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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 Lewis and Clark Worked

Lewis and Clark's expedition changed the course of American history. Through their explorations, a new nation found its identity.


We Are Not Amused: The Queen Victoria Quiz

 We Are Not Amused: The Queen Victoria Quiz

Queen Victoria lent her name to an entire era. See how much you know about the woman behind the crown with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Julius Caesar Quiz

 Julius Caesar Quiz

How much do you know about Julius Caesar? Test your knowledge of the famous politician with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Marco Polo Quiz

 Marco Polo Quiz

Marco Polo might be one of the few to have actually earned his legendary reputation. Take our quiz to find out how much you know about him. See more »

A Troubled Monarchy: James II/VII Quiz

 A Troubled Monarchy: James II/VII Quiz

How much do you know about James II, aka James VII? Test your knowledge of a turbulent period of history by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Charles I of England Quiz

 Charles I of England Quiz

How much do you know about Charles I of England? Test your knowledge of his life and work with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Who Said It: Quotes About Dogs

 Who Said It: Quotes About Dogs

There have been a lot of famous dog lovers. See if you can guess who said these quotes about dogs with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Most Unstable Monarchs Quiz

 The Most Unstable Monarchs Quiz

Some monarchs have been pretty unstable. Test your knowledge of the most mad royals with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Hercules Mulligan Quiz

 The Hercules Mulligan Quiz

Hercules Mulligan played a major role in the battle for American independence. Test your knowledge of the spy with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Paul Revere Quiz

 The Paul Revere Quiz

Paul Revere was a Patriot in the American Revolution. Test your knowledge of him with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Creation of a Nation: Founding Fathers Quiz

 The Creation of a Nation: Founding Fathers Quiz

The Founding Fathers of the U.S. did a lot more than just sign the Constitution. Test your knowledge of them with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »