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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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10 Q
ing
Jul 15 09
2418 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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10 Q
stedman
Aug 08 09
1890 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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10 Q
Pagiedamon
Jun 08 09
2430 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!
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10 Q
looney_tunes
Sep 16 08
10398 plays
5
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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15 Q
dobrov
Feb 24 05
4956 plays
6
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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10 Q
looney_tunes
Nov 15 11
291 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.
Tough
10 Q
Christinap
Apr 12 13
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.
Tough
15 Q
Cymruambyth
Jan 13 09
1059 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.
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10 Q
Christinap
Nov 21 11
567 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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10 Q
jmorrow
Aug 16 09
1218 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.
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10 Q
pagiedamon
Sep 19 08
2604 plays
12
Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette

This quiz is about the fascinating early history of tobacco and smoking. It's interesting and not difficult.
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10 Q
Godwit
Nov 01 09
1950 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.
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10 Q
StarStruck60
Oct 07 09
588 plays
14
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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10 Q
looney_tunes
Jun 20 11
690 plays
15
The Purple People Eaters

Cannibalism is a barbaric practice that has been practised in many cultures throughout history. Here are ten facts on same.
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10 Q
Creedy
Jun 29 15
258 plays
16
Open and Shut

Doors are a part of everyday life. Here's a quiz on some door history. Enjoy!
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10 Q
mlcmlc
Aug 22 11
693 plays
17
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 Q
Creedy
Nov 29 09
1206 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.
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10 Q
Waitakere
Dec 19 12
357 plays
19
History of Shoes

Footwear ranges from practical to fashionable to a fetish. How much do you know about the history of shoes?
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10 Q
pusdoc
Sep 04 07
1107 plays
20
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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10 Q
Englizzie
Sep 11 09
255 plays
21
A Brief History of Tobacco

This is a brief quiz about tobacco, the "filthy weed," and its use.
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10 Q
daver852
May 07 09
825 plays
22
It Seemed Fashionable at the Time

A pot pourri of outdated fashions and the fashionable over time.
Tough
10 Q
cazza2902
Jan 11 10
678 plays
23
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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10 Q
glendathecat
Nov 13 09
381 plays
24
The Incredible, Edible Leg

You've heard of 'dog eat dog', well this quiz is all about 'man eat man'.
Tough
10 Q
StarStruck60
Jul 20 09
510 plays
25
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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10 Q
Rowena8482
Mar 26 10
2787 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!
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10 Q
adawaz
Jan 09 09
1539 plays
27
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 Q
pshelton
May 01 08
771 plays
28
Going, Going, Gone

A brief look at auctions, auction houses and things that come under the hammer.
Difficult
10 Q
Christinap
Mar 02 11
408 plays
29
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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10 Q
MadBee
Sep 12 09
378 plays
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Mixed Nuts

A brief look at the treatment of the insane through the ages, with particular reference to England.
Tough
10 Q
StarStruck60
Jun 09 10
477 plays
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