The Ultimate History Quiz

Think you know a thing or two about history? Put your knowledge to the test. Think historical figures, notable dates and days of old for inspiration to ace our free world history quiz. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some historical quizzing.

Round 1

1 – In which year was the battle of Hastings?

2 – How many years did World War 1 last?

3 – In which year did World War 2 begin?

4 – Which battle is General George Custer most recognised for?

5 – Which battle ended the French’s attempts to dominate Europe?

6 – Storming the beaches of Normandy is more commonly known as?

7 – The Trojan War was a battle between which ancient cities?

8 – How long did the “100 year War” last?

9 – The Battle of Gettysburg was a battle in which War?

10 – Which navies were involved in the Battle of Trafalgar?

Round 2

1 – How old was Mary Queen of Scots when her father died and she acceded to the throne?

2 – Who was the youngest King Of England?

3 – Who was the first member of the Royal family to live in Buckingham Palace?

4 – Who is also known as the “father of the navy”?

5 – Who was the first British Monarch to enter the States?

6 – How was Charles I executed?

7 – Which King of England has these nicknames Edward Longshanks, Hammer of the Scots, Longshanks?

8 – Who was the first King of England?

9 – Who was nicknamed Bloody Mary by her opponents?

10 – What was the Monarch William I also known as?

Round 3

1 – Name the German-born theoretical physicist?

2 – Who initiated the gunpowder plot?

3 – Which prime minister successfully led Britain through World War 2?

4 – What is Leonardo Da Vinci’s most well-known piece of art?

5 – Which US president abolished slavery?

6 – What age was William Shakespeare at his time of death – 32, 42 or 52?

7 – Who rose to power as the leader of the Nazi party?

8 – A crew member of which military general discovered the Rosetta Stone?

9 – Which American poet never published anything with her own name?

10 – Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?

Round 4

1 – How many Tudor Monarchs were there?

2 – How many years was the Victorian era – 64, 74 or 84?

3 – Which group was the largest in ancient Europe?

4 – The bubonic plague from 1346 to 1353 is also known as what?

5 – What date did the Tudor era end?

6 – How many years did Prohibition last in the US?

7 – In which year did Columbus discover America?

8 – How many congressional delegates signed the Declaration of Independence?

9 – In which year was Slavery Abolition Act implemented in Britain – 1833, 1853 or 1933?

10 – Henry VIII set up ‘The Acts of Supremacy’ in 1534 making him the Supreme Head of what?

Round 5

1 – Henry VIII had 9 wives True or False?

2 – The great fire of London started at a bakery True or False?

3 – Henry III was raised by priests True or False?

4 – Thomas Blood stole the Crown Jewels in 1671 True or False?

5 – The Great Depression lasted 2 years True or False?

6 – The gunpowder plot was to destroy Buckingham Palace True or False?

7 – Marie Curie won 2 Nobel prizes True or False?

8 – Queen Elizabeth married a Priest True or False?

9 – Marie Antoinette was beheaded 9 months after her husband True or False?

10 – In 2021, Queen Elizabeth became the longest-reigning monarch True or False?




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Claire Roach is a professional quizzer, gamer and developer who turned her passion for knowledge into a hub for FREE quizzes!

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