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If you create quizzes, then this category is for you! Brush up on your grammar, punctuation and spelling skills, and learn the rules of Quizzyland. You'll create better quizzes as a result! Follow the link Quiz Creation Guidelines for a summary of the guidelines to be followed here in Quizzyland, and the links to writing quizzes for specific categories.
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category How to Write an Entertainment Quiz category Creating a Celebrities Quiz
category How to Create a Quiz for Hobbies/Games category Movies Quizmaker Tune-Up
category How to Make a Good Music Quiz category Writing Sports Quizzes
category Errors in 'Friends' Quizzes category Creating a History Quiz: Some Hints
category Creating a Video Games Quiz category Quiz Creation Guidelines
Editors: LeoDaVinci, Pagiedamon, Snowman, trident Quiz Search:
1 Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the copying of material from an author's works without proper attribution. Quizzyland cannot accept plagiarized quizzes. Do you know how to avoid plagiarism? Identify whether each situation is an example of plagiarism.
Average
10 Q
crisw
Apr 25 02
71799 plays
2 Apostrophes Are Not Difficult
An apostrophe is used to show possession, and to show where there is a missing letter. It really is quite simple. Let's see how you go as the quiz takes us step by step through a dispute between neighbours.
Average
10 Q
DevonshireLass
Jan 05 07
68040 plays
3 Quiz-Making: Some Hints
So, you've read the guidelines, taken several quizzes and want your own quizzes to be good. Here are some hints. (Most of the examples are based closely on quizzes actually submitted in Quizzyland). Have fun!
Average
10 Q
bloomsby
Jan 18 02
14640 plays
4 Creating a History Quiz: Some Hints
On the art of creating History quizzes.
Average
10 Q
bloomsby
May 31 03
8145 plays
5 Creating Your First Quiz
Creating your first quiz can be an exciting challenge. These questions concern matters that should help to reduce frustration on submission. This quiz is intended to be useful, not hard.
Easy
10 Q
bloomsby
Dec 30 03
76881 plays
6 "I Couldn't Have Said It Better"
These words, said by a FunTrivia editor, often precede an "Editor's Choice" award for a quiz that transcends the usual. If you want to get your authoring to that point, here are some lessons and insights straight from the first Author Masterclass!
Average
10 Q
WesleyCrusher
May 01 14
420 plays
7 The Worst Quiz of All Time 2.0
After a couple of years' experience and reflection, I realized I could do much worse.
Tough
10 Q
stuthehistoryguy
Oct 23 07
3864 plays
8 How to Create a Good Quiz!
If you have ever had a quiz rejected at Funtrivia, this quiz is for you. Within this quiz you will find some ideas on how to improve your reputation at Funtrivia with both the editors and your fellow quizmakers!
Average
10 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jan 14 03
66177 plays
9 Impossible General Knowledge
Here are fifteen REALLY difficult questions BUT to help you to understand why people can sometimes perform better than chance when they don't know the answer, I've left you some clues and given you some hints as to what they are.
Average
15 Q
greybrow
Jun 11 06
13410 plays
10 A Correction Note? I Think Not!
Have you made this same comment when you see that someone has sent you a correction note? Have you gotten so fed up with them that you ignore them? Have you just said, okay I'll change it to make them happy? Let's see what is the correct way.
Easy
10 Q
linkan
Aug 07 04
9861 plays
11 Stars and Stripes vs the Union Jack
Both US and UK English spelling of words are accepted in FunTrivia quizzes. Neither is wrong with respect to the other, just different. This quiz will test your knowledge of differences in UK and US English usage.
Easy
10 Q
NatalieW
Feb 08 06
7539 plays
12 It's Too? Two? To? Much!
Ahh! Those pesky words that sound the same but are spelled differently- too, to, two, for example. Do you know when to use each word?
Easy
10 Q
crisw
Aug 18 00
15174 plays
13 Correction Notices
What is the most appropriate way to send, and respond to, a correction notice?
Easy
10 Q
agony
May 05 04
7239 plays
14 Your You're Whosit Whatsit Test
Here's an English tune-up quiz on common errors based on editing here at Quizzyland for the past two years and teaching ESL a few years. Some of these are hard to nip in the bud, but I know you can do it!
