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  There are 57 quizzes in this category.
Take Social History - The Mixed Quiz ( Scores )
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
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!
Average (10 qns)
ing
Jul 15 09
2589 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.
Average (10 qns)
stedman
Aug 08 09
2001 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).
Average (10 qns)
Pagiedamon
Jun 08 09
2664 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!
Average (10 qns)
looney_tunes
Sep 16 08
10785 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)...
Average (15 qns)
dobrov
Feb 24 05
5061 plays
6
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)
Cymruambyth
Jan 13 09
1110 plays
7
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)
Plodd
Jun 03 16
432 plays
8
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)
Christinap
Apr 12 13
492 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.
Average (10 qns)
Christinap
Nov 21 11
633 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.
Average (10 qns)
jmorrow
Aug 16 09
1338 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.
Average (10 qns)
pagiedamon
Sep 19 08
2676 plays
12
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)
looney_tunes
Nov 15 11
339 plays
13
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)
Godwit
Nov 01 09
2073 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.
Average (10 qns)
StarStruck60
Oct 07 09
609 plays
15
Open and Shut

Doors are a part of everyday life. Here's a quiz on some door history. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
mlcmlc
Aug 22 11
714 plays
16
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)
Waitakere
Dec 19 12
369 plays
17
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)
looney_tunes
Jun 20 11
732 plays
18
Talks with Taxi Drivers

This quiz deals with the history of the good old taxi cab. Enjoy the ride.
Average (10 qns)
Creedy
Feb 16 16
231 plays
19
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)
Creedy
Nov 29 09
1242 plays
20
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)
pusdoc
Sep 04 07
1119 plays
21
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)
Englizzie
Sep 11 09
261 plays
22
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)
Creedy
Jun 29 15
1539 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.
Average (10 qns)
glendathecat
Nov 13 09
396 plays
24
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)
pshelton
May 01 08
777 plays
25
The Incredible, Edible Leg

You've heard of 'dog eat dog', well this quiz is all about 'man eat man'.
Tough (10 qns)
StarStruck60
Jul 20 09
525 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!
Average (10 qns)
adawaz
Jan 09 09
1560 plays
27
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)
Rowena8482
Mar 26 10
2991 plays
28
Going, Going, Gone

A brief look at auctions, auction houses and things that come under the hammer.
Difficult (10 qns)
Christinap
Mar 02 11
411 plays
29
It Seemed Fashionable at the Time

A pot pourri of outdated fashions and the fashionable over time.
Tough (10 qns)
cazza2902
Jan 11 10
696 plays
30
The Things They Did for Love

Famous love stories have captured the romantic imagination for centuries. How many of these lovers can you identify from the descriptions given? Please do NOT use the ampersand (& sign).
Difficult (10 qns)
Cymruambyth
Jul 06 06
960 plays
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