Hardest World History Quiz
1 - What country saw native religion fused with Christianity in 1865's 'Hau Hau' movement?
2 - Who wrote the Confessions?
TertulianGregory The GreatAugustineAmbrose
Gregory The Great
3 - In what year did Alaric the Goth sack Rome?
378 AD390 AD410 AD455 AD
4 - How many million immigrants came to the United States between 1880 and 1900?
5 millions9 millions15 millions21 millions
5 - What country built the first purpose-built oil tanker in 1886?
The United StatesThe United KingdomFranceGermany
The United States
The United Kingdom
6 - 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
7 - Who rode alledgly through the streets of Coventry nude to protest against the high taxes imposed by her husband on his tenants?
Lady AnneLady GodivaBoediceaIsolde
8 - Upon what was the devshirme tax levied by the Ottomans on their Christian Balkan populations?
LandFemale ChildrenMale ChildrenCommercial transactions
9 - 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
10 - Who was this important '60's African political leader?
Jean bedel BokassaPatrice LumumbaMobutuJulius Nyerere
Jean bedel Bokassa
11 - 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
12 - 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
13 - Who was the founder of Afghanistan?
Ahmad Shah AbdaliTimur Shah AbdaliZaman Shah AbdaliAkbar Khan
Ahmad Shah Abdali
Timur Shah Abdali
Zaman Shah Abdali
14 - Which general succeeded Alexander the Great in Thrace?
15 - Who founded Lisbon?
The CeltsThe PhoeniciansThe RomansThe Greeks
16 - On top of the French, Portuguese, Dutch and English who also had trading posts in India?
17 - Where was the first UN Security Council meeting held?
18 - Who proclaimed himself emperor of the USA and Protector of Mexico, even printing his own money?
Joshua Abraham Norton Johnatan Louis WilssonJohn Riley MarsdenWilliam Joshua Pitt
Joshua Abraham Norton
Johnatan Louis Wilsson
John Riley Marsden
William Joshua Pitt
19 - What were chinampas?
The system of floating gardens that allowed societies in the Valley of Mexico to create an agricultural surplusThe priestly elite that dominated Mayan city-states at the height of Mayan civilizationSmall figurines representing ancestors that were the focus of local religious life in Andean culturesThe name given by peoples in the Valley of Mexico to barbarian invaders from the desert regions of Northern Mexico
The system of floating gardens that allowed societies in the Valley of Mexico to create an agricultural surplus
The priestly elite that dominated Mayan city-states at the height of Mayan civilization
Small figurines representing ancestors that were the focus of local religious life in Andean cultures
The name given by peoples in the Valley of Mexico to barbarian invaders from the desert regions of Northern Mexico
20 - 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)