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

Presidential Activities
Presidents are busy people, we wonder if they ever have time for a nap.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
First Ladies' Maiden Names

More Recent Games

Missing 'I' Quotes
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Pick the 'I' words that are missing from the following quotations.
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Mandela Bunker
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Can you answer the progressively harder questions about Mandela?
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Famous Figures in European History
It's hard to believe there are any famous people from Europe who didn't play football.
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Fancy a Date in London?
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Pick the correct London dates.
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The Map Range Game
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Can you choose the date range during which these maps would be accurate?
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Presidential Rhyme Time
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Don't be hesitant, pick the right presitant.
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Historical Postcards from the States
To send a postcard it used to cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you'd say...
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15 Works of Art
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Name the works of art, their artists, and the art movements they are generally associated with.
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Royal Dynasty-Country Match
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Match the royal dynasty/house to the country provided.
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Born in France
These folks know exactly where to find a great croissant.
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Famous historical 'K' first names
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Match the last name with the correct K- first name.
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Chinese History Match-Up
There was something about a wall, right?
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20th Century leaders and when they came to power
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Match the 20th century world leader to the year they first came to power in the given position.
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Historical Life Span Overlap
This sort of proves that these famous historical figures aren't secretly the same person.
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50 Englishmen (click)
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Pick the correct Englishman given the following clues.
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Famous Works of European Architecture
Every ugly old building can be famous if it lasts long enough.
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Presidential Losers Match-Up
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Match the two parts of the names of people who have lost presidential elections.
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Archaeology Terminology
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Pick the correct archaeological term for the definition given.
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US Presidents by Year of Death
Usually when people talk about dead presidents, you can safely assume they're bank robbers.
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The Year in News: 1906
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Name the missing word from these events that occurred in 1906.
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Famous Russians (Clickable)
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Pick the famous people from Russia.
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Popular Royal Baby Names
These royal babies are always so popular--these names must be the source of it all.
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World's Largest Cities (1911)
Before WWI, these were the world's largest cities.
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1940s Match-up
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Match the parts of these names and terms from the 1940s.
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Famous Historical 'H' First Names
You can't say hello without the letter 'H'.
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History by Image I
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Can you choose the correct description for these famous historical photos?
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Clicking Through the 19th Century
The 19th century was pretty eventful, but you can't just go attributing everything to that era.
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Military Leader Names Match-Up
Pro tip: To look like you're in charge, just wear a cool pair of sunglasses and point at the horizon a lot.
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Key Players of the Watergate Scandal
40 years after Richard Nixon resigned, Watergate is still remembered.
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Famous From the 14th & 15th Centuries
To be famous back in the 14th or 15th century, you either had to rule a country, go exploring, or make great art.
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