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History is filled with interesting facts, characters, and events. Test your knowledge in this category on topics from pre-history through to today.

Fascinating facts and tantalizing tidbits of history from all over the world await, highlighting individuals, nations, conflicts. Quizzes on Royal Families and Dynasties are located in the People category.   

There are 5,242 quizzes and 52,420 trivia questions in this category.
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Today's Quiz Selections
The End Of An Era ( Mixed Bag )

In human history, an individual has often marked the end and/or beginning of an era. Constantine XI, for example, was the last Byzantine Emp ... by lowtechmaster
Winds of War ( War History )

Airplanes have played a pivotal role in war ever since their invention in 1903. How much do you know about these "Winds of War"? by dcpddc478
Scandals That Rocked the Nation Part 2 ( USA in the 20th.Century )

This is a follow-up to another quiz with the same title. by nmerr
Anything Can Happen ( Mixed Bag )

Pollsters, pundits, and the public can speculate all they want, but you simply never know what can happen. Here are some great upsets in his ... by PootyPootwell
Extraordinary Women in History ( Women's History )

See if you can identify these extraordinary women from the clue that is given. by zambesi
Newest History Trivia Quizzes All New...
Oct 20 - Major Events in My Lifetime: Part II ( 20th & 21st Centuries )

Can you determine the year of some of these historical and major events that have taken place from 1946-2010. by zambesi
Oct 20 - South Carolina--Not Just Civil War History ( South Carolina )

South Carolina has such a rich Civil War history, other eras can get overlooked. Here are some questions about other times. by littlepup
Oct 19 - The Battles of World War II ( World War II )

This is my first quiz so please tell me if you like the quiz or not. Thank you by korea159
Oct 15 - Bits and Pieces of Mississippi History ( Mississippi )

There's no particular plan here, just a bunch of different questions about people and places in Mississippi's history. by littlepup

This is a Top Level Category. Listing some random selections!
Ten Different Minutes in History

I will give you the specific minute and date of a major world event - and you tell me the event. *Note all times appear in the the time zone in which they occurred.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 15 09
6954 plays
If It's Not True It's a Good Story

Some of the most famous stories in history have been partially or totally fabricated by storytellers. Here, Ralph the Llama tries his hoof at historical myth-busting, and attempts to identify how and why some of these stories came to be. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
May 28 10
4344 plays
My Date With Disaster

Let's go back in time to some historical dates that, quite frankly, we should probably avoid.
Very Easy (10 qns)
May 03 12
3426 plays
Civil War Tourism

For history buffs, nothing could be better than a historically theme-based vacation. I took a Civil-War themed vacation once, and it was great! This quiz tests your knowledge of Civil War sites that now are also good tourist destinations!
Average (10 qns)
Oct 15 07
8892 plays
Alive in the 20th Century!

This may be a shock to some of our younger players, but there are some of us here who were (gasp!) alive in years beginning with '19'! See if you know what happened when history was recorded in ink instead of Wikipedia pages. Good luck!
Easy (10 qns)
Jul 26 13
4239 plays
The Lazy Days of Summer

If there is one thing that hasn't changed over the years, it is the lure of the outdoors on a beautiful summer day. Do you remember filling your hours with any of these pastimes?
Very Easy (10 qns)
May 18 14
2430 plays
It Was the Best of Times ... The 1960s

This 'Tale of Two Sixties' quiz recalls some of the historic highs and lows of the decade to show: 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'.
Average (20 qns)
Feb 01 10
6942 plays
Poems and Songs of the US Civil War

The US Civil War was one of the darkest eras in that nation's history. The songs and poems that came out of that time not only shed light on the war but on the feelings and fears that many felt. I hope you enjoy and learn from this little quiz.
Easy (10 qns)
Jun 09 08
4554 plays
If Only They Disobeyed Orders

Generally, you want the military to obey orders. But sometimes the orders are dumb, suicidal, or horrific, and then you want more than blind obedience. This quiz, the result of an author challenge by Buddy1, asks about that particular situation.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 31 09
4179 plays
The Tragedy of the Cult at Jonestown

The events that took place at Jonestown helped shape society's definition of a cult- this is my tribute to those that died.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 21 07
2109 plays
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