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trivia quiz  Famous and Infamous Patients Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jul 11 02

It is often the case that historical events are influenced by the state of health of the famous character in question. The source of information for this quiz is a series of books by Dr James Leavesley, a medical historian.
MotherGoose editor
Jul 11 02
8919 plays
trivia quiz  Mental Illness in History Editor choice cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, bullymom, Jun 21 03

Surely you've heard historical figures described as "So-and-So the Mad", but which mental illness were they really suffering from? Take this quiz to find out.
Jun 21 03
13899 plays
trivia quiz  And That's Why the Chicken Crossed the Road cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, Feb 27 10

This quiz asks about how some of the greatest minds would have answered the question 'Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?'
lones78 gold member
Feb 27 10
2352 plays
trivia quiz  Immortality Thrust Upon Them cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Oddball, May 03 07

It's one thing to be named for a famous object or event ... but what if that thing is named for you? Here's a quiz about famous people who became famous despite themselves.
May 03 07
4134 plays
match quiz  Who's Who: Barbarians Within the Roman Empire cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 30 17

To the ancient Romans, a barbarian was a person who did not share their culture. As the Roman Empire expanded, many barbarians lived within its borders, and many tried to invade them. Can you identify these barbarians from the clues given?
ponycargirl editor
Jun 30 17
402 plays
trivia quiz  Legends or Legendary People cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 02 14

Were the following ten people legendary in what they actually achieved - or simply people with legends built up around them? Heroes or anti-heroes? You decide.
Creedy gold member
Mar 02 14
1941 plays
match quiz  Best of the Best: Vikings cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jan 05 17

Runic inscriptions suggest that a Viking was originally a person who traveled abroad to find wealth and adventure before returning home. Can you correctly match these Vikings with their accomplishments?
ponycargirl editor
Jan 05 17
270 plays
trivia quiz  Fragrant People cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Mar 30 09

There is a long tradition of naming flowers, especially roses, for famous people. Can you guess who has had a rose named for them from the clues?
Mar 30 09
3105 plays
trivia quiz  The Skeleton in My Closet cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Aug 24 11

Here are a few questions about celebrities who have caused the death of another human being. Some were accidents and some were not. Some may surprise you ... and some may not.
dcpddc478 gold member
Aug 24 11
3339 plays
trivia quiz  Bad Guys of History cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, bullymom, Jan 08 03

We hear a lot about the heroes and good people in history; however, this quiz is about those men and women who were rude, rotten, or just plain evil.
Jan 08 03
14241 plays
trivia quiz  Noted People with Depression cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fdgla, Dec 23 06

Depression is a disorder which affects millions of people from all walks of life. Here is a quiz on a few people who accomplished much in their lives despite being affected by this debilitating mental illness.
Dec 23 06
4404 plays
photo quiz  Best of the Best: Medieval Knights cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 17 15

Medieval knights were expected to adhere to the code of chivalry, which was a combination of qualities, such as honor, courage, justice, and courtesy. Do these men deserve to be the best of the best?
ponycargirl editor
Oct 17 15
522 plays
trivia quiz  You Don't Own Me cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Dec 04 16

Slavery has been around almost as long as mankind. Some slaves refused to accept their bondage and rebelled or escaped. Here is a quiz about some who left their marks on history.
CmdrK gold member
Dec 04 16
405 plays
trivia quiz  Disloyal To The End... cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Oct 11 13

...or "Quislings Everywhere". The name Quisling has become synonymous with traitor. Come meet the man who has given his name to this term.
ponycargirl editor
Oct 11 13
351 plays
trivia quiz  There're Always Exceptions cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Mar 06 14

People are strange. We know that. However, these ten people are exceptions. They're really strange. Maybe you've met them. Maybe you're just curious. There's no ticket required for this side show extravaganza!
alaspooryoric gold member
Mar 06 14
714 plays
photo quiz  Best of the Best: Ancient Military Leaders cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, May 11 15

Following you will find a list of descriptors of some of the greatest military leaders in history. Can you identify them?
ponycargirl editor
May 11 15
564 plays
trivia quiz  The Right to be Free: Abolitionists cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 02 14

The U.S. struggled with slavery for decades before finally ending it in 1865. These brave men and women spoke out against it in the midst of the crisis, risking their reputations and sometimes their lives.
Nov 02 14
384 plays
trivia quiz  Misanthropy: Hatred of the Human Race cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Jun 24 08

Misanthropy is the antithesis of general human compassion and philanthropy. Here is an, hopefully, interesting quiz on holders of a commonly misunderstood social mannerism. Enjoy!
Jun 24 08
1020 plays
trivia quiz  Everybody Loves A Lover cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jan 02 13

We all like a good love story. Ten famous couples from far back in history to modern times to identify. Both names are needed.
Jan 02 13
2424 plays
trivia quiz  Killer Celebrities cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, May 27 12

"Killer" not in the good sense, but celebrities who actually have killed someone. It's not as small a group as you might think.
wilbill gold member
May 27 12
1338 plays
photo quiz  Best of the Best: Warriors cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 22 16

Throughout the ages there have been many great warriors who distinguished themselves on the field of battle and consequently shaped history. The following warriors had in them the stuff of which legends are made.
ponycargirl editor
Apr 22 16
534 plays
photo quiz  History Channel Vikings: Real or Imagined? cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 12 15

Although there is no reason to doubt that the characters portrayed in the History Channel's "Vikings" were real, we may find that they did not co-exist at the same time and place in history. Let's do some digging!
ponycargirl editor
Feb 12 15
393 plays
trivia quiz  Pioneers of Egyptology cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, sterretjie101, Dec 18 08

Highlighting some of their most significant contributions, learn about ten of the men who opened the door on a fascinating ancient world.
Dec 18 08
516 plays
photo quiz  Heroes cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Apr 22 17

Heroes come in many shapes and sizes, as do the heroic deeds they perform. Some of the heroes mentioned here served in the military, but none of their deeds involved the taking of life. Some did not survive. Many were decorated.
spanishliz editor
Apr 22 17
330 plays
match quiz  Who's Who: New Amsterdam cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 21 18

From 1624-1664 New Netherland, located from the present-day Delmarva Peninsula to the southern tip of Cape Cod, was a colony of the Dutch Republic in North America. New Amsterdam, which eventually became New York, was the seat of its colonial government
ponycargirl editor
Feb 21 18
189 plays
trivia quiz  Ten Famous Military Commanders cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 21 14

Do you know these great military leaders who have taken their countries to great heights? I'll give you three clues for each, either serious or ambiguous. See if you can work out each answer. Good luck.
Creedy gold member
Oct 21 14
2004 plays
photo quiz  Hellenistic Who's Who cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Jun 10 15

The conquests of Alexander the Great began a blending of Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian cultures that resulted in the Hellenistic Age. It was not only a turbulent time in history, but a time of great learning as well.
ponycargirl editor
Jun 10 15
315 plays
trivia quiz  They Call me Flamboyant! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jun 29 13

Flamboyance is defined by colourfulness and extravagance. Flamboyant personalities can dominate the stage, the air waves, and politics. Here are several I think you will know.
Rehaberpro gold member
Jun 29 13
1629 plays
match quiz  Who's Who: Were The Worthies Worthy? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Nov 03 17

In 1312 Jacques de Longuyon made a list of the Nine Worthies - the most chivalrous pagan, Jewish, and Christian knights. They weren't perfect, however! Let's see if you can match the famous person with their famous non-chivalrous act.
ponycargirl editor
Nov 03 17
228 plays
photo quiz  So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 13 13

Here are ten famous architects and their works for you to construct from the clues given. Have fun!
Creedy gold member
Jul 13 13
804 plays
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