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 - 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
3 - Where was Cyrus the Great's tomb built?
In his capital of PasargadaeIn his capital of PersepolisIn a cliff-face on the road to PersepolisNo one knows - his tomb has never been found
In his capital of Pasargadae
In his capital of Persepolis
In a cliff-face on the road to Persepolis
No one knows - his tomb has never been found
4 - How many million immigrants came to the United States between 1880 and 1900?
5 millions9 millions15 millions21 millions
5 - Which Khazar bek converted the country to Judaism?
ObadiahHazer TarkhanBulan SabrielJoseph
6 - 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
7 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?
Gortyn, CreteAthens, AtticaSparta, PeloponessosMilete, Asia Minor
Milete, Asia Minor
8 - By what name was the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, known?
9 - From which city did the Ottoman grandee Ali Pasha dominate the western Balkans in the late 18th century?
10 - What was an Emporion?
An agrarian colonyA trading postA trading colonyA Greek neighbourhood in an Eastern city
An agrarian colony
A trading post
A trading colony
A Greek neighbourhood in an Eastern city
11 - What other european language is related to Finnish?
12 - Who was this important '60's African political leader?
Jean bedel BokassaPatrice LumumbaMobutuJulius Nyerere
Jean bedel Bokassa
13 - 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
14 - Who did King Leopold II of Belgium hire to explore and found colonies in Zaire?
David Livingstone Henry Morton StanleyJohn Hanning SpekeEmin Pasha
Henry Morton Stanley
John Hanning Speke
15 - 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
16 - Midway was the first Japanese naval defeat since:
17 - Which ruler united the Khmer Empire?
Jayavarman IIHsinbyushinRamkhamhaengYasovarman I
18 - 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
19 - Which was not a Great Khan of Mongolia?
Ogadai KhanBatu KhanGuyuk KhanMongke Khan
20 - 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