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trivia quiz  Race and Means cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Oct 10 10

This quiz attempts to take an unbiased look at the history of affirmative action in American society and politics, from the latter half of the twentieth century to 2000s. It shouldn't require any expert knowledge, though.
Average
adams627
Oct 10 10
1980 plays
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trivia quiz  From the 1970s cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, HeavensArrow, May 04 08

Things that happened in the 1970s mostly in America. How many do you recall?
Easy
HeavensArrow
May 04 08
11136 plays
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trivia quiz  Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 1 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 30 06

To a "baby boomer" growing up in America, the buggy whip was the epitome of obsolescence. Anyone under the age of 45 may have trouble with this quiz about people, places and things of yesteryear.
Average
rblayer
Jan 30 06
6957 plays
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trivia quiz  Scandals That Rocked the Nation cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Apr 05 12

Everyone loves a scandal, or at least reading about it in the newspaper or watching it on the news. See how many of these scandals you can identify.
Average
nmerr gold member
Apr 05 12
3606 plays
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trivia quiz  Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 2 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Feb 16 06

Unless you are over 45 year old, you may have difficulties with these questions about common things of yesteryear.
Average
rblayer
Feb 16 06
7584 plays
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trivia quiz  D B Cooper, Where Are You? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tadpoles_uk, Dec 02 11

November 24, 2011 marked the fortieth anniversary of the unsolved plane hijacking by Mr D B Cooper. How much do you remember of his exploits?
Average
tadpoles_uk gold member
Dec 02 11
1125 plays
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trivia quiz  1930s All American History cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, brewster76, Jan 22 08

Thanks to my grandmother for her stories of survival during the Great Depression that piqued my interest in this decade in the American experience. This quiz requires general knowledge of the US from 1930-39.
Tough
brewster76
Jan 22 08
3327 plays
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trivia quiz  1950s All American History cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Aug 13 08

Calling all American Baby Boomers! How much do you remember the days of poodle skirts, cars with fins and the birth of rock 'n' roll?
Average
brewster76
Aug 13 08
6057 plays
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trivia quiz  1940s All American History: 2 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Jun 14 08

This is my second quiz on the decade that brought forth WWII, the atomic bomb and the birth of regular television broadcasts. Hope you enjoy it!
Average
brewster76
Jun 14 08
5511 plays
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trivia quiz  Police Investigator II : Case Review cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MaceoMack, Apr 01 09

You'll start your training as a Police Investigator II by reviewing a few of the classic, high profile investigations of the late 20th century. Do you remember the facts of these page one newspaper cases?
Tough
MaceoMack
Apr 01 09
1500 plays
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trivia quiz  The Swingin' Sixties cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 18 16

How well do you remember the 1960s?
Average
nyirene330
Mar 18 16
1386 plays
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trivia quiz  1960s: UC Berkeley cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, windswept, Jul 26 09

The University of California at Berkeley became a focal point of change in education, student activities, politics, civil rights, and entertainment. This quiz introduces you to some major figures and events. Which of them do you remember?
Tough
windswept gold member
Jul 26 09
939 plays
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trivia quiz  Scandals That Rocked the Nation Part 2 cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, nmerr, Aug 24 13

This is a follow-up to another quiz with the same title.
Easy
nmerr gold member
Aug 24 13
1956 plays
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trivia quiz  20th Century U.S. cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, emmymom, Jul 02 11

In which U.S. state or territory did this 20th century historical event take place?
Easy
emmymom
Jul 02 11
4404 plays
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trivia quiz  Symbionese Liberation Army cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, star_gazer, Mar 26 08

The Symbionese Liberation Army, or S.L.A., was an American group active in the 1970s that engaged in terrorism through guerrilla warfare for what they believed was a better society.
Tough
star_gazer
Mar 26 08
912 plays
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trivia quiz  1950s All American History 2 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Aug 20 08

Calling all Baby Boomers - again! Let's see how much you know about the decade of "Loving Lucy" and "Liking Ike"!
Average
brewster76
Aug 20 08
4182 plays
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trivia quiz  1940s All-American History 1 cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, brewster76, May 01 08

My three quizzes on the 1930s received a good response so here is the follow-up quiz which requires general knowledge of the decade that changed the focus of world power.
Tough
brewster76
May 01 08
2754 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous American 20th Century Firsts 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, AirBossJohnson, Jan 23 06

Do you know when certain historical events in U.S. History first occurred in the 20th century? This quiz will test that knowledge. Ready? Here we go.
Difficult
AirBossJohnson
Jan 23 06
5799 plays
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trivia quiz  20th Century USA 25 questions
Difficult, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Jul 24 00

Interesting trivia about 20th century America.
Difficult
Sprink1234
Jul 24 00
15870 plays
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trivia quiz  Bizarre 1970s U.S. History 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Aug 16 02

Archibald Cox. Muskie and the "Canuck" letter. Ellsberg's shrink. Gemstone. The pardon. Executive privilege. Butterfield's testimony. Grits & Fritz. The good old days.
Average
coolupway
Aug 16 02
8385 plays
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trivia quiz  The Fifties 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, chessart, Mar 12 10

This quiz is based in large part on information in David Halberstam's fine book, called simply "The Fifties".
Tough
chessart gold member
Mar 12 10
1203 plays
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trivia quiz  20th Century U.S. : One Question per Decade! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, orangeglacier, Jun 02 08

The 20th century had many major events. How many of them are you knowledgeable about?
Tough
orangeglacier
Jun 02 08
4119 plays
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trivia quiz  Tragedy at Kent State 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, twista, May 27 00

Test your knowledge on REAL American History and the tragedy that often comes with it.
Tough
twista
May 27 00
3402 plays
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trivia quiz  Major 20th Century American Riots 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, sirfrank, Mar 15 10

American history has no lack of violence. The 20th century had its share of urban riots. In this quiz, I will stick to the 20th century, but if it is well received, I'll do others.
Tough
sirfrank
Mar 15 10
690 plays
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trivia quiz  Incident at Oglala 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jul 13 11

The "Incident at Oglala" is based on the 1992 documentary and other public information regarding it.
Average
Rehaberpro gold member
Jul 13 11
309 plays
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trivia quiz  Violet Crimes 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, dbb, Feb 12 13

Before they became the whole rhythm section in Jailhouse Rock, the Purple Gang was one of the most notorious organized crime mobs of the Prohibition Era. Answering these ten questions will help you wow the tour guides next time you're at Graceland.
Tough
dbb
Feb 12 13
525 plays
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trivia quiz  Living in the Past 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Apr 17 16

At the age of 75, I offer a look back at the 1940s and 1950s when I was growing up. Which of these questions about living in the past can you answer?
Average
lowtechmaster gold member
Apr 17 16
1206 plays
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trivia quiz  Important Dates in American History 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Nightf10182003, Sep 18 09

This will be my second time travel quiz. These events may be a little more obscure than my easy history quiz, so this time you only need to know the year of the event.
Average
Nightf10182003
Sep 18 09
2013 plays
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trivia quiz  After World War II 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, dizzyfingers15, Jun 11 08

This is about events that happened after WWII. Good luck!
Easy
dizzyfingers15
Jun 11 08
6231 plays
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trivia quiz  OMG! It's Hells Angels (U.S) 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Vanya98, Apr 06 10

The FBI calls the Hells Angels an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG). An aspect of American culture often romanticized, they are mysterious and dangerous. If you see a group of them thundering down the highway, it will send chills down your spine!
Average
Vanya98
Apr 06 10
624 plays
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