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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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There are 64 quizzes and 675 trivia questions in this category.
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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 qns)
Apr 25 02
79974 plays
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 qns)
Jan 05 07
76065 plays
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 qns)
Jan 18 02
15864 plays
Creating a History Quiz: Some Hints

On the art of creating History quizzes.
Average (10 qns)
May 31 03
8511 plays
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 qns)
Dec 30 03
86796 plays
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 qns)
Jan 14 03
74250 plays
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 qns)
Aug 07 04
11109 plays
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 qns)
Oct 23 07
4089 plays
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 qns)
Jun 11 06
14076 plays
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 qns)
Aug 18 00
16737 plays
Your Quiz Has Been Placed Online!

Congratulations! You have your first quiz online! Now what do you do?
Easy (10 qns)
Jul 20 09
4311 plays
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 qns)
Mar 21 03
8235 plays
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 qns)
Feb 08 06
8226 plays
"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 qns)
May 01 14
612 plays
Correction Notices

What is the most appropriate way to send, and respond to, a correction notice?
Easy (10 qns)
May 05 04
7758 plays
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 qns)
Mar 09 03
10023 plays
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!
Average (10 qns)
Jan 30 03
12357 plays

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 qns)
Sep 04 00
8328 plays
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'.
Very Easy (15 qns)
Jun 06 00
12588 plays
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 qns)
Jul 27 01
5997 plays
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?
Average (10 qns)
Jun 10 05
4095 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 03 02
8001 plays
Whose and Who's

See if you know the difference between 'whose' and 'who's'!
Easy (10 qns)
Mar 07 01
7977 plays

Do you know what punctuation to use?
Easy (10 qns)
Feb 01 02
11544 plays
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 qns)
Sep 30 01
5976 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 29 04
77193 plays
Making Quizzes

How much do you know about creating quizzes?
Easy (10 qns)
Aug 11 00
7752 plays
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 qns)
Aug 11 02
6339 plays
How Not to Get Mad at Fun Trivia Editors

You've played trivia for days, maybe even weeks, and you feel like you're a professional FunTrivia player. You are ready to make up some trivia ?'s yourself. Problem is, those "Editors" are so picky. Not really, they are here to help.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Mar 14 03
7494 plays
Singular Pluralities

Lately, I've noticed that many quiz writers are submitting quizzes that have problems with sentences that contain both singular and plural forms. Can you single out the correct answers a plurality of times?
Average (10 qns)
Jan 19 06
3942 plays
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