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Many dates and events from history are forever etched in our minds. What do you remember about these events? Find out right now.
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  Key Days in History - 10 questions - 3 mins
While every day is important to those who are living it, some days are known for being especially important for some famous people. Your job is to match the person with the day related to a historical event.
Easier, 10 Qns, andymuenz, Sep 30 22
Easier
andymuenz gold member
Sep 30 22
338 plays
2.
  It's a Date Ending in 66 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Some interesting things that happened in years ending 66. Nine are AD and one is BC. Match the event with the month/year.
Easier, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Jul 27 22
Easier
Upstart3 gold member
Jul 27 22
363 plays
3.
  Heres An End To All That Here's An End To All That great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
With the help of the photographs, work out the historical ending associated with the date given in the questions.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 18 20
Easier
darksplash gold member
Jul 18 20
901 plays
4.
  When a Day Gets a Nickname When a Day Gets a Nickname top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Several days have made such impression they got known by a nickname. What do you know about these iconic days? Most of the images may point you to the right answer.
Easier, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 24 19
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Easier
JanIQ gold member
Jul 24 19
1271 plays
5.
  Take Your Head Out of the Sand Take Your Head Out of the Sand! top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
All of these scandalous or disastrous events occurred as a result of neglect, or because someone ignored the warning signs. (Don't worry, you won't find any more Titanic questions here!)
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Jan 27 19
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Easier
AcrylicInk gold member
Jan 27 19
966 plays
6.
  A Date Quiz You May Actually Love top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you match the famous times with the event in United States history? Have fun and enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, linkan, Sep 12 20
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Easier
linkan gold member
Sep 12 20
927 plays
7.
  Where Were You When...? best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Since radio became the first mass medium in the second quarter of the 20th century, when striking events have happened, people recall where they were when they heard the news. Here are ten examples. How many are crystalized in your memory?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Jdeanflpa, Aug 27 19
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8
Very Easy
Jdeanflpa
Aug 27 19
1531 plays
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  History Never Repeats History Never Repeats... popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Player Pollucci19 gave me this title that at first sight seemed incorrect to me. But adding an extra element may be enough to prove the validity of the title.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Aug 18 20
Average
JanIQ gold member
Aug 18 20
509 plays
9.
  Are You Sure That Calendar Is Right? editor best quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Dates are interesting to look at, as things often happen on them. But can you answer these questions about dates you might have heard of, and dates you probably haven't?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Jun 12 22
Average
Red_John
Jun 12 22
242 plays
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  Historical Events I Remember 1 top quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
You know how you remember exactly where you were for certain events? These are the memorable happenings in my life.
Average, 15 Qns, nyirene330, Sep 14 16
Average
nyirene330
Sep 14 16
5957 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Just six days after my second birthday, the Second World War began when Germany invaded Poland. When was that?

From Quiz "In My Life: Part 1"




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  Its a Date It's a Date! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In this quiz, you'll be given dates to match to events - or events to match to dates. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, austinnene, Nov 13 19
Average
austinnene gold member
Nov 13 19
1025 plays
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  What Happened on this Day? Quite a Lot! top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz looks at pairs of quite different historical events that share the same anniversary.
Average, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Jul 05 21
Average
agentofchaos gold member
Jul 05 21
880 plays
13.
  Memorable Times great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do you know when things happened or what happened in history? Let's test your knowledge of famous dates. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, shazy95, Nov 17 10
Average
shazy95
5854 plays
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  10 When Was That? Questions popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Ten famous events from history. Just match them with the correct date.
Easier, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Apr 14 16
Easier
EnglishJedi gold member
Apr 14 16
1692 plays
15.
  My First 30 Years Part 1 My First 30 Years (Part 1) - 10 questions - 4 mins
I turned 30 last year, and surprise, nothing monumental happened to me personally. However much happened in the world in my first 30 years on the planet. These questions relate to events from 1985 to 1994. Quiz is part 1 of 3.
Average, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Aug 14 16
Average
Shadowmyst2004
Aug 14 16
759 plays
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  It All Started That Day popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is in response to an author challenge. Just match the event with the date on which it began. It covers a wide range of categories. Have fun and good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Jan 27 19
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Easier
Bob9491
Jan 27 19
715 plays
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  It's Back: Dating With a Twist! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Anachronisms are details which are in the wrong time-frame, e.g. fighter jets in 1775. Can you spot which of these statements are anachronisms? Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Jul 14 12
Average
Fiachra
5060 plays
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  Now! What Was That Date Again! - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you identify these events and dates that had a significant impact on our world during the 20th Century.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, Jan 13 17
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
zambesi
Jan 13 17
1383 plays
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  Black Days in History - 15 questions - 5 mins
Not to be confused with 'Black History', in this quiz you will need to match the described turbulent historical events with the 'Black' day of the week ascribed to them.
