Hardest World History Quiz
1 - Which Arab capital was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimids?
2 - How many million immigrants came to the United States between 1880 and 1900?
5 millions9 millions15 millions21 millions
3 - Which modern author is famous for his historical novel about Julian the Apostate?
Gore VidalRobert GravesRex WarnerHenryx Sienkiewicz
4 - Which US politican shot and killed former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton (who currently appears on the $10 bill) in a duel?
Andrew JacksonAaron BurrJohn C. CalhounJefferson Davis
John C. Calhoun
5 - What was the last Mongol state to be conquered by a foreign power?
Khanate of the CrimeaMughal EmpireDzungariaKhalka Horde
Khanate of the Crimea
6 - Which future American President helped deliver food help to occupied Belgium during the First World War?
Theodore RooseveltWoodrow WilsonHarry S. TrumanHerbert Clark Hoover
Harry S. Truman
Herbert Clark Hoover
7 - Which was the first Boer state in South Africa?
8 - Which ruler of the 'Rus' conquered the Jewish Turkic state known as Khazaria?
RiurikIgorSviatoslavIaroslav the Wise
Iaroslav the Wise
9 - Ethnike Hetairia was a secret society organized to liberate which region from Ottoman rule in the early 19th century?
10 - Which of the following ports was seized by the British in 1839 and eventually became a British colony?
11 - Under which Ottoman sultan were the Janissaries finally abolished in 1826?
Mahmud IIAbdulhamid IISelim IIIMehmet V
12 - Which fortress in the Caribbean was known as the "Gibraltar of the West Indies"?
Brimstone HillRomney ManorFort WillemPort de Plaisance
Port de Plaisance
13 - 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
14 - Which famous poet and scientist was employed by the Seljuqs to reform the Islamic calendar?
Al-KhwarazimiAl-TusiIbn Sina (Avicenna)Omar Khayyam
Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
15 - Which Roman Emperor allegedly made his horse senator?
16 - Which of the following lands was not part of Muhammad Ali's Egyptian Empire in the early 19th Century?
17 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?
Gortyn, CreteAthens, AtticaSparta, PeloponessosMilete, Asia Minor
Milete, Asia Minor
18 - How many Dalai Lamas have there been?
19 - 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
20 - 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