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Best History Quizzes & Questions

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Simon Deignan2023-03-09

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.

Top History Quizzes

  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

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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.

US History Quiz

US 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

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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 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 traveled 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?

English History Quiz 

English and the United Kingdom have a long history that has touched nearly every corner of the globe. So let's dive in and see what trivia we can come up with.

English History Quiz

English History Quiz

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  1. Whose statue stand in Trafallgar square?
  2. How long did Queen Elizabeth II reign?
  3. What is the name of the famous wall constructed by a Roman Emperor in the North of England?
  4. Major Thomas Harry Gem invented what sport in 1859?
  5. What was the name of explorer Robert Scott’s vessel used during his Antarctic voyage?
  6. What former British colony country declared itself a Republic in 2021?
  7. Which Englishman translate the bible?
  8. Which other nation has England fought the most wars with?
  9. What country is part of the United Kingdom, but not Great Britain? 
  10. Richard I was known by what other name?

Extra History Trivia Questions

  1. Where was Napoleon exiled to first?
  2. What two nations fought in the Punic wars?
  3. Ishtar is a deity of which people?
  4. Black-figure pottery originated in which European country?
  5. What is the name of the Viking who was said to have first European to set foot on the Americas?
  6. The Hapsburgs came from which country?
  7. What was the name of the first supersonic passenger-carrying commercial airplane? 
  8. Who was the last leader of the Soviet Union?
  9. What year did man first land on the moon? 
  10. How did Joan of Arc die?

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

English History Quiz 

  1. Lord Nelson
  2. 70 years
  3. Hadrian’s Wall
  4. Tennis
  5. Discovery
  6. Barbados
  7. William Tyndale
  8. France
  9. Northern Ireland 
  10. Richard the Lionheart

Extra History Questions

  1. Elba
  2. Rome and Carthage
  3. Babylonian/Mesopotamian
  4. Greece
  5. Leif Erikson
  6. Austria
  7. Concorde
  8. Mikhail Gorbachev
  9. 1969
  10. Burned at the stake

History Quiz Templates for Everyone

So there you have some of the best history-related quiz questions that our trivia experts could come up with. Now if you are in need of more history quizzes for your next games night or history lectures for your next class then Mentimeter has you covered.

If you want to learn how you can create more entertaining and interactive quizzes with Mentimeter, then we have the page for you!