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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 30,361 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 - 15 questions - 5 mins
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 22 21
Category: Thematic Bells
Average
CellarDoor
Apr 22 21
31854 plays
2.
  Superhero Science editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
12057 plays
3.
  Santa Claus: A Musical Biography editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
11754 plays
4.
  Painting by Numbers editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
8857 plays
5.
  Special Relativity and the Space Patrol editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
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, Oct 17 07
Category: Physics
Tough
CellarDoor
6482 plays
6.
  Speaking "World of Warcraft" editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
3835 plays
7.
  Spark of Inspiration editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
1760 plays
8.
  Hedy Lamarr editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
"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
2161 plays
9.
  For the "Love" of U2 editor best quiz best quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
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
6287 plays
10.
  Death in Various Cultures editor best quiz top quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
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
9516 plays
11.
  Proof editor best quiz popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
"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
1944 plays
12.
  Mixed Biology Questions top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Random information from first-year biology. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Mar 21 14
Category: Biology
Tough
CellarDoor
32228 plays
13.
  That Reminds Me... best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
8710 plays
14.
  Poor Celebrity Parenting best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
12069 plays
15.
  The Tudors of England best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
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
Dec 29 16
19083 plays
16.
  Love, Repeatedly best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
9742 plays
17.
  I've Got Your Number best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
10880 plays
18.
  Specific Topic Animal Trivia: True Blue True Blue best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
2419 plays
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  Greeks: From Troy to Rome best quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
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
16337 plays
20.
  Identify the Animal: Creatures of the Night Creatures of the Night best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
5986 plays
21.
  Party of the First Part best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
7424 plays
22.
  The Muggle Side of Harry Potter best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
4240 plays
23.
  The Curious Tale of Schrodinger's Cat best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
8314 plays
24.
  Romulus to the fall of Byzantium best quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
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
14182 plays
25.
  Lick-Your-Lips Lyrics top quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
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
5418 plays
26.
  Help in the Kitchen best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Apr 22 17
2124 plays
27.
  Party Like an Egyptian best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
5633 plays
28.
  Literature and Authors best quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
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
14346 plays
29.
  In Other Words, They're Wrong III best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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
4429 plays
30.
  Three Words in One best quiz - 15 questions - 3 mins
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
May 22 17
1919 plays
31.
  Speak Your Meat best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
Apr 14 16
3499 plays
32.
  Washington in the Movies best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
3872 plays
33.
  The Number You Have Reached... best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
5521 plays
34.
  All Generalizations Are Wrong best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
3009 plays
35.
  Dawn Drinks Table best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
May 04 17
1651 plays
36.
  Simon and Garfunkel Lyrics Quiz Challenge best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
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
10592 plays
37.
  The Many Meanings of "Run" best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
5911 plays
38.
  "Star Trek" 2009, Part I best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
2419 plays
39.
  Ten Holy Women best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
3042 plays
40.
  Couches and the Potatoes That Inhabit Them best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Let's take a lightning tour of American couch-potato culture, seeing different styles of couch-potato life and meeting famous couch potatoes in the arts. One thing's for sure: after this quiz, you'll be ready to kick back and relax.
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 18 09
Easier
CellarDoor
2507 plays
41.
  "A"dventures in Physics Vocabulary best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
5881 plays
42.
  Interesting Info top quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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
8699 plays
43.
  A Whirlwind Tour of Peru best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
5477 plays
44.
  Abandonment Issues best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
2515 plays
45.
  In Other Words, They're Wrong II best quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
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
5010 plays
46.
  I Thought I Was Dead best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
790 plays
47.
  Daredevil Quiz for Experts great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This movie about a relatively obscure Marvel comic book hero saw a huge U.S. release on February 14, 2003. How closely did you watch it?
Easier, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 04 05
Category: Daredevil
Easier
CellarDoor
8180 plays
48.
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
3221 plays
49.
  "Firefly": "Jaynestown" best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
2769 plays
50.
  In Other Words, They're Wrong best quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
A verbose mastermind rephrased the titles of songs, books, TV shows and films! Worse, he made mistakes. Whenever a word had two meanings, he chose the wrong one to rephrase: "Star Wars" became "Celebrity Battles." Can you recover the original titles?
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Dec 03 07
Category: In Other Words
Tough
CellarDoor
5581 plays
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