Hardest World History Quiz
1 - 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')
2 - Which of the following happened the earliest in the United Kingdom?
The official adoption of the gold standardThe adoption of postal stampsThe abolition of slavery throughout its empireThe adoption of women's suffrage
The official adoption of the gold standard
The adoption of postal stamps
The abolition of slavery throughout its empire
The adoption of women's suffrage
3 - Of which 18th century king is this a portrait?
Gustav III of SwedenLouis XVI of FranceJoseph II of AustriaMaximilian Emmanuel of Bavaria
Gustav III of Sweden
Louis XVI of France
Joseph II of Austria
Maximilian Emmanuel of Bavaria
4 - Which was not a Great Khan of Mongolia?
Ogadai KhanBatu KhanGuyuk KhanMongke Khan
5 - Of what Near Eastern kingdom was the ancient city of Petra, in modern day Jordan, the capital ?
The Phillistine KingdomThe Moab KingdomThe Nabatean KingdomThe Sheba Kingdom
The Phillistine Kingdom
The Moab Kingdom
The Nabatean Kingdom
The Sheba Kingdom
6 - By what name was the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, known?
7 - Which of the following lands was not part of Muhammad Ali's Egyptian Empire in the early 19th Century?
8 - Which Egyptian Queen is shown here?
9 - What was the Apadana?
The name of the 'High Road' which stretched from Assyria through Media to ParthiaThe name of the tomb of Darius the Great of PersiaThe name of the main hall of the Palace in PersepolisThe name of the tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia
The name of the 'High Road' which stretched from Assyria through Media to Parthia
The name of the tomb of Darius the Great of Persia
The name of the main hall of the Palace in Persepolis
The name of the tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia
10 - What was Stalin's original last name?
11 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?
12 - Which Australian Colony was the last to use the forced labour of prisoners?
West AustraliaNew South WalesVan Diemen's Land (Tasmania)Victoria
New South Wales
Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
13 - 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
14 - The 'quinquennium Neronis', probably the first 5 years of Nero's reign, was said to have been a golden age. Who apparently said this?
15 - Who founded Lisbon?
The CeltsThe PhoeniciansThe RomansThe Greeks
16 - The St Marco Campanile standing in Venice today is a copy. How and when was the original destroyed?
It was burnt by Austrian troops in the XVIIth centuryIt was destroyed on orders of Napoleon to punish Venetian resistance in 1799It burnt down in 1756 in a fire which destroyed part of central VeniceIt collapsed in 1902 due to severe structural faults
It was burnt by Austrian troops in the XVIIth century
It was destroyed on orders of Napoleon to punish Venetian resistance in 1799
It burnt down in 1756 in a fire which destroyed part of central Venice
It collapsed in 1902 due to severe structural faults
17 - What was the the capital of Dacia?
18 - Where was the first UN Security Council meeting held?
19 - What was an Emporion?
An agrarian colonyA trading postA trading colonyA Greek neighbourhood in an Eastern city
An agrarian colony
A trading post
A trading colony
A Greek neighbourhood in an Eastern city
20 - 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