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30 quizzes and 315 trivia questions.
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  Looking for Truth in all the Wrong Places Looking for Truth in all the Wrong Places top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The quest for truth can be hard and people are often led astray by unreliable sources, their own biases, or deliberate deception. This quiz looks at times when the truth became muddied with falsehoods.
Average, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Mar 11 20
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agentofchaos gold member
Mar 11 20
704 plays
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  Far From The Truth Far From The Truth great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Based on the Snopes.com "Most Popular Urban Legends of 2015" list, here are some questions regarding the most widely circulated urban legends and hoaxes in that year that were far from the truth. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Lpez, May 22 18
Easier
Lpez
May 22 18
641 plays
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  It'll Sell Like Hot Cakes - I Promise! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you! Here are a few scams and hoodwinks that have been pulled over the years.
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Nov 12 12
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reedy gold member
3340 plays
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  Can it Be Any More Dumb? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
It appears that some people are willing to believe almost anything - no matter how improbable! Oh, spoiler alert - none of the exciting things listed is true!
Easier, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Apr 08 21
Easier
VegemiteKid gold member
Apr 08 21
467 plays
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  Famous Hoaxes best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Many hoaxes have been perpetrated on the public throughout history, some more famous than others. See how much you know about them.
Tough, 10 Qns, bullymom, Aug 19 05
Tough
bullymom
5987 plays
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  Ask and Ye Shall Deceive! best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Things are not always as they seem. Sometimes people try to pull the wool over the eyes of the world. Here are some well-known and lesser known frauds and hoaxes.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Sep 08 16
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ozzz2002 gold member
Sep 08 16
2648 plays
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  Hook, Line, and Sinker best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Over the years there have been many April Fool's Day hoaxes, perpetrated by some well respected organisations. This has led them to be swallowed 'hook, line and sinker' by the general public. Here are ten questions about some of the best.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 16 11
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rossian editor
1758 plays
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No dark speculation in here about covert subversion by the Freemasons or the Trilateral Commission. Nope, just garden-variety historical scams and bamboozlements that have fooled most of the people, most of the time.
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, Oct 06 21
Difficult
coolupway
Oct 06 21
10111 plays
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  Dr. Quackery's Medicine Shop great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Medical quackery is the sale of fraudulent and/or unproven medical practices. This centuries long practice has a long and colorful history. Some instances of quackery were harmless, while others had devastating results.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 24 12
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dcpddc478
1364 plays
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  It's a Hoax! best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about some of the better known hoaxes that have stunned the world. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Dec 07 09
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Plodd
3205 plays
trivia question Quick Question
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From Quiz "Frauds and Mistakes in History"




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This infamous literary forgery served as the pretext for much of the anti-Semitic violence of the twentieth century, including the Holocaust. Sadly, it is still very much with us.
Tough, 10 Qns, jouen58, Dec 23 11
Tough
jouen58
1263 plays
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  The Great Pretenders top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are some questions on great hoaxes and frauds that have been carried out throughout time. You may have heard of some of them and a few may be a little more obscure.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Mar 05 12
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dcpddc478
1544 plays
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I was tired of hearing end of the world predictions back in the year 2000, but clearly it's happening all over again in 2012. Here are some other famous dates and predictions!
Average, 25 Qns, drowsteel, Oct 04 15
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drowsteel
606 plays
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  Gotcha: Hoaxes - Famous and not-so Famous great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Humans have the unfortunate tendency to deceive others, and just as unfortunately they often find others who fervently believe their deceptions. How well do you remember some of these hoaxes?
Average, 10 Qns, SixShutouts66, Apr 15 19
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SixShutouts66 gold member
Apr 15 19
326 plays
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  Did It Really Happen? top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Hoaxes continue to fool and fascinate many people. Even after completing this quiz, some of you might even say, "Yeah, but...." Here is a look at some popular hoaxes.
