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

Prime Ministers of Israel by Picture
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Name the Prime Ministers of Israel by Picture.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Landmarks by Old Photos

More Recent Games

Historical World Leader Statues
If they make statues of you, you were either a dictator or a really good leader.
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Famous Women When They Were Young
These women showed that they have that special something, even when they were young.
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Active Military Per Capita
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Name the countries with the most active military personnel per capita.
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Multi-Category History Blitz
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Name the answers to these history questions.
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Before or After: 1900
Even if you get the nineteenth and twentieth centuries mixed up, you have a 50/50 chance.
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World War I or World War II?
Even though you learn about these wars in the same unit of History, they are actually very different.
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Major Events in Zero Years
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Match the historical event to the year it happened.
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'F' American History
These history facts think they're sooo fancy.
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Which James President?
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Name the US president named James (Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield, or Carter) who....
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Still Alive When...
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... this quiz received an Editor's Pick. Happy Birthday, Hejman!
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Artists by Their Final Work
These paintings had the final say.
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20th Century American Politicians (A-Z)
It takes a lot of guts to participate in the great American experiment, however, spelling is not required.
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'J' American History
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Can you answer the American history questions whose answers all begin with 'J'?
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Cars I Could Buy in 1920
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Pick the cars one could purchase in 1920.
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Original Six U.S. Navy Frigates
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Name the original six frigates of the U.S. Navy.
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Finish the Famous Quote
The end of the quote is what people remember anyway.
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Presidents of Mexico
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Name the Presidents of Mexico since 1917.
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Wonders of the World by Picture
These places are... wait for it... fantastic. Did you think were were going to say wonderful?
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Constitutional Amendment Conundrum
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Pick the number of the Amendment to the US Constitution that contains these portions.
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True or False: The History of Time
This sounds like it should be more complicated than a True or False question, but we'll see how it goes.
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Head to Head Battles (English Rulers)
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Pick the details for the battles where two English rulers have fought each other.
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Birds in Art
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Name the artists by their various depictions of birds.
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Notable U.S. Mayor Match (Clickable)
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Some famous, some infamous, some legendary - can you match the mayors with the cities they served?
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The Last Couple Dozen Centuries
Sometimes the centuries just run together, ya know?
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Birth Country Match II
If you thought historical figures were delivered by a stork, boy, do we have some news for you.
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Women On 20s
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Name the women who are being considered in a nationwide grassroots movement to have a woman appear on the U.S. 20 dollar bill.
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Biography: P
Perhaps you've heard of these people?
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Country by World Leader (Asia)
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Match the Asian world leader (past or present) to the nation that they ruled.
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Presidents With Their Dogs
You can fit a lot of puppies in the White House.
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How Much Do You Know About The Titanic?
Sure, it was an award-winning movie. But what about the facts?
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History Editor: needapausebutton

Recent popular comments in History

  1. Finish the Famous Quote
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    Comic book writers have long drawn on the works and quotes of Voltaire for inspiration. In his introduction to Candide he wrote "In brightest day, in blackest night, no opportunity for socio-political satire shall escape my sight". In one of his little known novellas he remarked "Sometimes it's only madness that makes us what we are". And most surprisingly of all for a usually mild-mannered, witty philosopher was his completely out of character remark in a Parisian tavern "Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry". Historians, however, now generally agree that there is not much evidence for him shouting"Voltaire Smash" in the brawl that followed.
  2. Finish the Famous Quote
    47
    And to think I always thought "with great power comes great responsibility" was from Uncle Ben in Spider-Man.
  3. True or False: The History of Time
    46
    I'd even go so far as to say that every two minutes we take as many pictures of cats as were taken of anything in the entire 19th Century.
  4. Wars in Chronological Order
    39
    I got 14/15, but missed the first one, so it feels like a pyrrhic victory.
  5. Finish the Famous Quote
    38
    This is one of those quizzes that's pretty easy, but the fun is considering the possibilities of wrong answers... "It is always darkest before the bullet." "To err is human; to forgive, fabulous." "A girl should be two things: classy and living." "In the middle of every difficulty lies another." "What doesn't kill us makes us right." "With great power comes great fun."
  6. True or False: The History of Time
    34
    @Kaasa -- I guess you could say that sliced bread is the best thing since Betty White! *ba-dum TISH*
  7. Finish the Famous Quote
    29
    That which does not kill us makes us living.
  8. Wonders of the World by Picture
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    Thank you, Civilization.
  9. True or False: The History of Time
    26
    It's so odd how we tend to compress history the farther back we go, thinking of things as closer together than they were. I wonder whether it's because a) we can't conceptualize the large time periods involved, b) we don't know as many events that occurred in the ancient past as we do events that occurred recently, so we squish together the "empty" time, while we stretch out the "busy" recent periods, or c) a bit of both?
  10. Artists by Their Final Work
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    When I got the first three correct, I thought this was going to be easy...

    I only got one more. 😞