|1.||Historical Stick Figures on Cue Cards By
(rank 2 site-wide)|
As I'm armed with my bad drawings, a stack of cue cards, and a Sharpie, here's a look at ten famous people who all bear uncanny resemblances when drawn on small pieces of paper. Did I mention I can't draw?
|2.||Akhenaten, the Heretic Pharaoh By
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Young Amunhotep was never meant to be pharaoh. But the death of his older brother catapulted the young man and his unorthodox religious views into unparalleled power, and as Akhenaten this young pharaoh changed the face of Egypt.
|3.||They Remember Me For WHAT? By
(rank 40 site-wide)|
Imagine that you were one of the greatest and most respected scientists of your time. Now imagine that you have just awakened in the 21st century to discover that you are best known for...well...why don't you take this quiz and find out?
|4.||George Washington Carver, Man of Science By
(rank 44 site-wide)|
In February, which is Black History Month, it seems appropriate to look at the life and achievements of this outstanding African American.
|5.||Amazing Inventors of Ordinary Things By
(rank 161 site-wide)|
A quiz for those who made life so much easier and made us think, 'Why didn't I think of that?'
|6.||The Yorkshire Ripper By
(rank 189 site-wide)|
The Yorkshire Ripper was a brutal murderer of women in England in the 1970s and 1980s. The hunt for him was protracted and error-strewn, but the police finally got their man.
|7.||Nikki Giovanni By
(rank 312 site-wide)|
What was forgotten in the terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech is that one of the professors who tried to stop it, Nikki Giovanni, is one of our greatest living poets. A tribute.
|8.||Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005 By
(rank 349 site-wide)|
Hunter S. Thompson, reporter and author, sadly committed suicide in 2005. Famous for his gun-toting, drug-fuelled escapades, as well as his unique brand of journalism, Hunter's work was at heart deeply serious, and he is sorely missed.
|9.||So Many Kissing Cousins! By
(rank 380 site-wide)|
Though some may consider marrying your cousin something of a taboo, there are people from all walks of life who have done it. To show just how widespread this phenomenon is, here is a question about 'kissing cousins' for each Fun Trivia category.
|10.||The Life and Works of Flannery O'Connor By
(rank 458 site-wide)|
Flannery O'Connor was a wonderful writer of the twentieth century. Her works are among the most discussed in the literary world, due to her masterful ability to create characters that help the reader grow intellectually and spiritually.
|11.||Reign of Love By
(rank 569 site-wide)|
Throughout history, royals often married for political reasons instead of for love, but there were exceptions. Here are ten couples who managed to pull off a romance, even if they didn't all make it to a happy ending.
|12.||The Art of Being Wrong By
(rank 647 site-wide)|
Predicting the future is at best brave and at worst foolhardy. Time is a harsh mistress and many of the subjects of this quiz have not been treated well.
|13.||Love, Generally By
(rank 660 site-wide)|
You may remember them for their military prowess, but these women knew the gentler side of some of the most famous military leaders through the ages.
|14.||Death of an Artist By
(rank 664 site-wide)|
The final years of Vincent van Gogh's life were full of drama and tragedy, as well as some of the world's best-known works of art.
|15.||Battle of Britain Fighter Ace By
(rank 730 site-wide)|
The person who this quiz is about is generally accepted to have been the top scoring allied fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!
|16.||The Tudors of England By
(rank 766 site-wide)|
I hope you have fun with these questions about England's Tudor dynasty.
|17.||Party Like an Egyptian By
(rank 839 site-wide)|
We here at All Puns Intended are throwing a party to celebrate the anniversary of the Arab Spring! We've bent the laws of time and space to invite ten accomplished Egyptians, from the ancient past to modern times. Come and make merry with us!
