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 People at Disneyland
Just in case that you needed more proof that this is the Happiest Place on Earth.
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More Recent Games

The Great Writs Quiz
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Pick the actual writs issued by common law courts.
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Country by Famous Person
No matter where they traveled, they still represented their country of birth.
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Fancy a Date in Rome?
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Pick the correct Rome* dates.
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'B' British historical people (click)
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Pick the 'B' British historical people? .
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UK History Grab Bag
We imagine all these historical conflicts could have been solved with a cup of tea.
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Pick A Side: World War II
Like Red Rover, only considerably less violent.
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Any President Besides George Washington
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Can you name any president who fits the criteria BESIDES George Washington?
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Pixelated Art
Those pixels...just look at the emotion expressed in them.
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Cities Ruling Land on 3 or more Continents
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Name the cities to host a government that ruled land on 3 or more continents at the same time.
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20th Century Figures by Category
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Can you pick three 20th century figures that fit each category?
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Famous Quotes in History by Women
Amelia Earhart, Hellen Keller, and Sojourner Truth? This quiz keeps good company.
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Presidential Warriors
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Match the Presidents to the wars in which they fought.
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Lewis & Clark States
Lewis and Clark explored these states before it was cool.
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British Royal Silver Jubilee - Balcony Scene - Map
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Identify each person, per the given indicator, present on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 1977 Silver Jubilee.
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16th Century Names Match-Up
These names stood the test of time through more than a few centuries.
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True or False: The History of Time
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Can you correctly answer whether each of these time-related statements are (T)rue or (F)alse?
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Ancient History Bunker
Be a conqueror, Sporcle-style.
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Most Times Running for US President
Some of these guys just didn't know when to give up.
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In the News: January 2015
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Can you answer these questions on news and events that occurred in January 2015?
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The Prohibition Era (Clickable)
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How much do you know about a period in U.S. history when it was difficult to be a beer hound?
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Historical Figures: French or German?
When studying famous people from history, it's good to know some basic facts about them.
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Painters and Art Period Match Up
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Can you match each set of painters to the art period they're most closely connected to?
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'D' American History
Hopefully you can do better than a 'D' on this quiz.
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President Surnames & First Ladies
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Can you provide the surname of the President when given the first names of both President and First Lady?
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French presidents (clickable)
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Pick the French presidents from among these names.
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The UK in the 20th Century: 1906
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Name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1906.
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'I' American History
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Can you answer the American history questions whose answers all begin with 'I'?
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Famous Female Rulers
Know your queens? This quiz will be a royal delight.
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Historical Events of 1992
We could've sworn the saying went 'In 1992, Columbus sailed the ocean blue', but that's not on here anywhere!
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Biography: T
The letter 'T' is as famous as they come.
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