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185 quizzes and 2,590 trivia questions.
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I was inspired to write this quiz after listening to the Ozark Mountains Daredevils' song, "Mr. Powell", which was recorded on their "Car Over the Lake Album".
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Feb 12 15
Average
ponycargirl editor
437 plays
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  Famous Firsts By American Women best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are ten famous women who were the first to achieve in various fields in the United States of America from the early days of the Colony onwards. NOTE: Look for clues in the questions.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 26 14
Average
Creedy gold member
1251 plays
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  Why Did It Have To Be Me? - 10 questions - 6 mins
Americans are not lacking in self-confidence, but sometimes things happen that leave you the opposite of on top of the world. Can you answer these questions about Americans that faced up to something of a downer?
Tough, 10 Qns, Red_John, May 15 22
Tough
Red_John
May 15 22
201 plays
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  Best of the Best: American Female Reformers best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
In the United States, March is set aside to celebrate National Women's History Month. What do you know about these famous reformers? Can you match the following ladies with their descriptions?
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Mar 25 17
Easier
ponycargirl editor
Mar 25 17
613 plays
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  20 Women Firsts (Mostly U.S.) best quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
If you have the time, you may enjoy reading the 'additional info' on the answer page. Several interesting facts came to light while I was researching this quiz. The questions in this quiz are primarily about American women.
Tough, 20 Qns, root17, Jul 03 14
Tough
root17 gold member
5135 plays
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  Some Famous Past Americans popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is about famous Americans and what they did. I hope you like it!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, rainbowgirl44, Apr 18 18
Very Easy
rainbowgirl44
Apr 18 18
4267 plays
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This quiz tests you on your 10th grade U.S. history skills. It asks questions over people like Paul Revere, Thomas Jefferson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, etc.
Easier, 10 Qns, patriots21, Jun 18 16
Easier
patriots21
Jun 18 16
4968 plays
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  Famous American Women - 10 questions - 6 mins
This will be a quiz on some well known women in American history. How well do you know them? I'll give you the names of two women. You pick which one fits the description given. You can write the entire name or just the last name. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, Ms.Lady, May 29 14
Easier
Ms.Lady
7633 plays
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  Things Famous People Say top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Famous people are often responsible for some great quotations, but my favourites are the ones with a comic slant or those with a sting in the tail. Can you guess who said the following (mainly USA)?
Average, 10 Qns, BettyBlue, Mar 22 10
Average
BettyBlue
4727 plays
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  Give Me Liberty! - 10 questions - 6 mins
Revolutionary phrases and freedom quotes from the past tend to be repeated by celebrities, rights movements, and politicians. Do you know who originally said the phrase in the USA and in Europe?
Average, 10 Qns, exceller, Mar 22 21
Average
exceller gold member
Mar 22 21
318 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize? (Hint: She was also the first woman to win Nobel Prizes in two different categories.)

From Quiz "20 Women Firsts (Mostly U.S.)"




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  American Jewish Leaders great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
American Jews have contributed much not only to the United States but internationally. Here are only a few.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Apr 04 12
Average
Rehaberpro
923 plays
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  Blacklisted! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
During the late 1940s and 1950s, many talented people in the arts, mainly writers, actors, and directors, were barred from their craft because of alleged association with groups that were labeled 'unamerican'. This is a quiz about a few of these.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jan 08 16
Average
Rehaberpro
1225 plays
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  Important People in American History: 3 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is Part 3 of my Important People in American History series. The basic pattern is a timeline through American History. Just a hint for you when you take it.
Average, 10 Qns, Disney101, Aug 30 13
Average
Disney101
4395 plays
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  Famous Americans [ 1 ] popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Test your knowledge of some famous Americans, past and present, who have left their mark on U.S. society and culture.
Average, 10 Qns, blaxlaw, Nov 18 17
Average
blaxlaw
Nov 18 17
2608 plays
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  States of Mind III - 10 questions - 3 mins
Back again by popular demand (sort of), match the state of birth with the correct pair.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Nov 21 19
Easier
nyirene330
Nov 21 19
257 plays
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  Great American Women great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
Women are amazing! There is so much we have done over the centuries and little of it is given much credit. I have attempted to put together a quiz on Great American Women. I have tried to stay away from the common leaders.
Average, 15 Qns, promise2try, Mar 12 18
Average
promise2try
Mar 12 18
4893 plays
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  Vice President or NFL Quarterback? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The following people were either an NFL quarterback or a U.S. Vice President. QB is a high profile position in American football and VP is an important position in American politics. Thus, this quick quiz should be easy . . . right.
Average, 10 Qns, tatersup45, Sep 17 19
Average
tatersup45
Sep 17 19
583 plays
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"After ending World War II as President, he wrote 'In Cold Blood." Who was this? Harry Truman Capote, of course! This quiz is about the accomplishments of two people in one. The middle initial is their shared name.
Average, 10 Qns, eauhomme, Aug 13 17
Average
eauhomme
Aug 13 17
1358 plays
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  Exceptionally Silly Americans popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A recent fabricated geopolitical study suggests that the United States possesses approximately 66.4% of the world's untapped resources of idiocy. What has been mined here in the past?
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Oct 06 20
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coolupway
Oct 06 20
3359 plays
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  Obscure(d) Women of the Right popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The men in the conservative movement in the 20th century got all the attention and the credit. Yet these ladies played a major role, although most of them are little known. Do you recognize any of these names?
Average, 10 Qns, gracious1, Jun 17 18
Average
gracious1 gold member
Jun 17 18
1319 plays
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  Who Was This American Civil War Woman? top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These women were all involved in or affected by the Civil War. Identify the correct woman from the three statements given about her.
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Sep 15 13
Average
pennie1478
818 plays
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  Famous People of the USA popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz on 10 random famous people that have made an impact in the United States.
Average, 10 Qns, lizzie2108, Dec 22 15
Average
lizzie2108
2000 plays
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  Talented Men of Northeast United States popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
From the brief description, identify the man from the Northeastern United States, either born there or closely associated with that state.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Mar 24 16
Average
Rehaberpro
Mar 24 16
1502 plays
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  Independence and Patriotic Quotes great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
As we commemorate our Independence Day, consider some prominent quotes that have inspired us to celebrate the 4th of July with eagerness and loyalty.
Average, 10 Qns, lilady, Jun 08 13
Average
lilady
1405 plays
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  Overwhelming Underdogs - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some individuals fight against the odds to accomplish great things. These are ten such individuals.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jan 05 16
Average
bernie73 gold member
503 plays
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  Important People in American History: 4 - 10 questions - 5 mins
The end has come. This is the 4th and final quiz of this series. Hope you enjoyed the series of these quizzes.
Average, 10 Qns, Disney101, Apr 27 11
Average
Disney101
1697 plays
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Over time many people have been front and center in the news gaining their fifteen minutes of fame. Here are ten questions based on people who achieved their fame in the Midwest.
Average, 10 Qns, Spaudrey, Oct 06 11
Average
Spaudrey
1203 plays
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  Important People in American History: 2 - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is my second quiz on important people in American History. I'll describe a person and you tell me who it is. Relax and enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, Disney101, Jun 09 19
Average
Disney101
Jun 09 19
2268 plays
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Here appear the names of some North American social bordercrossers--on the outside because of their politics, style, manners, statements. Let's see if you can recognize the names of this persistent "fringe" of "unaccceptables"?
Average, 25 Qns, windswept, Feb 12 15
Average
windswept gold member
1161 plays
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  Irish in America popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz contains interesting facts and anecdotes about Irish people and their history and influence in America. I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, ReginTollefsen, May 06 17
Average
ReginTollefsen
May 06 17
350 plays
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For centuries, millions have flocked to the shores of the United States seeking citizenship. Most settled into America's daily life, while others became quite well known. Here are ten noteworthy folks who came to become famous Americans, "naturally".
Average, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Apr 23 14
Average
paulmallon gold member
372 plays
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  Historical Twosomes - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz deals with Historical figures who are linked in some way.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Aug 19 05
Average
robert362
6710 plays
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  Notable and Famous Italian Immigrants great trivia quiz - 25 questions - 12 mins
Italian immigrants have made many invaluable and varied contributions to American life and culture. This quiz is in honor of my maternal grandparents Nicholas and Mary Scarpa. Enjoy!
Difficult, 25 Qns, jouen58, Oct 06 12
Difficult
jouen58
811 plays
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  They Helped Shape America - 1st Edition - 10 questions - 4 mins
America's cultural formation is diverse - full of characters who are famous and infamous, saintly and notorious. Their personalities have shaped American history.
Average, 10 Qns, blaxlaw, Jun 14 16
Average
blaxlaw
Jun 14 16
1603 plays
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  Famous American Patriots - 10 questions - 4 mins
These questions are about famous American Patriots that risked their lives for our country's freedom.
Average, 10 Qns, blue_eagle281, Feb 27 13
Average
blue_eagle281
3343 plays
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  On the Lines: American Women In Action popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
These women went beyond being back stage and took steps to make things happen (and get famous for doing something brave, illegal, intelligent, unspeakable). Which of them do you know?
Average, 15 Qns, Windswept, Jun 06 14
Average
Windswept gold member
855 plays
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  They Helped Shape America - 2nd Edition popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is the second quiz about America's diverse cultural background. Whether you agree or disagree with them - approve or disapprove of them, they've made America what it is.
Average, 10 Qns, blaxlaw, Jan 12 12
Average
blaxlaw
843 plays
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  Americans Amok in Australia! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
They came over here, some of them ingratiated themselves with the locals, but some ticked us off big time! What were they doing here and who were these Yanks anyway? And yes, some of the author content is very tongue in cheek!
Tough, 10 Qns, FussBudget, Oct 01 07
Tough
FussBudget
669 plays
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  Notable and Famous Irish Immigrants - 25 questions - 11 mins
The Irish have fought misfortune and bigotry to make their way in American society. This quiz on their achievements is in honor of my paternal grandmother, Helen Caruso (nee Campbell). Enjoy!
Difficult, 25 Qns, jouen58, Sep 19 07
Difficult
jouen58
574 plays
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  Speaking Her Mind - 15 questions - 8 mins
The following speech excerpts are from American women who have used their oratorical skills to promote important causes. Their speeches represent some of the finest examples of public address in U.S. history.
Tough, 15 Qns, pugslyandpolly, Sep 24 06
Tough
pugslyandpolly
460 plays
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  First Achievers - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz on the first people recorded for achieving various milestones in the United States.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 18 15
Average
Creedy gold member
611 plays
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  Great American Speeches - 10 questions - 7 mins
See if you recognize these quotes from ten very well known American speeches of the 20th century.
Difficult, 10 Qns, pugslyandpolly, Sep 22 06
Difficult
pugslyandpolly
789 plays
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  Important People in American History: 1 - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is the first quiz of about the important people of the American History. I'll give you some information and you tell me what person it was.
Average, 10 Qns, Disney101, Dec 30 11
Average
Disney101
1970 plays
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  His Story - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz will test your knowledge on a variety of topics throughout American history. From little known facts about Emmett Till's family to the names of President Teddy Roosevelt's children. Hopefully this quiz will offer some new information for all.
Average, 10 Qns, reek76, Oct 22 15
Average
reek76
417 plays
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  Famous American Firsts popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some people are the first to do something by happenstance; others by design and hardwork. Each of these people is notable for having been the first American to do a specific thing; some on accident and some by force of will.
Tough, 10 Qns, justinolson8, Aug 02 12
Tough
justinolson8
991 plays
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  Famous Deaths - 10 questions - 4 mins
What do you know about the deaths of some famous figures in American history?
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 18 05
Tough
robert362
5114 plays
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  Women War Correspondents - 10 questions - 4 mins
Female War Correspondents have been around since WWI. See if you can name the correspondent based on facts provided.
Average, 10 Qns, drushalli, Jul 05 13
Average
drushalli
279 plays
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  American Tycoons and Robber Barons - 10 questions - 5 mins
Between the American Civil War and WWI, industrialization spread across America. For better or for worse, the industrialists created a modern America while making themselves rich - or, perhaps, as Gordon Gecko said in "Wall Street," greed is good.
Tough, 10 Qns, drushalli, Feb 01 18
Tough
drushalli
Feb 01 18
489 plays
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  Use of U.S. Presidential Names - 10 questions - 3 mins
Presidential names pop up and are used throughout American history by different people. Some are quite obscure like Thomas Jefferson Beale, and others more famous like - wait! you'll see inside. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, grisham, Jun 27 10
Average
grisham
918 plays
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  Famous Americans [ 2 ] popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is my second quiz regarding famous Americans. Put on your history thinking caps and have a go at it...
Tough, 10 Qns, blaxlaw, Feb 19 10
Tough
blaxlaw
652 plays
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  American Men - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some men made great contributions to American history. How much do you know about them?
