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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 5,765 quizzes and 57,650 trivia questions in this category.
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Cold War 1945-1961 ( Cold War )

This is the Cold War at its hottest! by Corycool
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Basic Pennsylvania History ( Pennsylvania )

This is a simple quiz on Pennsylvania history that everyone should know. by vivalateresa
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U.S. History - A Miscellany ( U.S. History )

This quiz is about the history of my favorite country, the United States. Have fun! by bosox148900
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What Should We Do? The Television is Broken! ( Nostalgia )

What did people do before television? This quiz discusses ten different things people did for entertainment before the era of the black box ... by Creedy

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Tales of the Royal Meeting
Jun 09 - Tales of the Royal Meeting ( Social History )

The Royal Meeting, horse racing that has been held at the Ascot Racecourse since 1711, is an annual event held in Berkshire, England. Deepl ... by ponycargirl
Tales of the Grand Tour 2
Jun 05 - Tales of the Grand Tour 2 ( Social History )

Planning an itinerary for the Grand Tour had to have taken a lot of time. What was there to see in each of the stops along the way? See if ... by ponycargirl
Men on a Mission
Jun 04 - Men on a Mission ( Man in Space )

In this quiz, you will match the Mercury or Gemini mission number with the astronauts who flew them. The Mercury capsule (Q1-6) could only ... by RedHook13
Early 20th Century Chinese History
Jun 03 - Early 20th Century Chinese History ( China )

In 1912, the fall of Qing Dynasty ended 2000 years of imperial rule and Republic of China was established. by sw11
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trivia quiz  Key Battles of World War II cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Avalice, May 01 11

The bloodiest war in history certainly had its pivotal battles that would have a huge impact on its outcome. Most of the battles are fairly well known so it shouldn't be too hard.
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Avalice
May 01 11
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trivia quiz  It Was the Best of Times ... The 1960s cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, looney_tunes, Feb 01 10

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'.
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looney_tunes editor
Feb 01 10
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trivia quiz  Kenya: The Road to Independence 2.0 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, May 02 10

A quiz on Kenyan history through the colonial period into the time of national consciousness and the cusp of violent revolution.
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stuthehistoryguy gold member
May 02 10
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trivia quiz  Miscellaneous Malawi cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Aug 13 10

Some historical trivia questions aimed at giving an overview of life in Malawi. Enjoy!
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stuthehistoryguy gold member
Aug 13 10
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trivia quiz  Life in Elizabethan England cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Pagiedamon, Jun 08 09

Beyond the glittering court of Queen Elizabeth I, England swelled with social and political change. The island nation had reached its Golden Age (1558-1603).
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Pagiedamon gold member
Jun 08 09
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trivia quiz  If Only They Disobeyed Orders cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Correspondguy, Dec 31 09

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.
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Correspondguy
Dec 31 09
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trivia quiz  What Happened in ...? (1920s edition) cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, john_sunseri, Dec 22 09

And now for a trip through the Roaring Twenties. Enjoy!
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john_sunseri
Dec 22 09
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trivia quiz  What Happened in ...? (1940s edition) cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, john_sunseri, Jan 05 10

The turbulent decade of the 1940's, year by year. Good luck!
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john_sunseri
Jan 05 10
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trivia quiz  So You Want to Know What Happened in 1955 cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, deputygary, Feb 03 09

Have you always had a burning desire to know what happened in 1955? Whether you have or not, here are ten questions about that eventful year.
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deputygary
Feb 03 09
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trivia quiz  History as Explained in Music cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, eauhomme, Dec 19 08

Music has often been used to tell stories, and in many cases, those stories have been true. This quiz examines specific historical events that have been covered in music.
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eauhomme
Dec 19 08
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