Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Who lost the Battle of Tannenburg (or Grunwald) against Poland-Lithuania in 1410?
The RussiansThe MongolsThe Teutonic KnightsThe Magyars
The Teutonic Knights
2 - What were coenobites?
Monks who fasted ritualyMonks who lived in communityMonks who lived aloneMonks who took care of St. Paul's Cathedral in Rome
Monks who fasted ritualy
Monks who lived in community
Monks who lived alone
Monks who took care of St. Paul's Cathedral in Rome
3 - Which ruler of the 'Rus' conquered the Jewish Turkic state known as Khazaria?
RiurikIgorSviatoslavIaroslav the Wise
Iaroslav the Wise
4 - Who rode alledgly through the streets of Coventry nude to protest against the high taxes imposed by her husband on his tenants?
Lady AnneLady GodivaBoediceaIsolde
5 - Who was surnamed the 'Father of History'?
6 - Which of the following statement is NOT true of Jean Bedel Bokassa, former ruler of the Central African Republic?
He crowned himself Emperor in a ceremony copied on Napoleon I's coronationHe is widely believed to have practised cannibalism, though it was never provenBorn a catholic, he converted to Islam after a meeting with Qadaffi - before converting back a few month laterHe believed himself to be descended from Ramses II, Salomon and Saladdin
He crowned himself Emperor in a ceremony copied on Napoleon I's coronation
He is widely believed to have practised cannibalism, though it was never proven
Born a catholic, he converted to Islam after a meeting with Qadaffi - before converting back a few month later
He believed himself to be descended from Ramses II, Salomon and Saladdin
7 - Which state was not a German elector in the 16th century?
8 - With which region of South Asia is the early 19th Century empire of Ranjit Singh associated with?
9 - The Persian satrapy of Skudra included which two areas?
Macedonia and ThraceThrace and Asia MinorAsia Minor and SyriaSyria and Palestine
Macedonia and Thrace
Thrace and Asia Minor
Asia Minor and Syria
Syria and Palestine
10 - Which Hellenistic monarch was killed at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC?
Seleucus I ('the Conqueror')Lysimachus IAntigonus I ('the One-Eyed')Ptolemy I ('the Savior')
Seleucus I ('the Conqueror')
Antigonus I ('the One-Eyed')
Ptolemy I ('the Savior')
11 - When did Brunei become independent?
It has been independent since the Middle-Ages192519471984
It has been independent since the Middle-Ages
12 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?
13 - What country built the first purpose-built oil tanker in 1886?
The United StatesThe United KingdomFranceGermany
The United States
The United Kingdom
14 - What was the the capital of Dacia?
15 - Who built the Great Zimbabwe (ruins shown below)?
The Zulu in the 19th centuryThe Shona in the 13th century The Xhosa the 11th centuryThe Bantu in the 17th century
The Zulu in the 19th century
The Shona in the 13th century
The Xhosa the 11th century
The Bantu in the 17th century
16 - In what city did Charles de Gaulle make his promise of a new partnership with French colonial populations in 1944:?
17 - Which was the last Etruscan City to came under Roman power?
18 - Who was this important '60's African political leader?
Jean bedel BokassaPatrice LumumbaMobutuJulius Nyerere
Jean bedel Bokassa
19 - What had the Spartan youth to do to prove they were adults?
They had to take place in a special initiation battleThey had to go to a temple on a countryside and dress themselves like bearsThey had to kill three helots without getting caught and cut off a hand of the deads to prove itSteal cheese without getting caught from a temple
They had to take place in a special initiation battle
They had to go to a temple on a countryside and dress themselves like bears
They had to kill three helots without getting caught and cut off a hand of the deads to prove it
Steal cheese without getting caught from a temple
20 - By what disaster was St. Pierre, the old capital of Martinique, destroyed?
A massive fireA typhoonA volcanic eruptionThe explosion of a munition storage
A massive fire
A volcanic eruption
The explosion of a munition storage