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Catreona has been a FunTrivia author since Mar 27 11 and has written 124 quizzes. Catreona writes for many different categories, but is most active in Music, General Knowledge, and Literature, and has won 3 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 2,730 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 5 quizzes that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Jun 17 24, and most recent quiz went online May 19 24.

Bio: Holding a B.A in English from a small Catholic women's college and an M.A. in Medieval Studies from a state university that is well known as a Basketball powerhouse, I am a writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy fiction, of poetry and songs. Being both partially sighted and physically disabled, I have a keen interest in Disability rights and other Civil and Human Rights issues. I enjoy Jazz, Big Band Swing and Pop music.
Hobbies: Reading, hanging out at my favorite blogs, playing with my cats... And quizzes, of course! 8)
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by Catreona
1.
  I Will Dry Them All editor best quiz    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten helpful drying inventions
The ways we dry ourselves and our possessions have evolved over time. Sort the time and place of adoption of these drying tools in chronological order, oldest to newest.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Catreona, Dec 04 23
Category: Household Items
Difficult
Catreona
Dec 04 23
315 plays
2.
  Sing Me a River editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rivers run through popular music. In this quiz, some songs have the word 'river' in title and/or lyrics, while others name a specific river. Go with the flow and see how many of these river songs you know.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, May 02 23
Average
Catreona
May 02 23
416 plays
3.
  Go For Gold: The Phenomenal Torvill and Dean editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
British ice-dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were one of a kind and pure magic. In this, my fiftieth quiz, we take an overview of their amateur career, including their unprecedented Olympic triumph.
Average, 15 Qns, Catreona, Apr 11 20
Category: Ice Skating
Average
Catreona
Apr 11 20
242 plays
4.
  WWII Novel Match   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match each description of a novel set during World War II with its title and author.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Nov 23 23
Category: Historical Fiction
Easier
Catreona
Nov 23 23
267 plays
5.
  Catreona's Common Bond   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Answers 1 through 9 should remind you of names that are all related to Answer 10, which is a vital part of the U.S. government.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Dec 01 23
Easier
Catreona
Dec 01 23
440 plays
6.
  Did He Or Didn't He?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Your job in this quiz is to sort out which songs Engelbert Humperdinck has recorded and which songs he hasn't.. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Catreona, Sep 20 14
Tough
Catreona
180 plays
7.
  "Armadillo Army": A Video Game for the Blind    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Armadillo Army" is a single-player, maze-type arcade game developed by the American Printing House for the Blind for Windows. Though designed for children, it is challenging and fun for blind and low vision adults too.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, May 19 24
Category: A
Average
Catreona
May 19 24
28 plays
8.
  A Tale of a Whale   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Life Cycle of a Blue Whale
This quiz focuses on the Northern subspecies B. m. musculus, whose North Atlantic population has mostly been observed from New England in the south, along eastern Canada to Greenland in the north. All measurements in this quiz are given in metric units.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Dec 05 23
Average
Catreona
Dec 05 23
272 plays
9.
  Heads Up    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The word 'head', its compounds and phrases containing it can have many meanings. Lets take a trip around Quizzyland to explore some of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Nov 16 23
Category: Thematic Heads
Easier
Catreona
Nov 16 23
356 plays
10.
  Donny, Marie or Donny & Marie    
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
Who recorded which album?
In the 1970s, siblings Donny and Marie Osmond each had successful solo recording careers, but they were a popular duo as well. Sort out which album was issued by Donny, which by Marie and which was a joint effort.
Average, 12 Qns, Catreona, Nov 27 23
Category: Osmond, Marie
Average
Catreona
Nov 27 23
105 plays
11.
Name the Song: Name That Tune
  Name That Tune   great trivia quiz  
Photo Match
 10 Qns
International Edition
Match the song title with the photo that best fits with it.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Nov 15 23
Category: Name the Song
Easier
Catreona
Nov 15 23
1093 plays
12.
  Cities and Towns in Massachusetts   popular trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
Fifteen of these cities and towns are located in the Bay State, while five are not. Can you successfully select only the ones in Massachusetts?
Tough, 15 Qns, Catreona, Nov 12 23
Category: Massachusetts
Tough
Catreona
Nov 12 23
376 plays
13.
  My Desert Island Discs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As the English poet William Wordsworth observed, "The world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending..." Sometimes I'd like to get away from it all. At such times I contemplate what I'd take to a desert island.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Nov 18 23
Average
Catreona
Nov 18 23
151 plays
14.
  A Boy and a Girl    
Fun Fill-It
 15 Qns
A Fun fill It Story
Here's a silly little story. Fill in the blanks with titles of songs recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck over the years..
Easier, 15 Qns, Catreona, Nov 30 23
Easier
Catreona
Nov 30 23
140 plays
15.
