Hardest World History Quiz
1 - The Maji-Maji Revolt was launched in 1907 against German rule in which modern nation?
2 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?
Gortyn, CreteAthens, AtticaSparta, PeloponessosMilete, Asia Minor
Milete, Asia Minor
3 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Harold HoltEdmund BartonRobert MenziesJohn Howard
4 - 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
5 - 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
6 - The St Marco Campanile standing in Venice today is a copy. How and when was the original destroyed?
It was burnt by Austrian troops in the XVIIth centuryIt was destroyed on orders of Napoleon to punish Venetian resistance in 1799It burnt down in 1756 in a fire which destroyed part of central VeniceIt collapsed in 1902 due to severe structural faults
It was burnt by Austrian troops in the XVIIth century
It was destroyed on orders of Napoleon to punish Venetian resistance in 1799
It burnt down in 1756 in a fire which destroyed part of central Venice
It collapsed in 1902 due to severe structural faults
7 - 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
8 - 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)
9 - Which Arab capital was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimids?
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 - Who was the founder of Afghanistan?
Ahmad Shah AbdaliTimur Shah AbdaliZaman Shah AbdaliAkbar Khan
Ahmad Shah Abdali
Timur Shah Abdali
Zaman Shah Abdali
12 - Of the following Nazi leaders, which one was NOT condemned to death at the Nuremberg trial?
Hermann GöringJoachim von RibbentropJuliues StreicherRudolf Hess
Joachim von Ribbentrop
13 - With which region of South Asia is the early 19th Century empire of Ranjit Singh associated with?
14 - Who was this important '60's African political leader?
Jean bedel BokassaPatrice LumumbaMobutuJulius Nyerere
Jean bedel Bokassa
15 - 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
16 - Which king of Norway founded the city of Bergen in 1070?
Olav III KyrreHarald FairhairHarald HardraadeOlav Tryggvason
Olav III Kyrre
17 - The anciant Nok civilization of Africa flourished in what modern day country?
18 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Robert HawkeSir Robert MenziesEdmund BartonJames Cook
Sir Robert Menzies
19 - Which Roman Emperor allegedly made his horse senator?
20 - Who conquered the last of the Khwarazmian Empire, crossed and conquered the Caucasus and marched north into Russia defeating an army more than 12 times larger in only a few months?
General SubedeiKing Alexander the GreatHulagu KhanKhagan Alp Arslan
King Alexander the Great
Khagan Alp Arslan