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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 5,189 quizzes in this category.
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Today's Quiz Selections
Ancient Rome

History: Roman History

For anyone who enjoys history and learning about other eras, enjoy! - Authored by luv2run812.
I am Trying to Remember Just What That Is

History: Nostalgia

Here are ten things that you may or may not recognize. Take a look at the photos and they may help you figure out what the object was used for. Have fun as you take this trip down memory lane. - Authored by dcpddc478.
When I Was a Lad ...

History: 20th & 21st Centuries

I am fairly young so all these questions should be pretty easy for people to remember. Everything on this list has happened since my birth in 1975. - Authored by Nightf10182003.
The Most Interesting Women in the World

History: Women's History

Not only men make history, meet some of the women that have made headlines in their days in one way or another. - Authored by James25.

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Man's Inhumanity to Man

Join me on a tour of some the outrageous acts that man has committed against his fellow man (please note that this is not a 'top ten' list). Sadly these examples are merely a drop in the bucket. It's enough to make you want to resign from the human race.
Easy (10 qns)
Sep 07 06
20904 plays
Famous Tweets of History

Who says Twitter is new and innovative? People have been tweeting about events since the dawn of time. Just look at some of these tweets from over the years and figure out when or where, in 140 characters or less, they were sent. Good luck!
Easy (10 qns)
Dec 18 12
3366 plays
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
6864 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
4512 plays
US History - 1 - Exploration & Early Settlement

I have been a social studies teacher for the past twenty years in grades 7-12. This is the first of a set of quizzes covering the first thousand years of American History.
Average (20 qns)
ironsides 163
Nov 25 03
9141 plays
It's a Disaster!

History is rife with hardships and disaster, but such tragedy is life. Take a look back at some of the most influential disasters, natural and man-made, between 1980 and 2010, and never forget.
Easy (10 qns)
Aug 12 13
2196 plays
Historical People II: Military Figures

A continuation of my "Historical People" series, focusing on specific military figures throughout history.
Average (15 qns)
Dec 09 10
2463 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
4188 plays
Illuminating the Dark Ages

The quiz looks at Europe in the Dark Ages, a period of history that took place before the Middle Ages.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 02 12
2136 plays
From the 1970s

Things that happened in the 1970s mostly in America. How many do you recall?
Easy (10 qns)
May 04 08
10209 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
4287 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
2346 plays
Badges and Other Symbols of the Holocaust

This quiz asks you to assume to role of a recent deportee to a concentration camp and interpret your surroundings based on your knowledge of Holocaust symbolism.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 01 04
7902 plays
Setting the Stage: Ancient Battles

The first of the Setting the Stage series, on warfare from 1300 BC to 500 AD.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 08 10
2133 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
4134 plays
Unforgiving Lies of History

Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry? Vikings wore helmets with horns? Why would they do that? Well, they didn't. Find out who else has been lied about in history, and learn the truth.
Easy (10 qns)
Jun 26 10
8973 plays
Carnival Atmosphere

As I celebrate my 300th quiz, I decided to rent a carnival. The carnival games and rides seem to remind me of history, though. Can you identify the famous times in history where it felt like a carnival atmosphere?
Average (10 qns)
May 25 11
6420 plays
Ten Days That Shook the World

John Reed's book with this title, published in 1919, was about the October (1917) Revolution in Russia, an event which figuratively shook the world. This quiz is about events that literally shook the world - earthquakes and their aftermaths.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 12 10
9969 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
6876 plays
Key Battles of World War II

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.
Average (10 qns)
May 01 11
6285 plays
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