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551 Specialized History quizzes and 7,714 Specialized History trivia questions.
1.
  Women Warriors of the World Women Warriors of the World best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Come meet some of the most famous (and infamous) women warriors from around the world and across the ages. The photos are designed to give some hints!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Nov 03 17
Very Easy
stephgm67 gold member
Nov 03 17
1179 plays
2.
  The Most Interesting Women in the World best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Not only men make history, meet some of the women that have made headlines in their days in one way or another.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, James25, Oct 15 16
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Very Easy
James25 gold member
Oct 15 16
3772 plays
3.
  Stop Poisoning My Name Stop Poisoning My Name best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is filled with swastikas. No, really. Wanna guess how people use them?
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Nov 22 15
Average
nautilator
756 plays
4.
  Best of the Best  Warriors Best of the Best: Warriors top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Throughout the ages there have been many great warriors who distinguished themselves on the field of battle and consequently shaped history. The following warriors had in them the stuff of which legends are made.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 22 16
Average
ponycargirl editor
Apr 22 16
685 plays
5.
  How Not to Die best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A truth of life is: people die. Some, however, come close to dying and yet live on. This quiz will look at ten of them - not how they died, but how they managed to not die.
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Aug 17 17
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
Aug 17 17
1623 plays
6.
  Razing Hell Razing Hell great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A building is only as good as its foundations. Here are some buildings which didn't quite stand the test of time. Be it by human or by nature, some structures just don't have enough integrity to make it in this world. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 15 14
Tough
kyleisalive editor
900 plays
7.
  Jobs Once Part of Everyday Life top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These ten jobs were once very much a part of everyday life in times gone by in England and sometimes the United States. How many do you know? Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 09 19
Average
Creedy gold member
Feb 09 19
582 plays
8.
  Book Burning Party! editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
"Where they burn books, they will in the end also burn people" is a quote from the German poet Heinrich Heine (1797-1859). Unsurprisingly, the Nazis burnt his books, too. This quiz is about some of history's most notorious book burnings.
Average, 10 Qns, AlonsoKing, Dec 01 12
Average
AlonsoKing
1792 plays
9.
  Who Invented the Dishwasher? top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Whenever I cook, I use several handy appliances to make things less cumbersome. Who invented all these kitchen appliances?
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Apr 24 17
Average
JanIQ gold member
Apr 24 17
1421 plays
10.
  Trade Routes Trade Routes - 10 questions - 4 mins
Throughout history, trade routes played an important role in the establishment and stability of many empires. Here is a quiz on ten of these trade roads.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Oct 29 16
Average
Joepetz gold member
Oct 29 16
460 plays
trivia question Quick Question
One of the major reasons a herb strewer was once employed by authorities in London was to mask the offensive smell from which source?

From Quiz "Jobs Once Part of Everyday Life"




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  Delayed Reactions of History best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Not every historical event is immediately noticed for what it means. Can you identify these events that led to some unexpected consequences?
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Apr 01 16
Average
CmdrK gold member
Apr 01 16
1014 plays
12.
  Big Girls Blouse popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
You don't have to be thin to be a woman with success. Ten female formidable figures to prove this, mainly 20th. century.
Easier, 10 Qns, heidi66, Nov 01 16
Easier
heidi66 gold member
Nov 01 16
814 plays
13.
  A Time of Innocence - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many adults try to preserve a child's innocence by shielding them from some of the horrors of the "grown-up" world. This quiz will focus on children that became involved with traumatic events throughout history.
Average, 10 Qns, RedHook13, Mar 07 20
Average
RedHook13 gold member
Mar 07 20
611 plays
14.
  Ten Afflictions That Changed History top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Sometimes we think we are in control and find out that the fates have other ideas. The same can be said for every civilization, empire and country that has ever existed on our planet.
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Jul 03 20
Average
alexis722
Jul 03 20
2256 plays
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  This is Why We Can't Have Historical Things top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
History is a rich topic and, luckily, people have a tendency to preserve artifacts to chronicle our time on this planet. This quiz is about what was lost not to the ages, but to the idiots, because there's always someone willing to destroy that stuff.
