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?
He crowned himself Emperor in a ceremony copied on Napoleon I's coronationHe is widely believed to have practised cannibalism, though it was never provenBorn a catholic, he converted to Islam after a meeting with Qadaffi - before converting back a few month laterHe believed himself to be descended from Ramses II, Salomon and Saladdin
He crowned himself Emperor in a ceremony copied on Napoleon I's coronation
He is widely believed to have practised cannibalism, though it was never proven
Born a catholic, he converted to Islam after a meeting with Qadaffi - before converting back a few month later
He believed himself to be descended from Ramses II, Salomon and Saladdin
5 - Which Khazar bek converted the country to Judaism?
ObadiahHazer TarkhanBulan SabrielJoseph
6 - 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
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?
Joshua Abraham Norton Johnatan Louis WilssonJohn Riley MarsdenWilliam Joshua Pitt
Joshua Abraham Norton
Johnatan Louis Wilsson
John Riley Marsden
William Joshua Pitt
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?
Darien ExpeditionNew Caledonia ExpeditionPanama ExpeditionNova Scotia Expedition
New Caledonia Expedition
Nova Scotia Expedition
12 - What Islamic dynasty was founded by Sultan Saladin?
The Ayyubid dynastyThe Fatamid dynastyThe Abbasid dynastyThe Almohad dynasty
The Ayyubid dynasty
The Fatamid dynasty
The Abbasid dynasty
The Almohad dynasty
13 - Who wrote the Confessions?
TertulianGregory The GreatAugustineAmbrose
Gregory The Great
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?
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')
16 - Upon what was the devshirme tax levied by the Ottomans on their Christian Balkan populations?
LandFemale ChildrenMale ChildrenCommercial transactions
17 - Where was the first British colonial railroad?
18 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?
Gortyn, CreteAthens, AtticaSparta, PeloponessosMilete, Asia Minor
Milete, Asia Minor
19 - What country built the first purpose-built oil tanker in 1886?
The United StatesThe United KingdomFranceGermany
The United States
The United Kingdom
20 - With which region of South Asia is the early 19th Century empire of Ranjit Singh associated with?