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Famous Empires

Quiz: Test your knowledge of Empires

  1. Which empire controlled much of Southeast Europe, West Asia, and North Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries?
  2. What term was used for any of several self-governing countries of the British Empire?
  3. Which Chinese imperial dynasty was the fourth-largest empire in world history in 1790?
  4. Name the Spanish conquistador best known for the expeditions which led to the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire?

  5. Who was founder and ruler of the Mongol Empire until his death in 1227?
  6. A first general census of the population in 1897 indicated that which empire ruled over a population of 125.6 million?
  7. Which empire held vast territories between the Adriatic Sea and the Indus River after the fall of Persia?
  8. Which empire is said to have been founded in 1526 by Babur, a chieftain from what is today Uzbekistan?
  9. From 1939 to 1943, Albania was an autonomous part of which empire?
  10. Which empire was also known as the Eastern Roman Empire?
  11. In which century did the Western Roman Empire come to an end?
  12. Can you name the Austrian archduke who became emperor of the Second Mexican Empire in 1864?
  13. Which empire in central Europe between 1867 and 1918 was also known as The Dual Monarchy?
  14. Which trading company founded in 1600 become an official imperial tool of the British Empire?


  1. The Ottoman Empire (also accept the Turkish Empire)
  2. Dominion
  3. Qing dynasty
  4. Francisco Pizarro
  5. Genghis Khan
  6. Russian Empire
  7. The Macedonian Empire
  8. The Mughal Empire
  9. Italian Empire
  10. Byzantine Empire
  11. 5th century (476)
  12. Maximilian I
  13. Austro-Hungarian Empire
  14. East India Company