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 16 17
Tough
kyleisalive editor
Aug 16 17
2119 plays
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  Quotes About Young People Over Time top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
You think the young people of today are scandalous, and that the things they do would never be dreamed of in YOUR time? Think again. Here's a few historical perspectives on youth over the ages.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 06 22
Average
Creedy gold member
Mar 06 22
1122 plays
17.
  Bodyguards best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Throughout history political leaders and the office they hold have been protected by bodyguards and special protection organisations. How much do you know about these units?
Tough, 10 Qns, mstanaway, Feb 17 11
Tough
mstanaway
1279 plays
18.
  Flower Power great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Think flowers are passive? This quiz might change your mind. Here are ten different flowers that influenced world history.
Average, 10 Qns, comitis, Sep 19 16
Average
comitis
Sep 19 16
2350 plays
19.
  Seasoned with Saltpeter popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In this quiz we are having a look at saltpetre (or saltpeter) and some of the history around its use. Saltpetre is the name given to a group nitrates, namely those involving sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Sep 16 13
Average
suomy
1683 plays
20.
  Too Young to Dye great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Long before the invention of synthetic dyes, man used natural products, both animal and vegetable, to create a wide assortment of colours. Ten of these are included in this quiz. How many do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 23 17
Average
Creedy gold member
Jan 23 17
398 plays
21.
  Historical Survey of Computing popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The history of computing spans many centuries. I will ask you to identify people, devices and events regarding early computers and computing.
Easier, 10 Qns, christopherm, Jan 13 13
Easier
christopherm gold member
838 plays
22.
  Cows Throughout History - 10 questions - 4 mins
Cows have played an important role in human development throughout world history. Check out some of these cow related events.
Average, 10 Qns, parrotman2006, Jul 19 21
Average
parrotman2006 gold member
Jul 19 21
331 plays
23.
  Discombobulating Bubbles! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
"Discombobulating" means "confusing" or "befuddling". So when I received this quiz title, I thought of champagne. What do you know about the history of the champagne business? Cheers!
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 19 21
Average
JanIQ gold member
Aug 19 21
545 plays
24.
  Ida's Historical Peek at the Dungeon popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
Hi, I'm Ida the Adult Ed Instructor. Welcome to my course on the Dungeon. First we study origins & generalities; then off we go on a field trip to visit specific dungeons, mostly British. Looks like you're on my roster, so take your seat and let's begin.
Average, 15 Qns, gracious1, Aug 31 15
Average
gracious1 gold member
582 plays
25.
  Types of Sources for History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is about the characteristics of things like primary, secondary, reliable and unreliable sources. It does *not* tell you where to find materials for quizzes.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jan 14 14
Average
bloomsby gold member
608 plays
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  Stop the Presses! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
If it's in the paper it has to be true, right? Not always! Over the years, many news flashes have turned out to be false. See what you remember about these times when it would have been better to do some fact checking before crying, "Stop the Presses!"
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Apr 01 12
Average
shuehorn gold member
808 plays
27.
  The Bowels of History great trivia quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
Here is a quiz on some notably gruesome and often scatalogical Historical facts. Test your knowledge on a few items not often mentioned in History class.
Difficult, 20 Qns, jane6677, Aug 31 13
Difficult
jane6677
6323 plays
28.
  Embargoing, Going, Gone! - 10 questions - 4 mins
Embargoes have been placed throughout history for various reasons. This quiz will test your knowledge on some of them. Thank you to kyleisalive for the quiz title. Best of luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Mar 20 15
Easier
Triviaballer gold member
730 plays
29.
  X Marks The Shot great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I challenge you to a duel. Choose you second, bring your weapon and prepare to meet your fate. Well, perhaps a battle to the death is a little dramatic. Instead, how about playing this quiz on the history of dueling and personal combat.
