Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Who was surnamed the 'Father of History'?
2 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?
3 - 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
4 - Which Khazar bek converted the country to Judaism?
ObadiahHazer TarkhanBulan SabrielJoseph
5 - 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
6 - Which state was not a German elector in the 16th century?
7 - When did Brunei become independent?
It has been independent since the Middle-Ages192519471984
It has been independent since the Middle-Ages
8 - What was the last Mongol state to be conquered by a foreign power?
Khanate of the CrimeaMughal EmpireDzungariaKhalka Horde
Khanate of the Crimea
9 - Which modern author is famous for his historical novel about Julian the Apostate?
Gore VidalRobert GravesRex WarnerHenryx Sienkiewicz
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 - The Muslim League was established in 1906 in India as a result of the decision by the British to partition which province?
12 - Which Theban leader is credited with the formation of the famous Sacred Band?
13 - Which of the following 19th century American figures was NOT nominated for the US Presidency by the Whig Party?
Senator Henry ClayGeneral Winfield ScottSenator Daniel WebsterGeneral Zachary Taylor
Senator Henry Clay
General Winfield Scott
Senator Daniel Webster
General Zachary Taylor
14 - In what city did Charles de Gaulle make his promise of a new partnership with French colonial populations in 1944:?
15 - From which city did the Ottoman grandee Ali Pasha dominate the western Balkans in the late 18th century?
16 - Who was defeated in the battle of Sandwich in 1217?
The FlemishThe IrishThe FrenchThe Scots
17 - Who is held to have christianized Axum (Ethiopia)?
King EzanaKing RastafariKing ShiazanaKing Agabe
18 - What was the Apadana?
The name of the 'High Road' which stretched from Assyria through Media to ParthiaThe name of the tomb of Darius the Great of PersiaThe name of the main hall of the Palace in PersepolisThe name of the tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia
The name of the 'High Road' which stretched from Assyria through Media to Parthia
The name of the tomb of Darius the Great of Persia
The name of the main hall of the Palace in Persepolis
The name of the tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia
19 - Where was Cyrus the Great's tomb built?
In his capital of PasargadaeIn his capital of PersepolisIn a cliff-face on the road to PersepolisNo one knows - his tomb has never been found
In his capital of Pasargadae
In his capital of Persepolis
In a cliff-face on the road to Persepolis
No one knows - his tomb has never been found
20 - Which Roman Emperor allegedly made his horse senator?