Hardest World History Quiz


1 - Which of the following happened the earliest in the United Kingdom?

2 - Who was the founder of Afghanistan?

3 - What had the Spartan youth to do to prove they were adults?

4 - In which city were General Franco's headquarters located during the Spanish Civil War?

5 - Which of the following statement is NOT true of Jean Bedel Bokassa, former ruler of the Central African Republic?

6 - Which of the following 19th century American figures was NOT nominated for the US Presidency by the Whig Party?

7 - Which of the following founders of Hellenistic kingdoms was not a general under Alexander the Great?

8 - Of which 19th century battle is this a painting?

9 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?

10 - 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?

11 - Where was the first UN Security Council meeting held?

12 - What were coenobites?

13 - Which modern author is famous for his historical novel about Julian the Apostate?

14 - Who is Baha'u'llah?

15 - Who is held to have christianized Axum (Ethiopia)?

16 - Under which Ottoman sultan were the Janissaries finally abolished in 1826?

17 - By what name was the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia, known?

18 - Which US politican shot and killed former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton (who currently appears on the $10 bill) in a duel?

19 - Midway was the first Japanese naval defeat since:

20 - What was the name of the first transatlantic passenger steamship?