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1 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!
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ing
Jul 15 09
1992 plays
2 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.
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stedman
Aug 08 09
1590 plays
3 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).
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Pagiedamon
Jun 08 09
1821 plays
4 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!
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looney_tunes
Nov 15 11
246 plays
5 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!
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looney_tunes
Sep 16 08
9273 plays
6 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)...
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dobrov
Feb 24 05
4647 plays
7 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.
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Christinap
Nov 21 11
459 plays
8 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.
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Cymruambyth
Jan 13 09
996 plays
9 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.
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Christinap
Apr 12 13
372 plays
10 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.
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jmorrow
Aug 16 09
1146 plays
11 We Used to Wait
Over the years, we have grown used to waiting for increasingly short periods of time to receive communications.
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looney_tunes
Jun 20 11
585 plays
12 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.
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Waitakere
Dec 19 12
306 plays
13 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.
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pagiedamon
Sep 19 08
2499 plays
14 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.
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StarStruck60
Oct 07 09
534 plays
15 The Red Cross Societies
The Red Cross societies have been providing valuable services for generations. Here are a few questions about them. Enjoy!
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mlcmlc
Nov 22 11
192 plays
16 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.
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Englizzie
Sep 11 09
234 plays
17 The Chair Gang
Would you willingly take a quiz on the history of chair design? Thought not. But did you, initially, read the title and think of FunTrivia's band of pirates? Well, never fear! I'm making the questions sufficiently easy as to be even pirate friendly.
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glendathecat
Nov 13 09
360 plays
18 A Brief History of the Napkin
Yes, it's a quiz about the history of napkins and napkin folding. All information was taken from the books "Fancy Folds" by Linda Hetzer and "Beautiful Napkins" by Margaret Caselton.
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Caseena
Dec 06 10
237 plays
19 It Seemed Fashionable at the Time
A pot pourri of outdated fashions and the fashionable over time.
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cazza2902
Jan 11 10
654 plays
20 Mixed Nuts
A brief look at the treatment of the insane through the ages, with particular reference to England.
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StarStruck60
Jun 09 10
462 plays
21 Hairstyle History
This is a quiz about male and female hairstyle fashion history. It may make you very glad you missed the fashion!
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adawaz
Jan 09 09
1230 plays
22 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.
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Rowena8482
Mar 26 10
2370 plays
23 The Incredible, Edible Leg
You've heard of 'dog eat dog', well this quiz is all about 'man eat man'.
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StarStruck60
Jul 20 09
504 plays
24 Crazy Little Things Called Gloves
Yes, those things that you wear on your hands. They have been around since the Stone Age, for protection, for aggression and even for enhancement. Here's some trivia about gloves to test your knowledge of these hand-warmers and fashion accessories.
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MadBee
Sep 12 09
363 plays
25 Regency Thieves' Cant
Courtesy of the Fun Trivia Time Machine, you're visiting the early 19th century and the murky underworld of thieves and miscreants. Your guide tries to translate, but does he help or confuse you even more?
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Waitakere
Dec 29 12
165 plays
26 Going, Going, Gone
A brief look at auctions, auction houses and things that come under the hammer.
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Christinap
Mar 02 11
384 plays
27 The Secret Ingredient is Salt
The secret ingredient in the history of the world is salt! See if you can identify some historically salty subjects.
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Helene61
Nov 28 13
483 plays
28 The Main Attraction
Roll up, roll up and play the amazing funfair quiz. Everybody wins a prize.
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StarStruck60
Jul 21 09
387 plays
29 Victorian Etiquette
The Victorians had rules of etiquette for nearly every situation. Could you have survived in upper class English Victorian society? Take this quiz and find out!
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shortnsweet875
Aug 21 04
2082 plays
30 History of Postal and Courier Services
A quiz on the history of worldwide postal and courier services.
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Filmfreak82
Aug 12 11
210 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* What was the name given to the three-cornered hat that was popular in the 18th century?
* Up until the mid-to-late 19th century, what material was more commonly used to stiffen corsets and the like?
* A dress with the skirt draped up in the sides and back, by means of buttons and tapes, is called what?
* Up into the mid-19th century, what convenience was not sewn into dresses?
* The art of cutting the top fabric to reveal the fabric underneath was often called what?


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