World History Quizzes, Trivia and Puzzles
 World History Quizzes, Trivia

World History Trivia Quizzes

  1. Home
  2. »
  3. Quizzes
  4. »
  5. History Trivia
  6. »

Fun Trivia
A sampling of facts from around the world to challenge your general knowledge of world events is presented here.
260 World History quizzes and 3,640 World History trivia questions.
1.
  Discover New Frontiers Discover New Frontiers best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The desire to discover unknown lands has been a constant in humanity's history. This quiz is dedicated to journeys of exploration that occurred centuries, or even millennia, before the great voyages of discovery of the 15th and 16th century.
Easier, 10 Qns, LadyNym, May 07 22
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Easier
LadyNym gold member
May 07 22
307 plays
2.
  Cats in History best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here is a potpourri of history questions related to our feline friends: cats, lions, tigers, etc. There are also some alternative 'Cats'.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 07 11
Average
JanIQ gold member
10859 plays
3.
  World History III great trivia quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
Welcome to World History 1000-1500 AD. Hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Sep 27 21
Tough
Sprink1234
Sep 27 21
18761 plays
4.
  What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us? best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
In this quiz, I ask what various cultures and groups of people in history have done for the rest of us, and you choose the option that they were NOT responsible for.
Tough, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Feb 21 14
Tough
guitargoddess gold member
6786 plays
5.
  World History V top quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
Welcome to 17th century World History!
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Oct 03 11
Tough
Sprink1234
15819 plays
6.
  When Did it End? - 10 questions - 4 mins
As the saying goes, all good (or bad) things must come to an end. In this quiz, we'll explore the endings of several notable eras in world history.
Average, 10 Qns, faithish, May 11 22
Average
faithish gold member
May 11 22
320 plays
7.
  Historical People I great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
There have been thousands of great people throughout history, people who have changed the utter fate of the world. How well do you know them?
Average, 10 Qns, RockBou, Jun 29 14
Average
RockBou
7678 plays
8.
  What do you know about General History? popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
These questions about history start out simple, get harder, and end up quite difficult. I hope you enjoy this quiz learn a few things.
Average, 15 Qns, buguru, Feb 17 09
Average
buguru
14738 plays
9.
  Will This Book Ever Get Written? best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
As some Funtrivia regulars know, I'm writing a book on world history - among other things. This quiz goes over some of the periods I'm working on. Hopefully you'll like the material half as much as I do!
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Dec 15 10
Average
stuthehistoryguy gold member
7611 plays
10.
  If Two Can Be as One great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Many wars and conflicts have been terrible, ugly, drawn-out affairs. However, peace is what we strive for, that feeling of togetherness. See what you know of these regions that came together to become one.
Average, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, May 07 22
Average
LeoDaVinci editor
May 07 22
223 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What country's population had reached at least an estimated 60 million by the 1570s?

From Quiz "World History IV"




