Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Which modern country did Marco Polo mean with Zipangu?
2 - What was the name of the first Inquisitor General of Spain, infamous for his persecution of Jews and Muslims?
Tomás de TorquemadaJuan Sebastian el CanoAlfredo BarrazoHernando del Pulgar
Tomás de Torquemada
Juan Sebastian el Cano
Hernando del Pulgar
3 - Which Roman Emperor allegedly made his horse senator?
4 - Who rode alledgly through the streets of Coventry nude to protest against the high taxes imposed by her husband on his tenants?
Lady AnneLady GodivaBoediceaIsolde
5 - Which modern author is famous for his historical novel about Julian the Apostate?
Gore VidalRobert GravesRex WarnerHenryx Sienkiewicz
6 - To which Spanish kingdom does this flag belong?
7 - 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
8 - With which region of South Asia is the early 19th Century empire of Ranjit Singh associated with?
9 - Upon what was the devshirme tax levied by the Ottomans on their Christian Balkan populations?
LandFemale ChildrenMale ChildrenCommercial transactions
10 - 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
11 - Which was not a Great Khan of Mongolia?
Ogadai KhanBatu KhanGuyuk KhanMongke Khan
12 - Who was the first Prime Minister of Australia?
Harold HoltEdmund BartonRobert MenziesJohn Howard
13 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?
Gortyn, CreteAthens, AtticaSparta, PeloponessosMilete, Asia Minor
Milete, Asia Minor
14 - Which of the following bombers dropped the Tsar Bomba?
15 - Of what Near Eastern kingdom was the ancient city of Petra, in modern day Jordan, the capital ?
The Phillistine KingdomThe Moab KingdomThe Nabatean KingdomThe Sheba Kingdom
The Phillistine Kingdom
The Moab Kingdom
The Nabatean Kingdom
The Sheba Kingdom
16 - Ronald Reagan made his first political appearence in 1964, giving a speech for which conservative Republican presidential candidate?
Nelson RockefellerRichard NixonBarry GoldwaterGeorge Wallace
17 - Ethnike Hetairia was a secret society organized to liberate which region from Ottoman rule in the early 19th century?
18 - Which Theban leader is credited with the formation of the famous Sacred Band?
19 - Which king of Norway founded the city of Bergen in 1070?
Olav III KyrreHarald FairhairHarald HardraadeOlav Tryggvason
Olav III Kyrre
20 - What did Italy originaly mean?
Land of the setting SunLand with much cattleLand of the Olive TreeLand of the Small People
Land of the setting Sun
Land with much cattle
Land of the Olive Tree
Land of the Small People