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trivia quiz  The Last Straw cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Aug 28 12

The straw that broke the camel's back refers to a beast of burden so loaded down that literally one more straw will incapacitate him or cause him to revolt against his master. Can you identify these historical "last straws?"
coachpauly gold member
Aug 28 12
2742 plays
trivia quiz  Flashbacks from the Mossbacks cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, klinski_1987, Apr 19 16

The Mighty Mossbacks have fanned out through time to some of their most cherished moments in history. Based on the descriptions given, can you figure out which people, places and things they've gone back to experience?
Apr 19 16
417 plays
trivia quiz  Most Interesting History ... cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, leanne5, May 04 07

So you thought you knew history? Here are some things your teacher never told you.
May 04 07
8604 plays
trivia quiz  Right Time, Wrong Place cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, EmmaF2008, Oct 30 09

I've always prided myself on my sense of direction but it seems that my family has been famous for their lack of one. Could you have helped my relatives relocate and avoid missing some major historical events?
EmmaF2008 gold member
Oct 30 09
2208 plays
photo quiz  Best of the Best: Famous Comebacks cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 01 15

Sometimes, just when it looks like a person's career is all over - well, it isn't after all! What do you know about these people who made famous political comebacks?
ponycargirl editor
Dec 01 15
729 plays
trivia quiz  What's Your Beef? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jan 25 16

Some sources list the use of "beef" as a Cockney term for "grief" while others state that "beef" was first used as a synonym for "complaint" in the 1800s. Whatever the case, here we'll look at some famous contentious beefs throughout history.
PDAZ gold member
Jan 25 16
531 plays
trivia quiz  International Triviabiz cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Lpez, Oct 15 14

Triviabiz is a very diverse team, with members from all over the world! So we decided to write a quiz with a bit of history from some of our countries. Good luck!
Oct 15 14
642 plays
trivia quiz  Unusual Habits cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Feb 01 13

This quiz on "unusual habits" focuses primarily on clothing historically worn by monks and nuns in the Roman Catholic church, although a few questions call for broader knowledge of history.
nannywoo gold member
Feb 01 13
756 plays
trivia quiz  The Times They Are A Scrambled cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, emiloony, Jul 12 15

Oh no! The egg-timer on my time machine is fried and it's whisking me from one part of history to another. Can you unscramble where it's laid me next?
emiloony gold member
Jul 12 15
519 plays
trivia quiz  There Is Now A Level Zero cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stratrat, Jun 05 10

If Level One is for complete beginners, what do you have to do to get relegated to Level Zero? Perhaps commit some classic blunders like these ...
Jun 05 10
2250 plays
trivia quiz  Five Places Paired cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 29 14

Since Britain once ruled much of the world, many places in her former colonies share their names with towns and cities in the UK. The questions in this quiz cover some of the history of the original place and its namesake.
rossian editor
Jul 29 14
462 plays
trivia quiz  I Saw Three Ships cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Dec 11 15

"I saw three ships come sailing in, on Christmas Day..." Actually, it wasn't always three ships, and sometimes they were sailing out. Nor was it always on Christmas Day, but these ships were always doing something important.
spanishliz editor
Dec 11 15
1698 plays
photo quiz  Affair Deal cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Aug 31 17

I HAVE to get the key to an Adventures in Authoring challenge - and I need your help. History is full of affairs and intrigues, and I know you're a whiz at history. Please, help me find the key!
VegemiteKid gold member
Aug 31 17
456 plays
trivia quiz  Jane Austen and Zombies: Reanimated Revisionism cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Nov 02 12

Abraham Lincoln slaying evil vampires with his silver-laced axe? Nineteenth-century England awash with festering zombies? What other secrets do our forebears hold and has some sinister revisionism been taking place?
trident editor
Nov 02 12
327 plays
trivia quiz  Usurpers Unite cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Nov 27 13

To usurp means to sieze or hold another's property or lands by illegal force. By that definition history in school could very well have been renamed "usurping!" Which historical instances of usurpation can you identify from the clues?
coachpauly gold member
Nov 27 13
576 plays
trivia quiz  History Grab Bag - Part One cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, delboy22, Mar 25 08

