Hardest World History Quiz


1 - The anciant Nok civilization of Africa flourished in what modern day country?

2 - The Treaty of Kuchuk Kaynarca in 1774 forced the Ottomans to cede which territory to the Russians?

3 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

4 - Which future American President helped deliver food help to occupied Belgium during the First World War?

5 - Who built the Great Zimbabwe (ruins shown below)?

6 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?

7 - Which of the following happened the earliest in the United Kingdom?

8 - Which general succeeded Alexander the Great in Thrace?

9 - Who proclaimed himself emperor of the USA and Protector of Mexico, even printing his own money?

10 - Which Hellenistic monarch was killed at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC?

11 - What was the old Scottish name for Königsberg?

12 - Under which Ottoman sultan were the Janissaries finally abolished in 1826?

13 - Who was surnamed the 'Father of History'?

14 - Who lost the Battle of Tannenburg (or Grunwald) against Poland-Lithuania in 1410?

15 - By what disaster was St. Pierre, the old capital of Martinique, destroyed?

16 - Which of these countries was not involved in cracking down on the Boxer Rebellion in China over the turn of the 19th century?

17 - During WW1 in East Africa, which German colonel was able to evade and exasperate allied forces of 300 000 men with 14 000 men, who were never able to force him to surrender?

18 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

19 - Which state was not a German elector in the 16th century?

20 - Which emperor passed a law proclaiming all male residents of the Roman Empire citizens?