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

Triple Bond Images - Historic Figures 2
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Name the historic individual represented by these three images.
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The Gettysburg Address (Full Version)

More Recent Games

Fancy a Date in Paris?
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Pick the correct Paris dates.
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'A' in History II
The letter A is so nice, we'll cover it twice.
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Twice-Elected Presidents (Clickable Mines)
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Pick the US presidents who have been elected to begin at least two terms, without picking one who has not.
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The Chunnel
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Can you Chunnel through this quiz and answer the questions regarding its history?
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Presidential Rhyme Time
If you don't got the rhyme, these presidents don't got the time (for you).
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Missing Word: World War I A-Z
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Name the missing words from these World War I era names and terms (A-Z).
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The Space Race - Who Won?
We're seeing red, but are we also seeing white and blue?
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Country by Historical Painting (Slideshow)
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Name the modern day country by a painting depicting a vista, landscape or event located within the modern day boundaries the country.
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US History Event by Decade
If there's a decade after the 1770s, you can be sure America is up to something.
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Canadian Events by Year (Clickable)
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Pick the year that the following events in Canadian history took place in.
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'F' American History
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Can you answer the American history questions whose answers all begin with 'F'?
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Year by Historical Photo
Because historical photos show up better than those not taken yet.
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Referenda Around the World (Slides)
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Can you identify where each of the following referenda were held by their results?
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Historical Resignations (A-Z)
Politicians come and politicians go...and sometimes the parting isn't very pretty!
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That's What 'D' Said
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Complete the quotes from each of these historical figures whose names begin with 'D'.
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Country by Female Historical Figures
There are a lot of evil queens who we now realize are entirely fictional.
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Painters feeling blue (slideshow)
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Name the correct artist when given a blue painting.
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Name It After Me! (II)
One day we hope Sporcle will be included as an eponym for amazing spectacular awesomeness. It'll happen.
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How Scotland Voted
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Can you identify whether each of Scotland's 32 council areas voted Yes (Y) or No (N) in the 2014 referendum on Scottish Independence?
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When Did We Google That?
One of these years, Sporcle will be a part of this, and then we'll all get Batmobiles. Yup, that's the plan.
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1960s Match-up
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Match the parts of these names and terms from the 1960s.
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Famous Scots (Clickable)
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Name the famous people from Scotland.
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The 2014 Scotland Referendum
"Brothers and sisters are natural enemies. Like Englishmen and Scots! Or Welshmen and Scots! Or Scots and other Scots! Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!" - Groundskeeper Willie
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Is it in the Constitution?
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Pick the phrases in the U.S. Constitution while avoiding those that aren't.
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European History Figures Match-Up
Wait a second, Napoleon Vespucci wasn't a real guy, was he?
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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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Largest US Cities (1980)
Back in 1980, these cities had more of a spring in their step.
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Before or After: Historical Events II
What happened next? We'll never tell.
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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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1980s in Pictures
The 1980s were a lot of things, but uneventful was not one of them.
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Recent popular comments in History

  1. The 2014 Scotland Referendum
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    Man, if Scotland becomes a country, pretty much all of Sporcle will have to be edited!
  2. The 2014 Scotland Referendum
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    Thanks to Sporcle for the publish, it is much appreciated. Whilst I do not live in Scotland myself, for the last two years I have been transfixed by the entire debate. The aim of this quiz is to try and present a concise summary of certain issues surrounding the referendum in an impartial manner to people that might not otherwise be aware of them. Feel free to give your own thoughts in the comments and be sure to keep an eye out for the result at roughly 7am local time (2am EST) tomorrow!
  3. The 2014 Scotland Referendum
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    Fantastic quiz, very educational! One of the most unique (and effective) quizzes I've seen in a while!
  4. The 2014 Scotland Referendum
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    For me, this is the best "quiz" of the year so far. There have been great games and challenges and things that are generally fun, but this is the best quiz, for it's rewarding and informative nature. This sort of quiz is what Sporcle is for, and I hope it remains one of the top features games for the day.
  5. Presidential Rhyme Time
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    I was hoping there might be a mention of James's family... Polk's folks.
  6. The 2014 Scotland Referendum
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    This is a bit of an experiment. My aim here was to make a fairly concise summary of the issues surrounding the referendum, but if you think there are any glaring omissions or any way the quiz could be improved feel free to post below.
  7. Where in the World is the U.S. President?
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    Obama in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for the sake of avid Sporclers? Please make it happen Mr. President
  8. When Did We Google That?
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    "Justin Bieber" and "Nicki Minaj" in the Top 5, but not "earplugs"?
  9. Presidential Rhyme Time
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    "Reagan's Pagans" could make for a great band name.
  10. 1980s in Pictures
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    1) Nice URL. 2) I don't think the picture from China will ever stop giving me chills.
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