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

U.S. Politicians Say the Darndest Things
Don't quote us on this one.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Heirs to the British Throne

More Recent Games

Historical 'C' World Leaders (Clickable)
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Match the historical world leaders (past or present) whose given name, surname or royal name begins with the letter 'C' to the country/nation that they ruled.
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Born in the 19th Century
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Pick the Famous Figures who were born between 1800 and 1899.
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The Map Range Game
Most of these maps pre-date Google.
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History in Color
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Name the historical figures seen in these colorized photographs.
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Three Images: Guess the Historical Figure
These historical figures will have you seeing triple.
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'G' American History
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Can you answer the American history questions whose answers all begin with 'G'?
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Canon of Dutch History (Part 1)
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Name the answers to these questions about the canon of Dutch history.
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Famous Americans Shooting Gallery
What do Michelle Obama, Thomas Edison, and Buzz Aldrin have in common? They're all a part of this quiz!
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Artist by Their Final Work
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Name the artist by the last painting they made.
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Washington D.C. Memorials & Attractions
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Name these historical or political memorials & attractions in Washington D.C. or nearby areas.
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The UK in the 20th Century: 1903
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Name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1903.
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Presidential First Name per Letter
We're waiting anxiously for the first 'X' president to come along, but we won't hold our breath.
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Did They Actually Declare War? WWII Edition
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Did the country in the left hand column declare war on the country in the right hand column during World War II? Type Y for Yes, N for No.
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Famous historical 'L' first names
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Match the last name with the correct first name beginning with 'L'.
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Famous Ancient Greeks
It's all greek to us.
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The Day Before
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Pick the 20th and 21st century historical events by something that occured the day before.
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1960s Match-Up
Pull out your lava lamps, this is the quiz the hippies have been waiting for!
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Monarchs of France since 1328 by Portrait
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Name the Monarchs of France since 1328 by Portrait.
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Allies AND Enemies!
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Pick the armies who fought as allies with each other in one listed battle, but were enemies in a different battle.
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A History of War
Can you pick the wars that took place during each of these centuries?
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U.S. History Timeline
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Name the events in U.S. history according to this timeline.
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'M' English history
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Name the following people and events associated with English history that begin with the letter 'M'.
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World Leaders by Century
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Pick the historical figures who ruled in each century.
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Missing 'I' Quotes
I must say...these quotes are inspirational, insightful, and by no means insignificant.
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'A' in History II
The letter A is so nice, we'll cover it twice.
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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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The Space Race - Who Won?
We're seeing red, but are we also seeing white and blue?
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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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Year by Historical Photo
Because historical photos show up better than those not taken yet.
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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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