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Feb 26 15
Average
adam36 gold member
388 plays
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  Who's that Lady? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Being both a history nut and a woman, a quiz on women in history is a natural for me. How many of these ladies of the past couple of thousand years can you identify?
Average, 10 Qns, sk8trmom51, Jun 20 18
Average
sk8trmom51
Jun 20 18
1995 plays
31.
  Just Horsing Around top quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
Throughout history there have been horses who were as famous as their owners. From the clues given can you identify the horses and/or the people associated with them in this quiz?
Tough, 15 Qns, Cymruambyth, Nov 13 19
Tough
Cymruambyth gold member
Nov 13 19
861 plays
32.
  The Clock is Ticking - 10 questions - 4 mins
Created and maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board, the Doomsday Clock represents a multi-scale assessment of the probability of global disaster. Match the clock settings to the reasons given for them!
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Feb 11 18
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
Feb 11 18
309 plays
33.
  Then I Saw Her Mace great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
...now I'm a believer. With apologies to the Monkees, this quiz is about women warriors, pirates and freedom fighters. It would have been best not to have gotten on their bad side! Let's see how many you can identify.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Aug 17 15
Average
CmdrK gold member
489 plays
34.
  Oh, the Things That They'll Tax popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Is there nothing more noble than the pursuit of other peoples' money? As it turns out, the world's most inevitable profession can be incredibly creative.
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Oct 26 14
Average
nautilator
444 plays
35.
  Overview of Jewish History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz covers Jewish history from Biblical times all the way up to the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. The questions refer mostly to major events, the Diaspora, and Zionism. Good luck.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Headrock, Aug 22 09
Difficult
Headrock
867 plays
36.
  "...and Suddenly the Sun Turned Black!" great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
It's a sign! An omen! The end is nigh! No, wait: it's just an eclipse. Throughout history, eclipses have often seemed to bring with them dread omens and momentous events. Let's visit some of them!
Average, 10 Qns, bszpak, Apr 12 13
Average
bszpak
496 plays
37.
  Carrots: Historical Roots top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Have you ever wished you could take a wide-ranging historical and "carrot-ographical" quiz written by a man who talks to carrots? Er... well... couldn't you just click on play anyway!
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Dec 17 08
Tough
uglybird gold member
1111 plays
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  Seven Ate Nine top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Eating your own kind is taboo. That doesn't mean that it doesn't happen. The following incidents certainly did not involve a vegetarian, unless they were the victim.
Tough, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 15 11
Tough
pollucci19 gold member
790 plays
39.
  Historical People VI: Women in History - 15 questions - 5 mins
A quiz by request, dedicated to historical women who made history.
Average, 15 Qns, RockBou, Mar 23 20
Average
RockBou
Mar 23 20
992 plays
40.
  Battles over The Bible (in English) great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
You don't have to be either a Christian or a theologian to do this quiz, because it's about translators and their work, not about the Bible itself. Have fun.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Aug 20 14
Difficult
Cymruambyth gold member
1326 plays
41.
  17th-20th Century Resistance to Colonialism top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
All of these groups have ties to the Americas.
Average, 10 Qns, Yana63, Sep 15 18
Average
Yana63
Sep 15 18
225 plays
42.
  Weather or Not - 10 questions - 6 mins
How the Weather has Rained on History's Parade, with a grateful nod to Laura Lee's book "Blame It on the Rain", and to the Weather Channel for inspiration.
Tough, 10 Qns, sidnobls, Jan 21 08
Tough
sidnobls
2608 plays
43.
  Famous Miscalculations - 10 questions - 4 mins
History is filled with incidents of incredibly poor judgment.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 08 15
Average
robert362
5577 plays
44.
  A Tour of My Coffee Plantation popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
It's December 1901. Join Alberto Santos Dumont, the world's first celebrity aviator, for an imaginary tour of the Brazilian coffee plantation on which he grew up. You'll meet some of his famous contemporaries and test yourself on the history of coffee.
Average, 10 Qns, glendathecat, Oct 19 09
Average
glendathecat
331 plays
45.