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Beef-eating, beer-swilling Englishmen like me feel an affinity for Hogarth; but I hope he's more widely appreciated. Here are a few questions on his life and work. All the pictures mentioned are on the web, though the originals are nearly all in London.
|19.||On Christmas Day in the Mo(u)rning By
(rank 944 site-wide)|
Christmas is usually a time of cheer, but sadly for some it has been a less pleasant time. Here are ten famous people for whom Christmas Day was their last.
|20.||Isabella of France By
(rank 970 site-wide)|
The consort of Edward II of England, Isabella was a woman who refused to be ignored or abused. Find out why she was dubbed "The She-Wolf."
|21.||How to Be a Better Pirate By
(rank 1064 site-wide)|
... or '10 Steps to Becoming a Highly-Effective Buccaneer'. This quiz will see what you know about some famous pirates of the past. Can you identify these pirates? It's YARRRR call! Good luck!
|22.||Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin By
(rank 1107 site-wide)|
Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin is another female astronomer that is relatively unknown. Take this quiz to learn about her contributions.
|23.||I Don't Mean to Bragg ... By
(rank 1174 site-wide)|
William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg were two pioneering scientists who jointly won the Nobel Prize. Take this quiz to learn more about their lives and work.
|24.||A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away By
(rank 1201 site-wide)|
Throughout history, people on trial have come up with a number of ingenious defences and escapes from justice. This quiz looks at some of them. Enjoy!
|25.||A Sorry State of Affairs By
(rank 1298 site-wide)|
Liaisons and love triangles. Some are salacious, some are romantic, and some change history. This is a quiz about love affairs that have had an impact on the course of human events.
|26.||Love, Famously By
(rank 1336 site-wide)|
Here are some love letters written from various Famous Lees, Leighs, Lis, or other variants on the name. See if you can identify the writer of the letter based on some subtle hints and a short clue!
|27.||The Death of Kings By
(rank 1374 site-wide)|
Unlike the Egyptians, the English took little care of their dead kings. As the scramble for succession took hold, kings were left to die unregarded and some were even lost! How did they die, why did they die and what happened next?
|28.||The Reign of Tsar Nicholas II By
(rank 1410 site-wide)|
A lover of history, I thought I might put together a quiz on Tsar Nicholas II - the last Emperor of Russia.
|29.||I Just Can't Wait to be King By
(rank 1464 site-wide)|
Imagine waiting all your life for your chance to be top dog, with a throne and all the paraphernalia that comes with it. Then, no sooner have you donned the robes of state than your reign is over. Here are ten of the shortest serving monarchs in history.
|30.||Tudor Name Game By
(rank 1474 site-wide)|
The people of Tudor-era England were an awfully unimaginative lot when it came to naming their children. See if you can sort out who's who in these questions!
|31.||Chivalry is Deadly By
(rank 1481 site-wide)|
Chivalry, alas, is dead, and this quiz may help explain why. More than a few people throughout history have found it hazardous to their health. Enjoy!
|32.||The Personality Behind the Painting By
(rank 1511 site-wide)|
Ten well-known artists. The names are familiar, but can you pick the right man from the not-so-familiar clues?
|33.||Mister Greedy By
(rank 1568 site-wide)|
From a challenge issued in the Author's Lounge, here are ten people throughout history who died from eating or drinking related causes. Were they greedy - or were they needy? Good luck!
|34.||Famous Queenslanders By
(rank 1671 site-wide)|
What defines a Queenslander? Their rivalry with other states, particularly New South Wales? Their insistence on rhyming the State colour 'Maroon' with the word bone? Read on...
|35.||The Last Few Moments By
(rank 1772 site-wide)|
Here are the final few moments and words of the lives of ten famous or infamous people.
|36.||The Black Prince By
(rank 1825 site-wide)|
During his lifetime the Black Prince was a distinguished military leader who fought against France in the Hundred Years War. He was heir to the throne of England, and held both British and French titles.
|37.||Hotel California By
(rank 1842 site-wide)|
Welcome to the Hotel California, where you're likely to spot some of the most famous Californians in history. You might as well stay a while--it's such a lovely place.
|38.||Northward Bound By
(rank 1923 site-wide)|
This quiz will look at explorers who either had the North Pole or the Northwest Passage as their goal. Join me as we head north with these intrepid souls.
|39.||A Sleep with the Fishes By
(rank 1927 site-wide)|
Drowning is perhaps one of the most frightening ways to die. This quiz takes a look at 10 famous people, both real and fictional, who, sadly, met their maker after they drowned.
|40.||Julia Child: America's French Chef By
(rank 1947 site-wide)|
Julia Child was a pioneer television chef and cookbook author, an American institution. Here are a few questions about her life and work.
|41.||Literary Biographies By
(rank 1971 site-wide)|
Twenty questions about twenty world famous writers. Each question provides only a single, but significant, event in their life. Can you identify them?