Art By Subject: When Evening Falls
  When Evening Falls    
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Evening and Night in Ten Paintings
Each of these works of art depicts a scene set in the evening or nighttime. Can you match them with their titles?
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Dec 16 23
Category: Art By Subject
Average
Catreona
Dec 16 23
283 plays
16.
  And, You Know...   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you help me recall some of the historical and pop cultural people, places, and events of my youth in the United States of the 1970s?
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Feb 14 24
Category: 1970s Nostalgia
Average
Catreona
Feb 14 24
820 plays
17.
  I Will Comfort You   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Companioning the Bereaved
Here are a few things to keep in mind when talking to and assisting a bereaved person, based on information from various bereavement organizations and the American Psychological Association.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Catreona, Jan 10 24
Category: Family Life
Very Easy
Catreona
Jan 10 24
580 plays
18.
  Of Me   popular trivia quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 15 Qns
A Fun Fill-It mini story
Life is a song. At any rate, everything reminds me of a song. Fill in the blanks to complete my musical reminiscences.
Very Easy, 15 Qns, Catreona, Feb 05 24
Very Easy
Catreona
Feb 05 24
541 plays
19.
  So You Have a New Puppy!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Getting your new pet is exciting. But it means preparation beforehand and serious work and commitment afterward. Information in this quiz comes from Kristin Mehus-Roe's book "The original Dogs for Kids!".
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Mar 08 24
Easier
Catreona
Mar 08 24
305 plays
20.
M: SeaFever
  Sea-Fever   great trivia quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 12 Qns
A Fun Fill-It game
Can you fill in the missing words from each line of this favorite poem?
Easier, 12 Qns, Catreona, Feb 20 24
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Category: M
Easier
Catreona
Feb 20 24
194 plays
21.
  Neil Sedaka Albums   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you select only the albums issued by Neil Sedaka in the 1970s and '80s?
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Feb 22 24
Category: Sedaka, Neil
Easier
Catreona
Feb 22 24
137 plays
22.
  Barry Manilow or Engelbert Humperdinck   great trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
In this game, you need to sort out which albums released from 1971 through 1983 were recorded by Barry Manilow and which by Engelbert Humperdinck.
Average, 12 Qns, Catreona, Mar 16 24
Category: Choice of Two
Average
Catreona
Mar 16 24
250 plays
23.
  Make the Scene with Green   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Strut your stuff with these ten questions about the hue at the heart of the rainbow.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Apr 11 24
Category: Green
Average
Catreona
Apr 11 24
447 plays
24.
  Lyric and Title Match: Night Songs    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten of my favorite Pop, Jazz and Soft Rock songs about nighttime. Can you match lyric fragment and title for each?
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, May 05 24
Average
Catreona
May 05 24
76 plays
25.
  Popular Songs with Movie Connections   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
The 1970s
Match each of these songs popular in the 1970s with the movie it came from.
Average, 15 Qns, Catreona, Oct 22 23
Average
Catreona
Oct 22 23
453 plays
26.
  Number Bonds to 10    
Fun Fill-It
 10 Qns
I'll give you a problem or number sentence, like this: 0+_____=10. Your job is to find the number that solves the problem or completes the number sentence. For the example, you would find 10, because 0 + 10 = 10.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Catreona, Aug 03 23
Recommended for grades: 1,2,3
Category: Numbers for Kids
Very Easy
Catreona
Aug 03 23
611 plays
27.
  Merry's and Pippin's Parts in the War of the Ring   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
While Frodo and Sam crossed the Great River pursuing their hopeless quest to destroy the Ring, Merry and Pippin found themselves caught up in the war that ended the Third Age.
Average, 15 Qns, Catreona, Oct 05 23
Average
Catreona
Oct 05 23
204 plays
28.
Color Songs: Sing Me a Rainbow
  Sing Me a Rainbow    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Follow this rainbow of songs to the end of the quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Apr 14 23
Category: Color Songs
Average
Catreona
Apr 14 23
496 plays
29.
  The Dog's Breakfast   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Uncle Charlie has a fund of quaint expressions. Frankly, some of them are pretty weird! And a lot of them seem to involve animals. Take this quiz to see if you can figure out what the heck he's talking about.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Mar 17 23
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6
Category: Words for Kids
Easier
Catreona
Mar 17 23
2440 plays
30.
  River Basics   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A Beginner's Guide
Let's review some basic river knowledge.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, May 30 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Category: Bodies of Water
Easier
Catreona
May 30 23
619 plays
31.
Herding Breeds: Herding Dogs from around the World
  Herding Dogs from around the World    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Everyone knows Old English sheep dogs and Collies. But in this quiz, we'll meet ten herding dogs from around the world that get less publicity.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Jun 06 23
Category: Herding Breeds
Average
Catreona
Jun 06 23
312 plays
32.
  The Sun, Moon and Stars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of the questions in this quiz deals in some way with words that begin with the letters 'S U N', 'M O O N' or 'S T A R'.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Apr 18 23
Category: Thematic Space
Easier
Catreona
Apr 18 23
490 plays
33.
