Hardest World History Quiz
1 - With which region of South Asia is the early 19th Century empire of Ranjit Singh associated with?
2 - From where is the oldest known law code in the Greek world (shown below) originated?
Gortyn, CreteAthens, AtticaSparta, PeloponessosMilete, Asia Minor
Milete, Asia Minor
3 - The Muslim League was established in 1906 in India as a result of the decision by the British to partition which province?
4 - In which modern African country did Courland have a fort?
Guinee BissauIvory CoastSierra LeoneGambia
5 - Who was the first woman elected to the British House of Parliament?
Lady AstorBessie BraddockMargaret ThatcherConstance Markievicz
6 - Ethnike Hetairia was a secret society organized to liberate which region from Ottoman rule in the early 19th century?
7 - Which of the following bombers dropped the Tsar Bomba?
8 - 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?
9 - When did the french protestant Villegaignon establish a community in what would become Rio de Janeiro?
In the XVIII th centuryIn the XVII centuryIn the XVI century In the XV century
In the XVIII th century
In the XVII century
In the XVI century
In the XV century
10 - Who wrote the Edda down?
Kolbein FlosasonSnorri SturlussonStein ThorgestssonSnorri Hunbogason
11 - Who rode alledgly through the streets of Coventry nude to protest against the high taxes imposed by her husband on his tenants?
Lady AnneLady GodivaBoediceaIsolde
12 - In what city did Charles de Gaulle make his promise of a new partnership with French colonial populations in 1944:?
13 - Midway was the first Japanese naval defeat since:
14 - Which Arab capital was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimids?
15 - Who was the leader of Muslim resistance to the establishment of French rule in Western Algeria from the mid-1830s until his final surrender in 1847?
Muhammad al-MuqraniAhmad Bey Sulayman bin HamzaAbd al-Qadir
Sulayman bin Hamza
16 - Which fortress in the Caribbean was known as the "Gibraltar of the West Indies"?
Brimstone HillRomney ManorFort WillemPort de Plaisance
Port de Plaisance
17 - Which of the following US Presidents was elected by the US House of Representatives in a year when no candidate won a majority in the electoral college?
Thomas JeffersonAndrew JacksonBenjamin HarrisonGrover Cleveland
18 - 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
19 - What country shipped out the first ever shipment of frozen meat in 1877, and to which country?
The United States, to FranceFrance, to the United KingdomArgentina, to FranceBritish Canada, to the United Kingdom
The United States, to France
France, to the United Kingdom
Argentina, to France
British Canada, to the United Kingdom
20 - The St Marco Campanile standing in Venice today is a copy. How and when was the original destroyed?
It was burnt by Austrian troops in the XVIIth centuryIt was destroyed on orders of Napoleon to punish Venetian resistance in 1799It burnt down in 1756 in a fire which destroyed part of central VeniceIt collapsed in 1902 due to severe structural faults
It was burnt by Austrian troops in the XVIIth century
It was destroyed on orders of Napoleon to punish Venetian resistance in 1799
It burnt down in 1756 in a fire which destroyed part of central Venice
It collapsed in 1902 due to severe structural faults