Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Which of the following founders of Hellenistic kingdoms was not a general under Alexander the Great?
Ptolemy I of EgyptSeleucus I of SyriaAttalus I of PergamumAntigonus I of Macedonia
Ptolemy I of Egypt
Seleucus I of Syria
Attalus I of Pergamum
Antigonus I of Macedonia
2 - Who conquered the last of the Khwarazmian Empire, crossed and conquered the Caucasus and marched north into Russia defeating an army more than 12 times larger in only a few months?
General SubedeiKing Alexander the GreatHulagu KhanKhagan Alp Arslan
King Alexander the Great
Khagan Alp Arslan
3 - 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
4 - What did Italy originaly mean?
Land of the setting SunLand with much cattleLand of the Olive TreeLand of the Small People
Land of the setting Sun
Land with much cattle
Land of the Olive Tree
Land of the Small People
5 - Who wrote the books about Old Shatterhand and Kara Ben Nemsi?
Karl MayFriedrich SchillerGŁnther GrassKarl Wolfowitz
6 - From which city did the Ottoman grandee Ali Pasha dominate the western Balkans in the late 18th century?
7 - Which US political party was the first to use national conventions to nominate presidential candidates?
The Democratic-Republican PartyThe Know-Nothing PartyThe Anti-Masonic PartyThe Whig Party
The Democratic-Republican Party
The Know-Nothing Party
The Anti-Masonic Party
The Whig Party
8 - What country shipped out the first ever shipment of frozen meat in 1877, and to which country?
The United States, to FranceFrance, to the United KingdomArgentina, to FranceBritish Canada, to the United Kingdom
The United States, to France
France, to the United Kingdom
Argentina, to France
British Canada, to the United Kingdom
9 - Who was the founder of Afghanistan?
Ahmad Shah AbdaliTimur Shah AbdaliZaman Shah AbdaliAkbar Khan
Ahmad Shah Abdali
Timur Shah Abdali
Zaman Shah Abdali
10 - What is a Praefurnium?
A cavity used for heating under Roman baths or housesA portico in front of a Roman VillaA play were athletes actedA forge specialised in the creation of weapons
A cavity used for heating under Roman baths or houses
A portico in front of a Roman Villa
A play were athletes acted
A forge specialised in the creation of weapons
11 - Which was the last Etruscan City to came under Roman power?
12 - 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
13 - The 'quinquennium Neronis', probably the first 5 years of Nero's reign, was said to have been a golden age. Who apparently said this?
14 - Where was Cyrus the Great's tomb built?
In his capital of PasargadaeIn his capital of PersepolisIn a cliff-face on the road to PersepolisNo one knows - his tomb has never been found
In his capital of Pasargadae
In his capital of Persepolis
In a cliff-face on the road to Persepolis
No one knows - his tomb has never been found
15 - Which future American President helped deliver food help to occupied Belgium during the First World War?
Theodore RooseveltWoodrow WilsonHarry S. TrumanHerbert Clark Hoover
Harry S. Truman
Herbert Clark Hoover
16 - Which best represents the order of Muslim dynasties in pre-Modern Egypt (oldest to most recent)
17 - In which modern African country did Courland have a fort?
Guinee BissauIvory CoastSierra LeoneGambia
18 - Who lost the Battle of Tannenburg (or Grunwald) against Poland-Lithuania in 1410?
The RussiansThe MongolsThe Teutonic KnightsThe Magyars
The Teutonic Knights
19 - What was the last Mongol state to be conquered by a foreign power?
Khanate of the CrimeaMughal EmpireDzungariaKhalka Horde
Khanate of the Crimea
20 - 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