Average, 10 Qns, RollTidewinner, Jan 19 13
Average
RollTidewinner
2017 plays
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  I Pity the Fool! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Mr. T has been around for a long time - perhaps even longer than one might imagine. And, he has had plenty of opportunities to bark out his catchphrase - "I pity the fool!" - and mean it. Shall we see what fools Mr. T has encountered?
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Dec 25 12
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beergirllaura
549 plays
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  Famous Conspiracy Theories. popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
We've all heard them - those stories from a 'friend of a friend' explaining away some of those oddities of history or bizarre and strange happenings. Welcome to the interesting, bizarre and slightly bonkers world of conspiracy theories.
Tough, 10 Qns, Tan72, Mar 09 13
Tough
Tan72
695 plays
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  Frauds and Mistakes in History - 10 questions - 4 mins
History is replete with instances of fraud, deception, false beliefs, etc. Here are a few examples of people, places and things that were not what they were believed to be.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 12 16
Average
robert362
Mar 12 16
7667 plays
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  Jim and Tammy: The Pearlygate Scandal popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
It was the Holy War of the 1980s, a battle royal of televangelists, a mix of religion, television, and corruption.
Average, 10 Qns, Eauhomme, Oct 30 16
Average
Eauhomme
Oct 30 16
193 plays
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  Hoaxes Through History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
Sometimes for self-aggrandizement, but usually just to make a quick buck, people have tried to pull all sorts of fast ones through history. Here are some of the most creative.
Tough, 10 Qns, RivkahChaya, Oct 29 15
Tough
RivkahChaya
708 plays
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The End Of The World As We Know It is more than a song by R.E.M. It's a concept that has haunted mankind seemingly forever. Here are ten more failed end of the world predictions that didn't work out.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Nov 19 16
Average
wilbill gold member
Nov 19 16
320 plays
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  Whispers in the Dark great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz on the history of seances and Spiritualism in English speaking countries during the 19th and 20th centuries. Many unscrupulous people made a living by scamming a gullible and naive public at a time when early death was much more common.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Feb 26 13
Average
dcpddc478
495 plays
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  Moon Landings - Fact or Fiction? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Did men really land on the moon? This quiz looks at the reasons put forward by the sceptics to try and prove that they didn't.
Tough, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Jul 16 09
Tough
StarStruck60
1077 plays
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  Dr. Quackery and His Friends popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Quackery is often defined as the promotion of fake or unproven medicines or treatments sold simply for profit. Here are ten of history's most famous quacks, most of whom made a fortune off the misfortunes of others.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 19 12
Average
dcpddc478
480 plays
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  Fantastic Frauds great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
Since the dawn of recorded history people have been trying to take advantage of one another's gullibility. Can you be fooled?
Difficult, 10 Qns, catamount, Jul 04 12
Difficult
catamount
1455 plays
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  Hoaxes through History: II - 10 questions - 7 mins
Part I was more popular than I anticipated, so I decided to put together a Part II.
Difficult, 10 Qns, RivkahChaya, Nov 03 15
Difficult
RivkahChaya
387 plays
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  That's Certainly Out of Context popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Many people have tried to pull the wool over others' eyes. When confronted, they often hem and haw and protest. Let's see how many of these situations you recall, in which the perpetrator could have easily claimed, "That's certainly out of context!"
Tough, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Apr 01 12
Tough
shuehorn gold member
450 plays
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Throughout history there's been no shortage of prophets telling humanity when the world would end. So far these doomsayers have one thing in common - they've all been wrong. Here are ten times the world did not end despite predictions.
Tough, 10 Qns, wilbill, Nov 05 16
Tough
wilbill gold member
Nov 05 16
298 plays
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  Great Conspiracies - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here are some of my favorite 'plots'.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Oct 30 13
Tough
robert362
2683 plays
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  Humbug! - 10 questions - 5 mins
Throughout history people have tried to take advantage of people who believe in things involving magic and fantasy. The 19th century was a time of belief in ghosts and magic. Here is just a little of what was happening during those years.
Average, 10 Qns, chicochi3, Oct 21 09
Average
chicochi3
567 plays
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