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Do you remember those bygone days? Good things, bad things, just everyday things. Even if your personal memory doesn't go back as far as some of the things mentioned in these quizzes, you might be surprised at how much you know. Try them and see!
208 quizzes and 2,912 trivia questions.
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  Obsolete Obscure or Outdated Obsolete, Obscure, or Outdated best quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
This is a photo quiz featuring some technology from days past. While you may know some of these things, or maybe all of them, do not feel bad if you don't. Most of these things have not been used in many years and are a part of days gone by.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 12 22
Easier
dcpddc478
Jun 12 22
6147 plays
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What did people do before television? This quiz discusses ten different things people did for entertainment before the era of the black box dominating the lounge room.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 30 14
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
4554 plays
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  I am Trying to Remember Just What That Is I am Trying to Remember Just What That Is best quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
Here are ten things that you may or may not recognize. Take a look at the photos and they may help you figure out what the object was used for. Have fun as you take this trip down memory lane.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 26 14
Easier
dcpddc478
4748 plays
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  The Lazy Days of Summer The Lazy Days of Summer best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
If there is one thing that hasn't changed over the years, it is the lure of the outdoors on a beautiful summer day. Do you remember filling your hours with any of these pastimes?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, reedy, Nov 07 22
Very Easy
reedy gold member
Nov 07 22
3874 plays
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  Junk Drawer Junkie Junk Drawer Junkie great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Old Grandma Phillips was a hoarder, and it was only when she passed away that I found a lot of hidden treasures in her kitchen junk drawer. Join me on a journey of discovery to find out about each sentimental piece of history she kept.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jun 07 14
Average
Plodd
2126 plays
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  Fads Fads Fads Fads, Fads, Fads! great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
This is an easy and fun quiz bringing back the fads of years ago. Try it and see if you can remember them. Good luck and have fun!
Average, 15 Qns, califredrose, Nov 13 21
Average
califredrose
Nov 13 21
16879 plays
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  The Museum of Obsolescence top quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
Tour with our guide through the museum of cultural aspects that vanished, or almost have, from American culture. See what you know about things that are going, going, gone.
Average, 10 Qns, oscarguy, Nov 22 13
Average
oscarguy
9762 plays
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  What the What the...? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A tour through my grandmother's house filled me with wonder. It was full of all kinds of contraptions, machines, and odds and ends. Many of these things I had never seen before. Have you?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Dec 24 14
Average
dcpddc478
2146 plays
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  When I Was Just A Little Girl When I Was Just A Little Girl popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Things were very different when I was growing up. No computers, television was black and white, pizza was unheard of and teenagers hadn't been invented.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Christinap, Apr 14 14
Difficult
Christinap
1634 plays
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  Toys By The Decade  1900s Toys By The Decade - 1900s - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz will take you through a brief history of the popular toys in the twentieth century. The photos should provide some clues to help. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Jun 01 20
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Jun 01 20
566 plays
trivia question Quick Question
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  Kids' Things of Long Ago top quiz - 20 questions - 5 mins
I hope, with this quiz, to take some of you back to a time when you saw the world as your children do now. Enjoy!
Average, 20 Qns, Oddball, Apr 06 12
Average
Oddball
10426 plays
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  You Know...The Whatchamacallit. top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Many things have a name, but I forget what it is. My memory is so spotty! Some of these doo-dads are still somewhat current, and some obsolete. We'll jump around the timeline, as you help me guess at these whatchamacallits.
Average, 10 Qns, gracious1, Jan 31 14
Average
gracious1 gold member
3189 plays
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  Christmas Memories great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
One of the joys of Christmas, especially as one grows older, is looking back on the Christmases of one's childhood and youth. Here we'll remember holidays from the 1950s, '60s and early '70s.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Dec 22 14
Average
spanishliz editor
2332 plays
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  Don't Be Mad, Join the Fad great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Fads and trends come and go. Some involve unusual activities, while others involve clothing or music. Here are some fads from today and yesterday. How many will you remember?
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, May 09 14
Easier
dcpddc478
2180 plays
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When you're a kid you don't think too much about your childhood - You just live it. Looking back I realise how fortunate I was to have had an Australian childhood...
