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Calpurnia09 has been a FunTrivia author since Aug 11 09 and has written 37 quizzes. Calpurnia09 is a generalist author, preferring to author quizzes across all categories, with the most common being Literature, General Knowledge, and History, and has won 2 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 5,293 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. - Voltaire
Hobbies: History, literature, science, good wine (not necessarily in that order)
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1.
  Haiku Fairy Tales editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Pi team has decided to branch out into writing haiku. See if you can use our little verses to identify the fairytale story or character.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Apr 17 23
Very Easy
Calpurnia09
Apr 17 23
5493 plays
2.
  Can Men Knit or (K)not? editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Knitting is traditionally seen as a craft done by women and this is true, but in this quiz you will discover that some famous and not so famous men are associated with knitting and some even knit themselves.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Jun 25 10
Category: Knitting
Average
Calpurnia09
2192 plays
3.
  Around the World in Eighty Days   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In 1872 Mr Phileas Fogg made a bet with various gentlemen at the Reform Club that he could travel around the world in 80 days. In this quiz we shall follow his journey.
Tough, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Jul 16 14
Tough
Calpurnia09
8841 plays
4.
  Pi's History Mysteries   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Pi we love writing limericks so we decided to write some about famous historical people. Each verse is a clue that you must solve.
Easier, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Jul 16 13
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8
Category: Mixed People
Easier
Calpurnia09
4878 plays
5.
  Memories are Made of This   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Books can be like friends and provide us with some of our happiest memories. Let us share ours with you.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, May 17 12
Category: Mixed Literature
Average
Calpurnia09
5924 plays
6.
  Dig It: Diary of an Archaeological Tourist   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Diary of a trip through some of the most interesting and exciting archaeological sites that the world has to offer.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Sep 25 18
Average
Calpurnia09
Sep 25 18
4641 plays
7.
  Animal Haiku   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This time Pi in the Sky will use its poetic creativity to bring you a quiz on animals.
Easier, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Jun 28 23
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Easier
Calpurnia09
Jun 28 23
3579 plays
8.
  Fascinating Animal Behaviour   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The behaviour of animals has always been considered interesting as the popularity of nature programs on television shows. Here are some examples that I found to share with you.
Tough, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Sep 14 16
Tough
Calpurnia09
6479 plays
9.
  Fashion in Time and Space   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When travelling in the TARDIS with the Doctor one can see fashions from many countries and many eras.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Oct 13 14
Average
Calpurnia09
5090 plays
10.
  "The Blues Brothers": A Mission From God   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The Blues Brothers", a musical-comedy, features some of the best rhythm and blues singers and musicians in the US. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd play Jake and Elwood Blues with deadpan humour.
Easier, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Aug 22 09
Easier
Calpurnia09
2675 plays
11.
  Alice in Wonderland (2010)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This new version of "Alice in Wonderland", which follows on from the classic Lewis Carroll story, tells how Alice returns to Wonderland to free the population from the tyranny of the Red Queen.
Average, 15 Qns, Calpurnia09, Apr 05 10
Average
Calpurnia09
4169 plays
12.
  Can you remember these TV themes?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The words of some TV themes are quite memorable. Let's see if you can put the name of the show with the extract of the theme that I supply. I have put in some old ones to be tricky.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Jun 07 22
Average
Calpurnia09
Jun 07 22
6510 plays
13.
  La Belle France   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
France is a land of beautiful mountains, rivers and plains. It is divided into regions each with its own history, geography and local characteristics. These differences are deliberately maintained which has led to the unique flavour of each.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Apr 02 23
Category: France
Average
Calpurnia09
Apr 02 23
2691 plays
14.
  Elegantly Wasted   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
INXS was one of Australia's top rock bands and had international success in the eighties and nineties.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Mar 31 15
Category: INXS
Average
Calpurnia09
4937 plays
15.
  Average Paint it Black Trivia   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is not a quiz about the songs of the Rolling Stones; it is about the colour black and how it bobs up in all sorts of categories.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, May 10 11
Category: Black
Average
Calpurnia09
4514 plays
16.
  History Mysteries Part 3   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is Pi's third History quiz and this time it's about war, battles and people and things connected to them. You must decipher the answer from the limericks.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Jul 08 17
Category: War History
Average
Calpurnia09
1260 plays
17.
  Monarchs, Mistresses and Murders   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the incidents referred to in this quiz may be familiar to you but I hope that you can learn some new facts while playing it.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Jul 25 13
Category: Royal Love Affairs
Average
Calpurnia09
1507 plays
18.
  Murder Most Royal   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Murder, that most horrible of crimes, doesn't seem as if it should be connected with royalty, yet kings, queens and the lesser nobility have all done their share of killing, and been killed, from the earliest recorded histories until the present.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Nov 16 09
Average
Calpurnia09
2069 plays
19.
