History Quizzes

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What's the Real Scoop, Mr. President?
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Can you determine if the following facts about Presidents are True (T) or False (F)?
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Political Photos from the 1990s

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Tour the Art Institute of Chicago (Picture Click)
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Can you tour the Art Institute of Chicago by clicking the correct painting for each artist?
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Immigration to Israel (After Independence)
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Name the countries (or geographic entities) which were the source of the most immigrants to Israel during the years 1948 to 1953, following its Declaration of Independence.
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The UK Referendum on EU Membership
We at Sporcle are hoping that the UK stays in the EU, mainly because we just don't want to update all those quizzes.
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UK EU Referendum - In or Out?
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Can you identify whether the following supported a vote for the UK to LEAVE (L) or REMAIN a member of (R) the European Union, in the referendum held on 23rd June 2016?
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Thomases That Changed the US
You won't find Thomas the Tank Engine on this quiz, but he still comes first in our hearts.
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Historical Figure Teddy Bears
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Pick the Teddy Bears who represent these Historical Characters.
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Which President Lived Longer?
Having the most stressful job on the planet is not typically that conducive to living to a ripe old age.
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20th Century: '80s or '90s?
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Can you identify the correct decade for these 20th century events? For 1980s enter 8, and for 1990s enter 9.
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50 Important Dates in Human History
We decided to not include 'your birthday' as an important date. We hope you'll forgive us.
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Country by Fascinating Structure
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Name the country where you'll find each of these fascinating man-made structures.
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2000s Timeline Picture Click
"History is a symphony of echoes heard and unheard. It is a poem with events as verses." --Charles Angoff
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Famous Sons by Famous Fathers (Images)
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Can you provide the First Name of any of the sons of the following people (as cued by the indicators)? Hints are given for at least one son who is famous in his own right.
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We Didn't Start the Fire: Historically Speaking
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Pick the person, place or thing mentioned in Billy Joel's song, 'We Didn't Start the Fire', given their historical descriptions.
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US Elections: Second-to-Last Man Standing
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Name the last candidate from each party to remain in the nomination race without winning the nomination for each US election since 1976.
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Historical People A-Z
If you got all these people together in a room, what would they talk about?
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Figure Out the Years by Images
We give you the images, you provide the years.
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Female World Leaders Slideshow
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Name the female world leaders pictured below.
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Emperors of Rome
If you get stuck, you could always add a 'II' to the end of names you already have.
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Missing Word: Vietnam War
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Can you fill in the words to complete the phrases, events and people related to the Vietnam War and its era?
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US Flag Facts
Happy Flag Day, Sporclers! Celebrate by playing this quiz.
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Keep Calm and Make History
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Name the historical figures represented in these 'Keep Calm' posters.
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Which Happened First? (US Civil War)
After this, you'll be able to make a timeline that would make any history teacher proud.
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Click the Ancient Wonders
In case you were wondering, Trump University isn't considered an Ancient Wonder.
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EU Enlargement (Picture Click)
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Pick the geographic regions of Europe by the year that they acceded to the European Union (or its predecessors) and beware of the non-member decoy answers.
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18th Century Match-up
Hopefully you know your history, otherwise you may have met your match.
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Double-Letter British Prime Ministers
Hey! Save some letters for the rest of us.
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Clickable African History
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Pick the modern day countries where these historical events happened.
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Leaders of Nuclear Countries
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Name the leaders of these countries which are known or presumed to have had nuclear weapons (or performed nuclear tests)?*.
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Hand-Drawn History
You can learn a lot about history from art. It's hard to consider these drawings art.
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Women with a Presidential Medal of Freedom
Only a select few have gotten this prestigious award. Can you recognize some of the women who have earned it?
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Recent Popular Comments

  1. Hand-Drawn History
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    Tiannemen ... Tianenman ... Teanammen ... (quick google search) ... Oh yeah I knew it all along :-p
  2. The UK Referendum on EU Membership
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    Thanks for the publish Sporcle! Guys, if you are British, get out and vote today. Whether you support 'remain' or 'leave', if you don't vote, you have no right to complain about the outcome, and you have no say in the biggest decision in a generation. Note: if you become incapacitated today and can't reach a polling station (normally by work or injury), you can phone your local council until 5pm to vote by proxy. Make sure you choose someone you can trust (i.e. has the same view as you!) as they won't be checked to ensure that they have voted for the correct option - it's still a secret ballot.
  3. Figure Out the Years by Images
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    I was off by one year on so many of these! It helped when some images depicted an Olympics or a presidential election.
  4. US Flag Facts
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    Great quiz! And I was reminded of my childhood.... My grandmother's birthday was June 14th. When I was six or seven, my dad was driving me to summer bible school and I asked him why all the flags were flying along the main street. He said it was to celebrate grandma's birthday. An hour later when the teacher asked the class why the flags were flying, my hand shot up and I proudly repeated my new knowledge. Her amused response was "Well, OK.... and class, why else might the flags be flying?" :)
  5. That's What 'H' Said
    29
    Mencken's quote is scaring me a little.
  6. The UK Referendum on EU Membership
    28
    Just a point of pedantry (but where would Sporcle be without pedantry?) - the polls close at 10pm BST, not GMT.
  7. US Flag Facts
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    Happy Flag Day everybody! :)
  8. Hand-Drawn History
    20
    I was really hoping you was just accept "300" instead of having to rack my brain on how to spell Thermopylae. No dice...
  9. Figure Out the Years by Images
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    The one that really surprises me in terms of how low the percentage is includes a newspaper describing the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
  10. Thomases That Changed the US
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    So, when do I get put on this quiz? I'm changing the US very very slowly by making a few Sporcle quizzes every so often...