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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. 34 history selections available.

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

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Select a Specific Typing Test:

Click on a history 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.

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

    • Early Modern Period (37.8 words) ****
    • Military History (57.6 words) ***
    • Late Modern Period (75.2 words) ****
    • Middle Ages (90.8 words) ***
    • Pseudohistory (92.0 words) ****
  • Intermediate typing tests: (3-6 minutes at 40 wpm)

    • Cultural History (111.8 words) ***
    • Marxist Theory (127.6 words) ***
    • Stone Age (127.8 words) ***
    • Philosophy of History (135.0 words) ***
    • Historical Study (137.4 words) ***
    • Prehistory (154.4 words) ***
    • Legends (171.8 words) ***
    • High Middle Ages (181.8 words) ***
    • Historiography (189.6 words) ***
    • Late Middle Ages (190.2 words) ***
    • Civil War (200.0 words) ***
    • Reformation (2) (200.4 words) ***
    • Civil War (204.4 words) ***
    • October Revolution (204.8 words) ***
    • Printing Press (213.8 words) ***
    • Iron Age (219.6 words) ***
    • October Revolution (2) (222.4 words) ****
    • Black Death (228.6 words) ***
    • Printing Press (2) (230.6 words) ****
    • Reformation (236.6 words) ***
  • Hard typing tests for advanced typists: (over 4 minutes at 60+ wpm)

    • Bronze Age (273.2 words) ***
    • Social History (283.0 words) ****
    • Fall of Constantinople (302.0 words) ***
    • Renaissance (302.4 words) ***
    • Industrial Revolution (305.6 words) ***
    • History Textbooks (308.2 words) ****
    • Modern Colonialism (330.0 words) ***
    • History in Schools (333.2 words) ***
    • Pax Romana (337.2 words) ***

If you have a history 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.

Typing Test Difficulty Levels

Our history 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.

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