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

'C' American History Figures (Clickable)
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Pick the correct American history figures whose last names start with C.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
NOT American History

More Recent Games

Branches of the Military by Emblem - Slideshow
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Can you correctly identify these five branches of the U.S. Military by their emblems? You have ONE minute to complete your mission.
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50 Famous Brazilians
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Match the descriptions of these famous Brazilians to their names.
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Civilizations by Historical Leader
'How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese?' -Charles de Gaulle
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Soviet Leader Name Match-Up
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Match the first and last names of these Soviet leaders.
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Did They Declare War? (WWI Edition)
Show off your knowledge of the finer points in the war timeline.
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Those Sickly, Sickly Presidents
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Pick the U.S. President from their list of ailments.
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6-Letter US Presidents
The number 6 is kind of shaped like an oval. Perfect for these residents of the Oval Office.
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Old Professions Match-up
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Match the long-existing, dated or extinct terms used to describe professions.
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Famous Quotes About 'N' & 'O'
"No." - every toddler, ever.
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That's What 'G' Said
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Complete the quotes from each of these historical figures whose names begin with 'G'.
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American Civil War Match-up
The war between the states was not so very stately.
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EU members by joining date
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Pick the EU members that joined the EU in each year.
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Biography: G
Gee, these people sure are famous.
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American Inventors 1850-1899
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Pick the American inventors from their inventions, or improvements on inventions? 1850-1900.
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American History: 1950s
A true Sporcler would put on their poodle skirt or leather jacket before taking this quiz.
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Would-be English monarchs
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Name the forgotten, disputed and would-be English monarchs.
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The First Woman To...
Don't mess with these ladies.
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Congressional Gold Medal Recipients
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Name these U.S. and International recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal? Answers are in alphabetical order by surnames, except where noted in clues*.
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That's What 'C' Said
Commenting with conviction, that's what we like to see.
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Canadian Prime Ministers By Portrait (Images)
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Name the Canadian Prime Ministers by their official portrait? (Images).
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Clickable Iraq War Era Match
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The goal of this quiz is to match people, places and phrases from the Iraq War Era.
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First Amendment Freedoms
What would Americans do without these five freedoms? The world may never know.
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Early Civilization Quiz
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Can you select the correct answer for each of these multiple-choice questions about early civilization? Enter A, B, C, or D.
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Painters Feeling Blue
These folks had no shortage of blue paint.
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Obama Shaking Hands With the World
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Name the current or former world leaders shaking hands with Barack Obama, or their countries.
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Multi-Category History Blitz
History is sort of a broad topic, when you really think about it.
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Famous historical 'R' first names
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Match the last name with the correct first name beginning with 'R'.
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The 2015 UK General Election
If you've ever been curious about UK politics, this is your quiz.
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British Prime Ministers by Fictional Portrayal
They might be fictional, but that doesn't make them any less awesome.
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Famous Historical 'M' First Names
These 'M' names are mighty magnificent.
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History Editor: needapausebutton

Recent popular comments in History

  1. Civilizations by Historical Leader
    57
    I was stuck on Bakiyev until I thought, "Wait, this is Sporcle".
  2. The 2015 UK General Election
    28
    Wow, veteran you say...

    Remember, polling stations open 2 hours from now and close at 10 pm. So for all those eligible, not only do you have the opportunity to shape one of the tightest elections in living memory, you also have the unique opportunity to affect how this quiz is edited in the next few days or so. What more could anyone ask for?
  3. Famous Quotes About 'N' & 'O'
    23
    "Never love anyone who treats you like you're naked."
  4. Women in Government
    21
    I knew I was at my wits' end when my mind suggested Vatican City. (That should totally be a 0.0% bonus.)
  5. Famous Quotes About 'N' & 'O'
    18
    A man is only as faithful as his 'neighbour'. i thought for sure that would be right.
  6. Painters Feeling Blue
    18
    I'm sorry, but #9 is not art. It's a paint color sample card from Home Depot. :p
  7. Women in Government
    18
    Wow, USA, way to get beaten by the country where women can't even drive.
  8. Famous Quotes About 'N' & 'O'
    17
    “Life is like an ____. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” What do I look for immediately? Orange. And then scratch my head when it's not there.
  9. Biography: G
    17
    "He is considered one of the best hockey players of all time"?? One of????
  10. Early Civilization Quiz
    17
    haha i'm sure a lot of ancient historians would love to have your confidence in deciding that the Sumerians definitely invented writing. I think that one might be a leeeetle bit murkier and more uncertain than a multiple choice quiz could handle.