Hardest World History Quiz
1 - What were coenobites?
Monks who fasted ritualyMonks who lived in communityMonks who lived aloneMonks who took care of St. Paul's Cathedral in Rome
Monks who fasted ritualy
Monks who lived in community
Monks who lived alone
Monks who took care of St. Paul's Cathedral in Rome
2 - Which of the following statement is NOT true of Jean Bedel Bokassa, former ruler of the Central African Republic?
He crowned himself Emperor in a ceremony copied on Napoleon I's coronationHe is widely believed to have practised cannibalism, though it was never provenBorn a catholic, he converted to Islam after a meeting with Qadaffi - before converting back a few month laterHe believed himself to be descended from Ramses II, Salomon and Saladdin
He crowned himself Emperor in a ceremony copied on Napoleon I's coronation
He is widely believed to have practised cannibalism, though it was never proven
Born a catholic, he converted to Islam after a meeting with Qadaffi - before converting back a few month later
He believed himself to be descended from Ramses II, Salomon and Saladdin
3 - Upon what was the devshirme tax levied by the Ottomans on their Christian Balkan populations?
LandFemale ChildrenMale ChildrenCommercial transactions
4 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?
5 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Harold HoltEdmund BartonRobert MenziesJohn Howard
6 - Which of these countries was not involved in cracking down on the Boxer Rebellion in China over the turn of the 19th century?
7 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?
8 - According to some legends, which Welsh prince might have reached the New World in the 12th century?
Prince GwynllywPrince MeurigPrince MadogPrince Caradog
9 - When did the french protestant Villegaignon establish a community in what would become Rio de Janeiro?
In the XVIII th centuryIn the XVII centuryIn the XVI century In the XV century
In the XVIII th century
In the XVII century
In the XVI century
In the XV century
10 - Of which 19th century battle is this a painting?
The Battle of WeissenburgThe Battle of SolferinoThe Battle of BalklavaThe Battle of the Alma
The Battle of Weissenburg
The Battle of Solferino
The Battle of Balklava
The Battle of the Alma
11 - Which best represents the order of Muslim dynasties in pre-Modern Egypt (oldest to most recent)
12 - Who is Baha'u'llah?
An Iraqian political leaderA Persian philospher & physicianThe founder of a new religion, the Baha'i FaithThe military leader who conquered Dehli for the Mughals
An Iraqian political leader
A Persian philospher & physician
The founder of a new religion, the Baha'i Faith
The military leader who conquered Dehli for the Mughals
13 - Who was the leader of Muslim resistance to the establishment of French rule in Western Algeria from the mid-1830s until his final surrender in 1847?
Muhammad al-MuqraniAhmad Bey Sulayman bin HamzaAbd al-Qadir
Sulayman bin Hamza
14 - What was Stalin's original last name?
15 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Robert HawkeSir Robert MenziesEdmund BartonJames Cook
Sir Robert Menzies
16 - Which of the following 19th century American figures was NOT nominated for the US Presidency by the Whig Party?
Senator Henry ClayGeneral Winfield ScottSenator Daniel WebsterGeneral Zachary Taylor
Senator Henry Clay
General Winfield Scott
Senator Daniel Webster
General Zachary Taylor
17 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?
Gortyn, CreteAthens, AtticaSparta, PeloponessosMilete, Asia Minor
Milete, Asia Minor
18 - Which Roman Emperor allegedly made his horse senator?
19 - 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?
Thomas JeffersonAndrew JacksonBenjamin HarrisonGrover Cleveland
20 - Who was the leader of the Russian provisional government after the fall of the Romanovs?
Vladimir LeninStalinPrince LvovGeorgii Plekhanov