Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Which future American President helped deliver food help to occupied Belgium during the First World War?
Theodore RooseveltWoodrow WilsonHarry S. TrumanHerbert Clark Hoover
Harry S. Truman
Herbert Clark Hoover
2 - Which was the first Boer state in South Africa?
3 - Who wrote the books about Old Shatterhand and Kara Ben Nemsi?
Karl MayFriedrich SchillerGŁnther GrassKarl Wolfowitz
4 - Which of these countries was not involved in cracking down on the Boxer Rebellion in China over the turn of the 19th century?
5 - What were chinampas?
The system of floating gardens that allowed societies in the Valley of Mexico to create an agricultural surplusThe priestly elite that dominated Mayan city-states at the height of Mayan civilizationSmall figurines representing ancestors that were the focus of local religious life in Andean culturesThe name given by peoples in the Valley of Mexico to barbarian invaders from the desert regions of Northern Mexico
The system of floating gardens that allowed societies in the Valley of Mexico to create an agricultural surplus
The priestly elite that dominated Mayan city-states at the height of Mayan civilization
Small figurines representing ancestors that were the focus of local religious life in Andean cultures
The name given by peoples in the Valley of Mexico to barbarian invaders from the desert regions of Northern Mexico
6 - Which of the following bombers dropped the Tsar Bomba?
7 - Who was the first woman elected to the British House of Parliament?
Lady AstorBessie BraddockMargaret ThatcherConstance Markievicz
8 - 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?
Karol von EinemErwin RommelPaul von Lettow-VorbeckWilhelm Groener
Karol von Einem
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
9 - From which city did the Ottoman grandee Ali Pasha dominate the western Balkans in the late 18th century?
10 - Of what Near Eastern kingdom was the ancient city of Petra, in modern day Jordan, the capital ?
The Phillistine KingdomThe Moab KingdomThe Nabatean KingdomThe Sheba Kingdom
The Phillistine Kingdom
The Moab Kingdom
The Nabatean Kingdom
The Sheba Kingdom
11 - Which Egyptian Queen is shown here?
12 - Ethnike Hetairia was a secret society organized to liberate which region from Ottoman rule in the early 19th century?
13 - Which Theban leader is credited with the formation of the famous Sacred Band?
14 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Robert HawkeSir Robert MenziesEdmund BartonJames Cook
Sir Robert Menzies
15 - With which region of South Asia is the early 19th Century empire of Ranjit Singh associated with?
16 - Where was Cyrus the Great's tomb built?
In his capital of PasargadaeIn his capital of PersepolisIn a cliff-face on the road to PersepolisNo one knows - his tomb has never been found
In his capital of Pasargadae
In his capital of Persepolis
In a cliff-face on the road to Persepolis
No one knows - his tomb has never been found
17 - What was an Emporion?
An agrarian colonyA trading postA trading colonyA Greek neighbourhood in an Eastern city
An agrarian colony
A trading post
A trading colony
A Greek neighbourhood in an Eastern city
18 - Who was defeated in the battle of Sandwich in 1217?
The FlemishThe IrishThe FrenchThe Scots
19 - What was the most populous tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy?
20 - The St Marco Campanile standing in Venice today is a copy. How and when was the original destroyed?
It was burnt by Austrian troops in the XVIIth centuryIt was destroyed on orders of Napoleon to punish Venetian resistance in 1799It burnt down in 1756 in a fire which destroyed part of central VeniceIt collapsed in 1902 due to severe structural faults
It was burnt by Austrian troops in the XVIIth century
It was destroyed on orders of Napoleon to punish Venetian resistance in 1799
It burnt down in 1756 in a fire which destroyed part of central Venice
It collapsed in 1902 due to severe structural faults