Tough, 10 Qns, bonwil_, May 07 12
Tough
bonwil_
817 plays
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  They Did What? - 10 questions - 3 mins
People not only say the weirdest things but sometimes do the weirdest things as as well. These are some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Jul 21 15
Average
beterave
769 plays
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  Who are These People? - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some of these people are well-known, and some not. Some were famous once, but with time their fame has declined. See if you know who they are.
Tough, 10 Qns, jubal, May 12 06
Tough
jubal
973 plays
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  American Women in History - 10 questions - 4 mins
Women have played an important role in history. These are some facts about them.
Tough, 10 Qns, finlady, Aug 12 05
Tough
finlady
3284 plays
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  Military Veterans: Something in Common - 10 questions - 4 mins
The FunTrivia Team Classical Music Mensa (CMM) was founded by Dr Bob Williams (known to his trivia family as DrBobWill. This quiz is in honor of DrBob's 80th Birthday (March 16, 2012)
Average, 10 Qns, gable, May 09 12
Average
gable gold member
292 plays
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  Americans With British Place Names - 15 questions - 5 mins
Here are some well known Americans with British place names as surnames. Can you place the right person with the right place?
Average, 15 Qns, kittyconner, Sep 28 19
Average
kittyconner
Sep 28 19
1632 plays
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  Not so Famous Americans - 10 questions - 5 mins
Americans who made the history books, but did you pay attention while reading about them?
Tough, 10 Qns, blakey, Feb 08 11
Tough
blakey
753 plays
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  American Women - 10 questions - 5 mins
See how much you know about the American women.
Tough, 10 Qns, bonwil_, Mar 20 11
Tough
bonwil_
735 plays
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  Go West, Young Woman! - 10 questions - 4 mins
All the women in this quiz had some part in the creation of the old west.
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Dec 10 21
Average
pennie1478
Dec 10 21
526 plays
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American History -- a bunch of boring bearded guys carrying on about tariffs, or an amusing panoply of egomaniacs and wingnuts who say scandalous things about each other?
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, Dec 08 17
Difficult
coolupway
Dec 08 17
2559 plays
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  American Masters - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here's a look at some American originals in a variety of fields.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Aug 11 05
Tough
robert362
723 plays
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  Woman Suffragists in the US popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
As this seems to be a forgotten subject in U.S. history, you may have difficulty with some of the answers.
Tough, 10 Qns, deeca2, Mar 20 11
Tough
deeca2
504 plays
63.
  Stamp It Out - 10 questions - 5 mins
All questions are about women who were commemorated on a U.S. postal stamp.
Tough, 10 Qns, poeticliesense, Jan 09 15
Tough
poeticliesense
839 plays
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  They Helped Shape America - 3rd Edition - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is the third installment. The following Americans contributed to our culture - whether friend or foe, saint or villain, famous or infamous.
Tough, 10 Qns, blaxlaw, Jan 25 10
Tough
blaxlaw
420 plays
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  Famous American Speeches - Last Lines - 10 questions - 5 mins
In this quiz, I will give you the last line of a famous American speech. All you have to do is tell me who delivered the speech.
Average, 10 Qns, machey, Aug 29 16
Average
machey
Aug 29 16
726 plays
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  US Historical Nicknames - 10 questions - 5 mins
Test your knowledge on these various "nicknames" -what have you got to lose?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Bodyguard, Aug 11 05
Difficult
Bodyguard
2638 plays
67.
  I Never Knew That Person! - 10 questions - 4 mins
A "contemporary" is another person living within the same time period. I will list four people and you tell me who is NOT the Contemporary. All names are historical for the purpose of this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Ft. Brooke, Apr 15 13
Average
Ft. Brooke
1470 plays
68.
  Welsh Americans - 10 questions - 6 mins
Wales is small country with an area of just 20,780 sq km/8,021 sq miles, but it has a big heart and has made a disproportionate contribution to the history of the USA. Try my quiz and see if you agree.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Aug 12 05
Difficult
bracklaman
354 plays
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  Famous Quotes From America's Past - 10 questions - 5 mins
Test your knowledge on quotes by famous people in American history.
Tough, 10 Qns, ClassicCouples, Jul 09 12
Tough
ClassicCouples
489 plays
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  Names in Early American History - 15 questions - 6 mins
Not good with dates, but good with names? Take this quiz and see.
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, SpunJim, Oct 21 12
Very Difficult
SpunJim
1075 plays
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