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There are 64 quizzes and 675 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Plagiarism Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Apr 25 02

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.
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crisw gold member
Apr 25 02
82317 plays
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trivia quiz  Apostrophes Are Not Difficult Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, DevonshireLass, Jan 05 07

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
DevonshireLass
Jan 05 07
78399 plays
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trivia quiz  Quiz-Making: Some Hints Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jan 18 02

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!
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bloomsby editor
Jan 18 02
16395 plays
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trivia quiz  Creating a History Quiz: Some Hints Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, May 31 03

On the art of creating History quizzes.
Average
bloomsby editor
May 31 03
8694 plays
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trivia quiz  Creating Your First Quiz cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 30 03

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
bloomsby editor
Dec 30 03
89406 plays
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trivia quiz  A Correction Note? I Think Not! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, linkan, Aug 07 04

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
linkan gold member
Aug 07 04
11538 plays
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trivia quiz  How to Create a Good Quiz! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 14 03

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!
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thejazzkickazz gold member
Jan 14 03
76452 plays
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trivia quiz  It's Too? Two? To? Much! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, crisw, Aug 18 00

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
crisw gold member
Aug 18 00
17133 plays
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trivia quiz  The Worst Quiz of All Time 2.0 cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Oct 23 07

After a couple of years' experience and reflection, I realized I could do much worse.
Tough
stuthehistoryguy gold member
Oct 23 07
4185 plays
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trivia quiz  Impossible General Knowledge cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, greybrow, Jun 11 06

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
greybrow
Jun 11 06
14373 plays
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trivia quiz  Quizzyland Etiquette cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, bullymom, Mar 21 03

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
bullymom
Mar 21 03
8502 plays
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trivia quiz  Your Quiz Has Been Placed Online! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jul 20 09

Congratulations! You have your first quiz online! Now what do you do?
Easy
salami_swami gold member
Jul 20 09
4761 plays
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trivia quiz  Stars and Stripes vs the Union Jack cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, NatalieW, Feb 08 06

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
NatalieW editor
Feb 08 06
8457 plays
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trivia quiz  Correction Notices cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, agony, May 05 04

What is the most appropriate way to send, and respond to, a correction notice?
Easy
agony editor
May 05 04
8031 plays
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trivia quiz  Your You're Whosit Whatsit Test cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 09 03

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
Bruyere editor
Mar 09 03
10401 plays
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trivia quiz  Common Multiple Choice Mistakes cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 30 03

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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thejazzkickazz gold member
Jan 30 03
12645 plays
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trivia quiz  "I Couldn't Have Said It Better" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, May 01 14

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!
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WesleyCrusher editor
May 01 14
690 plays
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trivia quiz  Apostrophes cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Sep 04 00

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
ladymacb29 editor
Sep 04 00
8637 plays
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trivia quiz  It's Its! cool 15 questions
Very Easy, 15 Qns, crisw, Jun 06 00

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
crisw gold member
Jun 06 00
12909 plays
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trivia quiz  How to Capitalize a Title cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jul 27 01

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
CellarDoor gold member
Jul 27 01
6324 plays
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trivia quiz  Interesting Info cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Aug 03 02

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
CellarDoor gold member
Aug 03 02
8394 plays
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trivia quiz  Writing Quiz Questions That Don't Suck #1 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Jun 10 05

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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crisw gold member
Jun 10 05
4227 plays
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trivia quiz  Whose and Who's cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Mar 07 01

See if you know the difference between 'whose' and 'who's'!
Easy
ladymacb29 editor
Mar 07 01
8388 plays
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trivia quiz  Punctuation cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Feb 01 02

Do you know what punctuation to use?
Easy
ladymacb29 editor
Feb 01 02
11850 plays
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trivia quiz  You're Your Quiz's First Editor cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, LadyCaitriona, Sep 30 01

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
LadyCaitriona gold member
Sep 30 01
6252 plays
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trivia quiz  Making Quizzes cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Aug 11 00

How much do you know about creating quizzes?
Easy
ladymacb29 editor
Aug 11 00
7995 plays
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trivia quiz  The Worst Trivia Quiz of All Time cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Dec 29 04

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
stuthehistoryguy gold member
Dec 29 04
79482 plays
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trivia quiz  Quiz-Making: More Hints cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Aug 11 02

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
bloomsby editor
Aug 11 02
6720 plays
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trivia quiz  Singular Pluralities cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Jan 19 06

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
crisw gold member
Jan 19 06
4224 plays
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trivia quiz  How Not to Get Mad at Fun Trivia Editors cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, linkan, Mar 14 03

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
linkan gold member
Mar 14 03
7893 plays
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