Part One of a general world history grab bag of questions.
Mar 25 08
6600 plays
trivia quiz  Wilhelm Screaming Through History cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, invinoveritas, Jun 23 12

'The Wilhelm Scream' is a standard sound effect used in more than 130 movies since the 1950s. History celebrates many Wilhelms, Williams and Guillaumes - and probably all of them screamed at some point, or caused someone else to. Enjoy!
invinoveritas gold member
Jun 23 12
573 plays
trivia quiz  Back in Time cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, malik24, Jun 16 12

Although we live in the here and now, it's the past which shaped the world we live in today. Let's go back in time and look at ten of the events that eventually shaped today's world.
Jun 16 12
1791 plays
trivia quiz  Swords of Legend cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, jeffkash, Jul 20 07

A number of legends link famous swords with powerful rulers and fighters. Can you match the sword to its owner?
Jul 20 07
2703 plays
trivia quiz  Famous Lines (not quotes, actual lines in history) cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, malidog, Feb 23 17

This is a quiz about lines that have historical and/or geographic significance.
Feb 23 17
411 plays
trivia quiz  Tick, Tick, BOOM! cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jan 10 13

Explosions have been common throughout millions of years of history. Some are natural, and some are man-made. Do you know these particular events?
salami_swami gold member
Jan 10 13
645 plays
trivia quiz  The Question Is Still "When?". cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, zordy, Mar 13 07

Historical events I've heard about. But do I know when they happened exactly? Thanks to my unlimited ignorance, this is the follow-on of my previous quiz about time-spans.
zordy gold member
Mar 13 07
2052 plays
trivia quiz  Point of No Return cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jul 21 13

The Free Dictionary defines "Point of No Return" as the "point in a course of action beyond which reversal is not possible." In such historic moments, the key players realize an inevitable outcome. Can you identify them? Quiz Commission XXIX (Negativity)
shorthumbz gold member
Jul 21 13
1089 plays
trivia quiz  The Year that Was - 1883 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Flamis, Apr 13 10

Here, for your amazement and edification, are presented events related to ten different trivial categories. All of these marvellous happenings did truly occur in the Year of our Lord 1883, which must surely have been one of the most eventful years ever.
Apr 13 10
699 plays
trivia quiz  Historical People V: Villains cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, RockBou, Mar 24 11

The 5th Installment in my Historical People series focuses on the most villainous people in history.
Mar 24 11
2031 plays
trivia quiz  What's In Davy Jones Locker? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Aug 09 12

I recently scored a locker that belonged to Davy Jones during his years with The Monkees. Can you guess what this crazy time capsule contained?
Aug 09 12
1062 plays
trivia quiz  We Didn't Start the Fire cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Ctvega, Aug 31 16

How well do you know the events mentioned in the Billy Joel hit song "We Didn't Start the Fire"?
Ctvega gold member
Aug 31 16
1089 plays
trivia quiz  "Mr. American's" Place in History: 1 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Quiz_Beagle, Aug 01 09

The book 'Mr American' is about a travelling American who gets mixed up in History. How much do you know about late 19th-early 20th century history? You do not have to have read the book to do the quiz.
Quiz_Beagle gold member
Aug 01 09
1014 plays
trivia quiz  The Fifties Through the Ages cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, JanIQ, Feb 07 10

For my fiftieth quiz, my team mates advised me to do something with years ending in fifty. Here are challenging questions on the years 50 AD, 150 AD and so on, up till 1950 AD. Have fun and try to remember all you learn in this quiz.
JanIQ gold member
Feb 07 10
681 plays
trivia quiz  Interregnums in History cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, SixShutouts66, Sep 15 16

I'm fascinated by short-lived periods of history, like the Russian government between the fall of the tsars and the ascendancy of Communism. These are often swept aside and forgotten. Identify these transitional periods in history.
SixShutouts66 gold member
Sep 15 16
363 plays
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