Hardest World History Quiz


1 - Which Hellenistic monarch was killed at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC?

2 - The Treaty of Kuchuk Kaynarca in 1774 forced the Ottomans to cede which territory to the Russians?

3 - Which of the following US Presidents was elected by the US House of Representatives in a year when no candidate won a majority in the electoral college?

4 - With which region of South Asia is the early 19th Century empire of Ranjit Singh associated with?

5 - Which Mughal Emperor is associated with the ending of accomodation of Hindus into the political system and the attempt to make the Mughal Empire a purely Islamic state in the late 17th century?

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

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

8 - Who wrote the first version of the Dutch constitution as used today?

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

10 - In the late 17th century, the Scots attempted to found a colony in modern day Panama. What name is usually given to this ill-fated expedition?

11 - From which city did the Ottoman grandee Ali Pasha dominate the western Balkans in the late 18th century?

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

13 - Which future American President helped deliver food help to occupied Belgium during the First World War?

14 - What Islamic dynasty was founded by Sultan Saladin?

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

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

17 - Who was the first woman elected to the British House of Parliament?

18 - Which general succeeded Alexander the Great in Thrace?

19 - Who rode alledgly through the streets of Coventry nude to protest against the high taxes imposed by her husband on his tenants?

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