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

Van Gogh or No?
Don't even go there with Van Gogh.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Memorable Historical Encounters

More Recent Games

Fancy a Date in New York?
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Pick the correct New York dates.
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Famous historical 'P' first names
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Match the last name with the correct first name beginning with 'P'.
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Anyone but George Washington
What's up with that guy, always chopping down cherry trees and getting away with it.
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UK General Election 2015 - TV Debate Who's Who - Map
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Name the politicians & parties for each of these 7 candidates invited to take part in the 2015 televised debate for the UK General Election. (As prompted above the answer bar for each indicator).
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Presidential Languages
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Name the languages spoken by presidents of the United States.
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Cities of the German Empire
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Name the cities with the largest population in Germany in 1910.
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In the News: February 2015
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Can you answer these questions on news and events that occurred in February 2015?
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Famous Ancient Romans
Not every Roman gets a salad with a similar name.
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Famous Native Americans (Clickable)
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Pick the famous Native American for each hint.
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History Sets by Decade
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For each 10-year period, provide one correct answer which meets each set's criteria.
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Watergate Names Matchup
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Match the first and last names of the key people in the Watergate scandal.
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'E' American History
This is the 'E'-siest quiz you'll play on American history all day.
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1950s Match-up
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Match the parts of these names and terms from the 1950s.
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The UK in the 20th Century: 1907
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Name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1907.
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WW2 fighter recognition
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Identify the WW2 fighters from their pictures
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Famous Military Leaders by Nickname
Some of these nicknames are scarier than others.
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African Country by Dictator
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Name the African Country given its dictatorial leader? Countries may appear more than once..
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Presidential Birth Names Blitz
Just because they have presidential sounding names doesn't mean they were born with them...
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Canadian History by Province and Territory
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Pick the Canadian province or territory the clue refers to.
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'B' American History Figures (Clickable)
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Pick the correct American history figures whose last names start with B.
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20th Century World Leaders
These are some of the most important leaders of our times.
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Europe in 1914 minefield
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Pick the countries of Europe in 1914 without choosing incorrectly three times.
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40 English Women
If you know the author of 'Harry Potter' and the longest reigning female monarch in history, then you've got this quiz in the bag.
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Rebels Who Found a Cause
We wonder what would happen if Rebel Wilson decided to lead a war on Hollywood.
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Currencies of 1913
Money isn't forever, but some of these coins have lasted a long time.
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March 12th
March 12th is a pretty significant day for us at Sporcle, see if you can figure out why...
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Cities of the Oregon Territory
We hope no one had to ford a river, that is always a tough choice.
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Multiple Choice History Slideshow
Pictures are supposed to make it easier, not harder.
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Historic People Sleeping
We'll wake you up when the quiz is over.
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20th Century History Hodgepodge
The 20th century had a lot going on, but here's a little taste for those of us who might have missed a bit.
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