Hardest World History Quiz


1 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?

2 - When did Brunei become independent?

3 - Which was not a British King?

4 - What country shipped out the first ever shipment of frozen meat in 1877, and to which country?

5 - The Treaty of Kuchuk Kaynarca in 1774 forced the Ottomans to cede which territory to the Russians?

6 - 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?

7 - According to some legends, which Welsh prince might have reached the New World in the 12th century?

8 - In what city did Charles de Gaulle make his promise of a new partnership with French colonial populations in 1944:?

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

10 - Where was Cyrus the Great's tomb built?

11 - Which of these countries was not involved in cracking down on the Boxer Rebellion in China over the turn of the 19th century?

12 - The Maji-Maji Revolt was launched in 1907 against German rule in which modern nation?

13 - Who built the Great Zimbabwe (ruins shown below)?

14 - What was the most populous tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy?

15 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?

16 - Who was defeated in the battle of Sandwich in 1217?

17 - In 19th century American politics, what was a 'Loco-Foco?'

18 - Which Hellenistic monarch was killed at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC?

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

20 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?