History quiz

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

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

BEF soldiers arrive in London after Dunkirk Evacuation (Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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

Queen Victoria, 1887 (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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

Lord Horatio Nelson (Photo by Photo12/UIG/Getty Images)

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.

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

WW1 poster (Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

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.