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Famous and Infamous Patients

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 (10 qns)
8724 plays
10 Famous People Who Were Slaves

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 (10 qns)
7839 plays
Mental Illness in History

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 (10 qns)
13710 plays
A Proper Charlie - quiz on infamous Charlies

To quote the late Kenneth Williams in the film "Carry on Cleo", "Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me". So, with that in mind, here is a quiz about infamous and famous people who are/were named Charles or Charlie.
Easy (10 qns)
Jan 17 17
423 plays
Best of the Best: Vikings

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 (10 qns)
Jan 05 17
132 plays
Unusual and Interesting Names and Nicknames

These questions are about people with interesting names and/or nicknames. Hope you enjoy it!
Tough (10 qns)
Jan 19 17
267 plays
Best of the Best: Medieval Knights

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 (10 qns)
354 plays
The Right to be Free: Abolitionists

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 (10 qns)
300 plays
And That's Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

This quiz asks about how some of the greatest minds would have answered the question 'Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?'
Average (10 qns)
2070 plays
History Channel Vikings: Real or Imagined?

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 (10 qns)
300 plays
The Skeleton in My Closet

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 (10 qns)
2859 plays
Immortality Thrust Upon Them

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 (10 qns)
3882 plays
Disloyal To The End...

...or "Quislings Everywhere". The name Quisling has become synonymous with traitor. Come meet the man who has given his name to this term.
Tough (10 qns)
297 plays
Best of the Best: Warriors

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 (10 qns)
Apr 22 16
393 plays
You Don't Own Me

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 (10 qns)
Dec 04 16
291 plays
Legends or Legendary People

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 (10 qns)
1503 plays
Noted People with Depression

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 (10 qns)
4245 plays
Best of the Best: Ancient Military Leaders

Following you will find a list of descriptors of some of the greatest military leaders in history. Can you identify them?
Average (10 qns)
435 plays
Pioneers of Egyptology

Highlighting some of their most significant contributions, learn about ten of the men who opened the door on a fascinating ancient world.
Tough (10 qns)
492 plays
Fragrant People

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?
Average (10 qns)
2727 plays
Bad Guys of History

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 (15 qns)
14088 plays
Misanthropy: Hatred of the Human Race

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 (10 qns)
981 plays
People from the Bathroom Reader

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 (10 qns)
393 plays
Everybody Loves A Lover

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 (10 qns)
2028 plays
Killer Celebrities

"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 (10 qns)
1200 plays
Ten Famous Military Commanders

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 (10 qns)
1584 plays
There're Always Exceptions

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 (10 qns)
642 plays
Pardon Me, Mr. Braille

One on one interview with Mr. Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille writing for the blind.
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 05 16
150 plays
Hellenistic Who's Who

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 (10 qns)
222 plays
A Prayer but no Wing

Like some other pilots I know, I used to have occasional nightmares of falling to Earth without a functioning wing or parachute. A number of people have actually done just that and lived to tell the tale.
Difficult (10 qns)
189 plays
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