11.
  World History II great trivia quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
Welcome to World History First Millenium A.D. Hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Mar 25 16
Tough
Sprink1234
Mar 25 16
14584 plays
12.
  Dog and Pony Show best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
It's time for the Dog and Pony Show-- World History edition! Join us as we count down the ten most absurd, untruthful campaigns for undeserved attention in history.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Dec 26 20
Average
adams627
Dec 26 20
2416 plays
13.
  Flagging It Up top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Putting a flag on a parcel of land is a very visual way of stating that it's owned. Take a look into these ten flag placings and test your knowledge of what you know of these cases where someone 'flagged it up'.
Easier, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Dec 08 21
Easier
LeoDaVinci editor
Dec 08 21
316 plays
14.
  World History IV great trivia quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
Welcome to 16th century World History. Hope you enjoy it!
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Nov 01 15
Tough
Sprink1234
13384 plays
15.
  Basic World History - 10 questions - 3 mins
How well do you know world history? Play this quiz to find out.
Average, 10 Qns, Ahmadian95, Aug 17 13
Average
Ahmadian95
9082 plays
16.
  Power Corrupts great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
From history to the present, and from fiction to non-fiction, what do you know about these people who let power go to their heads?
Average, 10 Qns, albinerhawk, Jan 03 12
Average
albinerhawk
4626 plays
17.
  Captivating World History great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a general world history question scramble. I tried to fairly cover the histories of various areas around the globe. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Oct 10 10
Tough
thejazzkickazz gold member
9296 plays
18.
  A Is for Abbas, Ferhat popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Sue Grafton inspired me only for the title of this historical match quiz, not for the contents. Have fun.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 19 16
Very Easy
JanIQ gold member
Nov 19 16
583 plays
19.
  World History Mixture popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz includes questions about various regions and periods. It reminds me of the test I had to pass to confirm my college graduation- there was no structure and you just had to pray they asked about things you knew!
Average, 10 Qns, KBCoffelt, Jun 21 15
Average
KBCoffelt
6193 plays
20.
  World History VI popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 6 mins
Welcome to 18th century World History. Hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Feb 24 10
Tough
Sprink1234
8918 plays
21.
  If I'm Not Back In 5 Minutes...Wait Longer popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
"Hurry up and wait" is just how things often seem if you're in the army or catching a commercial flight. History has plenty of example of things that seemed to take much longer than expected...
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, May 28 14
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
2213 plays
22.
  How High Would You Score? popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 4 mins
Ever heard of the Junior Certificate? It's an exam for 14/15 year olds half way through second level education. These questions come from one section. I have adapted them to multiple choice, students get no hints. Have fun and enjoy something different.
Average, 25 Qns, Fiachra, May 08 12
Average
Fiachra
7463 plays
23.
  Times Like These popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
How much do you know about famous historical periods? Take this quiz and find out!
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Apr 11 20
Average
dcpddc478
Apr 11 20
2383 plays
24.
  Quincentennial Quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
With my 500th(!) quiz online at the end of August of 2020, can you match these August quincentenary dates with the original events? (Remember - dates given are 500 years after actual event!)
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Aug 30 20
Average
reedy gold member
Aug 30 20
463 plays
25.
  This Land is MY Land popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is all about countries across the world that fought for their independence ... and won! This quiz is in response to an author challenge by kyleisalive.
Average, 10 Qns, funktrumpet, Jul 27 11
Average
funktrumpet
1435 plays
26.
  Don't Take the Long Way Around - 10 questions - 4 mins
History is full of journeys, long and short. Nowadays, we prefer not to take the long way around but historically, many people went on long journeys that turned out to be both bad and good. Here are ten of history's long journeys.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Nov 07 22
Average
Joepetz gold member
Nov 07 22
532 plays
27.
  Historical People IV: Monarchs top quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
This quiz, the fourth in the series, focuses on people who held the fate of their nation in their hands.
Tough, 15 Qns, RockBou, Aug 27 14
Tough
RockBou
2934 plays
28.
  Peaceful Easy Feeling great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Treaties are an important part of history. They bring about a 'peaceful easy feeling' that has usually been missing for quite a few years. Here questions about ten historical treaties. How many do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 03 19
Average
dcpddc478
Aug 03 19
1491 plays
29.
  History 106 - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here's a quiz based on the content of my history 106 class, a little of everything from the 1500's to the present. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, JsusFreak, May 10 19
Average
JsusFreak
May 10 19
6992 plays
30.
  Travels Through History - 10 questions - 5 mins
Hello, you must be the new assistant I sent for. I'm Prof. Quark and this is my Time Machine. Now, I'm sending my apprentice back in time and he'll report back to us. Sadly I'm terrible with History so I'll need your help to figure out where he is.
Average, 10 Qns, easyrider312, Jan 02 13
Average
easyrider312
4502 plays
31.
  Freshman World History great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I thought my ninth-graders would do better with these semester exam World History questions. I'll bet you can do better than they did. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Oct 17 22
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Average
shvdotr gold member
Oct 17 22
1555 plays
32.
  8th Grade History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Stuff I learned in my eighth grade history class.
Average, 10 Qns, historybuff268, Aug 26 20
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Average
historybuff268
Aug 26 20
5995 plays
33.
  Small Events That Changed the World popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
If a butterfly flaps its wings in Asia can it cause a hurricane in Brazil? Some small events that started that way and unexpectedly changed the world.
Average, 10 Qns, corrupt1, Jun 21 14
Average
corrupt1
1967 plays
34.
  Quite Random Historical Facts - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do you know more than one historical fact starting with the letter Q? Well, surprisingly there are quite a bit more - enough to build a quiz with these. Have fun exploring some random history of the quaternary age.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 05 18
Average
JanIQ gold member
Nov 05 18
382 plays
35.
  World History - 10 questions - 3 mins
Distinguish the key events of World History for the average Middle School Social Studies.
Average, 10 Qns, mini70, Jul 07 16
Average
mini70
Jul 07 16
1599 plays
36.
  Do You Know Your History? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do you consider yourself a history buff? Find out by taking this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jul 09 16
Average
nmerr gold member
Jul 09 16
1163 plays
37.
  Beds are Burning - 10 questions - 4 mins
Midnight Oil's protest song "Beds Are Burning" is the inspiration for this quiz which looks at forced migration. There are many examples throughout history, often carried out at great cost to those involved.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Jun 14 16
Average
suomy
Jun 14 16
746 plays
38.
  World History: Which Decade? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I'll give you three historical events from around the world and all you have to do is tell me which decade they happened in. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Jun 12 13
Average
timence gold member
1382 plays
39.
  Survey of World History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is Funtrivia's first general survey of world history. I will endeavor, in this quiz, to ask some questions which fairly cover the numerous countries and cultures of the world...good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Dec 15 02
Tough
thejazzkickazz gold member
4279 plays
40.
That was Einstein's perhaps very apt comment on coincidence. History can sometimes turn on coincidences or just produce some amazing stories. Let's take a look at some of history's more interesting happenstances.
Tough, 10 Qns, McAngus, Oct 01 17
Tough
McAngus
Oct 01 17
1164 plays
41.
This is a very general quiz about everything from world leaders to the Constitution. Good luck and enjoy it!
Tough, 20 Qns, evelina0606, Jun 26 12
Tough
evelina0606
4519 plays
42.
  Water! - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is about different historical events involving water. Enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, duggarfan04, Nov 21 19
Easier
duggarfan04
Nov 21 19
700 plays
43.
  History of the World: IX popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
From 1700 to about 1850, I see this period as the Revolution Age, or the Enlightenment. This period started to pave the way to our modern world.
Average, 10 Qns, 0c0c0c, Mar 24 09
Average
0c0c0c
3244 plays
44.
  General History Questions - 15 questions - 4 mins
A quiz on Ancient and Medieval History.
Average, 15 Qns, ladydoor, Apr 03 12
Average
ladydoor
8205 plays
45.
  "Revolution"ary - 10 questions - 4 mins
A look at some of the biggest revolutions and uprisings ever.
Average, 10 Qns, George95, May 05 11
Average
George95 gold member
824 plays
46.
  History of the World: VII popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
We've been through the Stone, Bronze, Iron, Classical, and Dark Ages. But now come the Middle Ages, a time of crusades and caliphs!
Average, 10 Qns, 0c0c0c, May 15 18
Average
0c0c0c
May 15 18
3435 plays
47.
A brief quiz on different rulers who have had an impact on our world one way or another.
Tough, 10 Qns, Jaffas85, Feb 11 22
Tough
Jaffas85
Feb 11 22
3972 plays
48.
  Circular History - 10 questions - 7 mins
Ever heard the phrase "six degrees of Kevin Bacon"? Here is a quiz that is a little like that. We start in a place in time and by question ten we should be back there again with a brief trip around some interesting historical highlights!