  The Einsteinium Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz on the basics of the element einsteinium.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Jul 23 23
Category: Specific Elements
Average
Catreona
Jul 23 23
171 plays
34.
  Is It ICK or INK?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each answer in this quiz ends with either -ick or -ink. Can you get all ten of them?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Catreona, Dec 26 22
Recommended for grades: 3,4,5
Category: Word Meanings
Very Easy
Catreona
Dec 26 22
370 plays
35.
  Morning    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
An Anatomy of a Song quiz
Written by Brendan Graham, "Morning" was a hit for Val Doonican in 1971. How well do you remember this wistful song about the end of a one-night stand?
Average, 15 Qns, Catreona, Apr 30 23
Category: D
Average
Catreona
Apr 30 23
295 plays
36.
  Quick Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everything in this quiz is related in some way to speed, rapidity and swiftness.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, May 31 21
Easier
Catreona
May 31 21
1281 plays
37.
  U.S. Breakfast Choices    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Deciding what to have for breakfast can be a daunting task; there are so many dishes and beverages to choose from here in the good ole US of A. Below are just a few.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, May 29 24
Category: Breakfast Foods
Easier
Catreona
May 29 24
1139 plays
38.
  Deborah: The Woman Who Judged Israel   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Scant information is given about Deborah in The Book of Judges, or so it seems. What can we actually say about this remarkable Israelite woman? Biblical quotations are from the Jerusalem Bible.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Apr 01 23
Average
Catreona
Apr 01 23
161 plays
39.
  Chemistry for the Non Chemist   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to this quiz for those who, like me, find chemistry rather more incomprehensible than Klingon military tactics. We'll start with the basics, and you'll probably find that you know more than you thought you did.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Mar 12 24
Category: Chemistry
Easier
Catreona
Mar 12 24
767 plays
40.
  The Sign of the Four   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
"The Sign of the Four" (also given as "The Sign of Four"), 1890 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the second short novel featuring Sherlock Holmes.
Average, 15 Qns, Catreona, Mar 10 23
Average
Catreona
Mar 10 23
185 plays
41.
  Order the Albums    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Place ten studio albums by Engelbert Humperdinck, issued from the 1960s through the 2020s, in the order they were released. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Jun 15 23
Average
Catreona
Jun 15 23
140 plays
42.
  Find the Rhyme   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each rhyming pair comprises a name and an ordinary word (a noun, an adjective, etc.) Can you work out both parts of the rhyme from the clues? Remember to put one space between the two words of your answer. No punctuation of any sort is allowed.
Easier, 10 Qns, Catreona, Feb 24 22
Category: Rhymes
Easier
Catreona
Feb 24 22
2612 plays
43.
  In My Little Corner of the World    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
On July 20, 1974, Marie Osmond released her second solo studio album. Nine of the ten tracks on this album are covers. Match the song title with the original artist.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Jul 26 23
Category: Osmond, Marie
Average
Catreona
Jul 26 23
81 plays
44.
  Catreona's Musical Miscellany: The 1970s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here's a grab bag of questions about my favorite musical decade, the 1970s, with a U.S. bias. Have fun.
Easier, 15 Qns, Catreona, Jun 19 23
Category: 1970s Music
Easier
Catreona
Jun 19 23
887 plays
45.
  What a Czar You Are   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is much royalty in popular culture. Let's take a trip through Quizzyland to see how many regal personages we meet.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Jul 10 17
Average
Catreona
2225 plays
46.
  Assorted Children's Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just like with a box of assorted candy, you never know what you're going to get next with this quiz. The only thing these books have in common is that you can find them all in the Children's section of the library.
Average, 10 Qns, Catreona, Apr 12 23
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6
Category: Kid Lit General
Average
Catreona
Apr 12 23
144 plays
47.
  Snowball and Cassie's Idea of a Joke    
Fun Fill-It
 20 Qns
A Fun Fill It story
Here is a mini story about Cassie Clark and her cat Snowball. See if you can sort out which words go in which blanks to complete it.
Average, 20 Qns, Catreona, Aug 03 23
Average
Catreona
Aug 03 23
149 plays
48.
  Braille Basics   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Braille is the system that lets blind and visually impaired people read and write. Let's take a basic tour of this system.
Average, 15 Qns, Catreona, May 08 14
Category: Sign Languages
Average
Catreona
369 plays
49.
  Turn a Cat Into a Rat    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Changing one letter at a time, and never rearranging, can you magically transform a cat into a rat?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Catreona, May 23 19
Very Easy
Catreona
May 23 19
832 plays
50.
  Give Me a Hand   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A surprisingly large number of expressions in the English language include the word "hand", and they have a surprisingly wide range of meanings. How many of them do you know?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Catreona, Sep 15 13
Very Easy
Catreona
1887 plays
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