World History Quiz

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World History Quiz

Questions in this Quiz

What great South African man of state died on the 5th of December 2013?

Which typhoon killed thousands of people in the Philippines on the 8th of November 2013?

When Typhoon Yoloanda hit the Philippines on the 8th of November 2013, its wind speeds exceeded 250 km/h making it equivalent to a category 5 tropical storm. What is the scale use to categorize hurricanes and typhoons called?

Which French president said on the 29th of January 1963 'Non' to a British membership of the European Economic Community?

Which explorer and missionary physician had his 200th birthday on the 19th of March 2013?

Who was on the 16th of June 1963 sent into space as the first woman in the world ever?

On the 22nd of November 2013 fifty years had passed since an American president died under considerable media attention and subsequent national mourning. What was his name?

On the 5th of August 1963 the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union agreed on the terms of a common treaty which entered into force definitively on the 10th of October later that year. What was the agreement about?

In March 2013, North Korea conducted its third nuclear test and threatened at the same time to cancel the ceasefire agreement with South Korea. How old was the ceasefire in 2013?

Which of the following famous speeches had in 2013 its 50th anniversary?

The two main suspects in the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon in 2013 were mistakenly assumed to come from a European country by many Americans. Which country?

Where was one of the two main suspects found and detained ending the great manhunt following the terrorist attack in Boston on the 15th of April 2013?

At a press conference on the 26th of August 2013 the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry informed about evidence proving that the Syrian regime had used a special type of weapon. Which type?

In 2013 the Ba'ath party became known worldwide for their regime and participation in the ongoing Syrian civil war. Which country is the party also known for its connection to?

What is the name of the Egyptian president, who was deposed on the 3rd of July 2013, in what some called a democratic coup, and some called a military coup?

To which organization belonged many of the Egyptians, who were persecuted and arrested in the period following the military coup in Egypt on the 3rd of July 2013?

In which country did the military depose the country's democratically elected president on the 3rd of July 2013, and following install their own transitional government?

The semi-professional women's basketball team, the Boston Bulldogs, changed its name from one day to the next in 2013. What name did the basketball team have in the past?

On the 21st of July 2013 Belgium got a new king as Albert II renounced the throne. Who was Belgium's new king?

Belgium got a new reigning king in 2013 as Albert II renounced the throne because of bad health. How many reigning queens has the country had?

Which of the following people is known for its good work with poor people in India and received the Nobles Peace Prize?

The African president Mobutu Sese Soku ruled Zaire for approximately 32 years. Which ministerial post has his son had in the Congolese government?

What was the name of the female commander who was burned as a heretic in 1431 and canonized in 1920?

Sailor Sir Francis Drake sailed in 1563 towards the Spanish mainland colonies. What was one of the reasons why he hated the Spaniards?

Which outlaw from the wild west who only turned 21 years old, is said to have shot one man for every year he lived?

Which highwayman was immortalised by the novelist William Answorth in his novel "Rookwood" from 1834?

Which job had the legendary pirate Black Bart on board the slave ship Princess, before he became pirate?

What is the name of the famous bank robber who was the leader of the James-Younger-Gang and was killed by one of his own gang members?

Which British Prime Minister is regarded as one of the greatest leaders in wartime who also suffered with a speech problem?

What is the name of the famous dictator who was killed and hanged by his feet from a lamppost?

Which U.S. president died in 1841 of pneumonia after only being in office for about a month?

In which of the following buildings would gladiators fight until death?

Which regent could on February 6 2012 celebrate the 60th year and hereby diamond jubilee on the throne?

The British monarch Queen Victoria could in year 1897 celebrate her diamond jubilee on the throne. Who is the only other person to reign more than 60 years on the British throne?

In ancient civilizations, removal of the human penis of fallen enemies was sometimes used as a means of what?

From 1905 onwards, Lenin was exiled in Europe. When did he return to St. Petersburg?

The Space Shuttle Challenger had its maiden flight in 1983 and exploded three years later. What was the reason?

When the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986, the entire crew was instantly killed. How many astronauts were on board?

Why did the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrate during its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere?

Until her death, Adolf Hitler's life companion remained virtually unknown to the German public. What was her name?

When was the last person in France killed by being decapitated by a guillotine?

Who is - perhaps unjustly - known for the words "L'Etat, c'est moi!"?

Who is the longest-ruling Head of State in the history of Europe?

According to a persistent rumour, George Washington had teeth made out of wood. An examination has shown that his false teeth were made out of a different material altogether. Which one?

The Red Baron is a flying ace, credited with more air combat victories than any other pilots. How many?

It is the most known airplane from World War I, and was also flown by the Red Baron. Was is the model called?

Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1) was a German squadron of fighter jets during World War 1. Under which other name was it known?

Who was known as the leader of Jagdgeschwader 1 (JG 1), a German unit of fighter jets operating during World War I?

Bank of England is located in Threadneedle Street in City of London. What is its nick-name?

The Bank of England was founded in 1694 which makes it the world's...?