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.
Click on a topic to use it as your 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.
If you have a topic that you would like to see added to the list above, please feel free to contact us with your suggestion for a new paragraph typing test.
Our typing tests are ranked on level of difficulty. 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. 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.