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Top 10 history quizzes of 2014

From citizenship tests to teacher challenges, 2014 has been packed with historical quizzes. Here, we round up 10 of our best ones

Published: December 26, 2014 at 5:30 am
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Could you become a citizen of ancient Greece?


In order to become a British citizen today, foreigners must sit a Life in the UK test: an exam on British society, history and culture. But what would you need to know in order to become a citizen of ancient Greece?

Medieval quiz

It is one of the most turbulent periods of history, popularised by Chaucer, Magna Carta and the Black Death. Find out how much you know about the Middle Ages with this quiz.

Queens of England quiz

Elizabeth II has ruled Britain for more than 60 years, and is a familiar figure to her subjects. But how well do you know her predecessors? Test your knowledge with this quiz written by historian Elizabeth Norton.

Second World War quiz

September 2014 marked the 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. Test your knowledge of the conflict with this quiz written by historian Roger Moorhouse.

The six wives of Henry VIII

Tudor king Henry VIII famously married six women, two of whom he later beheaded at the Tower of London. But how much do you know about his wives – Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr? Test your knowledge with this quiz, written by historian Lauren Mackay.

Beat the teacher quiz: could you pass Year 7 history?

Could you pass a Year 7 history exam? Try your hand at these questions set by Matt Bryant, a history teacher at Malmesbury School in Wiltshire.

First World War quiz

In the centenary year, it's time to test your knowledge of the First World War. This quiz is written by Mark Connelly, professor of modern British history at the University of Kent.

Could you become a citizen of ancient Rome?

Take this quiz written by author and historian Harry Sidebottom to find out if you could pass an ancient Rome citizenship test.

London quiz – how much do you know about the city's history?

From London’s architecture and place names to notable events and famous residents, this quiz will test your knowledge of our capital’s history. The questions have been written by Nick Rennison and Travis Elborough, the authors of London Quiz, published by Frances Lincoln.

Could you become a citizen of Elizabethan England?


Best-selling Tudor biographer Sarah Gristwood puts you to the test...


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