Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Which of the following happened the earliest in the United Kingdom?
The official adoption of the gold standardThe adoption of postal stampsThe abolition of slavery throughout its empireThe adoption of women's suffrage
The official adoption of the gold standard
The adoption of postal stamps
The abolition of slavery throughout its empire
The adoption of women's suffrage
2 - Who was surnamed the 'Father of History'?
3 - 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
4 - Who wrote the first version of the Dutch constitution as used today?
Willem I van Oranje-NassauVan OldernbarneveldtThorbeckeDe Witth
Willem I van Oranje-Nassau
5 - Which famous poet and scientist was employed by the Seljuqs to reform the Islamic calendar?
Al-KhwarazimiAl-TusiIbn Sina (Avicenna)Omar Khayyam
Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
6 - Where was the first UN Security Council meeting held?
7 - Which Khazar bek converted the country to Judaism?
ObadiahHazer TarkhanBulan SabrielJoseph
8 - Which best represents the order of Muslim dynasties in pre-Modern Egypt (oldest to most recent)
9 - Which general succeeded Alexander the Great in Thrace?
10 - From which city did the Ottoman grandee Ali Pasha dominate the western Balkans in the late 18th century?
11 - In 19th century American politics, what was a 'Loco-Foco?'
A derrogatory term for a DemocratA New York WhigA follower of President Millard FillmoreSomebody who opposed the Mexican-American war
A derrogatory term for a Democrat
A New York Whig
A follower of President Millard Fillmore
Somebody who opposed the Mexican-American war
12 - Domingo Sarmiento and Bartolome Mitre were leaders in which Latin American nation in the 19th century?
13 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?
Gortyn, CreteAthens, AtticaSparta, PeloponessosMilete, Asia Minor
Milete, Asia Minor
14 - Under which Ottoman sultan were the Janissaries finally abolished in 1826?
Mahmud IIAbdulhamid IISelim IIIMehmet V
15 - On top of the French, Portuguese, Dutch and English who also had trading posts in India?
16 - In what city did Charles de Gaulle make his promise of a new partnership with French colonial populations in 1944:?
17 - The 'quinquennium Neronis', probably the first 5 years of Nero's reign, was said to have been a golden age. Who apparently said this?
18 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Robert HawkeSir Robert MenziesEdmund BartonJames Cook
Sir Robert Menzies
19 - What was the name of the first Inquisitor General of Spain, infamous for his persecution of Jews and Muslims?
Tomás de TorquemadaJuan Sebastian el CanoAlfredo BarrazoHernando del Pulgar
Tomás de Torquemada
Juan Sebastian el Cano
Hernando del Pulgar
20 - Which Roman Emperor allegedly made his horse senator?