Average, 10 Qns, JWJHope, Feb 28 12
Average
JWJHope
1967 plays
49.
  Countdown to the Millennium: III - 15 questions - 6 mins
It is now time to step into the 3rd century. In the previous century we saw the first signs of chaos erupting in the East and the West, but it will be this century where things really start to fall apart. Get ready for a bumpy ride.
Tough, 15 Qns, Avalice, Sep 18 16
Tough
Avalice
Sep 18 16
224 plays
50.
  The World's Story - 10 questions - 4 mins
From the invention of the wheel to the Cold War this test has an array of questions from history.
Average, 10 Qns, Piecrust, Jan 13 11
Average
Piecrust
3644 plays
51.
  Kings, Khalifs, Sultans and Chieftains - 20 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is about the leaders of many states and times. Good luck!
Tough, 20 Qns, SalamKhan, Sep 14 14
Tough
SalamKhan
591 plays
52.
  A Look at World History - 10 questions - 4 mins
A brief look at some historical moments in our amazing past.
Tough, 10 Qns, doomed, Mar 29 11
Tough
doomed
2780 plays
53.
  I Hate History - 10 questions - 3 mins
You want a tough history quiz? One that will make your brain twist and turn in frustrated consternation? A real challenge? Well, too bad!
Average, 10 Qns, Lost_Player, Oct 06 12
Average
Lost_Player
3308 plays
54.
  Interesting World History - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here's a quiz about some historical events in Europe (and elsewhere). I hope you enjoy them.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Oct 14 04
Tough
robert362
5760 plays
55.
  Modern History - Missing Links - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here's another 'missing links' quiz where you'll have to find the suitable choice, given a series of related names. The questions will cover up aspects up to the 19th century.
Tough, 10 Qns, Mr5, Nov 09 10
Tough
Mr5
3060 plays
56.
  All Those Tragedies - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many tragedies happened around this world of ours. Can you identify where they took place, in which form or even in which year? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Eisenherz, Nov 22 17
Average
Eisenherz
Nov 22 17
1235 plays
57.
  History of the World: I - 10 questions - 5 mins
Are you a history buff? If so, this quiz is for you! If you aren't a history buff, try anyway. You might find out you know a more than you think.
Tough, 10 Qns, 0c0c0c, Jul 03 11
Tough
0c0c0c
2868 plays
58.
  Development of Nations - 10 questions - 5 mins
A general quiz on some examples of nation- building.
Tough, 10 Qns, WW2Master123, Feb 12 18
Tough
WW2Master123
Feb 12 18
502 plays
59.
  Because Seven Eight Nine - 10 questions - 3 mins
The year 789 CE is not one you are likely to remember, but this quiz features several significant events that happened that year.
Average, 10 Qns, TimBentley, Nov 11 12
Average
TimBentley
547 plays
60.
  Changing World - 10 questions - 6 mins
History is fundamentally about 'changes'. Major changes, minor changes. After all we tell stories only when 'things happen', not when everything remains as it was.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Apr 21 22
Tough
flem-ish
Apr 21 22
2960 plays
61.
  Trifles For The History Buff - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many a little, makes a mickle, as my grannie said. So a bit of knowledge here, and a bit of information there, may help us end up with a better understanding of the world we live in. That was my teachers' view. Hope it's a bit of fun too.
Average, 10 Qns, chrissie_26, Feb 10 15
Average
chrissie_26
2238 plays
62.
  Voyages Aboard the S.S. Quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Its the 1800s and you and your pirate crew are preparing to sail around the world. But can you navigate the obstacles in your way and answer questions from History and Geography.
Average, 10 Qns, James707, Jun 21 14
Average
James707
550 plays
63.
  More History 101 - 25 questions - 11 mins
Another batch of history questions. Hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 25 Qns, Livefan, Mar 11 12
Tough
Livefan
4695 plays
64.
  World History: The Ultimate Test! - 10 questions - 4 mins
There is nothing more satisfying than knowing who our ancestors were and how they lived. This is exactly what World History tries to accomplish. Like World History? Any good at it? Try this quiz!
Tough, 10 Qns, udbhav, Aug 01 11
Tough
udbhav
1743 plays
65.
  History Test - 10 questions - 3 mins
Hello! This is quiz is basically based on Indian history with a little foreign admixture. I hope you enjoy the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, bikoz, Nov 30 12
Average
bikoz
1849 plays
This is category 141
Last Updated Dec 07 2022 11:21 AM
play trivia = Top 5% Rated Quiz, take trivia quiz Top 10% Rated Quiz, test trivia quiz Top 20% Rated Quiz, popular trivia A Well Rated Quiz
new quizzes = added recently, editor pick = Editor's Pick editor = FunTrivia Editor gold = Gold Member

Teachers / educators: FunTrivia welcomes the use of our website and quizzes in the classroom as a teaching aid or for preparing and testing students. See our education section. Our quizzes are printable and may be used as question sheets by k-12 teachers, parents, and home schoolers.

 ·  All questions, answers, and quiz content on this website is copyright FunTrivia, Inc and may not be reproduced without permission. Any images from TV shows and movies are copyright their studios, and are being used under "fair use" for commentary and education.