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

Famous Figures: Who Died First?
This is one contest you don't want to win.
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Things at Target in the Old West

More Recent Games

English/British Monarchs by Daughters
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Can you identify each English or British monarch by the name(s) of their daughter(s)?*
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Presidents Do the Darndest Things
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Name the presidents by a questionable act, quote, supported legislation, etc. of theirs.
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Famous Women of the 20th Century
These ladies know how to get the job done.
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Wars Through The Years (Clickable)
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Pick the years which correspond to each war.
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Three-Part Names: European History
These names go together like three peas in a pod.
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US Declarations of War
Of course, you realize, this means war.
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Choose the Communist Rulers
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Pick the communist rulers.
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Secret President Blitz
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Can you discover the identity of the Secret President from clues provided after incorrect guesses? You have but 2 minutes...
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Historical Bad Trips
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Name these historical figures whose travel plans or activity schedule led to their passing.
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British Monarchs On Screen
These monarchs are showing up all over the place.
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Pick Your Battles (USA)
You can pick your friends, and you can pick your battles, but you can't pick your friend's battles.
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European History Figures by Category
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Can you pick three European history figures that fit each category?
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Independence From Whom? II
When I say 'independence', you say 'yeah'. 'Independence!' 'Yeah!'
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Women's Lib Name Match-up
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Match the first and last names of these activists for women's rights in the US.
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New York Mayor or Governor?
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Can you determine whether each person was the Mayor of New York City (M), or the Governor of the State of New York (G)?
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Scottish, English, or Welsh?
It's time to divide up the United Kingdom.
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Triumvirates of Rome
Time for a toga party.
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Pick A Side: World War II
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Pick the Allied, Axis, and Neutral countries of World War II from among those listed?*.
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19th Century People Caricatures
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Name these people* who lived (at least partially) in the 1800s by caricatures.
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The Last Time... (Super Bowl Edition)
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Name the answers to these questions about the last time* each NFL team made the Super Bowl.
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World Leaders' Obituaries
Is it wrong to wish that all of these had appeared in limerick form?
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Famous Men of the Past Century
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Can you pick 50 famous men of the past century by the clues and the dates?
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Which Happened First? (WWII)
In case you're confused, WWI definitely happened before WWII.
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Who's That With Martin Luther King, Jr.?
The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lives on.
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RFK: On the Assassination of MLK (part 1)
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Can you provide the words to Robert F Kennedy's April 4, 1968 announcement of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his plea to US citizens during the aftermath? (Part 1)
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RFK: On the Assassination of MLK (part 2)
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Can you provide the words to Robert F Kennedy's April 4, 1968 announcement of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his plea to US citizens during the aftermath? (Part 2)
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1980s Match-Up
Nothing matched in the 80s, so this quiz already doesn't make sense.
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Labour Cabinet Ministers by Image (1997-2010)
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Name the MPs who served on the cabinet at some point in the 1997-2010 Labour Government.
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Famous Quotes About 'M'
You could say these quotes are magnificent.
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US Presidents: Sudden Deaths & Close Calls
Being president is a dangerous job, but somebody's gotta do it.
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Recent popular comments in History

  1. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
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    "Ok, last question. Name the cause of the war between the North and South." "Well, aside from the obvious schism between the abolitionists and the anti-abolitionists, there were economic factors, both domestic and inter... " "Wait, wait. Just say slavery."
  2. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
    80
    Too USA-centric
  3. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
    73
    Too Kyrgyzstan-centric.
  4. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
    53
    I don't think I've ever said this before, but given the title of the quiz, might be a good idea to force order and mark a wrong answer. For several of these (number of amendments, for example) I started with a guess I knew was a little low and just went up one at a time until I got it. Doubt people taking this test to become a citizen are allowed to do that.
  5. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
    33
    An oral test, eh? Do you think my answer of '21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27...27!' would have passed muster?
  6. Famous Women of the 20th Century
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    You defined three of the women by whom they were married to, not their individual accomplishments. Let's try a little harder.
  7. Who's That With Martin Luther King, Jr.?
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    I'm changing my screen name after missing Jackie Robinson
  8. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
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    @heatnort: Recently, neither has the Supreme Court.
  9. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
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    @jubjub375: No, the name of the capital city of the United States is Washington. That city is in DC, the District of Columbia, but that's not the name of the city. (Much like you would have Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY, we have Washington, DC.)
  10. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
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    Would like to play non-US versions of this...like North Korean or Iranian.