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The UK in the 20th Century: 1915
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Name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1915.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
16th Century Names Match-Up

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Campaign Firsts (Clickable)
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Pick the candidate that goes along with the campaign firsts.
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19th Century Figures Match-Up
Back in the 1800s, matching was a whole new concept. At least, that's what we'd like to believe.
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1000 AD: Clickable map
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Can you click on the locations for these major countries and tribes of 1000 AD, with no areas outlined in advance to choose from?
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Places Named After Lenin and Stalin
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Name the places that used to be (or still are) named or renamed after Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin.
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Confederate State Conundrum
The American Civil War is a reminder that 'secede' and 'succeed' mean two very different things.
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Iowa Caucus Winners and Their Fate
See how well you remember your major electoral event history.
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Clickable Historical Groups
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Pick the members of these historical categories.
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Country by Famous Person II
Some of these celebrity birth places are not what you'd expect.
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The Last Time... (Super Bowl Edition)
We'll have to go back quite a few years for the last time some of these teams were in the Super Bowl.
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Quick Pick: US President Birth Years
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Match these US Presidents to their birth year (in 30 seconds).
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People in Succession to the British Throne by Picture
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Name the people in line to the British throne by their picture? First names will be accepted but surnames alone will not..
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Countries of Europe in 1721
A lot of things can change in 290 years.
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World War II Leaders (Picture Click)
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Can you identify the following WWII-era political and military leaders from their photos?
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US History Hodgepodge III
Let's see if you paid attention during all those high school history lessons.
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Members of the Supreme Court
Which justice will be the first to bring white wigs back in style?
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Famous Historical 'J' First Names
These names make us jump for joy.
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Major Events in 'Two' Years
It helps to know a thing or two about historical events when playing through this quiz.
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They End in A ... ABC (Click)
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Can you click the correct historical figure whose name ends with the letter 'A'?
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'C' English History
This quiz may be all about C's, but we'll give you an A anyway.
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U.S. City Mayor Match
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Can you match each U.S. city to its longest serving elected mayor?
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Best. Multitaskers. Ever.
How many things can you possibly do at the same time?
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Deadliest Countries in 2015
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Name the 15 countries with the most armed conflict or war fatalities in 2015.
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What Country Did I Lead?
So, is this a history quiz or a geography quiz?
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Tour the Museum of Modern Art (Picture Click)
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Can you tour the Museum of Modern Art by clicking the correct painting for each artist?
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Famous Activists Slideshow
These people refused to back down when it came to their beliefs.
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'Six' Year Major Events by Six Word Clue
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Can you match each six-word historical hint to the year ending in six in which it happened?
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Famous Person by Fake Schedule
These people are so busy, they must be constantly checking their watches to stay on track.
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Who's That 2016 Candidate?
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Give the LAST NAME of each of these current and former candidates running for the Democratic or Republican nomination in 2016. WARNING: you must match the name to the right actual candidate photo. Type 'PASS' or guess if you don't know.
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50 Notable Australians (slideshow)
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Name these 50 people who have achieved fame in Australia? Clues are also provided beneath each image..
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Rebellions and Revolutions by Decade
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Pick the rebellion, revolution, or war of independence that occurred in each decade.
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Recent popular comments in History

  1. Country by Famous Person II
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    Huh. I thought Mother Teresa was from Albania for some reason.
  2. Countries of Europe in 1721
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    Let me be the first since publication date to say "I love the URL"
  3. Confederate State Conundrum
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    But none of those states exploded...
  4. Countries of Europe in 1721
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    A note of explanation and a request from your quizmaker on this one: The concept of what constitutes a 'country' has changed over time and so trying to do a historical quiz like this one poses some challenges. To try and explain why I've made the decisions I've made on what cuts it as a country, I've set up a blog over at Tumblr and posted a link in the source line on the quiz. (The source is listed under 'extras' below the comments.) The blog post is my annotated explanation of why I've made the calls that I have.

    If you're willing to, please take 30 seconds or a minute and look at the blog or at the archived comments to see if there's already an explanation there about why all the kingdoms of the HRE are combined into one here, or why Austria-Hungary isn't listed separately. If you don't find an answer there, I'd be happy to try to provide an explanation here in the comments if I can. Regardless of those tough call situations, I hope you'll find the quiz enjoyable.

    As a side note, I never did finish the 'Countries of the World 1866' quiz. It remains a work in progress, and I hope to still contribute it some day soon.
  5. Famous Person by Fake Schedule
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    "Visit stables"--egad. Sporcle After Dark.
  6. Confederate State Conundrum
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    Yes - I want to know which states tried to secede to form the Conferderate States of America but exploded in the process. I guess maybe Virginia....
  7. Country by Famous Person II
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    I thought Pablo Neruda was Alfred Hitchcock.
  8. Famous Men of the 20th Century
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    @slamb: I've actually thought of 30. (see 'Also try')
  9. Famous Person by Fake Schedule
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    2:15 Log on to Sporcle 2:16 Click on Quiz 2:22 Google Harland Sanders 2:23 Write comment
  10. Historical Events of 2006
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    Am I spelling Armstrong wrong? Do I need his full name? Is it misspelled in the game? Oh, right that other considerably less famous American who used PEDs...