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

Historical Events of 1994
Do you realize that 1994 was 20 years ago? We really have to buy a new wall calendar...
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Historical Figures by Actor Portrayal

More Recent Games

UK Prime Ministers - Quote Matchup
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Pick the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom with whom each quote is attributed.
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Before or After: Cubs World Series
Sorry Cubs fans, this one is going to give you some more bad feelings.
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'E' American History
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Can you answer the American history questions whose answers all begin with 'E'?
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French History Match-Up
Is there anything in this quiz about french fries, because seriously, those things are awesome.
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Flags of World Empires (slideshow)
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Name the empires that these flags belong to.
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BEFORE or AFTER: More Historical Events
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Can you determine whether the event took place before or after the given year?
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One-Syllable Presidents
We're pretty sure these guys just added their own name when humming along to 'Hail to the Chief'.
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British military commanders
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Name the British military commanders from the following clues.
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Presidents by Place of Death
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This quiz was given birth by a terrific Sporcle contributor. Congrats, Hejman, on making your 900th quiz -- an historical occasion in it's own right.
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Missing 'G' Quotes
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Pick the 'G' words that are missing from the following quotations.
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Born in the 1950s
Playing Sporcle in the '50s would have required a lot of punchcards.
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Google Years
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Given the top 10 worldwide Google searches of some year, can you determine which year the searches correspond to?
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The French Revolution: People, Places, Events
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Name the people/places/events of the French Revolution.
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Things Named After Indira Gandhi (Clickable)
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Pick the things officially named after Indira Gandhi.
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Famous 20th Century Quotes
The most important part of saying a great quote, is to make sure someone is listening.
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1887
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Name the events of the year 1887.
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Notable Wikipedia Deaths
The Internet is as notorious for reporting fake deaths as it is the real ones.
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Country by Female Historical Figures
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Name the modern day countries where each set of female historical figures lived.
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Historical Life Span Overlap
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Can you match each pair of people to the FULL year-span in which both were alive?
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Country by Archaeological Site
For some reason, we really dig this quiz.
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Australia A-Z
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Can you answer these questions about Australia that begin with the letters A-Z?
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Historical 'B' World Leaders (Clickable)
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Match the historical world leaders (past or present) whose given name, surname or royal name begins with the letter 'B' to the country/nation that they ruled.
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The One After the One After That
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Play this quiz before you play the one after the one after this.
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Country Independence Match
These 8 countries sure stirred up a lot of trouble around the world.
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Famous Historical 'D' First Names
From the dastardly to the divine...these people represent the letter D with distinction.
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US Patriotic Words
Each of these patriotic writings includes at least 3 unique words that aren't found in the others. Can you pick them out?
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Chronological Presidents
It's about time someone brought some order to the presidency.
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Missing 'F' Quotes
Despite his famous 'F' quote legacy, we had to remove Samuel L. Jackson from this quiz.
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People Who Witnessed 1492
But how trustworthy are these so-called witnesses? Pictures, Christopher, or it didn't happen.
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Historical Figures by Portrait II
In 50 years, selfies will replace official portraits for all heads of state.
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History Editor: needapausebutton

Recent popular comments in History

  1. Notable Wikipedia Deaths
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    While not Wikipedia, the description on the home page about the internet reporting fake deaths reminds me of the incident in April last year, when Twitter users accidentally reported a fake death through the misinterpreted hashtag "#nowthatchersdead". The person in question was of course Margaret Thatcher, but it left some Cher fans confused and devastated.
  2. Notable Wikipedia Deaths
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    Somebody should really make a page for the death of Mufasa.
  3. Country by Archaeological Site
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    Greece? No. Greece? Nope. Okay, this one's Greece. No again. That's gotta be Greece...
  4. Country Independence Match
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    Turkey gaining independence from the Ottoman Empire is like Spain gaining independence from the Spanish Empire.
  5. Notable Wikipedia Deaths
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    Based on the current results, I guess Lennon IS bigger than Jesus.....hmmm.
  6. Famous 20th Century Quotes
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    You should give everyone an extra minute just to recover from the Anne Frank quote.
  7. US Patriotic Words
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    Schoolhouse Rock to the rescue! I can sing the preamble to the Constitution faster than I thought!
  8. Notable Wikipedia Deaths
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    Was surprised not to see Elvis on this list. I checked Wikipedia and, sure enough, no article specifically on his death - have to log out now and go write a Wikipedia article...
  9. Notable Wikipedia Deaths
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    Anyone else furiously tried to enter various spellings of "Elvis Presley" when they saw the word "Memphis"?
  10. Missing 'F' Quotes
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    "Never go to bed mad. Stay up and ____.“ Yeah, that could have been a different f-word.
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