Average, 15 Qns, reedy, Nov 18 20
Average
reedy gold member
Nov 18 20
446 plays
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  Dates Etched in Memory popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Ten events that have had great impact in the History of the world.
Easier, 10 Qns, gme24, Jun 29 15
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Easier
gme24 gold member
1259 plays
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  The Years of the Rats top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The Great Plague of London took place in 1665-66. What else was going on while the rats and their fleas infected with bubonic plague ran round England's capital city?
Average, 10 Qns, flopsymopsy, Feb 14 11
Average
flopsymopsy editor
1652 plays
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  Historical Events I Remember 2 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Son of Part 1 about events remembered when they actually happened (21st century edition). Do you remember these memorable happenings?
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jul 30 15
Average
nyirene330
875 plays
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You have two tasks: first determine the date described then work out which artefacts could not possibly be used at that particular time. These are anachronisms. An example would be the Pharoah's sunglasses.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jul 05 17
Average
1nn1 editor
Jul 05 17
525 plays
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  The Year of the Ox popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
in the second of this series of 12 quizzes, we look at events that occurred during the Chinese Year of the Ox. In the Vietnamese calendar, the Ox is replaced by the Water Buffalo.
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jun 17 15
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
445 plays
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  Tomorrow Never Dies popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
All past doomsday predictions have one thing in common: they were all wrong. No matter how sure various 'authorities' are that the world will end, tomorrow just never dies.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Dec 16 12
Average
illiniman14 gold member
1055 plays
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  Every Calendar's Days Are Numbered popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Quick, how many months have 28 days? If you said 12, you're right, they all do. Let's take a look back and see what happened around the world on the 28th day of various months and years.
Average, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Mar 07 14
Average
paulmallon gold member
977 plays
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  Happy Quadricenternary: the 1610s great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Continuing a series that I began with my 100th quiz on FT, for my 400th quiz here we look back at the people and events celebrating their 400th anniversary in the 2010s
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Oct 04 16
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
Oct 04 16
587 plays
28.
  1492: A Turning Point in History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Columbus' discovery of America in 1492 marked the end of the Middle Ages and the start of the Age of Exploration. Find out more about Columbus' voyage and a couple of other important events of this remarkable year.
Average, 10 Qns, AlonsoKing, Apr 30 19
Average
AlonsoKing
Apr 30 19
271 plays
29.
  In My Life: Part 1 - 10 questions - 4 mins
I am in that part of life usually referred to as "The Golden Years", which means that a great many things have happened while I have been resident on this planet. Can you match the event in my life with the year in which there was a major world event?
Average, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Mar 23 19
Average
Cymruambyth gold member
Mar 23 19
359 plays
30.
  '98 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here is a quiz about some historic events which contain the number "98". Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Jan 26 17
Average
mrgrouchy
Jan 26 17
1840 plays
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  When is This Going to be Over? - 10 questions - 4 mins
We often remember the dates that historical events/eras began...the end dates, though, often seem harder. Here then are ten events throughout history that will have you asking, "When is this going to be over?"
Average, 10 Qns, NovaLuna, Jul 07 17
Average
NovaLuna
Jul 07 17
490 plays
32.
  What Time Was It? - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is a part of Author challenge. Lets see how much you know about the world history. Hope you will learn something new.
Average, 10 Qns, The_Rubiks, Jan 31 19
Average
The_Rubiks
Jan 31 19
401 plays
33.
  Happy Tercentenary: the World in 1715 - 10 questions - 7 mins
Continuing a series I began with my 100th and 200th FT quizzes, for this, my 300th, we take a look at the world 300 years ago, in 1715.
Difficult, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Jul 25 15
Difficult
EnglishJedi gold member
320 plays
34.
  Independence Day - 10 questions - 6 mins
A valiant struggle for freedom! Pride and glory! Each of these countries fought for and won (or declared) their independence from colonial or occupying powers... can you name them all?
Tough, 10 Qns, reedy, Sep 22 13
Tough
reedy gold member
786 plays
35.
  The Year of the Rat - 10 questions - 5 mins
The first in a series of twelve quizzes highlights events occurring during the Chinese Year of the Rat. Traits of those born under the Rat include ambitious, intelligent, god like, vindictive, selfish, ruthless and narcissistic.
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Apr 11 19
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
Apr 11 19
336 plays
36.
  A Calendar In Time - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz will focus on famous days in history where something interesting or extraordinary happened. There will be one correct answer and three incorrect ones. The question will be a date and year and you tell which one is correct.
Average, 10 Qns, foil7, Jan 18 19
Average
foil7
Jan 18 19
502 plays
37.
  The Big Story Today Is... - 10 questions - 4 mins
If our dedicated news team, Nessa, Edgar, Wes and Sharon presented these stories at the top of the hour, how many would you recognise?
Average, 10 Qns, fiachra, Jun 03 11
Average
fiachra
2977 plays
38.
