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trivia quiz  Famous and Infamous Patients Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jul 11 02

It is often the case that historical events are influenced by the state of health of the famous character in question. The source of information for this quiz is a series of books by Dr James Leavesley, a medical historian.
Tough
MotherGoose editor
8796 plays
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trivia quiz  10 Famous People Who Were Slaves Editor choice cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 23 02

Despite their miserable luck of having been born or captured into slavery, all of these individuals were able to make a mark on history either while enslaved or after having gained freedom. Please enjoy and hopefully learn!
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
7917 plays
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trivia quiz  Mental Illness in History Editor choice cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, Jun 21 03

Surely you've heard historical figures described as "So-and-So the Mad", but which mental illness were they really suffering from? Take this quiz to find out.
Difficult
bullymom
13794 plays
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match quiz  Who's Who: Were The Worthies Worthy? new 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 03 17

In 1312 Jacques de Longuyon made a list of the Nine Worthies - the most chivalrous pagan, Jewish, and Christian knights. They weren't perfect, however! Let's see if you can match the famous person with their famous non-chivalrous act.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Nov 03 17
102 plays
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trivia quiz  The Directors: Cecil B. DeMille new 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Oct 31 17

Perhaps no film director for five decades had more influence on the shape of cinema than Cecil B. DeMille. This quiz explores his life and varied interests.
Difficult
Rehaberpro gold member
Oct 31 17
105 plays
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match quiz  Best of the Best: Vikings cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 05 17

Runic inscriptions suggest that a Viking was originally a person who traveled abroad to find wealth and adventure before returning home. Can you correctly match these Vikings with their accomplishments?
Tough
ponycargirl editor
Jan 05 17
192 plays
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trivia quiz  The Skeleton in My Closet cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 24 11

Here are a few questions about celebrities who have caused the death of another human being. Some were accidents and some were not. Some may surprise you ... and some may not.
Average
dcpddc478 gold member
3033 plays
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photo quiz  History Channel Vikings: Real or Imagined? cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 12 15

Although there is no reason to doubt that the characters portrayed in the History Channel's "Vikings" were real, we may find that they did not co-exist at the same time and place in history. Let's do some digging!
Tough
ponycargirl editor
330 plays
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trivia quiz  And That's Why the Chicken Crossed the Road cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, Feb 27 10

This quiz asks about how some of the greatest minds would have answered the question 'Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?'
Average
lones78 gold member
2241 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: Medieval Knights cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 17 15

Medieval knights were expected to adhere to the code of chivalry, which was a combination of qualities, such as honor, courage, justice, and courtesy. Do these men deserve to be the best of the best?
Average
ponycargirl editor
420 plays
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trivia quiz  The Right to be Free: Abolitionists cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 02 14

The U.S. struggled with slavery for decades before finally ending it in 1865. These brave men and women spoke out against it in the midst of the crisis, risking their reputations and sometimes their lives.
Average
littlepup
345 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: Warriors cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 22 16

Throughout the ages there have been many great warriors who distinguished themselves on the field of battle and consequently shaped history. The following warriors had in them the stuff of which legends are made.
Tough
ponycargirl editor
438 plays
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trivia quiz  Immortality Thrust Upon Them cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Oddball, May 03 07

It's one thing to be named for a famous object or event ... but what if that thing is named for you? Here's a quiz about famous people who became famous despite themselves.
Average
Oddball
4032 plays
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trivia quiz  Legends or Legendary People cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 02 14

Were the following ten people legendary in what they actually achieved - or simply people with legends built up around them? Heroes or anti-heroes? You decide.
Average
Creedy gold member
1725 plays
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trivia quiz  Disloyal To The End... cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 11 13

...or "Quislings Everywhere". The name Quisling has become synonymous with traitor. Come meet the man who has given his name to this term.
Tough
ponycargirl editor
315 plays
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trivia quiz  Noted People with Depression cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fdgla, Dec 23 06

Depression is a disorder which affects millions of people from all walks of life. Here is a quiz on a few people who accomplished much in their lives despite being affected by this debilitating mental illness.
Average
fdgla
4290 plays
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photo quiz  Best of the Best: Ancient Military Leaders cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 11 15

Following you will find a list of descriptors of some of the greatest military leaders in history. Can you identify them?
Average
ponycargirl editor
492 plays
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trivia quiz  Bad Guys of History cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, bullymom, Jan 08 03

We hear a lot about the heroes and good people in history; however, this quiz is about those men and women who were rude, rotten, or just plain evil.
Tough
bullymom
14148 plays
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trivia quiz  Fragrant People cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Mar 30 09

There is a long tradition of naming flowers, especially roses, for famous people. Can you guess who has had a rose named for them from the clues?
Easy
StarStruck60
2892 plays
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trivia quiz  There're Always Exceptions cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Mar 06 14

People are strange. We know that. However, these ten people are exceptions. They're really strange. Maybe you've met them. Maybe you're just curious. There's no ticket required for this side show extravaganza!
Tough
alaspooryoric gold member
663 plays
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trivia quiz  Pioneers of Egyptology cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, sterretjie101, Dec 18 08

Highlighting some of their most significant contributions, learn about ten of the men who opened the door on a fascinating ancient world.
Tough
sterretjie101
498 plays
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trivia quiz  You Don't Own Me cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Dec 04 16

Slavery has been around almost as long as mankind. Some slaves refused to accept their bondage and rebelled or escaped. Here is a quiz about some who left their marks on history.
Average
CmdrK gold member
Dec 04 16
351 plays
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trivia quiz  Misanthropy: Hatred of the Human Race cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Jun 24 08

Misanthropy is the antithesis of general human compassion and philanthropy. Here is an, hopefully, interesting quiz on holders of a commonly misunderstood social mannerism. Enjoy!
Tough
jonnowales
1002 plays
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match quiz  Who's Who: Barbarians Within the Roman Empire cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 30 17

To the ancient Romans, a barbarian was a person who did not share their culture. As the Roman Empire expanded, many barbarians lived within its borders, and many tried to invade them. Can you identify these barbarians from the clues given?
Average
ponycargirl editor
Jun 30 17
267 plays
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trivia quiz  Everybody Loves A Lover cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jan 02 13

We all like a good love story. Ten famous couples from far back in history to modern times to identify. Both names are needed.
Easy
Christinap
2130 plays
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trivia quiz  People from the Bathroom Reader cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Feb 13 15

Here are some folks from articles in "Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader", published in 2004. You'll recognize some of them, I'm sure. Have fun!
Average
shvdotr gold member
426 plays
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trivia quiz  Killer Celebrities cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, May 27 12

"Killer" not in the good sense, but celebrities who actually have killed someone. It's not as small a group as you might think.
Average
wilbill gold member
1257 plays
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photo quiz  Hellenistic Who's Who cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 10 15

The conquests of Alexander the Great began a blending of Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian cultures that resulted in the Hellenistic Age. It was not only a turbulent time in history, but a time of great learning as well.
Average
ponycargirl editor
249 plays
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trivia quiz  Ten Famous Military Commanders cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 21 14

Do you know these great military leaders who have taken their countries to great heights? I'll give you three clues for each, either serious or ambiguous. See if you can work out each answer. Good luck.
Easy
Creedy gold member
1851 plays
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trivia quiz  They Call me Flamboyant! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jun 29 13

Flamboyance is defined by colourfulness and extravagance. Flamboyant personalities can dominate the stage, the air waves, and politics. Here are several I think you will know.
Easy
Rehaberpro gold member
1551 plays
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