Do You Know These Famous Rulers?

 There were many rulers in history. After all, up until relatively recently (in historical terms), humans were almost always led by a king, queen, emperor, or some other kind of totalitarian ruler. Out of the thousands upon thousands of rulers throughout history, why do we remember the few dozen we do? What have they done to make themselves so famous and memorable? This quiz is going to test your knowledge of these giant rulers of history. It has 15 questions about rulers from all times of history. Good luck!
 
 
This Roman Emperor was known as "The Mad Emperor." He ruled from 54 to 64 AD and was known for his debaucheries and persecution of Christians.
Nero
Caligula
Caesar
Brutus
 
 
This conqueror was defeated and exiled to an island for the rest of his life. However, he managed to escape and raise another army.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Alexander the Great
Attila the Hun
Genghis Khan
 
 
This English king had 6 wives.
Henry VIII
Henry VI
Richard III
Richard II
 
 
This conqueror is credited for spreading Greek philosophy and science to the Eastern countries.
Alexander the Great is credited for spreading Western ideas to the far Eastern areas of his huge empire.
Alexander the Great
Leonidas, King of Sparta
Pericles
Demosthenes
 
 
Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a....
Built in the 17th century, the Taj Mahal was built as a mausoleum for his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Legacy to his name
Tomb for his afterlife
Mausoleum for his wife
Monument
 
 
True or False: Queen Elizabeth I was the first female queen of England.
Elizabeth's half sister Mary was queen before her and the first female queen.
True
False
 
 
This Japanese emperor made the final decision to surrender to the US at the end of WWII.
Emperor Hirohito delivered a historic speech to his countrymen and surrendered after the bombing of Nagasaki,
Emperor Hirohito
Emperor Akihito
Emperor jimmu
Emperor Taish?
 
 
This Roman Emperor was considered cruel and murderous, and killed his own family.
Nero had his mother and wife murdered, among many others.
Caeser
Nero
Augustus
Commodus
 
 
Who was the English Prime Minister when WWII broke out?
Neville Chamberlain was prime minister between 1937 and 1940
Winston Churchill
Neville Chamberlain
Anthony Eden
Margaret Thatcher
 
 
This French monarch became king at age 4, built the Palace of Versailles and styled himself "The Sun King".
Louis XIV ruled from 1638 to 1715 and is known as the most famous French monarch.
Louis XIV
Louis XVI
Henry IV
Napoleon Bonaparte
 
 
A 2015 poll found that the most popular American President in history is...
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
 
 
Queen Elizabeth II has been queen for...
Queen Elizabeth II has been queen since 6th of February, 1952, taking over from her father King George VI.
45 years
68 years
57 years
81 years
 
 
This Ruler came to power by overthrowing her husband and then ruling for 34 years, the longest female rule of her country.
Catherine the Great arranged a coup that killed her husband Peter III, and she ruled from 1762 to 1796.
Catherine the Great
Elizabeth I
Cleopatra
Queen Victoria
 
 
This Chinese ruler is known as the "Founding Father of the People's Republic of China."
Mao Zedong, known also as Chairman Mao, started the communist rule of China. He is also known as a mass murderer.
Mao Zedong
Xi jinping
Liu Shaoqi
Deng Xiaoping
 
 
This man is known as the biggest conqueror in history.
Genghis Khan had an empire that spanned an estimated 4,860,000 Square Miles - more than double the area of Alexander the Great's empire.
Alexander the Great
Richard Lionheart
Genghis Khan
Sargon of Akaad
No Crown For You!
Sorry, but you didn't do well on this trivia quiz. The great rulers of the past were fascinating people, if not always GOOD people, and learning about them has many benefits, believe us. Their actions and decisions are still inspiring (or serve as warnings) to this day. Have a look below to see the correct answers, or try again!
You Are a Royal, But Not a Ruler
You did very well for yourself! A princely performance, one might say, but not quite kingly (or queenly). You did better than most, but still got quite a few answers wrong. If you are ambitious enough to become a full monarch, you may try the quiz again. If you are satisfied with being a prince or princess, however, you can look below at the answers.
You Highness, We Are Your Humble Servants!
My liege, you have obviously the knowledge to become a real monarch and hallowed ruler of the people. Long may be your reign and may it be blessed with peace and riches. In other words - You aced this test!
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