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

American War by Image (Slideshow)
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Name these wars, police actions and military interventions that involved the United States by the pictures and illustrations shown.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Works of Art: Odd One Out

More Recent Games

Largest US Cities (1980)
Back in 1980, these cities had more of a spring in their step.
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The Space Race - who won?
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Can you determine if the (A)mericans or the (S)oviets attained these space firsts? Your countdown begins at ... 1:30...
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Before or After: Historical Events II
What happened next? We'll never tell.
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Historical Pen Pals (Clickable)
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Can you identify who sent (FROM) and received (TO) each of these excerpts from historical letters?
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Leaders At the Start of World War 1
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Match the leaders of the combatant nations at the commencement of the First World War (1st August 1914) with the countries they led.
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Supreme Court Haikus
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Each haiku describes a U.S. Supreme Court case (or a part of it). Click the one that matches the haiku.
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Empire by Ruler (Slideshow)
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Name the Empire by an image of one of its rulers.
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Scotland Referendum: A Beginners' Guide
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Want to know more about the Scottish Independence Referendum and the potential break-up of the UK? Press 'Play Game' and follow the guide through!
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The UK in the 20th Century: 1902
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Name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1902.
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1940s Match-Up
The 1940s were a crazy time throughout the world, and the Internet hadn't even been invented yet.
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Last Foreign City to Own ...
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Name the last Capital City in a different modern day country to govern these cities.
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1980s in Pictures
The 1980s were a lot of things, but uneventful was not one of them.
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Famous Spaniards (Clickable)
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Pick the famous people from Spain.
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Country by Revolution (click)
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Can you pick which country these revolutions, rebellions, revolts, etc. occured in?
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Where in the World is the U.S. President?
Do you get frequent flier miles for riding in Air Force One?
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Famous Queens
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Name the famous queens and rulers from the given descriptions.
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Art Shooting 'Gallery'
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Match the artistic works to the artist in this shooting gallery.
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American History A-Z II
The USA might not have a long history, but they've made up for it by including a lot of explosions.
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Women and War
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Match the descriptions with the correct person, fictional character, or term related to women and war.
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Triple Bond Images - Historic Figures Edition
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Name the historic individual represented by each set of three images.
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Missing 'H' Quotes
Sadly, no Hubert H. Humphrey quotes made their way into this quiz.
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Historical Events of 1993
If you got spam in your inbox in 1993, it was likely a terrible prank.
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→ Separated US Presidential Surnames ←
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Can you rejoin the two halves of these US presidential surnames?
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World Leaders Standing Tall
Whether there is any correlation with success is another matter.
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Presidential Activities
Presidents are busy people, we wonder if they ever have time for a nap.
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Famous Figures in European History
It's hard to believe there are any famous people from Europe who didn't play football.
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Historical Postcards from the States
To send a postcard it used to cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say...
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Born in France
These folks know exactly where to find a great croissant.
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Chinese History Match-Up
There was something about a wall, right?
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Historical Life Span Overlap
This sort of proves that these famous historical figures aren't secretly the same person.
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