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From Musketeers to Nazis, Archimedes to Harriet Tubman, these famous historical figures changed the course of history -- for better or worse.

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How the Spanish Inquisition Worked

Did anyone expect the Spanish Inquisition? It began with religious intolerance and ended with torture, with false accusations and unfair trials in between. How did this period of cruelty come to be?


I Am Not a Crook: The Richard Nixon Quiz

I Am Not a Crook: The Richard Nixon Quiz

How much do you know about the 37th president of the U.S.? Test your knowledge of Richard Nixon with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Yves Saint Laurent Quiz

The Yves Saint Laurent Quiz

Yves Saint Laurent is a legendary designer of a French fashion house. Test your knowledge of the designer and his line with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Forgotten U.S. Presidents Quiz

The Forgotten U.S. Presidents Quiz

Do you know Taylor from Tyler and William Henry from Benjamin? Take our forgotten U.S. Presidents quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Wives of Henry VIII Quiz

The Wives of Henry VIII Quiz

From 1509 until he died in 1547, King Henry VIII was largely known for his wives than his reign's accomplishments. Quiz yourself at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Famous Pirates Quiz

Test Your Knowledge: Famous Pirates Quiz

Think you know the world's most famous pirates? Test yourself with our famous pirates quiz from HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Union Army Quiz

The Union Army Quiz

As the South seceded, the North formed forces to prevent the country from being ripped apart. Prove your Union Army knowledge at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ulysses S. Grant Quiz

The Ulysses S. Grant Quiz

Ulysses S. Grant was one of the most popular and respected men of the Civil War era. Prove your knowledge of this former president at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The John F. Kennedy Quiz

The John F. Kennedy Quiz

Take our John F. Kennedy quiz and discover how much you really know about one of America's most beloved presidents at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Nancy Reagan Quiz: From Actors Stage to Political Stage

Nancy Reagan Quiz: From Actors Stage to Political Stage

Nancy Reagan had a different first name and had been to the White House before her husband's presidency. Quiz yourself at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ronald Reagan Quiz

The Ronald Reagan Quiz

How much do you know about the 40th president of the United States? Test your knowledge of Ronald Reagan with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »