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61 quizzes and 665 trivia questions.
1.
  Sounds of the Century Sounds of the Century great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many sounds of the 20th century are no longer heard in the 21st century. Can you use the photo clues to identify the sounds that were once heard in the USA, but have disappeared at this point?
Easier, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Mar 12 22
Easier
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Mar 12 22
465 plays
2.
  From the 1970s top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Things that happened in the 1970s mostly in America. How many do you recall?
Easier, 10 Qns, HeavensArrow, Jun 23 15
Easier
HeavensArrow gold member
12103 plays
3.
  Scandals That Rocked the Nation top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Everyone loves a scandal, or at least reading about it in the newspaper or watching it on the news. See how many of these scandals you can identify.
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jun 03 12
Average
nmerr gold member
4318 plays
4.
  20th Century USA popular trivia quiz - 25 questions - 8 mins
Interesting trivia about 20th century America.
Difficult, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Apr 18 11
Difficult
Sprink1234
16141 plays
5.
  The Swingin' Sixties best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How well do you remember the 1960s?
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, May 23 22
Average
nyirene330
May 23 22
2110 plays
6.
  Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 2 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Unless you are over 45 year old, you may have difficulties with these questions about common things of yesteryear.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jun 08 18
Average
rblayer
Jun 08 18
8029 plays
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  20th Century U.S. great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
In which U.S. state or territory did this 20th century historical event take place?
Easier, 10 Qns, emmymom, Oct 30 15
Easier
emmymom
5014 plays
8.
  1950s All American History top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Calling all American Baby Boomers! How much do you remember the days of poodle skirts, cars with fins and the birth of rock 'n' roll?
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Nov 09 10
Average
brewster76
6569 plays
9.
  After World War II - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is about events that happened after WWII. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, dizzyfingers15, Jul 15 13
Easier
dizzyfingers15
6829 plays
10.
  Bizarre 1970s U.S. History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Archibald Cox. Muskie and the "Canuck" letter. Ellsberg's shrink. Gemstone. The pardon. Executive privilege. Butterfield's testimony. Grits & Fritz. The good old days.
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Dec 11 10
Average
coolupway
8788 plays
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Who or what was Elsie?

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  Buggy Whips & Other Bygones : 1 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
To a "baby boomer" growing up in America, the buggy whip was the epitome of obsolescence. Anyone under the age of 45 may have trouble with this quiz about people, places and things of yesteryear.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Aug 24 19
Average
rblayer
Aug 24 19
7295 plays
12.
  Scandals That Rocked the Nation Part 2 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a follow-up to another quiz with the same title.
Easier, 10 Qns, nmerr, Aug 25 13
Easier
nmerr gold member
2397 plays
13.
  Race and Means best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz attempts to take an unbiased look at the history of affirmative action in American society and politics, from the latter half of the twentieth century to 2000s. It shouldn't require any expert knowledge, though.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jan 10 15
Average
adams627
2306 plays
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  1940s All American History: 2 top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is my second quiz on the decade that brought forth WWII, the atomic bomb and the birth of regular television broadcasts. Hope you enjoy it!
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Nov 20 10
Average
brewster76
5814 plays
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  Famous American 20th Century Firsts popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
Do you know when certain historical events in U.S. History first occurred in the 20th century? This quiz will test that knowledge. Ready? Here we go.
Difficult, 15 Qns, AirBossJohnson, Apr 12 17
Difficult
AirBossJohnson
Apr 12 17
5934 plays
16.
  America in the Roaring Twenties great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is about all the fun stuff that happened in America just before the Great Depression. Come along, as we learn about the "roaring" decade.
Average, 10 Qns, shahzy1022, Oct 16 17
Average
shahzy1022
Oct 16 17
1879 plays
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This quiz covers US history from the 1950s to the early 2000s.
Easier, 10 Qns, Computer100, Apr 25 19
Easier
Computer100
Apr 25 19
1645 plays
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  Life in America (1905) - 10 questions - 4 mins
It has been over 100 years since 1905. Just how different are things today? Let's find out.
Tough, 10 Qns, subsquid, May 17 22
Tough
subsquid gold member
May 17 22
204 plays
19.
  Living in the Past popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
At the age of 75, I offer a look back at the 1940s and 1950s when I was growing up. Which of these questions about living in the past can you answer?
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Apr 18 16
Average
lowtechmaster
Apr 18 16
1563 plays
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  1950s All American History 2 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Calling all Baby Boomers - again! Let's see how much you know about the decade of "Loving Lucy" and "Liking Ike"!
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Dec 29 12
Average
brewster76
4359 plays
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  Back to Twentieth Century USA great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
For this venture into US history, I'll follow my tried and tested UK format of one question per decade. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 17 18
Average
rossian editor
Sep 17 18
635 plays
22.
  D B Cooper, Where Are You? top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
November 24, 2011 marked the fortieth anniversary of the unsolved plane hijacking by Mr D B Cooper. How much do you remember of his exploits?
Average, 10 Qns, tadpoles_uk, Sep 27 21
Average
tadpoles_uk gold member
Sep 27 21
1354 plays
23.