|42.||Harold, the Last Saxon King By
(rank 2000 site-wide)|
Harold II was England's defender and slain hero during the Norman Conquest of 1066. His legacy has been enshrouded in mystery and myth.
|43.||Sultans of Yesterday and Today By
(rank 2007 site-wide)|
Sultan is a title used over many years by rulers in Islamic states, sometimes equated to a caliph, but with claims to political rather than spiritual dominion, and sometimes more effectively governors than kings. Here are some sultans of interest.
|44.||Emma of Normandy By
(rank 2060 site-wide)|
She was the wife of two kings, and mother of two more. See what you know about this amazing queen who lived in pre-Conquest England.
|45.||Top of the Mountain By
(rank 2062 site-wide)|
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay famously were the first men to summit Mount Everest, but there have been other noteworthy firsts involving Everest. Can you identify what was impressive about the following climbers?
|46.||The Pirate Museum By
(rank 2090 site-wide)|
Arrr! Avast me hearties, step right up into the pirate museum where you'll learn all about pirates, buccaneers, picaroons and cutthroats! Watch your step or you'll end up walking the plank! Arrr!
|47.||Black Women Politicians and Activists By
(rank 2150 site-wide)|
Black women have played powerful roles in civil rights, suffrage, abolition, education, and advocacy. Here are only a few.
|48.||Emperors of Rome (Part I) By
(rank 2160 site-wide)|
Take a journey through imperial Rome with questions on the first ten emperors from Caesar to Vespasian. See how much you know about this great empire's rulers.
|49.||Rasputin: The Mad Monk of Russia By
(rank 2161 site-wide)|
Rasputin was without a doubt one of the most infamous and enigmatic characters of the Russian Revolution. This quiz takes a brief look at this fascinating man. Good luck!
|50.||The Cipher of Mary Queen of Scots By
(rank 2176 site-wide)|
This quiz outlines the details of the codes and ciphers that Mary Queen of Scots used during her time in prison and leading up to her execution in 1587. Good luck!
|51.||The Life and Times of Richard III By
(rank 2206 site-wide)|
Forget everything you've ever heard about Richard III. This quiz is about the real Richard, not the monster conjured by Tudor propagandists. I dedicate this quiz to all Ricardians and to fellow FunTrivia member Mutchisman for reasons he knows about.
|52.||September 20th: Matches, Hatches, Dispatches By
(rank 2219 site-wide)|
September 20th is my wife's birthday so I thought I'd write this quiz for her. It's a lot less expensive than a diamond after all.
|53.||The TAO of Mark Twain By
(rank 2227 site-wide)|
Those familiar with Samuel Clemens should have no problem linking the topics and the opinions (TAO) of Mark Twain.
|54.||Those We Lost in 2009 Pt II By
(rank 2230 site-wide)|
2009 saw the passing of many great people who made significant contributions to all facets of our lives. In part two, we look at those who left us from May to August.
|55.||10 Famous People Who Were Slaves By
(rank 2232 site-wide)|
Despite their miserable luck of having been born or captured into slavery, all of these individuals were able to make a mark on history either while enslaved or after having gained freedom. Please enjoy and hopefully learn!
|56.||The Most Interesting Men in the World By
(rank 2249 site-wide)|
This quiz is dedicated to the transcendent Dos Equis spokesperson and the men who may have inspired him. Complete with quotes about The Most Interesting Man in the World.
|57.||There's Something About (Typhoid) Mary By
(rank 2254 site-wide)|
Here's another in a loose series of quizzes on women named Mary. This one examines the tragic story of "Typhoid Mary," the first identified healthy carrier of typhoid fever in the United States.
|58.||The Nerd Herd By
(rank 2261 site-wide)|
Scientific advances often come from single-minded people who are sometimes called 'nerds'. This quiz is about some people who made huge leaps, as well as some who just made it a bit easier for us to get through our day. How many can you identify?
|59.||Famous Aborigines By
(rank 2304 site-wide)|
The Australian Aboriginals are a small but significant part of the population, and they have their fair share of high achievers. Here are some of them.
|60.||Author Anagrams By
(rank 2306 site-wide)|
Fifteen British and American authors introduce themselves with anagrams of their names (in capitals) and a few more clues (usually references to their works). Many anagrams were generated by Anagram Genius software. Fill in the blanks with the names.
|61.||The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives By
(rank 2310 site-wide)|
A quiz on Norman Borlaug: scientist, agronomist, and humanitarian.
|62.||Shelley & Mary & Byron & Claire By
(rank 2391 site-wide)|
If poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his wife Mary were alive today, their bios would sound like a "True Hollywood Story" episode on E! And so does this quiz about them and their inner circle. How much dirt can you dish?
|63.||Owners of Famous People - A Cat's Eye View By
(rank 2450 site-wide)|
We cats have been responsible for many pivotal moments in history. Our "owners" have made landmark decisions, discovered incredible theories, written amazing works and fought incredible battles. Or have they?
|64.||The Road More Traveled By
(rank 2485 site-wide)|
There are roads to be explored, experienced, taken and traveled - but they all have one thing in common - a journey. So, let's see where these roads take us!
|65.||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? By
(rank 2487 site-wide)|
The play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" makes her sound like a monster. Actually, she is funny, sincere and most definitely worth knowing about.
|66.||It Was the Best of Tims... By
(rank 2494 site-wide)|
What the Dickens? A rare collection of Timothys, Timmies and Tims whose names have drifted into the public consciousness for one reason or another. Come in and enjoy their company.
|67.||"Turn on,Tune in, and Drop out" with Timothy Leary By
(rank 2548 site-wide)|
Come and see how much you know about this famous icon of the counterculture. Or, if you don't know much, come and learn about him; he's a fascinating man!
|68.||Blame Canada By
(rank 2583 site-wide)|
The world is full of annoying things - here are some for which we can, in some way, blame Canadians!
|69.||Famous and Infamous Patients By
(rank 2587 site-wide)|
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.
|70.||Watch Out for that Knife! By
(rank 2591 site-wide)|
Stabbing is one of the most gruesome and brutal ways to die, yet it has been very common throughout history. See if you can identify these ten people who came under the knife in the most bloody of fashions.
|71.||15 Real Life Muses By
(rank 2595 site-wide)|
The nine Muses of Greek mythology inspired artists, musicians, poets, and writers. These 15 real-life women provided similar inspiration to the men in their lives. Enjoy!
|72.||The End of the Explorers By
(rank 2616 site-wide)|
For centuries, many have explored our world and discovered new regions, but this was a very dangerous occupation. These intrepid explorers all had their adventurous activities come to an abrupt and untimely end.
|73.||J M W Turner: Life and Works By
(rank 2681 site-wide)|
One of the best known British artists, J M W Turner was born in 1775. How much do you know about his life and work?
|74.||Deaf World By
(rank 2715 site-wide)|
Can you imagine living in a world without sound? A world where somebody has turned the volume down? These are just a small number of people who have lived their lives to the full, despite being completely or partially deaf.
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The celebrated 20th century art forger known as Elmyr de Hory (among his many pseudonyms) became so famous that copycats have forged his forgeries. His was a fascinating career.
|76.||Hello, This Is Alexander Graham Bell By
(rank 2736 site-wide)|
Now where would we be without the telephone today? This is a quiz on the background and formative years of the man responsible for its later invention. Have fun.
|77.||Paradise By Way of Kensal Green By
(rank 2744 site-wide)|
Kensal Green Cemetery was established by an act of Parliament in 1832 and is the oldest private cemetery in London. Interred in its grounds are many famous residents from Victorian times to the modern day. Lets take a tour.
|78.||Nikola Tesla By
(rank 2771 site-wide)|
Here is a quiz on one of the most important men in scientific history. Most people probably haven't heard much about Tesla, but we would not live the lifestyle we live today without his extraordinary work. Please enjoy!
|79.||Behind the Constants By
(rank 2782 site-wide)|
These ten physical and mathematical constants shape our world, but the minds behind them are less well-known. If there's one thing that's constant in all this, it's that famous scientists don't lead boring lives!
|80.||The Lobotomist By
(rank 2789 site-wide)|
What do you know about Dr. Walter Freeman, "The Henry Ford of Lobotomy?" The information is taken from the PBS program "The Lobotomist."
|81.||The Female of the Species.... By
(rank 2803 site-wide)|
Male murderers are constantly sensationalised in the media, but how much do you know about women who kill?
|82.||Shy, Not Retiring By
(rank 2812 site-wide)|
These are ten famous people throughout history who achieved great heights, in spite of the incredible shyness from which they suffered at times. Have fun!
