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CellarDoor has been a FunTrivia author since Feb 14 00 and has written 252 quizzes. CellarDoor is a generalist author, preferring to author quizzes across all categories, with the most common being Sci / Tech, Religion, and Literature, and has won 11 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 31,192 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night:
God said, "Let Newton be!" and all was light.
- Alexander Pope
It did not last: the Devil howling "Ho!
Let Einstein be!" restored the status quo.
- J.C. Squire
Happy Halloween!
Hobbies: Physics, history of science, producing graphs with pretty colors, needlework, and quizwriting.
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by CellarDoor
1.
  Bells Through History! editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
My school's academic team had a match just a week away, so we needed to be fast on the buzzer! Bells were on our minds -- so see if you can answer these questions about them!
Average, 15 Qns, CellarDoor, Apr 09 23
Category: Thematic Bells
Average
CellarDoor
Apr 09 23
32110 plays
2.
  Santa Claus: A Musical Biography editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Santa Claus is famously cheerful and a generous giver to children - but how much do we really know about his life? Perhaps the many songs about him will give us some clues ...
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Dec 14 10
Category: Christmas Music
Average
CellarDoor
11965 plays
3.
  Superhero Science editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all know that superheroes fight crime and defeat evil supervillains, but they can also help us learn about science!
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Aug 25 20
Recommended for grades: 7,8
Category: Science for Kids
Easier
CellarDoor
Aug 25 20
12292 plays
4.
  Painting by Numbers editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One "Blue Boy," two "American Gothic" farmers, "Three Musicians" ... some might classify paintings by color or medium or style, but I like to look at them strictly by the numbers. Will you help me count my way through the history of western art?
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 16 11
Category: Art By Subject
Average
CellarDoor
9109 plays
5.
  Speaking "World of Warcraft" editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since "World of Warcraft" (PC) is a massively multi-player online game, a big part of the fun comes from interacting with other players. Can you decipher "Warcraft's" distinctive lingo to understand what those players are saying in-game?
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 23 10
Category: World of Warcraft
Easier
CellarDoor
3879 plays
6.
  Special Relativity and the Space Patrol editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The life of an interstellar police officer is never easy, but sometimes the laws of physics make it hard to enforce the laws of society. Let's ride along with Officers Albert, Max and Hendrik on a typical patrol.
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Mar 21 23
Category: Physics
Tough
CellarDoor
Mar 21 23
6550 plays
7.
  Spark of Inspiration editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you've grown up playing and following a sport, it seems like the most natural thing in the world -- but every sport had a beginning, and tweaks along the way. This quiz is about ten sparks of inspiration that made the sports world what it is today.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 12 13
Average
CellarDoor
1811 plays
8.
  For the "Love" of U2 editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Over their 13 albums released through 2000, U2 has had a lot to say about love. Take this quiz and see if you listened.
Tough, 20 Qns, CellarDoor, May 30 20
Category: U2
Tough
CellarDoor
May 30 20
6350 plays
9.
  Hedy Lamarr editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid." So said Hedy Lamarr, 1940s film star. She knew how to be glamorous, but she was less good at standing still and being stupid. Find out more about this beautiful brainiac!
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 12 07
Category: Lamarr, Hedy
Average
CellarDoor
2289 plays
10.
  Death in Various Cultures editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Two students at my high school were killed in a drive-by shooting last Tuesday night (8 February 2000). In their honor, and also for the five other students who have died in the past 3 years, I present this quiz on things relating to death.
Difficult, 15 Qns, CellarDoor, Apr 04 10
Category: Death Becomes Them
Difficult
CellarDoor
9578 plays
11.
  Proof editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Proof" is a beautiful movie about genius, madness, and -- who could resist? -- mathematics.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 05 06
Category: Pn - Pz Movies
Average
CellarDoor
1969 plays
12.
  Mixed Biology Questions   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Random information from first-year biology. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Mar 04 23
Category: Biology
Tough
CellarDoor
Mar 04 23
32674 plays
13.
  That Reminds Me...   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Lately, it seems as though everything I see or hear reminds me of something from the 1980s. Come along and help me figure out just what it is I'm remembering!
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 16 12
Category: The 1980s
Easier
CellarDoor
9179 plays
14.
  Poor Celebrity Parenting   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some celebrities just weren't cut out to be parents. Test your knowledge of these mixed-up moms and disastrous dads; sometimes it's a wonder the kids survived!
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 03 11
Average
CellarDoor
12256 plays
15.
  The Tudors of England   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I hope you have fun with these questions about England's Tudor dynasty.
Average, 15 Qns, CellarDoor, Dec 29 16
Category: House of Tudor
Average
CellarDoor
19834 plays
16.
