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History Quiz

Test your knowledge of history with our quick quizzes. Each history quiz covers a popular Edexcel GCSE or A level topic and it’s a great way to see how much you know, whether you're doing some last-minute revision or you just want to exercise your brain cells. We’ll be adding more quizzes on a regular basis. 

Medicine, Surgery and Public Health

 

Medicine, Surgery and Public Health

Chloroform, Carbolic acid, Chlorine, Coca-Cola... which of these did Joseph Lister use to sterilise his surgical equipment?

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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Test: I’m sure you all know who Elizabeth Fry is, but do you know which English bank note she appears on?

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Italy c1896-1943 Italy c1896-1943

Do you know who the longest serving Italian Prime Minister is? I’ll give you a clue.. it’s not Silvio Berlusconi.

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The Atlantic Slave Trade

The Atlantic Slave Trade

Do you know which English port was most active in the Atlantic slave trade?

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Wars of the Roses Quiz

The Wars of the Roses 1455-1485

Kingmaker, Wishmaker, Widowmaker... Any idea which of these names was given to the Earl of Warwick?

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The Houses of Parliament
 
British Political History c1945-1990 

You’ve no doubt heard of the ‘Winter of Discontent’... you may even know which year it took place... but do you know which Shakespeare play the term comes from?   
 
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Giant's Causeway

 

International Relations 1900-1939

Do you find it hard to remember the difference between all the different treaties, pacts and crises? If so, try our quiz and test your knowledge of this fascinating period of history. 
   
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Giant's Causeway
 
Northern Ireland c1968-99

Do you know what 30 January 1972 is also known as? I’ll give you a clue... it’s not Black Friday.
  
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Christmas quiz

Christmas History Quiz

Why not get in the mood for Christmas and test your historical knowledge at the same time with our special Christmas History Quiz?
 
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Germany 1918-39
 
Germany 1918-1939

Any idea where the Weimar Republic got its name from? If you think you know, then why not have a go at this quiz?
 
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The Norman Conquest
 
 

The Norman Conquest

Goodison Park, Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane... which of these football grounds was also a famous battle at which Harold Godwinson defeated the Vikings?
  
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The Cold War
 
 
The Cold War

Bamboo Curtain, Roman Curtain, Ice Curtain... which of these terms were used to describe boundaries between communist and capitalist states and which are more likely to be hanging from your kitchen window?
 
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 The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War

Spain: land of sun, sea, sand... and until the 1970s, fascist dictatorship. Test your knowledge of the Spanish Civil War with this fascinating quiz!

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 The European witchcraze
 

The European Witchcraze

Vampires, skeletons, ghosts... of all the things that go bump in the night, it’s witches that terrify me! Why not get in the mood for Hallowe'en with this fascinating quiz?

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 The USA 1945-70
 
The USA 1945-70

You’ve no doubt heard of Malcolm X, but do you know who El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was? Try our quiz on this fascinating topic.

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 Vietnam War   Vietnam 1960-75

This is one of our most popular topics at GCSE so I'm expecting some high scores on this quiz!

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 India  

Indian Independence c1900-47

I'm sure you all know who Gandhi is, but do you know which university he studied at?

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 China   China c1930-1989

Ever heard of Panda diplomacy? If you think you know what it is then why not have a go at this quiz? I'll be impressed if you can get 100%!

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 American West  

The American West 1840-1895

You may have seen the movies and know your outlaws, but do you know the difference between a Sod House and a Sweat Lodge?

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 Transformation of British Society   The Transformation of British Society 1800-51

If you thought this period of history was boring, it's time to think again! Try our quiz on this fascinating topic.

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 Russia   Russia 1900-39

If you think you know the difference between a Gulag and a Kulak then why not have a go at this quiz?

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 USA in the 1920s and 30s   The USA in the 1920s and 30s

Al Capone, Bugs Moran, Bugsy Malone... do you know which one was the target of the St Valentine's Day Massacre?

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We hope you enjoyed taking these quizzes!

If you are studying Edexcel GCSE History you might find these guidance documents useful:    Exam Skills Practice
We also have guidance documents for all our GCE History units:    GCSE resources guide

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