Easy
10 Q
Bruyere
Mar 09 03
9015 plays
15 Common Multiple Choice Mistakes
One difficulty I have noticed for quizmakers at this website is in the creation of incorrect answers for multiple choice questions. Below I will demonstrate how not to make your multiple choice questions dead giveaways!
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10 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jan 30 03
11343 plays
16 Apostrophes
I'll give you a sentence that may or may not have an apostrophe problem in it. You choose the sentence with the apostrophes and punctuation in the correct places.
Easy
10 Q
ladymacb29
Sep 04 00
7734 plays
17 Writing Quiz Questions That Don't Suck #1
The difference between a ho-hum quiz that gets little play and poor ratings and a great quiz is often how well the questions are written. Do you know how to tell a great question from a boring one?
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10 Q
crisw
Jun 10 05
3912 plays
18 Whose and Who's
See if you know the difference between 'whose' and 'who's'!
Easy
10 Q
ladymacb29
Mar 07 01
7419 plays
19 Your Quiz Has Been Placed Online!
Congratulations! You have your first quiz online! Now what do you do?
Easy
10 Q
salami_swami
Jul 20 09
3252 plays
20 How to Capitalize a Title
Titles are everywhere! There are song titles, movie titles, album titles, names of TV shows and episodes, book titles, poem titles - even the titles of your quizzes. See if YOU know how to capitalize them correctly.
Easy
10 Q
CellarDoor
Jul 27 01
5586 plays
21 It's Its!
One of the most common mistakes editors find in quizzes is confusion over when to use 'its' and 'it's'. If you create quizzes, help me out by taking this quiz! If the usage is correct, pick 'yes', otherwise, pick 'no'.
Easy
15 Q
crisw
Jun 06 00
11757 plays
22 Interesting Info
You've probably noticed that quizzes throughout most of Quizzyland now need interesting info attached to most of the questions. Put yourself in an editor's shoes, and see if you can spot the subtle difference between failure and success.
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10 Q
CellarDoor
Aug 03 02
7086 plays
23 Quizzyland Etiquette
Like any other sport, profession, or organization, Quizzyland has its own rules of conduct. In general, the Golden Rule applies in FunTrivia- you know, "do unto others..." See how much you know about Quizzyland etiquette.
Easy
10 Q
bullymom
Mar 21 03
7710 plays
24 Punctuation
Do you know what punctuation to use?
Easy
10 Q
ladymacb29
Feb 01 02
10392 plays
25 You're Your Quiz's First Editor
Knowing the difference between 'your' and 'you are' is a huge help in getting your quiz through on the first go-round. Remember: 'your' means belonging to you. 'You're' is a contraction for 'you are'.
Very Easy
10 Q
LadyCaitriona
Sep 30 01
5508 plays
26 The Worst Trivia Quiz of All Time
In a recent Quiz Makers' Guild meeting, several "bad" sorts of questions were identified. By way of example, I, the humble Stuthehistoryguy, offer this quiz.
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10 Q
stuthehistoryguy
Dec 29 04
69168 plays
27 Making Quizzes
How much do you know about creating quizzes?
Easy
10 Q
ladymacb29
Aug 11 00
7329 plays
28 Basic Crossword Creation
So, you think you're ready to make a crossword puzzle? Here are some of the more common mistakes made by new crossword authors.
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10 Q
SilverMoonsong
May 24 07
2433 plays
29 Quiz-Making: More Hints
This is a sequel to my previous quiz on this topic. Again, the examples are closely based on (or taken from) quizzes actually submitted in Quizzyland.
Average
10 Q
bloomsby
Aug 11 02
5451 plays
30 How to Make a Quiz Quiz
How much do you know about making quizzes?
Easy
10 Q
ladymacb29
Sep 25 00
6513 plays
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Last Updated May 29 14 4:13 PM


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* What is the number one reason that Quizzyland editors reject quizzes?
* You have a desire to create an original quiz; one that isn't like anything else in Quizzyland. On what topic could you write?
* Your quiz is rejected with a note to check your grammar, punctuation and spelling. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate response?
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