History quiz

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

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.

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In which year did the Spice Girls have a worldwide hit with ‘Wannabe’? And other questions

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It’s August 1914, and you’re eager to enlist in the army. But would you have made the cut? Find out by taking this quiz written by Catriona Pennell, a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter who specialises in the social and cultural history of the First World War.

c1530, Henry VIII surrounded by his six wives (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

How much do you know about Henry VIII's six wives? Test your knowledge with this quiz, written by historian Lauren Mackay

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 9 history exam? Try your hand at these questions set by history teacher Carly Hall.

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In which year was Yellowstone established as the United States’ first national park? And other questions

Patrick Lewis is a history teacher in Australia

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 10 history exam in Australia? Try your hand at these questions, set by teacher Patrick Lewis.

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Who wrote an authoritative account of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79? And other questions

Tara Atkinson is head of classics at Nower Hill High School in Pinner

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Year 10 history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by Tara Atkinson, head of classics at Nower Hill High School in Pinner, north-west London.

Portrait of Queen Victoria in 1887 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Could you become a citizen of Victorian England? Find out if you have what it takes...

Teletubbies (Photo by Anthony Verde/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

In which year did the BBC’s Teletubbies first air and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hit shelves? Plus other questions

Richard Royal from the Bavarian International School e.V.

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass an International Baccalaureate Diploma history test? Try your hand at these questions, set by Richard Royal from the Bavarian International School e.V. just outside of Munich.

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How much do you know about the First World War? Test your knowledge with this quiz written by Mark Connelly, professor of modern British history at the University of Kent.

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How old was George I when he came to the British throne? And other questions

Fraser McGarry is a supply teacher in Scotland

So you consider yourself a history whiz... but could you pass a Scottish history exam? Try your hand at these questions, set by history teacher Fraser McGarry.