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Feb 24 20
Average
1nn1 editor
Feb 24 20
1406 plays
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Chances are you won't see a lot of these things outside of 'TV Land', 'Boomerang' or a Cracker Barrell restaurant, but here's another quiz on some favorite Baby Boomer possessions and memories.
Tough, 15 Qns, Oddball, Jun 11 08
Tough
Oddball
5241 plays
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  Young Americans popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Take a trip through history to find out what the youth of America has been up to in the last century.
Average, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Aug 19 22
Average
AcrylicInk gold member
Aug 19 22
1033 plays
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  Ten Scary Things Baby Boomers Faced popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Contrary to the beliefs of American 'Gen-Xers', growing up in the U.S. during the 1950s and 1960s was not all Davy Crockett coonskin caps, lava lamps and 'flower children'. There were also plenty of things around to scare the the 'baby boomers'.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Aug 21 17
Average
rblayer
Aug 21 17
6141 plays
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The 1950s, 1960s and 1970s had their own iconic memories of commonplace activities, people, and era-specific media memories. Let's have some fun reminiscing, and answering these questions about a different era gone with the wind.
Average, 10 Qns, missnlindsey, Sep 25 16
Average
missnlindsey
Sep 25 16
1179 plays
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  Small Town USA - 10 questions - 5 mins
Step back in time to a small Midwestern town in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Remember TV had not yet appeared upon the scene. What would life have been like?
Easier, 10 Qns, bananapeel39, Dec 09 17
Easier
bananapeel39 gold member
Dec 09 17
794 plays
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  Getting Hungry on "History Street" - 10 questions - 7 mins
You seem to be lost and on the most interesting road. This area seems to be a blend of all that is American history in the 20th Century! But you're hungry for a quick lunch. Let's drive around for a little fast food! Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, gatsby722, Sep 28 21
Average
gatsby722 gold member
Sep 28 21
2951 plays
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  1920s-70s: Having Fun Yet? - 10 questions - 5 mins
I just got done playing with my Silly Putty and next thing I know I'm writing this quiz. See if you know about what once was fun or a fad.
Tough, 10 Qns, sunshine7, Apr 28 11
Tough
sunshine7
4209 plays
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  As Time Goes By popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Please join the Wandering Quizzers as we fondly remember special events that happened the same year as some of our birth years.
Average, 10 Qns, Blindlady-27, Nov 25 17
Average
Blindlady-27
Nov 25 17
571 plays
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  Don't You Remember? - 10 questions - 5 mins
Use the clues from the question to pinpoint the year in which the events took place. Good luck?
Tough, 10 Qns, George95, Jul 16 21
Tough
George95 gold member
Jul 16 21
1290 plays
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  On the Street Where I Lived - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here are some memories of people and activities that occurred on my street circa 1940-1955. I have written the questions in a personalized style and hope you enjoy a description of this era.
Tough, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, Jun 23 13
Tough
Irishrosy
676 plays
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  Whatever Happened to Mood Rings? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Take a stroll down memory lane with these products from decades past. Some are still in use, albeit in a newly marketed way. How many can you remember?
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, May 14 12
Average
nmerr gold member
1534 plays
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  Mixed Nostalgia - 10 questions - 4 mins
A smattering of things I know the answer to! Includes some entertainment, history, authors and more.
Difficult, 10 Qns, finlady, Jan 03 13
Difficult
finlady
5727 plays
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  Which Year Was it? - 10 questions - 5 mins
How good are you with dates? Here's a little quiz to test your retro knowledge. Good Luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, amtrakman, Jul 12 09
Difficult
amtrakman
3160 plays
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  A Bit of Nostalgia - The Letter People ! - 25 questions - 5 mins
A bit of nostalgia, it's THE LETTER PEOPLE ! Mr. M and Miss A - remember your kindergarten and grade school days when these interesting characters taught us the alphabet and helped us create words.
Tough, 25 Qns, molarman2276, Jan 03 13
Tough
molarman2276
1584 plays
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  When Did It Happen? - 10 questions - 5 mins
To do this quiz you need to choose the year in which the events happened. It's simple.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ilovepuppies, Sep 26 12
Difficult
ilovepuppies
1896 plays
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