Hardest World History Quiz


1 - Who wrote the Edda down?

2 - What had the Spartan youth to do to prove they were adults?

3 - In 19th century American politics, what was a 'Loco-Foco?'

4 - Who built the Great Zimbabwe (ruins shown below)?

5 - Who was the last truely Egyptian Pharao before the conquest of Alexander the Great?

6 - Midway was the first Japanese naval defeat since:

7 - Which of the following statement is NOT true of Jean Bedel Bokassa, former ruler of the Central African Republic?

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

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

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

11 - What country saw native religion fused with Christianity in 1865's 'Hau Hau' movement?

12 - Of what Near Eastern kingdom was the ancient city of Petra, in modern day Jordan, the capital ?

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

14 - Under which Ottoman sultan were the Janissaries finally abolished in 1826?

15 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?

16 - Which was the last Etruscan City to came under Roman power?

17 - 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?

18 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

19 - The Maji-Maji Revolt was launched in 1907 against German rule in which modern nation?

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