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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!
10 Q
Jul 15 09
2382 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.
10 Q
Aug 08 09
1854 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).
10 Q
Jun 08 09
2292 plays
4 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!
10 Q
Sep 16 08
10275 plays
5 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!
10 Q
Nov 15 11
264 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)...
15 Q
Feb 24 05
4941 plays
7 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.
10 Q
Apr 12 13
438 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.
15 Q
Jan 13 09
1056 plays
9 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.
10 Q
Nov 21 11
546 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.
10 Q
Aug 16 09
1209 plays
11 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.
10 Q
Sep 19 08
2595 plays
12 Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette
This quiz is about the fascinating early history of tobacco and smoking. It's interesting and not difficult.
10 Q
Nov 01 09
1944 plays
13 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.
10 Q
Oct 07 09
579 plays
14 We Used to Wait
Over the years, we have grown used to waiting for increasingly short periods of time to receive communications.
10 Q
Jun 20 11
651 plays
15 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.
10 Q
Nov 29 09
1161 plays
16 Open and Shut
Doors are a part of everyday life. Here's a quiz on some door history. Enjoy!
10 Q
Aug 22 11
690 plays
17 History of Shoes
Footwear ranges from practical to fashionable to a fetish. How much do you know about the history of shoes?
10 Q
Sep 04 07
1101 plays
18 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.
10 Q
Dec 19 12
357 plays
19 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.
10 Q
Sep 11 09
252 plays
20 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.
10 Q
Nov 13 09
375 plays
21 A Brief History of Tobacco
This is a brief quiz about tobacco, the "filthy weed," and its use.
10 Q
May 07 09
825 plays
22 It Seemed Fashionable at the Time
A pot pourri of outdated fashions and the fashionable over time.
10 Q
Jan 11 10
672 plays
23 The Incredible, Edible Leg
You've heard of 'dog eat dog', well this quiz is all about 'man eat man'.
10 Q
Jul 20 09
510 plays
24 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.
10 Q
Mar 26 10
2742 plays
25 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.
10 Q
May 01 08
768 plays
26 Hairstyle History
This is a quiz about male and female hairstyle fashion history. It may make you very glad you missed the fashion!
10 Q
Jan 09 09
1533 plays
27 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.
10 Q
Sep 12 09
369 plays
28 Mixed Nuts
A brief look at the treatment of the insane through the ages, with particular reference to England.
10 Q
Jun 09 10
474 plays
29 The Main Attraction
Roll up, roll up and play the amazing funfair quiz. Everybody wins a prize.
10 Q
Jul 21 09
396 plays
30 No Smokin' in the Boys' Room
Efforts to ban smoking began showing up shortly after Europeans learned about tobacco from Native Americans. Anti-smokers have tried many different approaches to do away with the use of tobacco.
10 Q
Nov 29 14
195 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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