Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Where was the first UN Security Council meeting held?
2 - Who wrote the books about Old Shatterhand and Kara Ben Nemsi?
Karl MayFriedrich SchillerGŁnther GrassKarl Wolfowitz
3 - Which Hellenistic monarch was killed at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BC?
Seleucus I ('the Conqueror')Lysimachus IAntigonus I ('the One-Eyed')Ptolemy I ('the Savior')
Seleucus I ('the Conqueror')
Antigonus I ('the One-Eyed')
Ptolemy I ('the Savior')
4 - Domingo Sarmiento and Bartolome Mitre were leaders in which Latin American nation in the 19th century?
5 - The 'quinquennium Neronis', probably the first 5 years of Nero's reign, was said to have been a golden age. Who apparently said this?
6 - Which of these countries was not involved in cracking down on the Boxer Rebellion in China over the turn of the 19th century?
7 - What had the Spartan youth to do to prove they were adults?
They had to take place in a special initiation battleThey had to go to a temple on a countryside and dress themselves like bearsThey had to kill three helots without getting caught and cut off a hand of the deads to prove itSteal cheese without getting caught from a temple
They had to take place in a special initiation battle
They had to go to a temple on a countryside and dress themselves like bears
They had to kill three helots without getting caught and cut off a hand of the deads to prove it
Steal cheese without getting caught from a temple
8 - Under which Ottoman sultan were the Janissaries finally abolished in 1826?
Mahmud IIAbdulhamid IISelim IIIMehmet V
9 - What was the Apadana?
The name of the 'High Road' which stretched from Assyria through Media to ParthiaThe name of the tomb of Darius the Great of PersiaThe name of the main hall of the Palace in PersepolisThe name of the tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia
The name of the 'High Road' which stretched from Assyria through Media to Parthia
The name of the tomb of Darius the Great of Persia
The name of the main hall of the Palace in Persepolis
The name of the tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia
10 - 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
11 - What was the most populous tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy?
12 - Where was Cyrus the Great's tomb built?
In his capital of PasargadaeIn his capital of PersepolisIn a cliff-face on the road to PersepolisNo one knows - his tomb has never been found
In his capital of Pasargadae
In his capital of Persepolis
In a cliff-face on the road to Persepolis
No one knows - his tomb has never been found
13 - Which ruler united the Khmer Empire?
Jayavarman IIHsinbyushinRamkhamhaengYasovarman I
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 - 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 - Which Arab capital was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimids?
17 - Which Mughal Emperor is associated with the ending of accomodation of Hindus into the political system and the attempt to make the Mughal Empire a purely Islamic state in the late 17th century?
18 - When did Brunei become independent?
It has been independent since the Middle-Ages192519471984
It has been independent since the Middle-Ages
19 - Upon what was the devshirme tax levied by the Ottomans on their Christian Balkan populations?
LandFemale ChildrenMale ChildrenCommercial transactions
20 - Which was not a British King?
King CaradogKing BledricKing EdwygKing Mark