Are you smarter than a US diplomat? Take our Foreign Service Exam.

Diplomats working for the US Foreign Service are responsible for carrying out the policy of the United States. In order to serve at one of the 265 US diplomatic missions around the world, applicants must pass a series of examinations. The tests consist of a job knowledge test, English language test, essays, oral exams, and a qualifications panel. Our 20 questions are modeled after the job knowledge portion of the Foreign Service Officer's test. The real examination consists of 60 questions and is administered over 40 minutes. Think you know enough to become a US diplomat? Take our quiz.

1. Who was Hannibal?

A king of Macedon who would lead his army to victory from the Mediterranean to the Hindu Kush, creating one of the largest empires in history

The third 'king of kings' of the Persian empire, born in in 550 BCE

A Carthaginian military commander who fought against the Roman Republic in the Second Punic War, widely considered one of the greatest tacticians in history

The leader of the Hunnic empire, stretching from Germany to to the Ural River, a fierce enemy of the Roman Empire

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