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  There are 65 quizzes and 665 trivia questions in this category.
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Underwear Over the Years

In the beginning ... the loincloth was underwear and overwear, a caveman's all-you-wear. Later, where you wore what, which under what, or what over which, showed you were up with what's what. And then Madonna arrived, and it all went over the top!
Average (10 qns)
2694 plays
The History of the Chamberpot

In response to Rowena8482's Author Challenge, here it is - a quiz on the history of that useful object, the chamberpot.
Average (10 qns)
2121 plays
Life in Elizabethan England

Beyond the glittering court of Queen Elizabeth I, England swelled with social and political change. The island nation had reached its Golden Age (1558-1603).
Average (10 qns)
2847 plays
Famous Meals from History

Some of these meals are famous because of the people or events with which they were connected, and others simply because of their extravagance. Come take your taste buds on a journey through time!
Average (10 qns)
10947 plays
Tales of the Car Run

This is definitely an event that should be placed on a car enthusiast's bucket list! Whether a participating or spectating, the "London to Brighton Veteran Car Run" is sure to please!
Average (10 qns)
Oct 12 16
198 plays
The History of Smoking

The stupidest thing I ever did was start smoking. In an effort to find enlightenment and quit, I've made this quiz about the history of this bizarre habit. Try (wheeze, gulp) and have a little fun (cough, gasp)...ok?...(hack hack)...
Average (15 qns)
5106 plays
Sell All My Old Clothes - I'm Off to Heaven

Would you die for fashion? Let us take a look at some of the fashion and beauty trends which have been linked to injury, illness or even death.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 03 16
498 plays
Undies Through the Ages

Let's take a peek into underwear drawers past and present. Nothing salacious, you understand! My sources for information are 'Unmentionables: A Brief History of Underwear' by Elaine Benson and John Esten, Wikipedia, and other web sites.
Tough (15 qns)
1131 plays
The Servants' Quarters

From the 17th century onward the houses of the rich in the British Isles had separate living arrangements for the servants. Life there was very different from that enjoyed by their employers.
Average (10 qns)
669 plays
Help! My Dog Won't Eat My Homework!

Homework seems to be the bane of every schoolchild these days, but were things always so bad? Let's explore the changing attitudes towards homework in America over the years to see if there ever was a time when dogs didn't have to eat your homework.
Average (10 qns)
1377 plays
Tales of Utopia

Even though the term 'utopia' is defined as an 'imaginary society', many people throughout history have attempted to create this ideal place. Although a worthy effort might have been made, was a utopia ever created?
Average (10 qns)
Sep 26 16
276 plays
Situla - Not Just Another Bucket

I was on FunTrivia when a bucket started talking to me. Actually, it told me it was a situla, and invited me to learn about its friends and relations. You're welcome to join me!
Average (10 qns)
357 plays
Life in Victorian England

The Victorian Age of England is the period during Queen Victoria's long reign from 1837-1901. Famous as an era of strict morals and archaic customs, Victorian daily life continues to fascinate.
Average (10 qns)
2727 plays
Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette

This quiz is about the fascinating early history of tobacco and smoking. It's interesting and not difficult.
Average (10 qns)
2100 plays
The Man In The Black Suit

Mourning rituals and customs have changed over the years. This quiz takes a look at the ones prevalent in Victorian times.
Tough (10 qns)
519 plays
The Glove Has Been Thrown

Duelling was once regarded as the gentlemanly way to settle differences. It had a formal code of conduct, as well as some fascinating stories.
Average (10 qns)
636 plays
Open and Shut

Doors are a part of everyday life. Here's a quiz on some door history. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
735 plays
Regency Slang

If you who enjoy Regency novels, you'll know they had slang just as we do today. Were you to go out for the day in Regency England, you may hear a few phrases and sayings unfamiliar to modern ears. I hope you enjoy this little leap back in time.
Average (10 qns)
372 plays
Tales of the Flapper

One of the first groups of women to break away from social convention, the flappers definitely were girls who just wanted to have fun!
Average (10 qns)
Sep 12 16
369 plays
We Used to Wait

Over the years, we have grown used to waiting for increasingly short periods of time to receive communications.
Average (10 qns)
759 plays
Talks with Taxi Drivers

This quiz deals with the history of the good old taxi cab. Enjoy the ride.
Average (10 qns)
255 plays
Folk Remedies Then and Now

This quiz deals with common remedies of the day, from as far back as the Middle Ages to those that are, rather gruesomely, sometimes still in use today.
Tough (10 qns)
1278 plays
History of Shoes

Footwear ranges from practical to fashionable to a fetish. How much do you know about the history of shoes?
Difficult (10 qns)
1131 plays
A Personal History of British Motoring

After 43 years of international motoring, illness has forced me to give up driving. As a result, I present a very personal, overly romantic, and incomplete history of the English Sporting and Touring Car. Pinches of salt should be taken.
Tough (10 qns)
267 plays
Twist in My Sobriety

In 1927, aged 9, my Grandma signed "the pledge" - let's take a look at the history and roots of the various Temperance Movements around the world over the years.
Average (10 qns)
3099 plays
The Purple People Eaters

Cannibalism is a barbaric practice that has been practised in many cultures throughout history. Here are ten facts on same.
Easy (10 qns)
1800 plays
Going, Going, Gone

A brief look at auctions, auction houses and things that come under the hammer.
Difficult (10 qns)
423 plays
History of Dining Utensils

Have you ever noticed the dining utensils you use everyday? See how much you know about how some of these items evolved.
Difficult (10 qns)
783 plays
Way Too Trivial Trivia on 1860s Trousers

Have you noticed in US Civil War movies that all the civilian men are wearing trousers (and the soldiers too)? Here's a quiz about those civilian trousers, with trivia about how they resembled today's and how they didn't.
Difficult (10 qns)
Nov 27 16
216 plays
Human Rights and Human Wrongs

Kyleisalive's challenge caused me to ponder the massive social changes that have taken place since the 1960s, particularly how former human 'rights' are now 'wrongs' and vice versa.
Average (10 qns)
597 plays
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