A collection of history riddles from ancient Rome to Napoleon. Can you solve them all?
Sometimes I am liked, sometimes I am hated. Usually I am old, usually I am dated. What am I?See answer
Ancient and majestic, great big piles of stones,
Used to encase both riches and bones.
Seen from certain angles,
They look like big triangles.
Who invented the Round Table?See answer
He died for people's entertainment.See answer
It describes an era in history during which lights was hard to come by.See answer
What was General Washington's favorite tree?See answer
I am killer of trees but people need me.
I can be blown away by a breeze
and I have been here since ancient Greece.
What am I?
What kind of tea did the American colonists thirst for?See answer
Although I'm not an insect, some people found me very difficult to exterminate. They called me something like 'insane priest.' The first half of my name means the same as 'scrape,' & my last three letters are a metal. Who am I?See answer
When people come for me to meet,
they come to me with heavy feet.
The one I hold, when I get my chance,
will turn and spin, and start to dance.
How many E’s are in the 4th of July?See answer
Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it. Five in the middle is seen. First of all figures, the first of all letters. Take up their stations between. Join all together, and then you will bring before you the name of an eminent king.See answer
What did King George think of the American colonists?See answer
I'm a lion with a human head. Guess my Riddle or you'll be dead.See answer
A single syllable do I claim,
black was my most famous name;
Fetal to mortals here below,
thousands have I slain in a single blow.
A setting that proved to be deadly for Abraham Lincoln.See answer
A circle of stones, never in rows.
Stacked one on the other, mystery it sows.
What is it?
What dance was very popular in 1776?See answer
A huge mythical animal said to resemble a whale.See answer
What was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite dessert?See answer
It is where kings, queens, knights and bishops go to war together.See answer
Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington?See answer
What quacks, has webbed feet, and betrays his country?See answer
You will always find me in the past.
I can be created in the present,
But the future can never taint me.
What am I?
Soldiers fight it but never changes.See answer
It can be repeated but rarely in the same way. It can't be changed but can be rewritten. It can be passed down, but should not be forgotten.See answer
What did Sir Lancelot wear to bed?See answer
What fruit is of great use in history?See answer
Small was my stature, but my success was great.
Until I entered Belgium to be handed my fate.
Who am I?
Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?See answer
Which bus could cross the ocean?See answer
What did Polly the parrot want on the 4th of July?See answer
During the 1800's these turned women into hourglasses and is becoming more popular again these days.See answer
The Titanic is still here. What am I?See answer
I am a rock group with four members. All dead, one was assassinated. What am I?See answer
Download a printable version of these riddles.History Riddles.pdf