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A sampling of facts from around the world to challenge your general knowledge of world events is presented here.   

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trivia quiz  Dog and Pony Show cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Feb 24 13

It's time for the Dog and Pony Show-- World History edition! Join us as we count down the ten most absurd, untruthful campaigns for undeserved attention in history.
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adams627
1860 plays
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trivia quiz  Turning in their Graves cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Feb 27 06

These leaders would turn in their graves if they knew what caused their empires to fall. Let's travel through time and see what happens when we tell them.
Average
trident editor
21657 plays
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trivia quiz  What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us? cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Jul 27 09

In this quiz, I ask what various cultures and groups of people in history have done for the rest of us, and you choose the option that they were NOT responsible for.
Tough
guitargoddess editor
6255 plays
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trivia quiz  25 Main Civilizations of Human History cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, bullymom, Nov 02 02

This quiz is based on the 25 main civilizations of human history, as described in Norris McWhirter's "Book of Millennium Records". Questions are placed in the chronological order of the civilizations.
Tough
bullymom
16878 plays
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trivia quiz  Don't Fence Me In! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 30 13

Identify the great empires from the clues given.
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ponycargirl editor
1953 plays
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trivia quiz  Operatic History: the Seventeenth Century cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, JanIQ, May 18 07

Many operas are named after historical persons and events. Here is a selection of operas named after persons and events of the Seventeenth Century (1601-1700). The operatic background was provided by "Phaėtons Great Opera Book" and by www.operone.de.
Tough
JanIQ gold member
1662 plays
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trivia quiz  Will This Book Ever Get Written? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Mar 27 07

As some Funtrivia regulars know, I'm writing a book on world history - among other things. This quiz goes over some of the periods I'm working on. Hopefully you'll like the material half as much as I do!
Average
stuthehistoryguy gold member
7122 plays
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trivia quiz  Cats in History cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Oct 05 09

Here is a potpourri of history questions related to our feline friends: cats, lions, tigers, etc. There are also some alternative 'Cats'.
Average
JanIQ gold member
10218 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: Great Empires cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 17 16

What makes an empire great? In this case, the empires chosen are the top ten largest land areas in history in descending order. Can you identify the empire from the three clues given?
Average
ponycargirl editor
954 plays
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trivia quiz  Equatorial Adventures cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, tiffanyram, Apr 09 12

History is filled with many wonderful, exciting tales from across the globe. This quiz will take you on a journey to explore events that happened in places along the Equator. Good luck and enjoy!
Tough
tiffanyram gold member
1248 plays
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trivia quiz  Operatic History in the Nineteenth Century cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 29 07

Here's my penultimate instalment on operas and other works of classical music named after historical events and persons. As always, the operatic background was provided by "Phaetons Great Opera Book" and by www.operone.de
Average
JanIQ gold member
1632 plays
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trivia quiz  Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous 2 cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, McAngus, Apr 14 12

This is a sequel to the first quiz on this subject.
Tough
McAngus
978 plays
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trivia quiz  Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, McAngus, Mar 27 12

That was Einstein's perhaps very apt comment on coincidence. History can sometimes turn on coincidences or just produce some amazing stories. Let's take a look at some of history's more interesting happenstances.
Tough
McAngus
1059 plays
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trivia quiz  A Mixed Bag cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jul 07 08

From pre-biblical times to the 20th Century, and from Asia through Europe to the Americas...
Difficult
EnglishJedi gold member
7404 plays
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match quiz  Tales of the Border Wall cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 13 18

A hot topic of conversation in the U.S. today, the idea of building a border wall is really nothing new. See if you can match the famous walls with the name of the areas where they were built at the time of construction.
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ponycargirl editor
Feb 13 18
195 plays
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trivia quiz  World History Made Simple: 1215-1500 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, May 26 07

I continue my series with this quiz covering some important events following the Magna Carta up to the exploration of the New World.
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rblayer
7503 plays
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trivia quiz  Peaceful Easy Feeling cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jan 19 13

Treaties are an important part of history. They bring about a 'peaceful easy feeling' that has usually been missing for quite a few years. Here questions about ten historical treaties. How many do you know?
Average
dcpddc478 gold member
1311 plays
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trivia quiz  Historical People IV: Monarchs cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, RockBou, Dec 14 10

This quiz, the fourth in the series, focuses on people who held the fate of their nation in their hands.
Tough
RockBou
2763 plays
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trivia quiz  World History Made Simple - 16th Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jun 15 07

The 16th Century dawned with Da Vinci's masterpiece Mona Lisa in 1503 as the Age of Exploration and the Renaissance continued in full force.
Average
rblayer
7740 plays
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trivia quiz  World History V cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Jan 24 01

Welcome to 17th century World History!
Tough
Sprink1234
15513 plays
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trivia quiz  History Around the World 8 cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Apr 13 09

From early civilizations to the 20th Century, with stops around the world. Essentially, though, there is plenty of good old general knowledge ...
Difficult
EnglishJedi gold member
6159 plays
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trivia quiz  Power Corrupts cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, albinerhawk, Apr 17 09

From history to the present, and from fiction to non-fiction, what do you know about these people who let power go to their heads?
Average
albinerhawk
4341 plays
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trivia quiz  History Around the World 7 cool 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Dec 20 08

From centuries BC to an election in 2005, and from North America, around Europe, to Africa and beyond ...
Very Difficult
EnglishJedi gold member
6351 plays
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trivia quiz  The World at 1000....AD! cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 10 02

Are you interested in what the world was like around 1000 years ago? Here's your chance to put your interests to work...this quiz will very broadly cover the political and cultural world around 1000 AD...have fun!
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
4263 plays
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trivia quiz  Talk About a Revolution ... cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, nytoffee, Oct 07 09

The winds of change across the world have often been preceded or caused by revolution. Note that dates are usually given to avoid confusion about which revolution is referred to.
Tough
nytoffee
2223 plays
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trivia quiz  World History II cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Aug 28 00

Welcome to World History First Millenium A.D. Hope you enjoy it.
Tough
Sprink1234
14319 plays
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trivia quiz  Historical Terms II cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, trojan11, Sep 02 07

Historical Terms II follows on from my first quiz on this subject. All questions are on very old or more recent well known and documented historical terms. All questions are multiple choice with no spelling or fill in the blank questions.
Difficult
trojan11
4734 plays
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trivia quiz  World History III cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Sep 13 00

Welcome to World History 1000-1500 AD. Hope you enjoy it.
Tough
Sprink1234
18417 plays
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trivia quiz  World History IV cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Jan 03 01

Welcome to 16th century World History. Hope you enjoy it!
Tough
Sprink1234
13143 plays
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photo quiz  History Around the World 12 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Aug 04 13

We visit Europe, Asia, North America and Africa and step back as far as the 6th Century in this whirlwind test of general knowledge.
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
1977 plays
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