  Love, Repeatedly   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Actors and actresses must often fall in love for the cameras. Sometimes, they're so successful at it that they end up cast as lovers again ... and again ... and again. Test your knowledge of ten on-screen couples who just kept falling in love.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 29 15
Average
CellarDoor
9877 plays
17.
  I've Got Your Number   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From books to movies to television, we often know people and characters by their numbers rather than their names. How well do you know these numeric individuals?
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 02 22
Category: By The Numbers
Average
CellarDoor
Feb 02 22
11183 plays
18.
  Greeks: From Troy to Rome   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Let's not forget the Ancient Greeks -- They wrote nifty epic poems, developed all manner of cool architecture, built the groundwork of Western civilization, and even invented the steam engine! How's your Hellenistic cultural sensitivity?
Average, 20 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 12 12
Category: Ancient Greece
Average
CellarDoor
16723 plays
19.
  Lick-Your-Lips Lyrics   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Music has a way of reaching people deep inside. It can make you smile; it can make you weep; it can even make you hungry. All Puns Intended hereby invites you to a feast for your ears: fifteen great songs that will fire your tastebuds.
Average, 15 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 10 12
Average
CellarDoor
5788 plays
20.
Identify the Animal: Creatures of the Night
  Creatures of the Night   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It was a dark and stormy night. Around the world, ten campers pitched tents, cooked dinner or settled into their sleeping bags, unaware that they were about to meet the local nocturnal wildlife. Help these hapless hikers name the creatures of the night.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 03 15
Average
CellarDoor
6427 plays
21.
  Party of the First Part   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You're the bouncer at a very exclusive Hollywood party. All sorts of movie characters are showing up, but you're only supposed to let them in if they're from the first film of a franchise. Can you keep these stars straight?
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jul 04 11
Category: Name the People
Average
CellarDoor
7596 plays
22.
  Romulus to the fall of Byzantium   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Romans: Romulus to the fall of Byzantium- It would be an understatement to say that the Romans shaped Western civilization. Let's see how much you know about them.
Average, 20 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 29 15
Category: Roman History
Average
CellarDoor
14431 plays
23.
Specific Topic Animal Trivia: True Blue
  True Blue   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Feeling blue? So are these ten animals from around the world! Maybe it will cheer you up to take a look at them ...
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Sep 30 13
Average
CellarDoor
2738 plays
24.
  The Curious Tale of Schrodinger's Cat   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Schrödinger's cat is the most famous feline in physics. For decades, its plight has shed light on some of the wildest, weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics. Come with me now, to meet the cat and take its measure.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 04 09
Average
CellarDoor
8421 plays
25.
  The Many Meanings of "Run"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In English, one word can say a great deal, and "run" is one of those words. I'm about to have dinner with my good friends Arun and Brunhilde, but they always pepper their conversation with "run" words and phrases; can you help me work out what they mean?
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jul 20 10
Easier
CellarDoor
6022 plays
26.
  The Muggle Side of Harry Potter   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most Harry Potter fanatics fall in love with the spells, the magic, and the fantasy -- but Harry didn't always know he was a wizard, and his Muggle (non-magic) side can come in handy too. With thanks to Lilady for the inspiration, let's explore how.
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 15 09
Category: Harry Potter
Easier
CellarDoor
4451 plays
27.
  Party Like an Egyptian   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We here at All Puns Intended are throwing a party to celebrate the anniversary of the Arab Spring! We've bent the laws of time and space to invite ten accomplished Egyptians, from the ancient past to modern times. Come and make merry with us!
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 21 15
Average
CellarDoor
5758 plays
28.
  Washington in the Movies   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Come with me to Washington, DC: city of culture and history, capital of a superpower, and star of the silver screen. How well do you know the movies that have been set here?
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 16 12
Category: Common Locations
Easier
CellarDoor
3976 plays
29.
  All Generalizations Are Wrong   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sometimes, the best way to learn a rule is to see what happens when it's broken. Here are ten self-contradicting writing rules, (mostly) originally published by George Trigg and William Safire. Let's work through them and see what they can teach us.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, May 01 22
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11
Category: Language Use
Average
CellarDoor
May 01 22
3258 plays
30.
  Literature and Authors   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Some random literature facts. Some more random than others. Blame my English classes for filling my head with useless knowledge.
Average, 20 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 28 21
Average
CellarDoor
Oct 28 21
14622 plays
31.
  In Other Words, They're Wrong III   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The verbose mastermind is back! He rephrased the titles of shows, books, and films; worse, he made mistakes. For each word with two meanings, he chose the wrong one to rephrase: "Star Wars" became "Celebrity Battles." Can you recover the original titles?
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jul 08 15
Category: In Other Words
Average
CellarDoor
4707 plays
32.
  Help in the Kitchen   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm getting ready for my first big dinner party, but I'm really out of my depth and I'm swimming in cookbooks. Could you please lend a hand and help me out?
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Apr 22 17
Category: Cooking and Baking
Easier
CellarDoor
2318 plays
33.
