Hardest World History Quiz


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

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

3 - Of which 18th century king is this a portrait?

4 - Which was not a Great Khan of Mongolia?

5 - Of what Near Eastern kingdom was the ancient city of Petra, in modern day Jordan, the capital ?

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

7 - Which of the following lands was not part of Muhammad Ali's Egyptian Empire in the early 19th Century?

8 - Which Egyptian Queen is shown here?

9 - What was the Apadana?

10 - What was Stalin's original last name?

11 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?

12 - Which Australian Colony was the last to use the forced labour of prisoners?

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

14 - The 'quinquennium Neronis', probably the first 5 years of Nero's reign, was said to have been a golden age. Who apparently said this?

15 - Who founded Lisbon?

16 - The St Marco Campanile standing in Venice today is a copy. How and when was the original destroyed?

17 - What was the the capital of Dacia?

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

19 - What was an Emporion?

20 - The Persian satrapy of Skudra included which two areas?