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WPM Test: History Topics

Discover interesting historical facts while increasing your wpm typing skill. Expand your knowledge of history topics and terminology while you test your wpm typing speed with one of over 30 historical typing paragraph wpm tests.

To take this WPM test, just start typing in the blank textbox on the right of the test prompt. You will see your progress, including errors on the left side as you type. In order to complete the test and save your score, you need to get 100% accuracy. You can fix errors as you go, or correct them at the end with the help of the spell checker.

If you don't like a test prompt, you can get a different (random) historical topic with the "change test" button - or select a history topic to type from the list below.

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Select a Specific WPM Test:

Click on a topic to use it as your wpm test prompt. Selections are ranked according to difficulty from '*' (easiest typing tests) to '*****' (most challenging typing tests). For more details, check the difficulty key at the bottom of the page.

  • Short typing tests for beginners: (1-3 minutes at < 30 wpm)

    • The early modern per... (37.8 words) ****
    • Military history con... (57.6 words) ***
    • The late modern peri... (75.2 words) ****
    • In the history of Eu... (90.8 words) ***
    • Pseudohistory is a t... (92.0 words) ****
  • Intermediate typing tests: (3-6 minutes at 40 wpm)

    • Cultural history rep... (111.8 words) ***
    • The Marxist theory o... (127.6 words) ***
    • The Stone Age was a ... (127.8 words) ***
    • Philosophy of histor... (135.0 words) ***
    • Historical study oft... (137.4 words) ***
    • The history of the w... (154.4 words) ***
    • Stories common to a ... (171.6 words) ***
    • The High Middle Ages... (181.8 words) ***
    • Historiography has a... (189.6 words) ***
    • The Late Middle Ages... (190.2 words) ***
    • The Union and Confed... (200.0 words) ***
    • The core motivation ... (200.4 words) ***
    • The American Civil W... (204.4 words) ***
    • The October Revoluti... (204.8 words) ***
    • The printing press w... (213.8 words) ***
    • The Iron Age is the ... (219.6 words) ***
    • Bolshevik Red Guards... (222.4 words) ****
    • The Black Death was ... (228.6 words) ***
    • In the 16th century,... (230.6 words) ****
    • The Reformation, spe... (236.6 words) ***
  • Advanced typing test for advanced typists: (4 - 5 minute typing test at 60+ wpm)

    • The Bronze Age is a ... (273.2 words) ***
    • Social history, some... (283.0 words) ****
    • The Fall of Constant... (302.0 words) ***
    • The intellectual bas... (302.4 words) ***
    • The Industrial Revol... (305.6 words) ***
    • In several countries... (308.2 words) ****
    • Modern colonialism s... (330.0 words) ***
    • From the origins of ... (333.2 words) ***
    • Pax Romana (Latin fo... (337.4 words) ***

If you have a historical topic that you would like to see added to the list above, please feel free to contact us with your suggestion for a new history typing test.

Typing Test Difficulty Levels

Our typing tests are ranked on level of difficulty.

  • * Very Easy Typing Test
  • ** Easy Typing Test
  • *** Normal Typing Test
  • **** Difficult Typing Test
  • ***** Very Difficult Typing Test

Most standard pre-employment typing tests will be in the normal range. You should expect to get higher wpm scores on easier tests and lower wpm scores on the more difficult tests. The algorithm to calculate difficulty depends on the average word length and how many special characters like capitals, numbers and symbols are included in the text.