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Do you remember those bygone days? Good things, bad things, just everyday things. Even if your personal memory doesn't go back as far as some of the things mentioned in these quizzes, you might be surprised at how much you know. Try them and see!   

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Obsolete, Obscure, or Outdated

This is a photo quiz featuring some technology from days past. While you may know some of these things, or maybe all of them, do not feel bad if you don't. Most of these things have not been used in many years and are a part of days gone by.
Easy (10 qns)
Mar 14 14
4299 plays
Kids' Things From Long Ago (All American): II

Chances are you won't see a lot of these things outside of 'TV Land', 'Boomerang' or a Cracker Barrell restaurant, but here's another quiz on some favorite Baby Boomer possessions and memories.
Tough (15 qns)
Feb 02 06
4773 plays
The Lazy Days of Summer

If there is one thing that hasn't changed over the years, it is the lure of the outdoors on a beautiful summer day. Do you remember filling your hours with any of these pastimes?
Very Easy (10 qns)
May 18 14
2430 plays
Toys Through Time

Starting with the 1900s, this quiz will take you through each decade of the twentieth century, and test your knowledge of the toys produced in each one. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
Feb 16 13
2109 plays
The Museum of Obsolescence

Tour with our guide through the museum of cultural aspects that vanished, or almost have, from American culture. See what you know about things that are going, going, gone.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 02 04
8880 plays
I am Trying to Remember Just What That Is

Here are ten things that you may or may not recognize. Take a look at the photos and they may help you figure out what the object was used for. Have fun as you take this trip down memory lane.
Easy (10 qns)
Aug 25 14
3123 plays
What Should We Do? The Television is Broken!

What did people do before television? This quiz discusses ten different things people did for entertainment before the era of the black box dominating the lounge room.
Very Easy (10 qns)
May 30 14
3060 plays
Kids' Things of Long Ago

I hope, with this quiz, to take some of you thirtysomethings back to a time when you saw the world as your children do now. Enjoy!
Average (20 qns)
May 25 01
9831 plays
Frightful Fashions!

A quiz on fashions that are simply frightful! I bet everyone that takes this quiz is guilty of wearing at least one of these Frightful Fashions!
Average (10 qns)
Oct 11 08
4917 plays
What the...?

A tour through my grandmother's house filled me with wonder. It was full of all kinds of contraptions, machines, and odds and ends. Many of these things I had never seen before. Have you?
Average (10 qns)
Dec 24 14
1581 plays
Junk Drawer Junkie

Old Grandma Phillips was a hoarder, and it was only when she passed away that I found a lot of hidden treasures in her kitchen junk drawer. Join me on a journey of discovery to find out about each sentimental piece of history she kept.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 07 14
1437 plays
Christmas Memories

One of the joys of Christmas, especially as one grows older, is looking back on the Christmases of one's childhood and youth. Here we'll remember holidays from the 1950s, '60s and early '70s.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 22 14
672 plays
You Know...The Whatchamacallit.

Many things have a name, but I forget what it is. My memory is so spotty! Some of these doo-dads are still somewhat current, and some obsolete. We'll jump around the timeline, as you help me guess at these whatchamacallits.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 28 13
2520 plays
Ten Scary Things Baby Boomers Faced

Contrary to the beliefs of American 'Gen-Xers', growing up in the U.S. during the 1950s and 1960s was not all Davy Crockett coonskin caps, lava lamps and 'flower children'. There were also plenty of things around to scare the the 'baby boomers'.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 29 05
5172 plays
Mostly Gone With the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s ( US)

The 1950s, 1960s and 1970s had their own iconic memories of commonplace activities, people, and era-specific media memories. Let's have some fun reminiscing, and answering these questions about a different era gone with the wind.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 25 16
714 plays
Fads, Fads, Fads!

This is an easy and fun quiz bringing back the fads of years ago. Try it and see if you can remember them. Good luck and have fun!
Average (15 qns)
Sep 28 00
15966 plays
This Plant is Closed - Go Away!

The quiz explores occupations that were thriving into the mid 20th century, and fell into rapid decline thereafter. Did your grandfather work at one of these jobs? A final question lists jobs that will actually expand through 2024.
Easy (10 qns)
Feb 16 16
573 plays
Don't Be Mad, Join the Fad

Fads and trends come and go. Some involve unusual activities, while others involve clothing or music. Here are some fads from today and yesterday. How many will you remember?
Easy (10 qns)
May 08 14
1524 plays
Back in the Day

Here are some memories from the 1960s. This period in history was volatile, fast-changing, and one of the most vibrant periods of the 20th century. How many of these people/places/things do you remember?
Average (10 qns)
Nov 26 15
1110 plays
Yes, Electricity Was Invented Before I Was Born

Despite my advanced age when I was a child we had electricity, cars, and even telephones. But, it does make me think about the differences between my experiences and those of children today. This quiz explores some of the changes since the 1960s.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 05 14
900 plays
Whatever Happened to Mood Rings?

Take a stroll down memory lane with these products from decades past. Some are still in use, albeit in a newly marketed way. How many can you remember?
Average (10 qns)
May 13 12
1248 plays
Getting Hungry on "History Street"

You seem to be lost and on the most interesting road. This area seems to be a blend of all that is American history in the 20th Century! But you're hungry for a quick lunch. Let's drive around for a little fast food! Have fun!
Tough (10 qns)
Jan 18 04
2589 plays
When I Was Just A Little Girl

Things were very different when I was growing up. No computers, television was black and white, pizza was unheard of and teenagers hadn't been invented.
Difficult (10 qns)
Apr 14 14
1323 plays
On the Street Where I Lived

Here are some memories of people and activities that occurred on my street circa 1940-1955. I have written the questions in a personalized style and hope you enjoy a description of this era.
Tough (10 qns)
Jun 23 13
516 plays
Remember the 1890s ?

One for the more mature players amongst us. What can you recall about everyone's favourite decade?
Difficult (10 qns)
Nov 27 06
1773 plays
Don't You Remember?

Use the clues from the question to pinpoint the year in which the events took place. Good luck?
Tough (10 qns)
Jun 14 11
1146 plays
All Things Being Female: 1890s-1920s

Gee whiz, I must've had a past life as a woman during this period. Why else would I have such fun writing this quiz? I hope you have fun visiting these female related memories from the past.
Difficult (10 qns)
Aug 14 02
3105 plays
1920s-70s: Having Fun Yet?

I just got done playing with my Silly Putty and next thing I know I'm writing this quiz. See if you know about what once was fun or a fad.
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 13 02
4068 plays
Mixed Nostalgia

A smattering of things I know the answer to! Includes some entertainment, history, authors and more.
Difficult (10 qns)
Oct 01 00
5571 plays
Which Year Was it?

How good are you with dates? Here's a little quiz to test your retro knowledge. Good Luck!
Difficult (10 qns)
Sep 08 00
3021 plays
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