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1
Book Burning Party!

"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.
Average (10 qns)
AlonsoKing
1317 plays
2
Stop Poisoning My Name

This quiz is filled with swastikas. No, really. Wanna guess how people use them?
Average (10 qns)
nautilator
522 plays
3
Quotes About Young People Over Time

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.
Average (10 qns)
Creedy
May 26 16
396 plays
4
Delayed Reactions of History

Not every historical event is immediately noticed for what it means. Can you identify these events that led to some unexpected consequences?
Average (10 qns)
CmdrK
660 plays
5
Looted! Homesick Artifacts

Archaeology is generally a noble cause, but sometimes cultural treasures are ripped from their home nations, doomed to sit in foreign museum displays.
Tough (10 qns)
trident
726 plays
6
Carrots: Historical Roots

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!
Tough (10 qns)
uglybird
1017 plays
7
Bodyguards

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?
Tough (10 qns)
mstanaway
1167 plays
8
Ten Afflictions That Changed History

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.
Average (10 qns)
alexis722
1743 plays
9
This is Why We Can't Have Historical Things

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.
Tough (10 qns)
kyleisalive
1389 plays
10
Just Horsing Around

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?
Tough (15 qns)
Cymruambyth
780 plays
11
"...and Suddenly the Sun Turned Black!"

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!
Average (10 qns)
bszpak
411 plays
12
Flower Power

Think flowers are passive? This quiz might change your mind. Here are ten different flowers that influenced world history.
Average (10 qns)
comitis
2013 plays
13
The Bowels of History

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.
Difficult (20 qns)
jane6677
6225 plays
14
In the Dark, Before Time Began

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.
Difficult (10 qns)
illiniman14
432 plays
15
Battles over The Bible (in English)

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.
Difficult (10 qns)
Cymruambyth
1293 plays
16
Razing Hell

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!
Tough (10 qns)
kyleisalive
792 plays
17
Visions of the Future, From the Past

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.
Average (15 qns)
tim10001
8658 plays
18
Discombobulating Bubbles!

"Discombobulating" means "confusing" or "befuddling". So when I received this quiz title, I thought of champagne. What do you know about the history of the champagne business? Cheers!
Average (10 qns)
JanIQ
333 plays
19
Stop the Presses!

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!"
Tough (10 qns)
shuehorn
636 plays
20
Oh, the Things That They'll Tax

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.
Average (10 qns)
nautilator
354 plays
21
Overview of Jewish History

This quiz covers Jewish history from Biblical times all the way up to the creation of the State of Israel in 1948. The questions refer mostly to major events, the Diaspora, and Zionism. Good luck.
Difficult (10 qns)
Headrock
792 plays
22
Seven Ate Nine

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.
Tough (10 qns)
pollucci19
654 plays
23
X Marks The Shot

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.
Average (10 qns)
adam36
309 plays
24
Historical Survey of Computing

The history of computing spans many centuries. I will ask you to identify people, devices and events regarding early computers and computing.
Easy (10 qns)
christopherm
678 plays
25
Crucifixion: A Fate Worse than Death

Crucifixion was one of the most painful ways in which to die. This quiz is on the history of this horrendous form of execution.
Average (10 qns)
Bdawg89
1281 plays
26
History of Greek Philosophy and Math

It is probable to be fun.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
909 plays
27
Types of Sources for History

This is about the characteristics of things like primary, secondary, reliable and unreliable sources. It does *not* tell you where to find materials for quizzes.
Average (10 qns)
bloomsby
534 plays
28
The Zamboni

The siren sounds and the teams head for the locker rooms. It's time for you to clear the ice. Many fans head for the vending area, but many stay to watch you. How much do you know about the origin and operation of the ice resurfacer?
Difficult (10 qns)
sidnobls
498 plays
29
A Tour of My Coffee Plantation

It's December 1901. Join Alberto Santos Dumont, the world's first celebrity aviator, for an imaginary tour of the Brazilian coffee plantation on which he grew up. You'll meet some of his famous contemporaries and test yourself on the history of coffee.
Average (10 qns)
glendathecat
285 plays
30
Trade Routes

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.
Tough (10 qns)
Joepetz
285 plays
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