Hardest World History Quiz


1 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?

2 - Which of the following lands was not part of Muhammad Ali's Egyptian Empire in the early 19th Century?

3 - Which Egyptian Queen is shown here?

4 - Which was not a Great Khan of Mongolia?

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

6 - Which was the first Boer state in South Africa?

7 - Which of these countries was not involved in cracking down on the Boxer Rebellion in China over the turn of the 19th century?

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

9 - What was the most populous tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy?

10 - Of the following Nazi leaders, which one was NOT condemned to death at the Nuremberg trial?

11 - What was the old Scottish name for Königsberg?

12 - Which Australian Colony was the last to use the forced labour of prisoners?

13 - Of what Near Eastern kingdom was the ancient city of Petra, in modern day Jordan, the capital ?

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

15 - In which city were General Franco's headquarters located during the Spanish Civil War?

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

17 - The Maji-Maji Revolt was launched in 1907 against German rule in which modern nation?

18 - Who was the leader of the Russian provisional government after the fall of the Romanovs?

19 - By what name was the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, known?

20 - Which ruler of the 'Rus' conquered the Jewish Turkic state known as Khazaria?