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

Independence From Whom? Shooting Gallery
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We assume some shooting may have occurred in the process
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Eyewitness to History

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American Revolution Match-up
A bunch of rich dudes didn't want to pay their taxes and now there are Wal-Marts everywhere. Thanks a lot guys.
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It All Started in the Garage
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In case you were wondering, the quiz would just be too long if it included all things dreamt up in "the backseat of a car".
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Birth Country Match
Many of these historical figures left their home country and never returned. Oh man, we're going to need a tissue...
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World History Before and After
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A test to see if you're one of the History Qwhiz Kids
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Mini Profiles: 20 Explorers
It's time to explore the lives of these famous historical explorers.
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Statues of Historical World Leaders (Slideshow)
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If you're expecting 12-inch high images, you've misinterpreted the title.
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World History 'A' (Difficult)
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Name everything that ever happened in history which starts with the letter "A".
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Presidents Known by Middle Names
Apparently it's an accepted practice to change your name upon enrolling at West Point. If you're planning to end up a US President, that is.
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Australian History by Year (Clickable)
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This quiz is missing the date on which "The Land Up Over" was adopted as the official reference for North America
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Famous Bachelors in History
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One can only imagine how any three of them would have fared on The Dating Game
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The Year in News: 1904
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Name the missing word from these events that occurred in 1904.
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British Monarchs Minefield
Here's a first: The opportunity to pick your own monarch.
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Eponymic History and Philosophy III
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Another fine quiz, this time named for its grandfather
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Famous British ships
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Name the famous British ships.
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'Z' History Quiz
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Z quiz you've been waiting for.
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Memorable Historical Encounters
On a bucket list of people we'd like to meet before we die, many appear on this quiz.
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Overseas American Military Cemeteries
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Name the foreign countries with American Military Cemeteries.
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Famous Historical 'C' First Names
These people certainly knew how to make a name for themselves.
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People witnessing World War I
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Pick the people who lived during World War I.
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US Presidents Life Spans
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Some: Not long enough.
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Artwork A-Z
We'll take 1 art please!
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South African History A-Z
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Name the facts about South African history from A-Z.
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Medieval History Match-up
This quiz can also be played with your eyes closed in a swimming pool: Marco...
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World Leaders A-Z (Slideshow)
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26 leaders: all letters accounted for!
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City by Headline
EXTRA! EXTRA! These headlines are begging to be read!
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Landmarks by Old Photos
Apparently things WERE black or white back then. Well, sepia too.
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What's the Nickname?
You don't need to use 'Ol' Hunt N' Peck' for this quiz; just grab 'Mr. Clicky Buttons'.
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Decision Time! (History)
Do you understand the true weight of these historical situations?
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American Wars by Map
The United States has been involved in a skirmish or two.
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Historical Figures by One-Word Hints II
These figures are so notable, only one word is needed.
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Recent popular comments in History

  1. What's the Nickname?
    55
    You may call her the "Shakespeare of Prose", but Jane Austen will always be "Old Blood and Guts" to me!
  2. Presidents Known by Middle Names
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    Didn't know Eisenhower. I had always heard him referred to as Dwight D. Eisenhower, so I guess you can color me surprised.
  3. Decision Time! (History)
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    We never invaded Kyrgyzstan? On behalf of my people, I am shocked. So sorry Kyrgyzstan, we shall invade straight after tea.
  4. Presidents Known by Middle Names
    28
    I should get two points for guessing Cleveland.
  5. Landmarks by Old Photos
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    great and great variety. I just wish there were dates listed with the photos - they are really fun to look at.
  6. Landmarks by Old Photos
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    Of all the wonderful landmarks in the world - was it necessary to choose 6 from the United States? This isn't an anti US criticism - I'd make the same observation if there were a disproportionate number of British landmarks too.
  7. Memorable Historical Encounters
    23
    Yes, I did try "pope pope."
  8. British Monarchs Minefield
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    Leoncat - why go on a quiz about something you know nothing about and complain about it? I wouldn't do an American sport one!
  9. British Monarchs Minefield
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    Yeah, I'm one of those people who is not in favor of Jane Grey being on this quiz. It's an interesting historical factoid, but she wasn't the queen.
  10. Presidents Known by Middle Names
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    Including Eisenhower in this is marginal. His birth name WAS David Dwight, but because his father was also named David, his mother changed his name to Dwight David early in life (not when he entered West Point as someone suggested above), so really he was known by his legal first name of Dwight...just not his BIRTH name.
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