Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Who was defeated in the battle of Sandwich in 1217?
The FlemishThe IrishThe FrenchThe Scots
2 - Which general succeeded Alexander the Great in Thrace?
3 - Domingo Sarmiento and Bartolome Mitre were leaders in which Latin American nation in the 19th century?
4 - Of which 18th century king is this a portrait?
Gustav III of SwedenLouis XVI of FranceJoseph II of AustriaMaximilian Emmanuel of Bavaria
Gustav III of Sweden
Louis XVI of France
Joseph II of Austria
Maximilian Emmanuel of Bavaria
5 - The Persian satrapy of Skudra included which two areas?
Macedonia and ThraceThrace and Asia MinorAsia Minor and SyriaSyria and Palestine
Macedonia and Thrace
Thrace and Asia Minor
Asia Minor and Syria
Syria and Palestine
6 - What country built the first purpose-built oil tanker in 1886?
The United StatesThe United KingdomFranceGermany
The United States
The United Kingdom
7 - Who wrote the Edda down?
Kolbein FlosasonSnorri SturlussonStein ThorgestssonSnorri Hunbogason
8 - Which of the following lands was not part of Muhammad Ali's Egyptian Empire in the early 19th Century?
9 - Which Arab capital was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimids?
10 - In what year did Alaric the Goth sack Rome?
378 AD390 AD410 AD455 AD
11 - What was the last Mongol state to be conquered by a foreign power?
Khanate of the CrimeaMughal EmpireDzungariaKhalka Horde
Khanate of the Crimea
12 - What was the name of the first transatlantic passenger steamship?
TitanicS.S. Great BritainConstitutionGreat Western
S.S. Great Britain
13 - 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
14 - What were chinampas?
The system of floating gardens that allowed societies in the Valley of Mexico to create an agricultural surplusThe priestly elite that dominated Mayan city-states at the height of Mayan civilizationSmall figurines representing ancestors that were the focus of local religious life in Andean culturesThe name given by peoples in the Valley of Mexico to barbarian invaders from the desert regions of Northern Mexico
The system of floating gardens that allowed societies in the Valley of Mexico to create an agricultural surplus
The priestly elite that dominated Mayan city-states at the height of Mayan civilization
Small figurines representing ancestors that were the focus of local religious life in Andean cultures
The name given by peoples in the Valley of Mexico to barbarian invaders from the desert regions of Northern Mexico
15 - Which was the last Etruscan City to came under Roman power?
16 - Which state was not a German elector in the 16th century?
17 - Who did King Leopold II of Belgium hire to explore and found colonies in Zaire?
David Livingstone Henry Morton StanleyJohn Hanning SpekeEmin Pasha
Henry Morton Stanley
John Hanning Speke
18 - By what disaster was St. Pierre, the old capital of Martinique, destroyed?
A massive fireA typhoonA volcanic eruptionThe explosion of a munition storage
A massive fire
A volcanic eruption
The explosion of a munition storage
19 - What was the old Scottish name for Königsberg?
20 - Which US political party was the first to use national conventions to nominate presidential candidates?
The Democratic-Republican PartyThe Know-Nothing PartyThe Anti-Masonic PartyThe Whig Party
The Democratic-Republican Party
The Know-Nothing Party
The Anti-Masonic Party
The Whig Party