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The Zamboni

The siren sounds and the teams head for the locker rooms. It's time for you to clear the ice. Many fans head for the vending area, but many stay to watch you. How much do you know about the origin and operation of the ice resurfacer?
Difficult (10 qns)
498 plays
Historical Survey of Computing

The history of computing spans many centuries. I will ask you to identify people, devices and events regarding early computers and computing.
Easy (10 qns)
708 plays
Crucifixion: A Fate Worse than Death

Crucifixion was one of the most painful ways in which to die. This quiz is on the history of this horrendous form of execution.
Average (10 qns)
1341 plays
A Tour of My Coffee Plantation

It's December 1901. Join Alberto Santos Dumont, the world's first celebrity aviator, for an imaginary tour of the Brazilian coffee plantation on which he grew up. You'll meet some of his famous contemporaries and test yourself on the history of coffee.
Average (10 qns)
288 plays
Embargoing, Going, Gone!

Embargoes have been placed throughout history for various reasons. This quiz will test your knowledge on some of them. Thank you to kyleisalive for the quiz title. Best of luck!
Average (10 qns)
216 plays
International Black History, 20th Century

To fill the sad void that is this category on a very important subject that has influenced so many other movements and events that have several quizzes.
Average (10 qns)
1308 plays
Why Would You Do That?

Human rights violations have been a problem throughout history, but how much do you know about them? Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
633 plays
Pinot Egregious

Welcome to a history of wine, aptly made by the team 'We'd Rather Have Wine'.
Easy (10 qns)
1002 plays
21 Gun Salute

Some interesting facts about the 21 Gun Salute.
Tough (10 qns)
327 plays

Al-Qaeda. Where did they come from, who are they and why are they willing to do what they do. These are questions we need to ask ourselves.
Tough (10 qns)
258 plays
Hello, My Name is Resolute

I overheard the President on the phone chatting with a reporter who is planning a story about the Presidential desk. That's me! This is so exciting! I'm trying to remember some of the important bits, can you help?
Tough (10 qns)
282 plays
Toilet Non-Humor

It's not a joke. Really. Stop laughing. What do you *really* know about the history of the toilet?
Difficult (10 qns)
450 plays
Two of Hearts

I was listening to the radio and the song 'Two of Hearts' came on. I hadn't heard it in a while and it has inspired me to write this quiz about cards ...
Tough (10 qns)
255 plays
You Need To Grow a Thicker Skin! - Body Armour

This quiz takes a broad view of the types of body armour used from the time of the ancient Greeks through to the modern day.
Average (10 qns)
147 plays
The Telegraph

The telegraph was crucial to the growth of business and the settlement of the west in North America.
Tough (10 qns)
432 plays
Seasoned with Saltpeter

In this quiz we are having a look at saltpetre (or saltpeter) and some of the history around its use. Saltpetre is the name given to a group nitrates, namely those involving sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Average (10 qns)
1038 plays
The United States of Ametrica

Learn all the reasons behind and implications of the United States staying away from the metric system.
Difficult (10 qns)
483 plays
Jousting - Medieval and Modern

Jousting, the sport of medieval knights.
Tough (10 qns)
507 plays
Cloak & Dagger

Secret messages, signals and codes throughout history
Average (10 qns)
336 plays
Weather or Not

How the Weather has Rained on History's Parade, with a grateful nod to Laura Lee's book "Blame It on the Rain", and to the Weather Channel for inspiration.
Tough (10 qns)
2226 plays
Ida's Historical Peek at the Dungeon

Hi, I'm Ida the Adult Ed Instructor. Welcome to my course on the Dungeon. First we study origins & generalities; then off we go on a field trip to visit specific dungeons, mostly British. Looks like you're on my roster, so take your seat and let's begin.
Average (15 qns)
363 plays
Vandelay Industries

As "Seinfeld" fans know, George told his unemployment insurance investigator that he was interviewing with Vandelay Industries as a latex salesman. This quiz will explore what George might be expected to learn if he actually got the job.
Average (10 qns)
279 plays
Famous Miscalculations

History is filled with incidents of incredibly poor judgment.
Average (10 qns)
5403 plays
The Age of Sail

Does your blood run with a little salt? See how much of a "lubber" you are (or aren't) with this nautical quiz! Let's get "under way".
Average (10 qns)
303 plays
Terrorist Incidents

Throughout history, some people have used violence to try to achieve their goals. You will be asked about some major terrorist incidents of the twentieth century.
Tough (15 qns)
681 plays
Real Life Wizards

Gandalf? Harry Potter? Bah! Take a little broomstick tour through some of history's real life practitioners of magic ...
Difficult (10 qns)
528 plays
Famous 'Footnotes'

Some people are remembered in connection with specific incidents. Other people who were also involved are somewhat less famous.
Average (10 qns)
2883 plays
Fun History VI: History of Writing

This is a short quiz on the history of writing. It should be easy if you know the subject; a little bit of knowledge gained if you don't. Please have fun and enjoy.
Difficult (10 qns)
612 plays
Just How Old is That Computer?

Being of a generation that learned math by rote and did not fold, staple or mutilate, I was enchanted by a "Scientific American" article on Computing in the September 09 issue. Did you read it?
Tough (20 qns)
396 plays
"Miner" History

This is a general quiz on mining and mineral discovery. Some questions are easy and some not so easy. I hope you will find it informative and entertaining.
Average (10 qns)
492 plays
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