Hardest World History Quiz
1 - 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
2 - 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
3 - Who wrote the Confessions?
TertulianGregory The GreatAugustineAmbrose
Gregory The Great
4 - 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
5 - The Persian satrapy of Skudra included which two areas?
Macedonia and ThraceThrace and Asia MinorAsia Minor and SyriaSyria and Palestine
Macedonia and Thrace
Thrace and Asia Minor
Asia Minor and Syria
Syria and Palestine
6 - In what city did Charles de Gaulle make his promise of a new partnership with French colonial populations in 1944:?
7 - 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
8 - Which king of Norway founded the city of Bergen in 1070?
Olav III KyrreHarald FairhairHarald HardraadeOlav Tryggvason
Olav III Kyrre
9 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Robert HawkeSir Robert MenziesEdmund BartonJames Cook
Sir Robert Menzies
10 - The 'quinquennium Neronis', probably the first 5 years of Nero's reign, was said to have been a golden age. Who apparently said this?
11 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?
12 - Which Theban leader is credited with the formation of the famous Sacred Band?
13 - From which city did the Ottoman grandee Ali Pasha dominate the western Balkans in the late 18th century?
14 - Who is Baha'u'llah?
An Iraqian political leaderA Persian philospher & physicianThe founder of a new religion, the Baha'i FaithThe military leader who conquered Dehli for the Mughals
An Iraqian political leader
A Persian philospher & physician
The founder of a new religion, the Baha'i Faith
The military leader who conquered Dehli for the Mughals
15 - What was the name of the first transatlantic passenger steamship?
TitanicS.S. Great BritainConstitutionGreat Western
S.S. Great Britain
16 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?
17 - Who was the first woman elected to the British House of Parliament?
Lady AstorBessie BraddockMargaret ThatcherConstance Markievicz
18 - Which state was not a German elector in the 16th century?
19 - Who was the last truely Egyptian Pharao before the conquest of Alexander the Great?
DjedhorHakorNakhtnebef IIAhmose II
20 - 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