Hardest World History Quiz


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

2 - Upon what was the devshirme tax levied by the Ottomans on their Christian Balkan populations?

3 - According to some legends, which Welsh prince might have reached the New World in the 12th century?

4 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

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

6 - Which modern author is famous for his historical novel about Julian the Apostate?

7 - Which of the following ports was seized by the British in 1839 and eventually became a British colony?

8 - The 'quinquennium Neronis', probably the first 5 years of Nero's reign, was said to have been a golden age. Who apparently said this?

9 - Which state was not a German elector in the 16th century?

10 - Which US politican shot and killed former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton (who currently appears on the $10 bill) in a duel?

11 - Midway was the first Japanese naval defeat since:

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

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

14 - Which of the following happened the earliest in the United Kingdom?

15 - What were chinampas?

16 - Of which 19th century battle is this a painting?

17 - Who founded Lisbon?

18 - Which ruler of the 'Rus' conquered the Jewish Turkic state known as Khazaria?

19 - Who is Baha'u'llah?

20 - Who is held to have christianized Axum (Ethiopia)?