Hardest World History Quiz


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

2 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?

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

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

5 - Ronald Reagan made his first political appearence in 1964, giving a speech for which conservative Republican presidential candidate?

6 - What did Italy originaly mean?

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

8 - What is a Praefurnium?

9 - Of which 19th century battle is this a painting?

10 - Which famous poet and scientist was employed by the Seljuqs to reform the Islamic calendar?

11 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

12 - In what year did Alaric the Goth sack Rome?

13 - Which Egyptian Queen is shown here?

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

15 - Ethnike Hetairia was a secret society organized to liberate which region from Ottoman rule in the early 19th century?

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

17 - During WW1 in East Africa, which German colonel was able to evade and exasperate allied forces of 300 000 men with 14 000 men, who were never able to force him to surrender?

18 - Who lost the Battle of Tannenburg (or Grunwald) against Poland-Lithuania in 1410?

19 - Which general succeeded Alexander the Great in Thrace?

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