Hardest World History Quiz


1 - Which of the following founders of Hellenistic kingdoms was not a general under Alexander the Great?

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

3 - What Islamic dynasty was founded by Sultan Saladin?

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

5 - Who conquered the last of the Khwarazmian Empire, crossed and conquered the Caucasus and marched north into Russia defeating an army more than 12 times larger in only a few months?

6 - When did the french protestant Villegaignon establish a community in what would become Rio de Janeiro?

7 - What was Stalin's original last name?

8 - Upon what was the devshirme tax levied by the Ottomans on their Christian Balkan populations?

9 - The Persian satrapy of Skudra included which two areas?

10 - What was the the capital of Dacia?

11 - Which general succeeded Alexander the Great in Thrace?

12 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?

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

14 - Who wrote the books about Old Shatterhand and Kara Ben Nemsi?

15 - Which of the following statement is NOT true of Jean Bedel Bokassa, former ruler of the Central African Republic?

16 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?

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

18 - In 19th century American politics, what was a 'Loco-Foco?'

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

20 - Which modern author is famous for his historical novel about Julian the Apostate?