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trivia quiz  Book Burning Party! Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AlonsoKing, Nov 28 12

"Where they burn books, they will in the end also burn people" is a quote from the German poet Heinrich Heine (1797-1859). Unsurprisingly, the Nazis burnt his books, too. This quiz is about some of history's most notorious book burnings.
AlonsoKing gold member
Nov 28 12
1566 plays
trivia quiz  How Not to Die cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, May 08 17

A truth of life is: people die. Some, however, come close to dying and yet live on. This quiz will look at ten of them - not how they died, but how they managed to not die.
WesleyCrusher editor
May 08 17
1173 plays
photo quiz  Stop Poisoning My Name cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Nov 22 15

This quiz is filled with swastikas. No, really. Wanna guess how people use them?
Nov 22 15
630 plays
trivia quiz  Delayed Reactions of History cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Dec 10 15

Not every historical event is immediately noticed for what it means. Can you identify these events that led to some unexpected consequences?
CmdrK gold member
Dec 10 15
834 plays
trivia quiz  Looted! Homesick Artifacts cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Feb 28 12

Archaeology is generally a noble cause, but sometimes cultural treasures are ripped from their home nations, doomed to sit in foreign museum displays.
trident editor
Feb 28 12
771 plays
trivia quiz  Jobs Once Part of Everyday Life cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 01 19

These ten jobs were once very much a part of everyday life in times gone by in England and sometimes the United States. How many do you know? Have fun.
Creedy gold member
Feb 01 19
309 plays
trivia quiz  Carrots: Historical Roots cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jun 07 05

Have you ever wished you could take a wide-ranging historical and "carrot-ographical" quiz written by a man who talks to carrots? Er... well... couldn't you just click on play anyway!
uglybird gold member
Jun 07 05
1068 plays
trivia quiz  Bodyguards cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mstanaway, Dec 18 06

Throughout history political leaders and the office they hold have been protected by bodyguards and special protection organisations. How much do you know about these units?
Dec 18 06
1224 plays
trivia quiz  Quotes About Young People Over Time cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 26 16

You think the young people of today are scandalous, and that the things they do would never be dreamed of in YOUR time? Think again. Here's a few historical perspectives on youth over the ages.
Creedy gold member
May 26 16
768 plays
trivia quiz  17th-20th Century Resistance to Colonialism cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Yana63, Sep 15 18

All of these groups have ties to the Americas.
Sep 15 18
168 plays
trivia quiz  Too Young to Dye cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 19 17

Long before the invention of synthetic dyes, man used natural products, both animal and vegetable, to create a wide assortment of colours. Ten of these are included in this quiz. How many do you know?
Creedy gold member
Jan 19 17
291 plays
trivia quiz  Ten Afflictions That Changed History cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, May 15 12

Sometimes we think we are in control and find out that the fates have other ideas. The same can be said for every civilization, empire and country that has ever existed on our planet.
May 15 12
1938 plays
trivia quiz  Who Invented the Dishwasher? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Apr 24 17

Whenever I cook, I use several handy appliances to make things less cumbersome. Who invented all these kitchen appliances?
JanIQ gold member
Apr 24 17
1119 plays
trivia quiz  Just Horsing Around cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Cymruambyth, Apr 26 11

Throughout history there have been horses who were as famous as their owners. From the clues given can you identify the horses and/or the people associated with them in this quiz?
Cymruambyth gold member
Apr 26 11
828 plays
trivia quiz  This is Why We Can't Have Historical Things cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 17 13

History is a rich topic and, luckily, people have a tendency to preserve artifacts to chronicle our time on this planet. This quiz is about what was lost not to the ages, but to the idiots, because there's always someone willing to destroy that stuff.
kyleisalive editor
Sep 17 13
1896 plays
trivia quiz  Flower Power cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, comitis, Dec 29 07

Think flowers are passive? This quiz might change your mind. Here are ten different flowers that influenced world history.
Dec 29 07
2232 plays
trivia quiz  In the Dark, Before Time Began cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jan 30 13

Albert Einstein once said, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." This is how we've kept track of time throughout the centuries.
Jan 30 13
471 plays
trivia quiz  Ash You Like It cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 01 17

A few facts about the history of cigarettes. Got a match?
Creedy gold member
Apr 01 17
348 plays
trivia quiz  Battles over The Bible (in English) cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Jan 27 06

You don't have to be either a Christian or a theologian to do this quiz, because it's about translators and their work, not about the Bible itself. Have fun.
Cymruambyth gold member
Jan 27 06
1311 plays
photo quiz  Trade Routes cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Feb 12 15

Throughout history, trade routes played an important role in the establishment and stability of many empires. Here is a quiz on ten of these trade roads.
Joepetz gold member
Feb 12 15
339 plays
trivia quiz  The Bowels of History cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, jane6677, Mar 12 01

Here is a quiz on some notably gruesome and often scatalogical Historical facts. Test your knowledge on a few items not often mentioned in History class.
Mar 12 01
6261 plays
trivia quiz  "...and Suddenly the Sun Turned Black!" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bszpak, Apr 11 13

It's a sign! An omen! The end is nigh! No, wait: it's just an eclipse. Throughout history, eclipses have often seemed to bring with them dread omens and momentous events. Let's visit some of them!
Apr 11 13
453 plays
photo quiz  Razing Hell cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 27 13

A building is only as good as its foundations. Here are some buildings which didn't quite stand the test of time. Be it by human or by nature, some structures just don't have enough integrity to make it in this world. Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
Aug 27 13
834 plays
trivia quiz  X Marks The Shot cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Feb 25 15

I challenge you to a duel. Choose you second, bring your weapon and prepare to meet your fate. Well, perhaps a battle to the death is a little dramatic. Instead, how about playing this quiz on the history of dueling and personal combat.
adam36 gold member
Feb 25 15
336 plays
trivia quiz  Seven Ate Nine cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 14 11

Eating your own kind is taboo. That doesn't mean that it doesn't happen. The following incidents certainly did not involve a vegetarian, unless they were the victim.
pollucci19 gold member
Feb 14 11
720 plays
trivia quiz  Oh, the Things That They'll Tax cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Apr 05 14

Is there nothing more noble than the pursuit of other peoples' money? As it turns out, the world's most inevitable profession can be incredibly creative.
Apr 05 14
396 plays
trivia quiz  Visions of the Future, From the Past cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, tim10001, Feb 28 00

As history has unfolded, some of these flights of fancy have become fact, others seem a long way off. As science and technology have advanced, human nature has remained unchanged, and as humans we are fascinated by the shape of things to come.
Feb 28 00
8799 plays
match quiz  The Clock is Ticking cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Feb 11 18

Created and maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board, the Doomsday Clock represents a multi-scale assessment of the probability of global disaster. Match the clock settings to the reasons given for them!
WesleyCrusher editor
Feb 11 18
195 plays
trivia quiz  Stop the Presses! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Oct 25 09

If it's in the paper it has to be true, right? Not always! Over the years, many news flashes have turned out to be false. See what you remember about these times when it would have been better to do some fact checking before crying, "Stop the Presses!"
shuehorn gold member
Oct 25 09
708 plays
trivia quiz  You Need To Grow a Thicker Skin! - Body Armour 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Mar 02 15

This quiz takes a broad view of the types of body armour used from the time of the ancient Greeks through to the modern day.
SisterSeagull gold member
Mar 02 15
171 plays
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