  The Number You Have Reached...   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You may think that literature is all about letters -- but these books and stories give the numbers center stage. Can I count on you to keep them straight?
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 29 12
Average
CellarDoor
5597 plays
34.
  Simon and Garfunkel Lyrics Quiz Challenge   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How well do you remember the words to 15 Simon and Garfunkel songs?
Average, 15 Qns, CellarDoor, Sep 22 20
Average
CellarDoor
Sep 22 20
10993 plays
35.
  Dawn Drinks Table   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
We all get a little droopy in the mornings sometimes. Try these ten morning drinks to perk you up.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, May 04 17
Very Easy
CellarDoor
1865 plays
36.
  "Firefly": "Jaynestown"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this episode of "Firefly" (7th to be filmed, 4th to air), our motley crew arrives on a small moon to collect contraband and discovers that Jayne is a legendary folk hero there. This must be what going mad feels like.
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 05 07
Category: Firefly
Easier
CellarDoor
2800 plays
37.
  Science in Antarctica   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Over the past several decades, this forbidding continent has become one of the world's most important -- and improbable -- scientific centers. See what you know about the research being done FAR down under!
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 29 08
Average
CellarDoor
2693 plays
38.
  "Star Trek" 2009, Part I   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In May 2009, after five television shows and ten movies, the "Star Trek" franchise proved that it wasn't done yet. Join me in watching the first half of the movie that rebooted the franchise and brought back the characters from the original show.
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 07 09
Category: ST (2009)
Easier
CellarDoor
2504 plays
39.
  Ten Holy Women   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Through the centuries and around the planet, women have changed the world. Test your knowledge of ten women -- some ancient and some modern -- whose faith was legendary.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 07 14
Category: Religious Figures
Average
CellarDoor
3164 plays
40.
  Three Words in One   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some words in English really carry more than their fair share of the load. Here are fifteen words, each with at least three meanings. See if you can guess the word from the definitions provided.
Very Easy, 15 Qns, CellarDoor, May 22 17
Very Easy
CellarDoor
2025 plays
41.
  Speak Your Meat   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Meat isn't just delicious -- it's also useful for saying what you mean! Here are ten English idioms that all hinge on meat and meat products; see if you know the full flavor of their meaning.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Apr 14 16
Very Easy
CellarDoor
3721 plays
42.
  Akhenaten, the Heretic Pharaoh   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Young Amunhotep was never meant to be pharaoh. But the death of his older brother catapulted the young man and his unorthodox religious views into unparalleled power, and as Akhenaten this young pharaoh changed the face of Egypt.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jul 07 10
Average
CellarDoor
1648 plays
43.
  "A"dventures in Physics Vocabulary   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Physics is an "a"mazing field -- partly because of the "A" terms given here. Test your knowledge of the A Team of Physics!
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Sep 19 11
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Physics
Average
CellarDoor
5968 plays
44.
  Abandonment Issues   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's a beautiful thing when a viewer forms a deep connection with a television show -- until that show gets canceled. Test your knowledge of ten US shows that left their fans with abandonment issues.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 20 18
Category: Name The Show
Average
CellarDoor
Jun 20 18
2937 plays
45.
  A Whirlwind Tour of Peru   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Thank you for choosing Whirlwind Tours! Over the next few minutes we'll show you some of the highlights (and highlands) of Peru, a beautiful country of nearly 30 million people. Fasten your seatbelt - we'll be moving very quickly!
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 16 06
Category: Peru
Average
CellarDoor
5505 plays
46.
  "House" - "Euphoria"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This two-part episode, aired near the end of the second season, is the first time we fail to see House make a diagnosis in within an hour -- with potentially dire consequences not only for the patient, but also for Foreman!
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 03 09
Average
CellarDoor
5222 plays
47.
  What do you know about The Pursuit of Happyness?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A modern rags-to-riches tale based on a true story, this charming, poignant 2006 movie found a surprising level of success at the box office. Let's follow the story of Chris Gardner, as played by Will Smith.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Aug 06 10
Average
CellarDoor
3332 plays
48.
  Interesting Info   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, CellarDoor, Nov 22 21
Average
CellarDoor
Nov 22 21
9038 plays
49.
  I Thought I Was Dead   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are some people whose deaths the world mourns - and there are some people whom the world mourns prematurely. Here are ten situations in which reports of a death were greatly exaggerated.
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 13 18
Easier
CellarDoor
Nov 13 18
877 plays
50.
  In Other Words, They're Wrong II   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The verbose mastermind is back! He rephrased the titles of shows, books, and films; worse, he made mistakes. For each word with two meanings, he chose the wrong one to rephrase: "Star Wars" became "Celebrity Battles." Can you recover the original titles?
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jul 16 08
Category: In Other Words
Tough
CellarDoor
5073 plays
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