  In the Dark, Before Time Began great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
Albert Einstein once said, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." This is how we've kept track of time throughout the centuries.
Difficult, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jan 30 13
Difficult
illiniman14 gold member
492 plays
46.
  "Miner" History - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a general quiz on mining and mineral discovery. Some questions are easy and some not so easy. I hope you will find it informative and entertaining.
Average, 10 Qns, prof_electro, Oct 13 06
Average
prof_electro
533 plays
47.
This quiz takes a broad view of the types of body armour used from the time of the ancient Greeks through to the modern day.
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Mar 02 15
Average
SisterSeagull gold member
210 plays
48.
  Cloak & Dagger - 10 questions - 4 mins
Secret messages, signals and codes throughout history
Average, 10 Qns, russalka, Sep 04 15
Average
russalka
364 plays
49.
  Vandelay Industries - 10 questions - 5 mins
As "Seinfeld" fans know, George told his unemployment insurance investigator that he was interviewing with Vandelay Industries as a latex salesman. This quiz will explore what George might be expected to learn if he actually got the job.
Average, 10 Qns, abechstein, Dec 24 09
Average
abechstein
309 plays
50.
  21 Gun Salute - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some interesting facts about the 21 Gun Salute.
Tough, 10 Qns, brewpack, Aug 30 11
Tough
brewpack
343 plays
51.
  Women Through the Ages - 10 questions - 5 mins
How much do you know about the women who changed the world?
Tough, 10 Qns, boarding_las, Jul 25 13
Tough
boarding_las
785 plays
52.
  The United States of Ametrica - 10 questions - 8 mins
Learn all the reasons behind and implications of the United States staying away from the metric system.
Difficult, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Mar 17 13
Difficult
illiniman14 gold member
510 plays
53.
  The Age of Sail - 10 questions - 5 mins
Does your blood run with a little salt? See how much of a "lubber" you are (or aren't) with this nautical quiz! Let's get "under way".
Average, 10 Qns, Gatsby05, Oct 30 10
Average
Gatsby05
339 plays
54.
  Famous 'Footnotes' - 10 questions - 4 mins
Some people are remembered in connection with specific incidents. Other people who were also involved are somewhat less famous.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, May 03 14
Average
robert362
3034 plays
55.
  The Zamboni popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
The siren sounds and the teams head for the locker rooms. It's time for you to clear the ice. Many fans head for the vending area, but many stay to watch you. How much do you know about the origin and operation of the ice resurfacer?
Difficult, 10 Qns, sidnobls, May 13 10
Difficult
sidnobls
533 plays
56.
  Just How Old is That Computer? - 20 questions - 7 mins
Being of a generation that learned math by rote and did not fold, staple or mutilate, I was enchanted by a "Scientific American" article on Computing in the September 09 issue. Did you read it?
Tough, 20 Qns, CariM0952, Dec 11 20
Tough
CariM0952 gold member
Dec 11 20
429 plays
57.
  Khalifat Capitals - 20 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about the various caliphates scattered across the Middle East and North Africa - and, most importantly, their capitals.
Tough, 20 Qns, SalamKhan, May 03 10
Tough
SalamKhan
453 plays
58.
  History of Greek Philosophy and Math popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
It is probable to be fun.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 23 02
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
965 plays
59.
  Fun History VI: History of Writing - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is a short quiz on the history of writing. It should be easy if you know the subject; a little bit of knowledge gained if you don't. Please have fun and enjoy.
Difficult, 10 Qns, trojan11, Nov 04 06
Difficult
trojan11
669 plays
60.
  World Firsts - 15 questions - 5 mins
A variety of 'firsts' the world over - mostly multiple choice questions. Have fun!
Difficult, 15 Qns, Engadine, Jan 24 07
Difficult
Engadine
1116 plays
61.
  Medals and Awards - 15 questions - 6 mins
This quiz has questions about 15 awards, both military and civil, through the ages.
Difficult, 15 Qns, mortifer, Jul 14 03
Difficult
mortifer
747 plays
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