Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Who wrote the Edda down?
Kolbein FlosasonSnorri SturlussonStein ThorgestssonSnorri Hunbogason
2 - 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
3 - 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
4 - 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
5 - Who was the last truely Egyptian Pharao before the conquest of Alexander the Great?
DjedhorHakorNakhtnebef IIAhmose II
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?
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
8 - Which modern author is famous for his historical novel about Julian the Apostate?
Gore VidalRobert GravesRex WarnerHenryx Sienkiewicz
9 - 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
10 - 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
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 ?
The Phillistine KingdomThe Moab KingdomThe Nabatean KingdomThe Sheba Kingdom
The Phillistine Kingdom
The Moab Kingdom
The Nabatean Kingdom
The Sheba Kingdom
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?
Mahmud IIAbdulhamid IISelim IIIMehmet V
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?
Darien ExpeditionNew Caledonia ExpeditionPanama ExpeditionNova Scotia Expedition
New Caledonia Expedition
Nova Scotia Expedition
18 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Robert HawkeSir Robert MenziesEdmund BartonJames Cook
Sir Robert Menzies
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?
West AustraliaNew South WalesVan Diemen's Land (Tasmania)Victoria
New South Wales
Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)