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  Famous Meals from History best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some of these meals are famous because of the people or events with which they were connected, and others simply because of their extravagance. Come take your taste buds on a journey through time!
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jun 18 22
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looney_tunes editor
Jun 18 22
11671 plays
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  Henry Sees the Swan Upping Henry Sees the Swan Upping great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
My Lord, the Earl of Warwick, has been invited to attend the annual swan upping. I have been asked to go to help run errands and the like! It's going to be a busy day! Want to come along?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 30 16
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ponycargirl editor
Dec 30 16
1674 plays
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  Henry At Court  Dressed to the Nines Henry At Court: Dressed to the Nines! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Warwick Castle is all abuzz! We have been invited to the King's Christmas Court. Normally I am not very concerned with fashion, but it is my position to help where needed. None of us want to embarrass Earl Warwick! We need to be dressed to the nines!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Dec 09 16
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ponycargirl editor
Dec 09 16
1771 plays
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  Sell All My Old Clothes  Im Off to Heaven Sell All My Old Clothes - I'm Off to Heaven best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Would you die for fashion? Let us take a look at some of the fashion and beauty trends which have been linked to injury, illness or even death.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jun 04 16
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Plodd
Jun 04 16
748 plays
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  The History of Smoking best quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
The stupidest thing I ever did was start smoking. In an effort to find enlightenment and quit, I've made this quiz about the history of this bizarre habit. Try (wheeze, gulp) and have a little fun (cough, gasp)...ok?...(hack hack)...
Average, 15 Qns, dobrov, Mar 02 18
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dobrov
Mar 02 18
5376 plays
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  Tales of the Car Run Tales of the Car Run best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is definitely an event that should be placed on a car enthusiast's bucket list! Whether a participating or spectating, the "London to Brighton Veteran Car Run" is sure to please!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 12 16
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ponycargirl editor
Oct 12 16
594 plays
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  Tales of Utopia Tales of Utopia top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Even though the term 'utopia' is defined as an 'imaginary society', many people throughout history have attempted to create this ideal place. Although a worthy effort might have been made, was a utopia ever created?
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 26 16
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ponycargirl editor
Sep 26 16
555 plays
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  Entertainment to Die For best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Though dangerous forms of entertainment are still widely practiced in modern times, many events that were highly popular in the past regularly resulted in serious injury or even death. This quiz explores some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Jun 21 20
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LadyNym gold member
Jun 21 20
360 plays
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  Life in Elizabethan England best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Beyond the glittering court of Queen Elizabeth I, England swelled with social and political change. The island nation had reached its Golden Age (1558-1603).
Average, 10 Qns, Pagiedamon, Dec 04 09
Average
Pagiedamon gold member
3388 plays
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  Ending Up On the Fence Ending Up On the Fence great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Humans have built many types of fences for many reasons. Some of the reasons have been decoration, protection, and even creating boundaries. This quiz is about ten types of fences.
Easier, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, May 14 19
Easier
mlcmlc gold member
May 14 19
564 plays
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How are the original inhabitants of the Australian continent called?

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  Tales of the Grand Tour 2 top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Planning an itinerary for the Grand Tour had to have taken a lot of time. What was there to see in each of the stops along the way? See if you can match some of the main attractions with the city where they were found.
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 19 19
Easier
ponycargirl editor
Jun 19 19
594 plays
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  Underwear Over the Years editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
In the beginning ... the loincloth was underwear and overwear, a caveman's all-you-wear. Later, where you wore what, which under what, or what over which, showed you were up with what's what. And then Madonna arrived, and it all went over the top!
Average, 10 Qns, ing, Feb 20 14
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ing
2987 plays
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  Visions of the Future, From the Past great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
As history has unfolded, some of these flights of fancy have become fact, others seem a long way off. As science and technology have advanced, human nature has remained unchanged, and as humans we are fascinated by the shape of things to come.
Average, 15 Qns, tim10001, Apr 03 21
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tim10001
Apr 03 21
9014 plays
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  The Purple People Eaters popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Cannibalism is a barbaric practice that has been practised in many cultures throughout history. Here are ten facts on same.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 29 15
Average
Creedy gold member
2479 plays
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  The History of the Chamberpot editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In response to Rowena8482's Author Challenge, here it is - a quiz on the history of that useful object, the chamberpot.
