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trivia quiz  Underwear Over the Years Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ing, Jul 15 09

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
2796 plays
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trivia quiz  The History of the Chamberpot Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Aug 08 09

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 editor
Aug 08 09
2220 plays
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trivia quiz  Life in Elizabethan England cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Pagiedamon, Jun 08 09

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 editor
Jun 08 09
3114 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous Meals from History cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Sep 16 08

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 editor
Sep 16 08
11229 plays
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trivia quiz  The History of Smoking cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, dobrov, Feb 24 05

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
5163 plays
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photo quiz  Sell All My Old Clothes - I'm Off to Heaven cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jun 03 16

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.
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Plodd
Jun 03 16
573 plays
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trivia quiz  Undies Through the Ages cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Cymruambyth, Jan 13 09

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
Cymruambyth gold member
Jan 13 09
1176 plays
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photo quiz  Tales of the Car Run cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 12 16

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!
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ponycargirl editor
Oct 12 16
342 plays
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trivia quiz  Life in Victorian England cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Sep 19 08

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 editor
Sep 19 08
2790 plays
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trivia quiz  Help! My Dog Won't Eat My Homework! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jmorrow, Aug 16 09

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 editor
Aug 16 09
1491 plays
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trivia quiz  Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Godwit, Nov 01 09

This quiz is about the fascinating early history of tobacco and smoking. It's interesting and not difficult.
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Godwit gold member
Nov 01 09
2190 plays
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trivia quiz  Situla - Not Just Another Bucket cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Nov 15 11

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 editor
Nov 15 11
387 plays
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trivia quiz  The Servants' Quarters cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Nov 21 11

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
855 plays
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trivia quiz  The Glove Has Been Thrown cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Oct 07 09

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
651 plays
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photo quiz  Tales of Utopia cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 26 16

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?
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ponycargirl editor
Sep 26 16
357 plays
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trivia quiz  Talks with Taxi Drivers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 16 16

This quiz deals with the history of the good old taxi cab. Enjoy the ride.
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Creedy gold member
Feb 16 16
339 plays
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trivia quiz  The Man In The Black Suit cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Apr 12 13

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
651 plays
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photo quiz  A Very Victorian Christmas cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 08 17

How do you do? My name is John and I live in 1860s England. My father is a barrister in the Court of Exchequer. Would you like to join us for Christmas? Please do!
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ponycargirl editor
Dec 08 17
588 plays
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trivia quiz  We Used to Wait cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jun 20 11

Over the years, we have grown used to waiting for increasingly short periods of time to receive communications.
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looney_tunes editor
Jun 20 11
786 plays
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trivia quiz  Tales of the Bungee cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 17 18

Have you ever wondered about the origins of bungee jumping? I took some time to read about the activity after my son told me that he was planning a trip to New Zealand, where he would be going bungee jumping!
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ponycargirl editor
May 17 18
186 plays
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trivia quiz  Folk Remedies Then and Now cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 29 09

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
Creedy gold member
Nov 29 09
1332 plays
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trivia quiz  Regency Slang cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Waitakere, Dec 19 12

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
393 plays
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trivia quiz  History of Shoes cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, pusdoc, Sep 04 07

Footwear ranges from practical to fashionable to a fetish. How much do you know about the history of shoes?
Difficult
pusdoc
Sep 04 07
1146 plays
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trivia quiz  Open and Shut cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Aug 22 11

Doors are a part of everyday life. Here's a quiz on some door history. Enjoy!
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mlcmlc gold member
Aug 22 11
834 plays
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photo quiz  Tales of the Flapper cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 12 16

One of the first groups of women to break away from social convention, the flappers definitely were girls who just wanted to have fun!
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ponycargirl editor
Sep 12 16
486 plays
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trivia quiz  Drumming Out! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 23 17

Today the term "drumming out" means being removed from an organization in shame in dishonor. Where did the term originate and how was it used? Let's see if we can find out.
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ponycargirl editor
Dec 23 17
222 plays
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trivia quiz  A Personal History of British Motoring cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Sep 11 09

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
Englizzie
Sep 11 09
270 plays
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trivia quiz  The Purple People Eaters 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 29 15

Cannibalism is a barbaric practice that has been practised in many cultures throughout history. Here are ten facts on same.
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Creedy gold member
Jun 29 15
2049 plays
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trivia quiz  Human Rights and Human Wrongs 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, caramellor, Jan 02 16

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.
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caramellor
Jan 02 16
624 plays
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trivia quiz  Twist in My Sobriety 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Mar 26 10

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 gold member
Mar 26 10
3219 plays
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