Hardest World History Quiz


1 - Which general succeeded Alexander the Great in Thrace?

2 - Who was the leader of the Russian provisional government after the fall of the Romanovs?

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

4 - What country shipped out the first ever shipment of frozen meat in 1877, and to which country?

5 - Who was this important '60's African political leader?

6 - Where was the first UN Security Council meeting held?

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

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

9 - In the late 17th century, the Scots attempted to found a colony in modern day Panama. What name is usually given to this ill-fated expedition?

10 - Who was defeated in the battle of Sandwich in 1217?

11 - Who wrote the first version of the Dutch constitution as used today?

12 - The St Marco Campanile standing in Venice today is a copy. How and when was the original destroyed?

13 - What country built the first purpose-built oil tanker in 1886?

14 - Who rode alledgly through the streets of Coventry nude to protest against the high taxes imposed by her husband on his tenants?

15 - What was the old Scottish name for Königsberg?

16 - Which of the following ports was seized by the British in 1839 and eventually became a British colony?

17 - Which Theban leader is credited with the formation of the famous Sacred Band?

18 - By what name was the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, known?

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

20 - To which Spanish kingdom does this flag belong?