Hardest World History Quiz
1 - The anciant Nok civilization of Africa flourished in what modern day country?
2 - The Treaty of Kuchuk Kaynarca in 1774 forced the Ottomans to cede which territory to the Russians?
3 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Harold HoltEdmund BartonRobert MenziesJohn Howard
4 - Which future American President helped deliver food help to occupied Belgium during the First World War?
Theodore RooseveltWoodrow WilsonHarry S. TrumanHerbert Clark Hoover
Harry S. Truman
Herbert Clark Hoover
5 - 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
6 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?
7 - 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
8 - Which general succeeded Alexander the Great in Thrace?
9 - 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
10 - Which Hellenistic monarch was killed at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC?
Seleucus I ('the Conqueror')Lysimachus IAntigonus I ('the One-Eyed')Ptolemy I ('the Savior')
Seleucus I ('the Conqueror')
Antigonus I ('the One-Eyed')
Ptolemy I ('the Savior')
11 - What was the old Scottish name for Königsberg?
12 - Under which Ottoman sultan were the Janissaries finally abolished in 1826?
Mahmud IIAbdulhamid IISelim IIIMehmet V
13 - Who was surnamed the 'Father of History'?
14 - Who lost the Battle of Tannenburg (or Grunwald) against Poland-Lithuania in 1410?
The RussiansThe MongolsThe Teutonic KnightsThe Magyars
The Teutonic Knights
15 - By what disaster was St. Pierre, the old capital of Martinique, destroyed?
A massive fireA typhoonA volcanic eruptionThe explosion of a munition storage
A massive fire
A volcanic eruption
The explosion of a munition storage
16 - Which of these countries was not involved in cracking down on the Boxer Rebellion in China over the turn of the 19th century?
17 - During WW1 in East Africa, which German colonel was able to evade and exasperate allied forces of 300 000 men with 14 000 men, who were never able to force him to surrender?
Karol von EinemErwin RommelPaul von Lettow-VorbeckWilhelm Groener
Karol von Einem
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
18 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Robert HawkeSir Robert MenziesEdmund BartonJames Cook
Sir Robert Menzies
19 - Which state was not a German elector in the 16th century?
20 - 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