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Best History Quizzes & Questions for Students in 2021

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Simon Deignan2021-07-28
History is so much more than dates, places and names… even though all of those are incredibly important. It’s about people, nations and the stories they leave behind them. We love history here at Mentimeter (some say it’s our favorite subject), so we’ve asked our resident wannabe historians to compile some quizzes that are perfect for both the classroom and lecture hall. 

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So without further ado, enjoy our quizzes and some bonus trivia questions.

  1. World History
  2. American History 
  3. Ancient History 

World History

The world is an awfully big place and so much has gone on just in the past decade. It’s near impossible to keep up. But let’s have a look at some of the major events, people and stories that have defined world history.

History Quiz

History Quiz

World History Trivia Questions

  1. What woman discovered radium and polonium?
  2. What was the name of Blackbeard / Edward Teach’s ship?
  3. In what year did the Battle of Hastings take place?
  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina was part of what former European country?
  5. Who was the first explorer to sail around the world?
  6. True or False: Sweden was neutral in WWII
  7. Who was President during the Bay of Pigs Invasion?
  8. Which Roman Emperor was famously known as ‘Little Boots’?
  9. On what island was Napoleon born? 
  10. Where was the first British colony in the Americas?
  11. When did the Berlin Wall fall?
  12. Where did Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt meet following the conclusion of WW2?

American History 

American history is a fascinating study of political, civic and cultural leaders. Thanks to a historical narrative that is as dense as it is intriguing, we have been able to compile a Mentimeter quiz dedicated solely to the history of the United States.

American History Quiz

American History Quiz

American History Trivia Questions

  1. In front of what memorial did Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous ‘I have a Dream’ speech ?
  2. On what date was the Declaration of Independence signed?
  3. Which President attended the Yalta Conference?
  4. What achievement is Amelia Earhart best known for?
  5. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from what European country?
  6. What was the first US state admitted to the Union?
  7. True or False: William Henry Harrison only served as US President for 31 days?
  8. What was the last currency to be used in the US before the Dollar?
  9. How many US Presidents have been assassinated? 
  10. In what state was George Washington born?
  11. What was the pseudonym of FBI agent Mark Felt who provided details of the Watergate Scandal to The Washington Post?
  12. Edward Snowden revealed information about what intelligence service?

Ancient History 

The birth of democracy, the regaling of myth, the expansion of cities and the fall of Empires; The world of Ancient Greece and Rome provides us with some of history's most quoted texts and recited tales. From the epics of Homer to the theorems of Pythagoras, it was hard to limit ourselves to just one quiz.  

Ancient History Quiz

Ancient History Quiz

Ancient History Trivia Questions

  1. Who was the Greek God of War?
  2. How many wars did the Carthaginians fight with the Romans?
  3. On what island would you find the Minoans?
  4. What Roman General married Cleopatra?
  5. Who was the first Christian Roman Emperor?
  6. What structure did the Emperor Hadrian build in Northern England?
  7. True or False: Homer was blind?
  8. What was the currency used in many ancient Greek states?
  9. What was the highest political office in the Roman Republic? 
  10. People travelled far and wide to visit who at Delphi?
  11. What modern country contains ancient Asia Minor?
  12. How many of the 7 Ancient Wonders were located in modern day Egypt?

Looking For More Questions?

Can’t get enough... dying for even more? Brilliant because we have plenty more templates where those came from! No matter if you're looking for icebreakers to use at your next meeting, quizzes to run with your friends or something to impress your boss, we have you covered. 

... Now For The Answers

World History

  1. Marie Curie
  2. Queen Anne’s Revenge 
  3. 1066
  4. Yugoslavia
  5. Ferdinand Magellan
  6. True
  7. John F. Kennedy
  8. Caligula
  9. Corsica
  10. Jamestown, Virginia
  11. 1989
  12. Yalta

American History

  1. The Lincoln Memorial
  2. August 2nd, 1776
  3. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  4. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
  5. France
  6. Delaware
  7. True
  8. Continental currency
  9. 4
  10. Virginia
  11. Deep Throat
  12. The CIA

Ancient History

  1. Ares
  2. 3
  3. Crete
  4. Marcus Antonius / Mark Anthony
  5. Constantine the Great
  6. A wall
  7. True
  8. Drachma
  9. Consul
  10. The oracle / Pythia
  11. Turkey
  12. 2 - Pyramids of Giza and the Lighthouse of Alexandria

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