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There are 17 quizzes and 175 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  History's Horrid Jobs cool 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, picqero, Aug 16 05

Many of the less pleasant trades and occupations of our ancestors were described by actor Tony Robinson in the Television series 'The Worst jobs in History'. Some of the questions in this quiz are based on this fascinating series.
Aug 16 05
4785 plays
match quiz  Tales of Royal Guards cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 11 17

Historically the Royal Guard consisted of the Best of the Best soldiers in the royal retinue. Let's investigate some of the elite bodyguards for famous rulers of the past. Match the Royal Guard with the leaders' country or empire.
ponycargirl editor
Jan 11 17
645 plays
trivia quiz  Archaic Occupations cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jan 07 10

While reading the Cadfael series by Ellis Peters, I came across medieval occupations. Some I knew, some I did not. So I wondered if my fellow trivialists would enjoy a look back at archaic occupations. I hope you have fun.
shvdotr gold member
Jan 07 10
1746 plays
photo quiz  Obsolete Occupations cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, adam36, Mar 07 15

Thinking of changing careers? The development of newer technology constantly reshapes the tasks and skills that are required in the workforce. Let's take a quiz and revisit some once popular jobs that are the today's obsolete occupations.
adam36 gold member
Mar 07 15
1725 plays
trivia quiz  The Ash-Covered Profession of the Blacksmith cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Mar 20 14

The blacksmith, for many centuries, was one of the most important craftsman to be found in cities and towns of all sizes. What do you know about this time honored profession?
dcpddc478 gold member
Mar 20 14
891 plays
trivia quiz  So You Want to be a Desperado cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, deputygary, Dec 05 07

Do people cower in fear when you walk down the street? Would you like them to? If so, you may have what it takes to be a real Old West desperado. Take this quiz to find out.
Dec 05 07
2811 plays
photo quiz  Henry Meets The Minstrel cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 19 15

Henry here! My lord, the Earl of Warwick, is hosting a special guest named Blondel the Minstrel. Because learning to sing and dance is part of my duty as a page, I hope to soak up as much information as I can from him!
ponycargirl editor
Feb 19 15
654 plays
trivia quiz  Obsolete Jobs cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 11 16

These obsolete jobs don't have help-wanted signs hanging out anymore, though a few lucky or unlucky people may still be doing them. But they were common 150 to 200 years ago.
Very Easy
Nov 11 16
918 plays
trivia quiz  Your Ancestors Did What? cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Dec 21 09

The aftermath of the Industrial Revolution meant that many of the old occupations could be carried out by machines, whilst others just faded into history. Did your ancestors do any of these jobs?
romeomikegolf gold member
Dec 21 09
900 plays
trivia quiz  Life on the Erie Canal: "I've Got a Mule..." cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 01 16

They heyday of horses and mules on the Erie Canal in New York State was from the 1830s to the turn of the 20th Century. This quiz is about life on the canal in that era.
Dec 01 16
231 plays
trivia quiz  Obsolete Occupations 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, catamount, Nov 09 04

The scientific-technical revolution has destroyed a lot of occupations (while creating new ones). See how many you can recognize.
Nov 09 04
3753 plays
trivia quiz  The Trivial Profession of Court Jester 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Apr 25 10

Okay, I admit it, the title is a pun. Just look at the Fun Trivia avatar at the top of the page! This will be the second in a series of unusual professions that are not seen today. Have fun with the quiz and let me entertain you!
dcpddc478 gold member
Apr 25 10
969 plays
trivia quiz  This Plant is Closed - Go Away! 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, goatlockerjoe, Feb 16 16

The quiz explores occupations that were thriving into the mid 20th century, and fell into rapid decline thereafter. Did your grandfather work at one of these jobs? A final question lists jobs that will actually expand through 2024.
Feb 16 16
756 plays
photo quiz  Take This Job and Shove It To the History Books 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Mar 20 18

Some jobs have gone by the wayside, and good riddance. This quiz tests to see what you know about some of these obsolete occupations. Sometimes the image is a decoration; sometimes it's a tangential clue. Good luck!
PootyPootwell gold member
Mar 20 18
327 plays
match quiz  Not for Job Seekers! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Jun 11 18

Occupations become obsolete all the time. Can you match the occupation to the brief description?
gme24 gold member
Jun 11 18
285 plays
trivia quiz  Jobs of the Past 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, CariM0952, Nov 14 04

Never mind outsourcing... a lot of jobs went the way of the buggy whip makers! Do you know what tasks were performed by these artisans?
Very Difficult
CariM0952 gold member
Nov 14 04
1584 plays
trivia quiz  The Dirty, Dangerous Charcoal Maker's Job, 1850 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 25 16

Charcoal burners produced charcoal from wood for iron furnaces, blacksmiths and other industrial uses, in the 19th century. It was a demanding job, requiring skill and strength.
Nov 25 16
120 plays
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