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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 5,305 quizzes and 53,050 trivia questions in this category.
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Today's Quiz Selections
Lamentations ( Disasters )

These events all caused lamentations among those who suffered through them, and those who lost loved ones due to the forces of nature or the ... by looney_tunes
Who Was Who in '72? ( 1970s Nostalgia )

Okay, so maybe it ain't exactly grammatically correct, but maybe you'll have fun with it anyway! by logcrawler
No, Not Today ( Famous Dates )

Each of these 20th century events is described as having occurred on an incorrect date. Can you match each one with the correction to the s ... by looney_tunes
Flower Power Daze (American) ( 1960s Nostalgia )

How much do you recall of the people, places and things of America's Love Generation...the Hippies? by harleyrose
Miscellaneous Wars ( War History )

This is a quiz on the many wars throughout the history of the world. Enjoy! by shazy95
Newest History Trivia Quizzes All New...
Jan 20 - The Day I Visited The Moon ... ( Apollo Missions )

Let's see if you can recall what happened the day that these astronauts visited the Moon. by RedHook13
Jan 19 - Too Young to Dye ( Specialized History )

Long before the invention of synthetic dyes, man used natural products, both animal and vegetable, to create a wide assortment of colours. T ... by Creedy
Jan 19 - William Lloyd Garrison, Famous Abolitionist ( Slavery in America )

William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) devoted his life to ending slavery in America, and finally lived to see the 13th Amendment adopted, freei ... by littlepup
Jan 17 - When in Rome ( Pick The Year )

Come let's take a trip down memory lane as we explore snapshots of Roman history by matching the historical event/s with the year in which i ... by mask100

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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)
4341 plays
Miscellaneous Malawi

Some historical trivia questions aimed at giving an overview of life in Malawi. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
2949 plays
Firsts in the 1960s (Part 1)

This quiz asks you to identify newsworthy items of that explosive decade, the 1960s, such as inventions, cultural icons, and events. Enjoy your trip down memory lane. I enjoyed mine.
Average (15 qns)
6207 plays
So You Want to Know What Happened in 1955

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.
Easy (10 qns)
3087 plays
What Happened in ...? (1940s edition)

The turbulent decade of the 1940's, year by year. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
4008 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
9273 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)
7002 plays
Famous Meals from History

Some of these meals are famous because of the people or events with which they were connected, and others simply because of their extravagance. Come take your taste buds on a journey through time!
Average (10 qns)
10890 plays
Advanced Placement U.S. History

When some of us went to high school everyone took the same level of courses. Now high schools have Advanced Placement courses which can give students college credit if they do well. Here is your first Advanced Placement quiz!
Average (10 qns)
17814 plays
The 1960s Scene/Seen Internationally

The 1960s was a ground-breaking decade in which conventions were broken or revised in politics, architecture, music, literature, lifestyles, women's roles, cooking methods, and thoughts about the future.
Average (20 qns)
4248 plays
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