Which king of England was crowned king of France in 1431?
Answer: Henry VI

Question: Which country was ruled by the Tang dynasty from A.D. 618 to A.D. 907?
Answer: China

Question: To which Turkish clan did both lltutmish and Balban belong?
Answer: llbari

Question: In which battle in 490 B.C. did the Greeks Defeat the Persians?
Answer: Battle of Marathon

Question: On which day of the Christian calendar was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?
Answer: Good Friday

Question: For which queen was the Hanging Gardens of Babylon built?
Answer: Queen Amytis

Question: According to a legend, which city did Romulus and Remus found?
Answer: Rome