History quiz

Test your history knowledge with our weekly trivia quizzes brought to you by BBC History Magazine, Britain's best-selling history magazine.

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Which of the following is widely credited as being the first horror film? And other questions

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Which explorer has two dwarf galaxies named after him, after the crew of his expedition became some of the earliest Europeans to sight them? And other questions

Robert Orr is head of GCSE history at Tudor Grange Academy in Solihull

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 9 history exam? Try your hand at these questions set by Robert Orr, a history and politics teacher.

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In which year did Labour’s Harold Wilson become prime minister? And other questions

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you major in medieval history in the US? Try your hand at these questions set by Simon Doubleday, a professor of history at Hofstra University, New York.

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In which year did Alan Shepard become the first American in space?

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Could you pass a citizenship test in ancient Greece? Find out if you have what it takes...

Where, at various times, would you have found the cats Nelson, Peta, Wilberforce and Humphrey? And other questions

Scott Allsop teaches history at the British School of Bucharest

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 12 International AS Level history exam? Try your hand at these questions set by history teacher Scott Allsop.

History quiz – North Pole

In which year was the North Pole first reached by a surface vessel? And other questions

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Test your knowledge of the Second World War with this quiz written by historian Roger Moorhouse

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Test your knowledge of the queens of England with this quiz written by historian Elizabeth Norton.

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In which year did the Nintendo Game Boy first go on sale in Japan and the US? And other questions

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From whom did Lord Nelson famously request a kiss as he lay dying on HMS Victory? And other questions

 

Russel Tarr is head of history at the International School of Toulouse

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 8 history exam? Try your hand at these questions set by history teacher Russel Tarr.