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  There are 58 quizzes and 595 trivia questions in this category.
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31
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
963 plays
32
Human Rights and Human Wrongs

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.
Easy (10 qns)
caramellor
Jan 02 16
519 plays
33
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.
Average (10 qns)
Helene61
Nov 28 13
543 plays
34
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!
Difficult (10 qns)
shortnsweet875
Aug 21 04
2178 plays
35
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.
Average (10 qns)
Caseena
Dec 06 10
264 plays
36
A Brief History of Tobacco

This is a brief quiz about tobacco, the "filthy weed," and its use.
Average (10 qns)
daver852
May 07 09
837 plays
37
Mixed Nuts

A brief look at the treatment of the insane through the ages, with particular reference to England.
Tough (10 qns)
StarStruck60
Jun 09 10
492 plays
38
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.
Tough (10 qns)
wilbill
Nov 29 14
216 plays
39
The Main Attraction

Roll up, roll up and play the amazing funfair quiz. Everybody wins a prize.
Tough (10 qns)
StarStruck60
Jul 21 09
405 plays
40
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.
Average (10 qns)
MadBee
Sep 12 09
405 plays
41
Under The Umbrella

How much do you know about this simple device? Test your knowledge by answering the following ten questions.
Tough (10 qns)
nmerr
Mar 08 15
351 plays
42
I Read It In The "Daily News"

The New York 'Daily News' was considered to be a right wing paper in the 1960s. This quiz is not about the paper, but historical facts mentioned in Tom Paxton's satirical song "Daily News".
Easy (10 qns)
darksplash
Jun 20 10
717 plays
43
I Smell a Rat

A brief history of Britain's great unwashed and the accompanying scourges.
Average (10 qns)
Englizzie
Sep 26 09
666 plays
44
Historical Costumes

A fashionable quiz on historical costumes!
Average (10 qns)
sassyfrass
Mar 25 01
4656 plays
45
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?
Average (15 qns)
Waitakere
Dec 29 12
213 plays
46
History of Postal and Courier Services

A quiz on the history of worldwide postal and courier services.
Tough (10 qns)
Filmfreak82
Aug 12 11
234 plays
47
Cigar Trivia

Tobacco leaves wrapped in a cylinder and ignited have a long and rich history.
Average (10 qns)
fabulouscoops
Jan 16 08
393 plays
48
They Violated That Taboo

Couldn't find a category under cooking or cuisine. So bring the salt and pepper and prepare to consume this quiz about cannibalism.
Tough (10 qns)
davefarm
Jul 27 09
627 plays
49
Shoes, Glorious Shoes!

I'm head over heels about shoes! You may be surprised at the history behind some of our footwear.
Difficult (10 qns)
adawaz
Feb 08 09
864 plays
50
Fireworks

A few questions about the history of fireworks. Safety first, and enjoy the show!
Tough (10 qns)
mlcmlc
Jun 30 11
270 plays
51
Novelties From The Past

Innovations keep popping up. In cookery, industry, social behaviour , scientific methods, etc. The questions in this quiz are all related to such 'novelties from the past'.
Difficult (10 qns)
flem-ish
May 16 01
1821 plays
52
A Tail of Two Cities

What with the tail being the end of the animal, I thought it might be interesting to visit a pet cemetery in both Paris and London, and find out about their most notable inmates ...
Average (10 qns)
Rowena8482
Jul 05 13
237 plays
53
Textile Technicals

The ability to mass manufacture textiles enabled fashion as we know it to exist. But where did it all start? Come with me on an exploration of the history of textiles.
Average (10 qns)
StarStruck60
Oct 15 10
216 plays
54
Things You Never Knew About Umbrellas

Come and learn fascinating facts about the umbrella.
Average (10 qns)
emmco
Sep 09 10
534 plays
55
This Land is MY Land!

Indigenous tribal land claims worldwide are often laughed away. However, historically no-one else has a better claim.
Average (10 qns)
Bogdiver
Sep 27 14
354 plays
56
Changing of the Guard-Bertie and Edwardian London

Victoria's long reign ended in 1901. A new century and a new (though aging) King Edward VII(Bertie) restored a vibrant high society to London, allowing innovation in the arts, fashion, technology and politics to flourish.
Average (10 qns)
Englizzie
Sep 08 10
273 plays
57
History of Guinness

What do you know about the black stuff and its history?
Average (10 qns)
SionnachIrl
Aug 17 10
315 plays
58
Sunglasses through the years

Nearly all of us wear them, but do you know when and how the many variants came to be?
Very Difficult (10 qns)
maggotbrain
Apr 12 14
408 plays
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