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Dec 29 12
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stedman editor
2550 plays
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  Tales of the Grand Tour great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
What did aristocratic young men do in the 17th century when they turned twenty-one? Why, they went on a Grand Tour, of course! "A man who has not been to Italy is always conscious of an inferiority." ---Samuel Johnson, 1776
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 30 19
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ponycargirl editor
May 30 19
372 plays
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  Help! My Dog Won't Eat My Homework! best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Homework seems to be the bane of every schoolchild these days, but were things always so bad? Let's explore the changing attitudes towards homework in America over the years to see if there ever was a time when dogs didn't have to eat your homework.
Average, 10 Qns, jmorrow, May 17 11
Average
jmorrow editor
1882 plays
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  Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about the fascinating early history of tobacco and smoking. It's interesting and not difficult.
Average, 10 Qns, Godwit, Nov 01 09
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Godwit
2547 plays
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  The Servants' Quarters top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
From the 17th century onward the houses of the rich in the British Isles had separate living arrangements for the servants. Life there was very different from that enjoyed by their employers.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Nov 22 11
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Christinap
1047 plays
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  Tales of the Bungee great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Have you ever wondered about the origins of bungee jumping? I took some time to read about the activity after my son told me that he was planning a trip to New Zealand, where he would be going bungee jumping!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 17 18
Average
ponycargirl editor
May 17 18
367 plays
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  Talks with Taxi Drivers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz deals with the history of the good old taxi cab. Enjoy the ride.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 16 16
Average
Creedy gold member
Feb 16 16
517 plays
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  Drumming Out! top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Today the term "drumming out" means being removed from an organization in shame in dishonor. Where did the term originate and how was it used? Let's see if we can find out.
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 11 20
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ponycargirl editor
Mar 11 20
395 plays
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  Human Rights and Human Wrongs popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Kyleisalive's challenge caused me to ponder the massive social changes that have taken place since the 1960s, particularly how former human 'rights' are now 'wrongs' and vice versa.
Average, 10 Qns, caramellor, Jan 04 16
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caramellor
695 plays
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  Open and Shut popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Doors are a part of everyday life. Here's a quiz on some door history. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Oct 03 11
Average
mlcmlc gold member
1067 plays
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  Ash You Like It popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A few facts about the history of cigarettes. Got a match?
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 01 17
Average
Creedy gold member
Apr 01 17
493 plays
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  I Read It In The "Daily News" popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The New York 'Daily News' was considered to be a right wing paper in the 1960s. This quiz is not about the paper, but historical facts mentioned in Tom Paxton's satirical song "Daily News".
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jun 22 10
Easier
darksplash gold member
932 plays
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  Undies Through the Ages best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
Let's take a peek into underwear drawers past and present. Nothing salacious, you understand! My sources for information are 'Unmentionables: A Brief History of Underwear' by Elaine Benson and John Esten, Wikipedia, and other web sites.
Tough, 15 Qns, Cymruambyth, May 29 11
Tough
Cymruambyth gold member
1232 plays
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  Twist in My Sobriety popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In 1927, aged 9, my Grandma signed "the pledge" - let's take a look at the history and roots of the various Temperance Movements around the world over the years.
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Apr 19 19
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Rowena8482
Apr 19 19
3452 plays
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  Historical Costumes - 10 questions - 3 mins
A fashionable quiz on historical costumes!
Average, 10 Qns, sassyfrass, Mar 29 20
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sassyfrass
Mar 29 20
4854 plays
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  Situla - Not Just Another Bucket top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I was on FunTrivia when a bucket started talking to me. Actually, it told me it was a situla, and invited me to learn about its friends and relations. You're welcome to join me!
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Nov 15 11
Average
looney_tunes editor
438 plays
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  Folk Remedies Then and Now great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz deals with common remedies of the day, from as far back as the Middle Ages to those that are, rather gruesomely, sometimes still in use today.
Tough, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 29 09
Tough
Creedy gold member
1500 plays
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  Hairstyle History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz about male and female hairstyle fashion history. It may make you very glad you missed the fashion!
