History Quizzes

Do some people say you are living in the past just because you're wearing both a powdered wig and parachute pants? Hey, we love the '90s too, no matter which century! Whatever your wardrobe, if you love history, then you need to check out some of the amazing Sporcle history quizzes. We have everything ranging from the most trivial US Presidents quiz to war quiz of any size, both large and small. Was it Pocahontas or Columbus who settled America? See if you remember how America was settled with a colonies quiz Of course, if you've been staring off into space in your history class, we can help you catch up there as well. Hopefully learning your history will help you avoid repeating it (especially if you're considering getting involved in a land war in Asia).

Today's Featured Game

The Year in News: 1904
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Name the missing word from these events that occurred in 1904.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
6-Letter US Presidents Match-Up

More Recent Games

British Monarchs Minefield
Here's a first: The opportunity to pick your own monarch.
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Eponymic History and Philosophy III
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Another fine quiz, this time named for its grandfather
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Famous British ships
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Name the famous British ships.
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'Z' History Quiz
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Z quiz you've been waiting for.
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Memorable Historical Encounters
On a bucket list of people we'd like to meet before we die, many appear on this quiz.
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Overseas American Military Cemeteries
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Name the foreign countries with American Military Cemeteries.
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Famous Historical 'C' First Names
These people certainly knew how to make a name for themselves.
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People witnessing World War I
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Pick the people who lived during World War I.
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US Presidents Life Spans
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Some: Not long enough.
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Artwork A-Z
We'll take 1 art please!
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South African History A-Z
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Name the facts about South African history from A-Z.
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Medieval History Match-up
This quiz can also be played with your eyes closed in a swimming pool: Marco...
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World Leaders A-Z (Slideshow)
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26 leaders: all letters accounted for!
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Century by Historical Figures
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In all fairness, we've left out the 102-year-olds
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That's What 'A' Said
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QuotAtions
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City by Headline
EXTRA! EXTRA! These headlines are begging to be read!
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Chinese History by Year (Clickable)
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Chinese old years.
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Landmarks by Old Photos
Apparently things WERE black or white back then. Well, sepia too.
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Mega Mixed Word Collection: History
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R O I S H T Y !
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NATO vs. Warsaw Pact
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Let 'em duke it out and we'll see who's still standing
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What's the Nickname?
You don't need to use 'Ol' Hunt N' Peck' for this quiz; just grab 'Mr. Clicky Buttons'.
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Pick the Year (1963 - 2012)
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Sorry, but 2013 and 2014 had not yet been invented when this quiz was conceived.
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Architecture in Order
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We presume this quiz is structurally sound
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Decision Time! (History)
Do you understand the true weight of these historical situations?
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American Wars by Map
The United States has been involved in a skirmish or two.
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Historical Figures by One-Word Hints II
These figures are so notable, only one word is needed.
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President in the Middle
If this quiz were an Oreo, these presidents would be the sweet cream filling.
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World War II: Where Did US Forces Fight?
We know it's a "World War" but you'll have to be a bit more specific.
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Missing 'D' Quotes
'Dear! There's a deer!' Is not a quote you'll find on this quiz.
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History: According to The Onion
The Onion makes history seem just that much more...interesting.
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History Editor: needapausebutton

Recent popular comments in History

  1. What's the Nickname?
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    You may call her the "Shakespeare of Prose", but Jane Austen will always be "Old Blood and Guts" to me!
  2. American Wars by Map
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    @vfefrenzy: Maybe Northerners need to start calling the war, "The War to Preserve 'Our Peculiar Institution'" since that's why the Southerners were fighting. (And, yes. I'm more than aware that the majority of whites didn't own slaves--and the poor whites weren't treated much better in terms of social context than slaves were but if you remove the topic of slavery from the proverbial fight, there was NO reason for the South to secede.) The whole "War of Northern Aggression" was nothing but a cover-up for Southerners who didn't want to own up to "We want to keep slavery" as the reason.
    If you were being snarky, sorry. We really need an effective internet symbol for "sarcasm" or "snark" without having to say it outright.
  3. Decision Time! (History)
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    We never invaded Kyrgyzstan? On behalf of my people, I am shocked. So sorry Kyrgyzstan, we shall invade straight after tea.
  4. American Wars by Map
    28
    Thanks for accepting Little Big Horn. I've never heard of a "Great Sioux War".
  5. American Wars by Map
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    Please US/American War of Independence for "Revolutionary War"; that's how it's named in other countries. Also First/Second World War are accepted names
  6. Landmarks by Old Photos
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    great and great variety. I just wish there were dates listed with the photos - they are really fun to look at.
  7. American Wars by Map
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    If you're going to take some conflicts without needing to add "war" (ex: Gulf, 1812 that I can remember off the top of my head), you should accept "Civil" alone. Otherwise, you should require "war" as part of the answer for everything, for uniformity.
  8. Landmarks by Old Photos
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    Of all the wonderful landmarks in the world - was it necessary to choose 6 from the United States? This isn't an anti US criticism - I'd make the same observation if there were a disproportionate number of British landmarks too.
  9. President in the Middle
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    Just remember that "Tyler Polk'd Taylor at the Fillmore and Pierce'd his Buchanan" and you've got 6 presidents memorized in order
  10. President in the Middle
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    It is somewhat easy to fill in clues you don't know based on clues you've already answered...
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