Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Which emperor passed a law proclaiming all male residents of the Roman Empire citizens?
Aurelian in 272 ADCaracalla in 218 ADMarcus Aurelius in 168 ADAntoninus Pius in 142 AD
Aurelian in 272 AD
Caracalla in 218 AD
Marcus Aurelius in 168 AD
Antoninus Pius in 142 AD
2 - Upon what was the devshirme tax levied by the Ottomans on their Christian Balkan populations?
LandFemale ChildrenMale ChildrenCommercial transactions
3 - According to some legends, which Welsh prince might have reached the New World in the 12th century?
Prince GwynllywPrince MeurigPrince MadogPrince Caradog
4 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Robert HawkeSir Robert MenziesEdmund BartonJames Cook
Sir Robert Menzies
5 - Who was the first woman elected to the British House of Parliament?
Lady AstorBessie BraddockMargaret ThatcherConstance Markievicz
6 - Which modern author is famous for his historical novel about Julian the Apostate?
Gore VidalRobert GravesRex WarnerHenryx Sienkiewicz
7 - Which of the following ports was seized by the British in 1839 and eventually became a British colony?
8 - The 'quinquennium Neronis', probably the first 5 years of Nero's reign, was said to have been a golden age. Who apparently said this?
9 - Which state was not a German elector in the 16th century?
10 - Which US politican shot and killed former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton (who currently appears on the $10 bill) in a duel?
Andrew JacksonAaron BurrJohn C. CalhounJefferson Davis
John C. Calhoun
11 - Midway was the first Japanese naval defeat since:
12 - From which city did the Ottoman grandee Ali Pasha dominate the western Balkans in the late 18th century?
13 - With which region of South Asia is the early 19th Century empire of Ranjit Singh associated with?
14 - Which of the following happened the earliest in the United Kingdom?
The official adoption of the gold standardThe adoption of postal stampsThe abolition of slavery throughout its empireThe adoption of women's suffrage
The official adoption of the gold standard
The adoption of postal stamps
The abolition of slavery throughout its empire
The adoption of women's suffrage
15 - 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
16 - Of which 19th century battle is this a painting?
The Battle of WeissenburgThe Battle of SolferinoThe Battle of BalklavaThe Battle of the Alma
The Battle of Weissenburg
The Battle of Solferino
The Battle of Balklava
The Battle of the Alma
17 - Who founded Lisbon?
The CeltsThe PhoeniciansThe RomansThe Greeks
18 - Which ruler of the 'Rus' conquered the Jewish Turkic state known as Khazaria?
RiurikIgorSviatoslavIaroslav the Wise
Iaroslav the Wise
19 - Who is Baha'u'llah?
An Iraqian political leaderA Persian philospher & physicianThe founder of a new religion, the Baha'i FaithThe military leader who conquered Dehli for the Mughals
An Iraqian political leader
A Persian philospher & physician
The founder of a new religion, the Baha'i Faith
The military leader who conquered Dehli for the Mughals
20 - Who is held to have christianized Axum (Ethiopia)?
King EzanaKing RastafariKing ShiazanaKing Agabe