Average, 10 Qns, adawaz, Jun 22 10
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adawaz
1867 plays
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  Tales of the Royal Meeting great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Royal Meeting, horse racing that has been held at the Ascot Racecourse since 1711, is an annual event held in Berkshire, England. Deeply rooted in history and tradition, the race is considered to be a major social event. Let's go off to the races!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 09 19
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ponycargirl editor
Jun 09 19
171 plays
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  We Used to Wait top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Over the years, we have grown used to waiting for increasingly short periods of time to receive communications.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 08 11
Average
looney_tunes editor
844 plays
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  Regency Slang great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
If you who enjoy Regency novels, you'll know they had slang just as we do today. Were you to go out for the day in Regency England, you may hear a few phrases and sayings unfamiliar to modern ears. I hope you enjoy this little leap back in time.
Average, 10 Qns, Waitakere, Dec 29 12
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Waitakere
547 plays
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  Impossible Predictions That Came True popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Predictions by their nature talk of a future event. Most never come true but some do. The following questions concern some of the latter.
Average, 10 Qns, Spontini, Aug 07 16
Average
Spontini gold member
Aug 07 16
623 plays
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  Fireworks - 10 questions - 5 mins
A few questions about the history of fireworks. Safety first, and enjoy the show!
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Jun 30 11
Average
mlcmlc gold member
605 plays
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  Eyre Conditioning popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
... or alternately, Heir Conditioning, because this quiz is all about Jane Eyre's job, being a governess in 19th century England.
Average, 10 Qns, CSLwoman, Apr 11 19
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CSLwoman
Apr 11 19
203 plays
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  No Smokin' in the Boys' Room great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Efforts to ban smoking began showing up shortly after Europeans learned about tobacco from Native Americans. Anti-smokers have tried many different approaches to do away with the use of tobacco.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Dec 07 14
Average
wilbill gold member
380 plays
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  Way Too Trivial Trivia on 1860s Trousers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Have you noticed in US Civil War movies that all the civilian men are wearing trousers (and the soldiers too)? Here's a quiz about those civilian trousers, with trivia about how they resembled today's and how they didn't.
Tough, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 27 16
Tough
littlepup
Nov 27 16
240 plays
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  Can Buy Me Love - 10 questions - 4 mins
The world's oldest profession has a very interesting history. Here are a few questions about how some decide that they "Can Buy Me Love", even if for a short time.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Jul 03 19
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Jul 03 19
333 plays
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  Why Would You Do That? - 10 questions - 5 mins
Human rights violations have been a problem throughout history, but how much do you know about them? Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Oidioid32123, Mar 22 14
Tough
Oidioid32123
665 plays
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  It Seemed Fashionable at the Time great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A pot pourri of outdated fashions and the fashionable over time.
Tough, 10 Qns, cazza2902, Feb 25 15
Tough
cazza2902
769 plays
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  Cigar Trivia - 10 questions - 4 mins
Tobacco leaves wrapped in a cylinder and ignited have a long and rich history.
Average, 10 Qns, fabulouscoops, Jun 12 12
Average
fabulouscoops
433 plays
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  The Things They Did for Love popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 9 mins
Famous love stories have captured the romantic imagination for centuries. How many of these lovers can you identify from the descriptions given? Please do NOT use the ampersand (& sign).
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Jun 13 10
Difficult
Cymruambyth gold member
982 plays
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  Going, Going, Gone - 10 questions - 4 mins
A brief look at auctions, auction houses and things that come under the hammer.
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jan 02 16
Tough
Christinap
655 plays
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  International Black History, 20th Century - 10 questions - 4 mins
To fill the sad void that is this category on a very important subject that has influenced so many other movements and events that have several quizzes.
Average, 10 Qns, socratessoul, Apr 28 08
Average
socratessoul
1465 plays
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  Why Bother? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many people around the world do things each day to help their fellow human beings. This quiz will ask some questions about the history of some of these humanitarian people and groups that have responded to the question "why bother?".
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Dec 30 18
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Dec 30 18
289 plays
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  Regency Thieves' Cant - 15 questions - 6 mins
Courtesy of the Fun Trivia Time Machine, you're visiting the early 19th century and the murky underworld of thieves and miscreants. Your guide tries to translate, but does he help or confuse you even more?
Average, 15 Qns, Waitakere, Jan 03 13
Average
Waitakere
379 plays
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  A Brief History of Tobacco - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a brief quiz about tobacco, the "filthy weed," and its use.
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, May 07 09
Average
daver852 gold member
876 plays
51.
  The Incredible, Edible Leg popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
You've heard of 'dog eat dog', well this quiz is all about 'man eat man'.
Tough, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Jul 20 09
Tough
StarStruck60
556 plays
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  Psychedelic History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Are those who don't learn from history doomed to repeat it? That would be such a bummer.
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jan 27 18
Tough
uglybird gold member
Jan 27 18
292 plays
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  A Personal History of British Motoring popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
After 43 years of international motoring, illness has forced me to give up driving. As a result, I present a very personal, overly romantic, and incomplete history of the English Sporting and Touring Car. Pinches of salt should be taken.
Tough, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Sep 14 09
Tough
Englizzie
282 plays
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  Textile Technicals - 10 questions - 4 mins
The ability to mass manufacture textiles enabled fashion as we know it to exist. But where did it all start? Come with me on an exploration of the history of textiles.
Tough, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Dec 30 18
Tough
StarStruck60
Dec 30 18
261 plays
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  Mixed Nuts - 10 questions - 5 mins
A brief look at the treatment of the insane through the ages, with particular reference to England.
Tough, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Jun 09 10
Tough
StarStruck60
525 plays
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  Anatomy of an Early 1860s Fashion Bonnet - 10 questions - 5 mins
Let's see how an 1860-1864 bonnet looked. This is the Civil War era in the US, but fashion ignored political boundaries. The spoon bonnet lasted just those years, though, then fashion decreed it was gone!
Tough, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 26 16
Tough
littlepup
Nov 26 16
133 plays
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  A Tail of Two Cities - 10 questions - 4 mins
What with the tail being the end of the animal, I thought it might be interesting to visit a pet cemetery in both Paris and London, and find out about their most notable inmates ...
Average, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Jul 05 13
Average
Rowena8482
320 plays
58.
  The Main Attraction - 10 questions - 6 mins
Roll up, roll up and play the amazing funfair quiz. Everybody wins a prize.
Tough, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Jul 21 09
Tough
StarStruck60
435 plays
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  This Land is MY Land! - 10 questions - 4 mins
Indigenous tribal land claims worldwide are often laughed away. However, historically no-one else has a better claim.
Average, 10 Qns, Bogdiver, Jan 16 17
Average
Bogdiver
Jan 16 17
390 plays
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  I Smell a Rat - 10 questions - 6 mins
A brief history of Britain's great unwashed and the accompanying scourges.
Average, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Sep 26 11
Average
Englizzie
742 plays
61.
  Crazy Little Things Called Gloves - 10 questions - 5 mins
Yes, those things that you wear on your hands. They have been around since the Stone Age, for protection, for aggression and even for enhancement. Here's some trivia about gloves to test your knowledge of these hand-warmers and fashion accessories.
Average, 10 Qns, MadBee, Sep 13 09
Average
MadBee
442 plays
62.
  Real Life Wizards - 10 questions - 6 mins
Gandalf? Harry Potter? Bah! Take a little broomstick tour through some of history's real life practitioners of magic ...
Difficult, 10 Qns, Lovepuddin, Feb 02 05
Difficult
Lovepuddin
558 plays
63.
  They Violated That Taboo - 10 questions - 5 mins
Couldn't find a category under cooking or cuisine. So bring the salt and pepper and prepare to consume this quiz about cannibalism.
Tough, 10 Qns, davefarm, Jul 27 09
Tough
davefarm
666 plays
64.
  Jousting - Medieval and Modern - 10 questions - 4 mins
Jousting, the sport of medieval knights.
Tough, 10 Qns, ardhoniel, Feb 01 13
Tough
ardhoniel
540 plays
65.
  A Brief History of the Bong - 10 questions - 4 mins
A water pipe or bong is one of the oldest known methods of consuming cannabis, tobacco or other herbs. Lets explore the rich history and traditions associated with bongs.
Tough, 10 Qns, schudacris, Dec 10 18
Tough
schudacris
Dec 10 18
104 plays
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  Novelties From The Past - 10 questions - 5 mins
Innovations keep popping up. In cookery, industry, social behaviour , scientific methods, etc. The questions in this quiz are all related to such 'novelties from the past'.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Mar 25 14
Tough
flem-ish
1866 plays
67.
  History of Postal and Courier Services - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz on the history of worldwide postal and courier services.
Tough, 10 Qns, Filmfreak82, Aug 12 11
Tough
Filmfreak82
252 plays
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