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Race and Means

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 (10 qns)
Oct 10 10
1611 plays
D B Cooper, Where Are You?

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 (10 qns)
Dec 02 11
957 plays
Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 1

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 (10 qns)
Jan 30 06
6555 plays
From the 1970s

Things that happened in the 1970s mostly in America. How many do you recall?
Easy (10 qns)
May 04 08
10350 plays
Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 2

Unless you are over 45 year old, you may have difficulties with these questions about common things of yesteryear.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 16 06
7338 plays
1930s All American History

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 (10 qns)
Jan 22 08
3147 plays
Scandals That Rocked the Nation

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 (10 qns)
Apr 05 12
2928 plays
1950s All American History

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 (10 qns)
Aug 13 08
5793 plays
1960s: UC Berkeley

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 (10 qns)
Jul 26 09
864 plays
1940s All American History: 2

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 (10 qns)
Jun 14 08
5349 plays
The Swingin' Sixties

How well do you remember the 1960s?
Average (10 qns)
Mar 18 16
915 plays
Police Investigator II : Case Review

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 (10 qns)
Apr 01 09
1395 plays
Living in the Past

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 (10 qns)
Apr 17 16
741 plays
20th Century U.S.

In which U.S. state or territory did this 20th century historical event take place?
Easy (10 qns)
Jul 02 11
3969 plays
Scandals That Rocked the Nation Part 2

This is a follow-up to another quiz with the same title.
Easy (10 qns)
Aug 24 13
1575 plays
1940s All-American History 1

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 (10 qns)
May 01 08
2649 plays
1950s All American History 2

Calling all Baby Boomers - again! Let's see how much you know about the decade of "Loving Lucy" and "Liking Ike"!
Average (10 qns)
Aug 20 08
4035 plays
Symbionese Liberation Army

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 (10 qns)
Mar 26 08
882 plays
Incident at Oglala

The "Incident at Oglala" is based on the 1992 documentary and other public information regarding it.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 13 11
246 plays
Violet Crimes

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 (10 qns)
Feb 12 13
474 plays
The Fifties

This quiz is based in large part on information in David Halberstam's fine book, called simply "The Fifties".
Tough (15 qns)
Mar 12 10
942 plays
Major 20th Century American Riots

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 (10 qns)
Mar 15 10
630 plays
Famous American 20th Century Firsts

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 (15 qns)
Jan 23 06
5676 plays
20th Century USA

Interesting trivia about 20th century America.
Difficult (25 qns)
Jul 24 00
15693 plays
Tragedy at Kent State

Test your knowledge on REAL American History and the tragedy that often comes with it.
Tough (15 qns)
May 27 00
3354 plays
Bizarre 1970s U.S. History

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 (10 qns)
Aug 16 02
8196 plays
History of the United States of America Part 3

This quiz covers U.S. history from the early 1900's.
Easy (10 qns)
Jun 19 14
813 plays
20th Century U.S. : One Question per Decade!

The 20th century had many major events. How many of them are you knowledgeable about?
Tough (10 qns)
Jun 02 08
4014 plays
America in the Roaring Twenties

This is about all the fun stuff that happened in America just before the Great Depression. Come along, as we learn about the "roaring" decade.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 03 10
1287 plays
Important Dates in American History

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 (10 qns)
Sep 18 09
1866 plays
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