I first tried these years ago in my own history class – American and state- and they seem to work fairly well. I never got any kickback from students or student teacher or administrators, so that was nice. I came up will over 60 questions which gave me time to check rool every day and get my students settled into class. Later I found several other tricks I liked better and moved on to them.
Here are 24 FREE samples of my field tested generic history prompts.