|83.||Famous Dishes For Famous People By
(rank 2845 site-wide)|
The great and the good generally liked to live life well, and this included great dishes which were often created just for them or in their honour. I give you the clues and you tell me the people or place. At the least you'll learn some great recipes.
|84.||Anne Bonney, Pirate Queen By
(rank 2860 site-wide)|
This quiz is about one of my favorite historical figures, Anne Bonney. There are few records and many varied accounts of Anne Bonney's birth, life and death, so I am doing my best with the information I have gathered from books that I have read.
|85.||Who Should I Call? By
(rank 2906 site-wide)|
I need help! My life is going haywire and I need some expert advice. Who should I call?
|86.||Carroll and Alice: "The Golden Afternoon" By
(rank 2921 site-wide)|
One day in 1862 in Oxford, England, a little girl asked her friend to write down a story for her. The classics "Alice In Wonderland" and "Alice Through The Looking-Glass" were born. Connected forever: Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell.
|87.||An Easy Quiz On Just The FaQs By
(rank 2934 site-wide)|
I will provide you with a FACT and QUOTATION (FaQ) from a well known person. You match the person to the FaQ.
|88.||The Mayerling Tragedy By
(rank 2969 site-wide)|
The murder-suicide of Archduke Rudolf of Austria and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera in January 1889 scandalized 19th century Europe and altered the course of its history.
|89.||The Incomparable Nefertiti By
(rank 2978 site-wide)|
The Great Royal Wife of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten -- and, perhaps, a ruler of Egypt in her own right -- she was, for a time, the most powerful woman in the world. Test your knowledge of the beautiful, the powerful, the mysterious Nefertiti.
|90.||Lorena and John Wayne Bobbit By
(rank 3013 site-wide)|
In 1993, Lorena and John Wayne Bobbit's marital problems became front-page fodder. See how much you recall about the tumultuous trial that had feminists rallying and men sleeping on their stomachs for weeks.
|91.||The Story of Invention  By
(rank 3034 site-wide)|
This quiz contains short excerpts from the lives of ten great scientists. Each excerpt provides an insight into the lives of the people who have made this world what it is.
|92.||Ginger Lacey after the Battle of Britain By
(rank 3069 site-wide)|
You may have played the 'Battle of Britain Fighter Ace' about Ginger Lacey. This quiz follows Ginger and what he did during the rest of World War II. Enjoy!
|93.||And So, That's Why You Never... By
(rank 3072 site-wide)|
While death is often a tragedy, some people may have asked to punch their tickets a bit early, at least subconsciously. This quiz examines some 'Darwin Award' winners who set examples for the rest of us...not that we'd necessarily make the same choices.
|94.||Blue Plaques: We're Not Just Londoners By
(rank 3103 site-wide)|
English Heritage expanded its official Blue Plaque scheme in 1998 to cover Liverpool & Merseyside, Southampton, Birmingham & Portsmouth. The Blue Plaques in these areas invite you to identify the famous people they commemorate.
|95.||American Jewish Leaders By
(rank 3177 site-wide)|
American Jews have contributed much not only to the United States but internationally. Here are only a few.
|96.||Daughters of H.E.L.L. By
(rank 3186 site-wide)|
Lysa's daughter recently joined H.E.L.L. (Helping Evil Little Ladies). But, a bit skeptical of the organization's success rate, Lysa has been reading up on former group members. Let's see what she has discovered.
|97.||Erma B: Portrait of a Humorist By
(rank 3230 site-wide)|
The late Erma Bombeck began her career as a newspaper columnist, then published several books, and even appeared on television. How much do you remember about one of America's funniest writers?
|98.||I'm Just Wilde About Oscar! By
(rank 3231 site-wide)|
Ten questions on the life of the brilliant Irish poet and writer Oscar Wilde, one of the wittiest men the world has ever known. How 'Wilde about Oscar' are you? Enjoy!
|99.||The True Pirates of The Caribbean By
(rank 3238 site-wide)|
These questions are about the actual pirates of the Caribbean. The questions are derived from the book "Under The Black Flag."
|100.||The Greatest Canadian Inventions By
(rank 3259 site-wide)|
In January 2007, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) showed the television series "The Greatest Canadian Invention". The top 50 inventions were shown. This quiz outlines those inventions. Good luck!