Hardest World History Quiz
1 - 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
2 - What were chinampas?
The system of floating gardens that allowed societies in the Valley of Mexico to create an agricultural surplusThe priestly elite that dominated Mayan city-states at the height of Mayan civilizationSmall figurines representing ancestors that were the focus of local religious life in Andean culturesThe name given by peoples in the Valley of Mexico to barbarian invaders from the desert regions of Northern Mexico
The system of floating gardens that allowed societies in the Valley of Mexico to create an agricultural surplus
The priestly elite that dominated Mayan city-states at the height of Mayan civilization
Small figurines representing ancestors that were the focus of local religious life in Andean cultures
The name given by peoples in the Valley of Mexico to barbarian invaders from the desert regions of Northern Mexico
3 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?
4 - Which US President was nicknamed 'Old Kinderhook?' His supporters formed 'OK Clubs' and are sometimes credited with the origin of the phrase 'okay.'
Andrew JacksonJames K. PolkMartin Van BurenMillard Fillmore
James K. Polk
Martin Van Buren
5 - Which US politican shot and killed former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton (who currently appears on the $10 bill) in a duel?
Andrew JacksonAaron BurrJohn C. CalhounJefferson Davis
John C. Calhoun
6 - 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
7 - What country saw native religion fused with Christianity in 1865's 'Hau Hau' movement?
8 - Which of the following bombers dropped the Tsar Bomba?
9 - What was the old Scottish name for Königsberg?
10 - Who was the founder of Afghanistan?
Ahmad Shah AbdaliTimur Shah AbdaliZaman Shah AbdaliAkbar Khan
Ahmad Shah Abdali
Timur Shah Abdali
Zaman Shah Abdali
11 - Who wrote the first version of the Dutch constitution as used today?
Willem I van Oranje-NassauVan OldernbarneveldtThorbeckeDe Witth
Willem I van Oranje-Nassau
12 - Where was the first UN Security Council meeting held?
13 - Which was not a British King?
King CaradogKing BledricKing EdwygKing Mark
14 - Who was the last truely Egyptian Pharao before the conquest of Alexander the Great?
DjedhorHakorNakhtnebef IIAhmose II
15 - When did Brunei become independent?
It has been independent since the Middle-Ages192519471984
It has been independent since the Middle-Ages
16 - Which emperor passed a law proclaiming all male residents of the Roman Empire citizens?
Aurelian in 272 ADCaracalla in 218 ADMarcus Aurelius in 168 ADAntoninus Pius in 142 AD
Aurelian in 272 AD
Caracalla in 218 AD
Marcus Aurelius in 168 AD
Antoninus Pius in 142 AD
17 - What country built the first purpose-built oil tanker in 1886?
The United StatesThe United KingdomFranceGermany
The United States
The United Kingdom
18 - Who wrote the Confessions?
TertulianGregory The GreatAugustineAmbrose
Gregory The Great
19 - Who proclaimed himself emperor of the USA and Protector of Mexico, even printing his own money?
Joshua Abraham Norton Johnatan Louis WilssonJohn Riley MarsdenWilliam Joshua Pitt
Joshua Abraham Norton
Johnatan Louis Wilsson
John Riley Marsden
William Joshua Pitt
20 - Who founded Lisbon?
The CeltsThe PhoeniciansThe RomansThe Greeks