  1930s All American History top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Thanks to my grandmother for her stories of survival during the Great Depression that piqued my interest in this decade in the American experience. This quiz requires general knowledge of the US from 1930-39.
Tough, 10 Qns, brewster76, Dec 16 08
Tough
brewster76
3525 plays
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This quiz covers U.S. history from the early 1900's.
Easier, 10 Qns, Computer100, Apr 05 17
Easier
Computer100
Apr 05 17
1205 plays
25.
  Police Investigator II : Case Review great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
You'll start your training as a Police Investigator II by reviewing a few of the classic, high profile investigations of the late 20th century. Do you remember the facts of these page one newspaper cases?
Tough, 10 Qns, MaceoMack, Mar 08 19
Tough
MaceoMack
Mar 08 19
1638 plays
26.
  The Fifties popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is based in large part on information in David Halberstam's fine book, called simply "The Fifties".
Average, 15 Qns, chessart, Mar 13 10
Average
chessart gold member
1427 plays
27.
The 20th century had many major events. How many of them are you knowledgeable about?
Tough, 10 Qns, orangeglacier, Sep 04 10
Tough
orangeglacier
4261 plays
28.
  1940s All-American History 1 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
My three quizzes on the 1930s received a good response so here is the follow-up quiz which requires general knowledge of the decade that changed the focus of world power.
Tough, 10 Qns, brewster76, Feb 14 09
Tough
brewster76
2897 plays
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  Important Dates in American History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This will be my second time travel quiz. These events may be a little more obscure than my easy history quiz, so this time you only need to know the year of the event.
Average, 10 Qns, Nightf10182003, Sep 20 09
Average
Nightf10182003
2208 plays
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  American History by Decade: The 1950s - 10 questions - 5 mins
Crazy Daddy-O! In the 1950s you might have seen a beatnik wearing a coonskin cap while gyrating a hula hoop in time with Elvis. What do you know about U.S. History in the 1950s?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Mar 05 20
Average
LIBGOV gold member
Mar 05 20
528 plays
31.
  Shift - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is all about the many ideological shifts that feminism has experienced throughout the 20th century in the United States. It touches on all three waves of feminism and key events that defined and divided the movements. Best of Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, KatieK54, Apr 16 11
Average
KatieK54 gold member
586 plays
32.
  1960s: UC Berkeley great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The University of California at Berkeley became a focal point of change in education, student activities, politics, civil rights, and entertainment. This quiz introduces you to some major figures and events. Which of them do you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, windswept, Jan 12 16
Tough
windswept gold member
1019 plays
33.
  Events of the 1980s - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz of news worthy events in the 1980's. Good luck. It's my first quiz, so go easy on me..=)
Tough, 10 Qns, Amanda1995, Oct 02 11
Tough
Amanda1995
7498 plays
34.
  It happened in 1994 - 20 questions - 7 mins
See how much you remember of the people and events in 1994.
Difficult, 20 Qns, addytude, Sep 27 11
Difficult
addytude
7092 plays
35.
  Tragedy at Kent State popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
Test your knowledge on REAL American History and the tragedy that often comes with it.
Tough, 15 Qns, twista, Apr 26 13
Tough
twista
3471 plays
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  American History by Decade: The 1920s - 10 questions - 5 mins
It's the Jazz Age where you might see Al Capone doing the Charleston on top of a flag pole while playing mahjong. How much do you know about the 1920s?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 24 20
Average
LIBGOV gold member
Feb 24 20
399 plays
37.
  World War 2: The American Home Front popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
The events and conditions that the home folks in the U.S. had to cope with during the Second World War.
Difficult, 10 Qns, clemmydog, Oct 02 17
Difficult
clemmydog
Oct 02 17
362 plays
38.
  It Happened in the 30s - 10 questions - 3 mins
The 1930's is one of my favorite decades to learn about - hope you enjoy my quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, funnybuni, Jan 23 15
Average
funnybuni
2028 plays
39.
  American History by Decade: The 1910s - 10 questions - 5 mins
The modern world was starting to take shape. How much do you know about U.S. history from 1910-1919?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Apr 02 20
Average
LIBGOV gold member
Apr 02 20
291 plays
40.
  Incident at Oglala - 10 questions - 4 mins
The "Incident at Oglala" is based on the 1992 documentary and other public information regarding it.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jun 23 18
Average
Rehaberpro
Jun 23 18
399 plays
41.
  Violet Crimes popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Before they became the whole rhythm section in Jailhouse Rock, the Purple Gang was one of the most notorious organized crime mobs of the Prohibition Era. Answering these ten questions will help you wow the tour guides next time you're at Graceland.
Tough, 10 Qns, dbb, Feb 12 13
Tough
dbb
599 plays
42.
  American History by Decade: The 1940s - 10 questions - 5 mins
It's the 1940s when you might have seen a bobby-soxer writing "Kilroy was here" in her Victory Garden. How much do you know about U.S. History from 1940-49?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 29 20
Average
LIBGOV gold member
Feb 29 20
392 plays
43.
  Do You Remember AP US History? - 15 questions - 5 mins
A quiz on twentieth century U.S. history. I was going to make a quiz about U.S. history in general, but I misplaced my notebook from AP U.S. History on pre-1900 U.S. history.
Tough, 15 Qns, chairmanmeow, Aug 02 20
Tough
chairmanmeow
Aug 02 20
2374 plays
44.
  Easy Dates in American History - 10 questions - 5 mins
Think you know American history? I will travel back in time and give you clues to an event, and you must give me the date.
Average, 10 Qns, Nightf10182003, Sep 17 09
Average
Nightf10182003
2200 plays
45.
  American History by Decade: The 1900s - 10 questions - 5 mins
It's a new century. How much do you know about the decade from 1900-1909?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 20 20
Average
LIBGOV gold member
Feb 20 20
313 plays
46.
  OMG! It's Hells Angels (U.S) popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The FBI calls the Hells Angels an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG). An aspect of American culture often romanticized, they are mysterious and dangerous. If you see a group of them thundering down the highway, it will send chills down your spine!
Average, 10 Qns, Vanya98, Mar 04 18
Average
Vanya98
Mar 04 18
699 plays
47.
  American History by Decade: The 1930s - 10 questions - 5 mins
The 1930s, where you might have seen an Okie reading "Gone With the Wind" in the unemployment line. How much do you know about American history in the 1930s?
Average, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Feb 27 20
Average
LIBGOV gold member
Feb 27 20
388 plays
48.
  Collect the Century 1900-1909 - 15 questions - 5 mins
In 1998, the U.S. Postal Service started issuing a series of stamps called Celebrate the Century. These stamps highlight people, events and inventions of each decade in the 1900's. This quiz is inspired by the stamps concerning 1900-1909.
Average, 15 Qns, golfmom08, May 10 19
Average
golfmom08 gold member
May 10 19
684 plays
49.
  Symbionese Liberation Army great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
The Symbionese Liberation Army, or S.L.A., was an American group active in the 1970s that engaged in terrorism through guerrilla warfare for what they believed was a better society.
Tough, 10 Qns, star_gazer, Mar 09 10
Tough
star_gazer
957 plays
50.
  Major 20th Century American Riots popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
American history has no lack of violence. The 20th century had its share of urban riots. In this quiz, I will stick to the 20th century, but if it is well received, I'll do others.
Tough, 10 Qns, sirfrank, Apr 06 16
Tough
sirfrank
Apr 06 16
748 plays
51.
  The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing - 10 questions - 4 mins
In 1963, The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabamba, was bombed by a KKK breakaway group.
Average, 10 Qns, mamallama128, Mar 24 16
Average
mamallama128
Mar 24 16
669 plays
52.
  Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Civilian Conservation Corps was the most popular program of Roosevelt's "New Deal" to address the plight of the country during the 1930s Great Depression.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jul 23 16
Average
Rehaberpro
Jul 23 16
286 plays
53.
  Potpourri of 20th Century American History - 10 questions - 7 mins
This quiz represents a mixture of American figures and events in history. Some are vital while others are fun, but all are interesting. Enjoy
Difficult, 10 Qns, MaceoMack, Sep 26 12
Difficult
MaceoMack
868 plays
54.
  American History, 1920-1932 - 15 questions - 5 mins
This quiz will challenge your knowledge of: 'The Jazz Age', Prohibition, The Wall Street crash and many more interesting topics.
Tough, 15 Qns, butterfrog, Jan 02 18
Tough
butterfrog
Jan 02 18
2642 plays
55.
  Smedley Darlington Butler - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quick quiz about one of the most facinating characters in early 20th century history.
Tough, 10 Qns, Tohemp, Aug 06 10
Tough
Tohemp
324 plays
56.
  Early 20th Century U.S. - 10 questions - 6 mins
Turn of a century American AP History - and some little known facts.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, LTCJ, Sep 22 10
Very Difficult
LTCJ
1911 plays
57.
  American History 1940s - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here is a ten question quiz about the 1940's. Good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, steiny1, Jul 07 12
Tough
steiny1
2501 plays
58.
  The Iran-Contra Affair - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a challenging quiz which will test your depth of knowledge of a period in American History that many would soon forget. Best of Luck!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Yankeegirl742, Sep 22 10
Very Difficult
Yankeegirl742
682 plays
59.
  U.S. History in the 1980s - 10 questions - 9 mins
The 1980s! Each question will list a year and three significant events that happened during that year. Select the event that DID NOT take place during the year listed. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, jessesky1969, May 17 10
Difficult
jessesky1969
5489 plays
60.
  20th Century US History House Party - 10 questions - 7 mins
You've been invited to a 20th century history party. Every room in the house is devoted to a different decade. Let's see what each room is like.
Difficult, 10 Qns, LIBGOV, Dec 18 11
Difficult
LIBGOV gold member
656 plays
61.
  The Roaring 20s - 10 questions - 6 mins
How much do you know about the 1920s?
Difficult, 10 Qns, rae1980, Jul 22 11
Difficult
rae1980
3259 plays
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