Hardest World History Quiz


1 - Which was not a British King?

2 - Which US President was nicknamed 'Old Kinderhook?' His supporters formed 'OK Clubs' and are sometimes credited with the origin of the phrase 'okay.'

3 - Which fortress in the Caribbean was known as the "Gibraltar of the West Indies"?

4 - Who did King Leopold II of Belgium hire to explore and found colonies in Zaire?

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

6 - Who built the Great Zimbabwe (ruins shown below)?

7 - Of which 18th century king is this a portrait?

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

9 - Midway was the first Japanese naval defeat since:

10 - What had the Spartan youth to do to prove they were adults?

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

12 - Which Arab capital was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimids?

13 - In which modern African country did Courland have a fort?

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

15 - Which ruler united the Khmer Empire?

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

17 - Which emperor passed a law proclaiming all male residents of the Roman Empire citizens?

18 - What was the old Scottish name for Königsberg?

19 - Which was the last Etruscan City to came under Roman power?

20 - The anciant Nok civilization of Africa flourished in what modern day country?