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1 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 Q
adams627
Oct 10 10
1305 plays
2 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 Q
rblayer
Jan 30 06
6096 plays
3 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 Q
tadpoles_uk
Dec 02 11
750 plays
4 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 Q
rblayer
Feb 16 06
6897 plays
5 From the 1970s
Things that happened in the 1970s mostly in America. How many do you recall?
Easy
10 Q
HeavensArrow
May 04 08
8892 plays
6 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 Q
brewster76
Jun 14 08
4839 plays
7 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 Q
brewster76
Aug 13 08
5424 plays
8 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 Q
nmerr
Apr 05 12
2583 plays
9 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 Q
MaceoMack
Apr 01 09
1263 plays
10 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 Q
windswept
Jul 26 09
786 plays
11 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 Q
brewster76
Jan 22 08
2946 plays
12 The Check's in the Mail
A quiz about the early air escapades of the U.S. Air Mail Service. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Tough
10 Q
nightmare
May 23 04
1434 plays
13 20th Century U.S.
In which U.S. state or territory did this 20th century historical event take place?
Easy
10 Q
emmymom
Jul 02 11
3237 plays
14 1990s All-American Politics
How much do you recall about the politics of the last decade of the 20th century?
Average
10 Q
brewster76
Dec 30 08
3642 plays
15 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 Q
brewster76
May 01 08
2514 plays
16 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 Q
brewster76
Aug 20 08
3792 plays
17 Scandals That Rocked the Nation Part 2
This is a follow-up to another quiz with the same title.
Easy
10 Q
nmerr
Aug 24 13
1017 plays
18 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 Q
star_gazer
Mar 26 08
855 plays
19 The Fifties
This quiz is based in large part on information in David Halberstam's fine book, called simply "The Fifties".
Tough
15 Q
chessart
Mar 12 10
837 plays
20 Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism
Joe McCarthy is often considered one of the most divisive characters in United States history. Let's reveal the facts behind all the controversy.
Tough
10 Q
TheWildDove
Jan 31 10
702 plays
21 Incident at Oglala
The "Incident at Oglala" is based on the 1992 documentary and other public information regarding it.
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10 Q
Rehaberpro
Jul 13 11
207 plays
22 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 Q
dbb
Feb 12 13
414 plays
23 The Real 'Untouchables'
In 1930's Chicago, a legendary group of lawmen called 'The Untouchables' battled one of the most powerful criminals in America. Do you know their true story?
Tough
10 Q
comitis
Feb 04 08
1446 plays
24 20th Century USA
Interesting trivia about 20th century America.
Difficult
25 Q
Sprink1234
Jul 24 00
15387 plays
25 Collect the Century 1910-1919
In 1998, the U.S. Postal Service started issuing a series of stamps called Celebrate the Century. These stamps hightlight people, events, and inventions of each decade in the 1900's. This quiz is inspired by the stamps honoring 1910-1919.
Average
15 Q
golfmom08
Jun 30 13
456 plays
26 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 Q
AirBossJohnson
Jan 23 06
5544 plays
27 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 Q
coolupway
Aug 16 02
7923 plays
28 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 Q
sirfrank
Mar 15 10
597 plays
29 Tragedy at Kent State
Test your knowledge on REAL American History and the tragedy that often comes with it.
Tough
15 Q
twista
May 27 00
3297 plays
30 U.S. Events of the 1930s: What Didn't Happen?
In each question, I list four events. Pick the one that did NOT occur in the year specified. Included are events in politics, diplomacy, society, & culture. Please play slowly & carefully; you can do this! Remember, pick what DID NOT happen!
Average
10 Q
gracious1
Jan 19 13
432 plays
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* On what day did the Kent State shootings take place?
* Who was NOT one of the students that died at KSU?
* What caused the outrages by students at the Kent State campus earlier that weekend?
* What building did some students from KSU burn down on Saturday of that weekend?
* What did some of the students do with a copy of the Constitution?


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