  Pack your Passport   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Australia is so far from everywhere else that Australians love to travel. Here are some places that I have been and some that I would like to visit so pack your passport and come with me.
Easier, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Nov 19 23
Category: Where on Earth?
Easier
Calpurnia09
Nov 19 23
1511 plays
20.
  It Happened in November: 10 Questions   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about some significant events that happened in November,
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Nov 28 11
Average
Calpurnia09
1796 plays
21.
  Science Gets It Right (Eventually)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The history of science is full of situations where those who thought that they knew all the answers were quite wrong.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Dec 07 22
Average
Calpurnia09
Dec 07 22
2096 plays
22.
  Celluloid Serial Killers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The world is fascinated by serial killers and so are film makers. From Count Dracula to Jack the Ripper to the notorious, almost celebrity, cases of the 20th Century, they are rich fodder for Hollywood.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Dec 19 09
Category: Movie Villains
Average
Calpurnia09
1594 plays
23.
  How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Anyone who has read the Douglas Adams book series that started with "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" knows that the answer to this question is 42. What else do you remember from this very funny book?
Easier, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Apr 11 11
Easier
Calpurnia09
895 plays
24.
  London in the 14th Century   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the 14th century London and its adjacent town, Westminster, was the largest, the richest, the most powerful, the most polluted, and the most violent city in England. What sights might a visitor of that time have seen?
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Mar 10 17
Average
Calpurnia09
1835 plays
25.
  Who'll Come a Waltzing Matilda With Me?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Waltzing Matilda' is Australia's unofficial National Anthem. Few Australians would not be familiar with the words, but does everyone know what the meanings are?
Easier, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Sep 18 21
Easier
Calpurnia09
Sep 18 21
885 plays
26.
  "Julius Caesar": My School Play   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This year our school play is "Julius Caesar". I was looking forward to a playing a major role as I am a good actor. Unfortunately I go to an all boys school.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Mar 16 21
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Category: Julius Caesar
Average
Calpurnia09
Mar 16 21
910 plays
27.
  Get me to the church on time!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Visiting English cathedrals one learns a great deal about history from Roman times to the present day.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Apr 11 19
Average
Calpurnia09
Apr 11 19
553 plays
28.
  Admirable Antipodeans   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The people in my quiz were all born or had a strong association with my home state, South Australia. You may not have heard of them but they are worth knowing.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Sep 27 19
Category: Australians
Average
Calpurnia09
Sep 27 19
649 plays
29.
  Canned Laughter   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
It is said that 'Laughter is the best medicine'. Television has provided us with some great opportunities to have a good chuckle at life and at ourselves.
Tough, 15 Qns, Calpurnia09, Dec 31 14
Tough
Calpurnia09
852 plays
30.
  A Plague on Both Your Houses   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet", Mercutio called for "a plague on both your houses" when he was mortally wounded by a Capulet. Feuds between families, groups and even nations are a constant in human history--both in fiction and reality.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Aug 17 17
Average
Calpurnia09
623 plays
31.
  Room on the Broom   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When a witch loses some items while riding on her broom, she meets three helpful animals who find them, but they all want a ride as a reward. Will they all fit? From "Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Nov 09 16
Average
Calpurnia09
351 plays
32.
  It's More Than You Think   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The information in this quiz will probably surprise you. There are some facts that I find quite incredible.
Tough, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Aug 26 17
Tough
Calpurnia09
946 plays
33.
  Comic Capers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Comics were always my reading material of choice as a child, and I looked forward to reading my favourites in the daily and weekly newspapers. While all of these might not be familiar, I hope that you'll see the names of some that you have enjoyed.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Oct 15 10
Category: Comics & Cartoons
Average
Calpurnia09
576 plays
34.
  Who's Who on Discworld    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is mainly for readers of Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" series but anyone can try. You might be persuaded to read one of the "Discworld" books. If you like fantasy and fun they are for you.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Mar 27 12
Average
Calpurnia09
1090 plays
35.
  Would You Like an Oatcake?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You might never have heard of the oatcake, but for many it has been a staple food. It has also inspired a poem, the name of a cover band and has a fanzine named after it.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Dec 17 20
Category: Thematic Food
Average
Calpurnia09
Dec 17 20
419 plays
36.
  A Slice of November Pi    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
November is Quiz Month on FunTrivia and Pi in the Sky is serving up a selection of questions for your enjoyment.
Tough, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Dec 02 11
Tough
Calpurnia09
445 plays
37.
  Body Language    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all know that a lot can be read by carefully looking at body language. Can you find some words whose letters appear in the expression "body language"?
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, Dec 22 11
Category: Anagrams
Average
Calpurnia09
664 plays