Hardest World History Quiz


1 - Ethnike Hetairia was a secret society organized to liberate which region from Ottoman rule in the early 19th century?

2 - Domingo Sarmiento and Bartolome Mitre were leaders in which Latin American nation in the 19th century?

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

4 - Which of the following statement is NOT true of Jean Bedel Bokassa, former ruler of the Central African Republic?

5 - Which Khazar bek converted the country to Judaism?

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

7 - Which modern country did Marco Polo mean with Zipangu?

8 - Which of the following ports was seized by the British in 1839 and eventually became a British colony?

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

10 - Who proclaimed himself emperor of the USA and Protector of Mexico, even printing his own money?

11 - In the late 17th century, the Scots attempted to found a colony in modern day Panama. What name is usually given to this ill-fated expedition?

12 - What Islamic dynasty was founded by Sultan Saladin?

13 - Who wrote the Confessions?

14 - Which Arab capital was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimids?

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

16 - Upon what was the devshirme tax levied by the Ottomans on their Christian Balkan populations?

17 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?

18 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?

19 - What country built the first purpose-built oil tanker in 1886?

20 - With which region of South Asia is the early 19th Century empire of Ranjit Singh associated with?