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

French Artists by Artwork (slideshow)
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Name the French artists by their artwork.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
'T' in History

More Recent Games

US Federal Executive Department by Seal (slideshow)
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Name the US Federal Executive Departments by their seals.
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Prime Ministers (Redux)
Optimus Prime Minister is a free band name just there for the taking.
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U.S. Attorneys General
We know who all these people are, generally.
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UK Party Leaders at General Elections
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Name the leaders of the given political parties for each UK general election since 1945.
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Inca Empire Countries
It turns out Incan history is a little different than depicted in The Emperor's New Groove. Except for the Llamas, of course.
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Famous historical 'J' first names
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Jei! Oh wait, is that a name?
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Wars by Century (Clickable)
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Pick the wars that took place during these centuries.
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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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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 Archaeological Site
For some reason, we really dig this quiz.
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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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