  When the Year Ends in 13 - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here is a mixture of questions about events that happened in years ending in 13.
Tough, 10 Qns, Dizart, Dec 18 13
Tough
Dizart gold member
582 plays
39.
  Counting to Ten - 10 questions - 3 mins
We're going to count up to 10, history-style. Each of the following is an event that happened in the years 1, 2, 3 ...
Average, 10 Qns, nautilator, Feb 04 17
Average
nautilator
Feb 04 17
434 plays
40.
  Various 16th Century popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Come one, come all! My first quiz shouldn't be to hard, but i just hope it's entertaining and enlightening.
Difficult, 10 Qns, XavieX, Apr 17 18
Difficult
XavieX
Apr 17 18
1663 plays
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  Ya Wanna Date? #1 - 10 questions - 7 mins
Well, here are some for you. But what does each lot have in common? See if you can guess ...
Difficult, 10 Qns, anselm, Nov 25 10
Difficult
anselm
1910 plays
42.
  The 70s Across the Centuries popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
The 70s ... It was the "me decade" that gave rise to outrageous personal expression and equally outrageous reactions.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, sidnobls, Jul 04 15
Very Difficult
sidnobls
1633 plays
43.
  As the Century Turns - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is to meet a quiz author challenge. They all happened around the turn of a century, can you tell which one?
Average, 10 Qns, yitz420, Jan 02 18
Average
yitz420 gold member
Jan 02 18
1351 plays
44.
  Dating - With a Twist! - 10 questions - 4 mins
An anachronism is something in the wrong time-frame: one sometimes finds them in fantasy fiction and fantasy films, for example firearms in a story set in Ancient Rome. Can you identify which of the following statements are anachronisms?
Tough, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Feb 11 05
Tough
Fiachra
2905 plays
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  The 60s Across the Centuries - 10 questions - 7 mins
Something about the decade of the 60s brought out the desire for change- like the urge to rearrange the living room every half century or so.
Difficult, 10 Qns, sidnobls, Oct 17 16
Difficult
sidnobls
Oct 17 16
1240 plays
46.
  Notable 2013 Anniversaries - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are a selection of anniversaries for you. Let's see if you know how long ago before 2013 (the year when this quiz was written) these events took place.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Sep 25 13
Average
suomy
367 plays
47.
  Dateline: 1783 - 10 questions - 5 mins
The year 1783 was an eventful one. See how much you know about this year's events in this quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, bullymom, Apr 25 02
Tough
bullymom
1272 plays
48.
  Dateline: 1576 - 10 questions - 6 mins
See how much you know about the spirit of '76 - 1576, that is!
Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, May 12 06
Difficult
bullymom
1494 plays
49.
  The 90s Across the Centuries - 10 questions - 7 mins
The final decade before the turn of the century nudged the world to explore its own spirituality in a variety of ways. How much do you know about people's attempts to know just where they stood in the grand scheme of things?
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, sidnobls, Aug 28 10
Very Difficult
sidnobls
1462 plays
50.
  It Didn't Happen That Day - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'll give you four events, three of which happened on the same day of the year and I'll ask you which one happened on a different day.
Tough, 10 Qns, andymuenz, Sep 19 15
Tough
andymuenz gold member
321 plays
51.
  Days of the Year in Common - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you guess which is the common day of the year that three separate events all happened on?
Tough, 10 Qns, Spugsy, Sep 03 09
Tough
Spugsy
555 plays
52.
  When Was That?: 10 Questions - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here is a quiz of famous dates. Think you can do it?
Difficult, 10 Qns, chucknorris2, Mar 06 13
Difficult
chucknorris2
1793 plays
53.
  Dateline: 1779 - 10 questions - 6 mins
1779 was a busy year- see how much you know about it.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, Jun 27 02
Difficult
bullymom
1513 plays
54.
  Death Takes a Holiday - 10 questions - 5 mins
When Death takes a holiday, he really "takes" a holiday. Death checks in to wreak havoc on days normally reserved for celebration. Take a historical look from natural to man made causes.
Tough, 10 Qns, alexKmahns, Mar 15 12
Tough
alexKmahns
838 plays
55.
  Dateline: 1665 - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here's the latest Dateline quiz.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, Jun 24 02
Difficult
bullymom
1547 plays
56.
  The 10s Across the Centuries - 10 questions - 7 mins
Those embattled teens ... seems like the second decade of every century, we are angst filled enough to whack out some other dynasty. How much do you know about conquest between '10 and '19?
Difficult, 10 Qns, sidnobls, May 08 08
Difficult
sidnobls
547 plays
57.
  Dateline: 1630 - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here's the latest in my Dateline series. Enjoy!
Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, Feb 06 16
Difficult
bullymom
Feb 06 16
741 plays
58.
  World Dates and Events - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is not to be taken lightly ...
Difficult, 10 Qns, Monk12, Nov 06 10
Difficult
Monk12
2233 plays
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