Hardest World History Quiz


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

2 - What were chinampas?

3 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?

4 - Which US President was nicknamed 'Old Kinderhook?' His supporters formed 'OK Clubs' and are sometimes credited with the origin of the phrase 'okay.'

5 - Which US politican shot and killed former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton (who currently appears on the $10 bill) in a duel?

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

7 - What country saw native religion fused with Christianity in 1865's 'Hau Hau' movement?

8 - Which of the following bombers dropped the Tsar Bomba?

9 - What was the old Scottish name for Königsberg?

10 - Who was the founder of Afghanistan?

11 - Who wrote the first version of the Dutch constitution as used today?

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

13 - Which was not a British King?

14 - Who was the last truely Egyptian Pharao before the conquest of Alexander the Great?

15 - When did Brunei become independent?

16 - Which emperor passed a law proclaiming all male residents of the Roman Empire citizens?

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

18 - Who wrote the Confessions?

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

20 - Who founded Lisbon?