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Kankurette has been a FunTrivia author since Aug 01 09 and has written 429 quizzes. Kankurette writes for many different categories, but is most active in For Children, Music, and Literature, and has won 12 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 5,707 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 9 quizzes that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Feb 04 23, and most recent quiz went online Feb 04 23.

Bio: I'm a freelance translator based in Manchester, UK. I discovered this site after browsing the internet when I had swine flu in 2009, and have not looked back since. I am a huge fan of Elinor M Brent-Dyer's 'Chalet School' series; if you play a 'Chalet School' quiz, there is a good chance it was written by me. I'm also an Evertonian and a Wednesdayite (long story).

I have a cat called Gary.
Hobbies: Writing songs, playing guitar, drums, tuba and keyboards, swimming, cooking, writing, going to gigs, irking the purists.
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by Kankurette
1.
  Fox Haunting editor best quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Foxes have appeared in myths and legends worldwide, in various forms. While some mythical foxes are lovable tricksters, others are downright malicious.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 16 22
Category: World Myth
Average
Kankurette
Nov 16 22
116 plays
2.
  It's Biting You editor best quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
You are being bitten by a mythical dog. But which one of the answers is a dog? Use the clues, given in verse, to help you out.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 09 19
Category: Mythical Dogs
Average
Kankurette
Feb 09 19
1605 plays
3.
  Fill My Cup editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
You're a bartender serving drinks - some real, some fictional - to a group of characters from literature, TV and film. They all have their favourites - do you recognise any of them?
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 23 18
Easier
Kankurette
Nov 23 18
1090 plays
4.
  The Mythology of 'Fate/Grand Order' editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Kinoko Nasu's 'Fate' series is heavily influenced by world myth and legend, and the mobile game 'Fate/Grand Order' features many legendary characters. (Note: you don't have to be familiar with the game to play this quiz!)
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 07 19
Average
Kankurette
Nov 07 19
244 plays
5.
  Courtney Love's Guide to Literature editor best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
While rewriting a Hole lyrics quiz, I noticed that several of their songs contain literary references of various kinds. This quiz isn't about Hole, but about the books, poems and plays that inspired Courtney Love's songwriting.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Mar 13 22
Average
Kankurette
Mar 13 22
183 plays
6.
  Meat the Family editor best quiz popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Cannibalism! Inspiring horror movie directors, and many more, for decades. When the people featured in this quiz say they want to have you for dinner, they mean it. This quiz is about cannibalism in popular culture - and yes, family members do get eaten!
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jun 15 19
Average
Kankurette
Jun 15 19
424 plays
7.
  Bones, Blood, Butter editor best quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
"I understand about butter, but why's there a quiz on bones and blood in the food section?" you might wonder. Well, bones and blood can be an important ingredient in some dishes. See for yourself.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, May 08 13
Average
Kankurette
2368 plays
8.
  A Safe Pair of Hands editor best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Strikers and midfielders get plenty of attention, but what about that majestic beast at the back of the team, the goalkeeper? Goalies play a vital role in keeping the ball out of the net, and they need love too. Note: slight UK bias.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 11 22
Average
Kankurette
Jan 11 22
145 plays
9.
  I'll Have What She's Having editor best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
I've written plenty of quizzes about male bands, so now it's time to write about some female ones. All of the bands in this quiz are either all-women bands or are predominantly made up of women. Be warned - some are pretty obscure!
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Oct 20 21
Category: Women in Music
Average
Kankurette
Oct 20 21
192 plays
10.
  Music Snobs, Avoid This Quiz editor best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is a spiritual successor to 'Songs I Love That Everyone Else Hates', a song about ten songs I love of questionable quality. This quiz is about ten more of them. Purists, beware: there is nothing cool on this list.
Tough, 10 Qns, Kankurette, May 07 21
Tough
Kankurette
May 07 21
307 plays
11.
  The Magical Girls of the Anime World editor best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ordinary young woman who discovers one day that she has magic powers? Cute mascots and magical trinkets? Colourful transformation sequences and even more colourful outfits? It must be a magical girl anime. Please note: there are spoilers in this quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 27 14
Category: Anime
Tough
Kankurette
485 plays
12.
  From the Nile to the Mersey editor best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I've decided to do a series of quizzes on Africa, and as an Everton fan, I wanted to do one on African players who've played for Liverpool and Everton over the years, from Nigeria's Yakubu Aiyegbeni to Egypt's Mohamed Salah.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Oct 22 21
Category: Africa
Average
Kankurette
Oct 22 21
133 plays
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  S: Angels With Dirty Faces Angels With Dirty Faces - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is about the Sugababes' excellent second album, 'Angels With Dirty Faces'. To make it a little easier for people not familiar with their music, I've added some pictures to help you out.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 14 23
Category: S
Very Easy
Kankurette
Jan 14 23
65 plays
14.
  Riot Grrrl Music - 10 questions - 3 mins
Riot Grrrl was a music scene that originated from the Pacific Northwest DIY and zine scene in the early '90s, and was led by predominantly female, queer and feminist musicians. If that's your bag, you may appreciate this quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 07 23
Category: Women in Music
Tough
Kankurette
Jan 07 23
37 plays
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  Music for Pleasure, Music for Pain - 10 questions - 3 mins
'We've got music for pleasure, we've got music for pain,' Space sang, and the alternative rock popular in the late '90s and early '00s had plenty of both. For those of you who were 'moshers' around that time, this quiz will no doubt bring back memories.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 04 23
Category: Alternative Rock
Average
Kankurette
Feb 04 23
150 plays
16.
  Fruit Mixture: Fruity Fruity - 10 questions - 3 mins
Fruit! What is it good for? Many things, actually. It's full of vitamins and other nutrients, and it tastes delicious. I've done loads of cake quizzes, so it's time for something healthier. This quiz looks at some of the lesser-known fruits out there.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 08 23
Category: Fruit Mixture
Average
Kankurette
Jan 08 23
231 plays
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  Coffee: Coffee Craziness Coffee Craziness! top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Joe, java, jitter juice, mud...whatever you call it, coffee is a drink consumed all over the world, from Brazil to Britain, from your local cafe to Starbucks. This quiz will test your knowledge of the hot brown stuff.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Dec 04 22
Category: Coffee
Easier
Kankurette
Dec 04 22
524 plays
18.
For those who love to bake, here's a selection of cakes, breads and other baked goods from around the world. If you play the Author's Kitchen game, you might recognise some of these.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 23 22
Category: Cooking and Baking
Easier
Kankurette
Nov 23 22
290 plays
19.
  The Fabulous Rockettes popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The Rockettes are a precision dance troupe who perform in New York every Christmas at Radio City Music Hall, and are known for their eye-high kicks and sparkly costumes. How much do you know about them?
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 01 22
Average
Kankurette
Nov 01 22
108 plays
20.
  A Girl Called Geraldine - 10 questions - 3 mins
Elinor M Brent-Dyer's first book, 'Gerry Goes to School', is about Geraldine 'Gerry' Challoner, raised Victorian-style by her elderly aunts, who struggles to fit in with modern society, although she eventually learns.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 04 22
Category: Non-Chalet Books
Average
Kankurette
Nov 04 22
30 plays
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  The Six Songs of 'Spiderland' - 10 questions - 3 mins
'Spiderland' was the second album by the American post-rock band Slint, only six songs long. Although Slint did not last long, 'Spiderland' has somewhat of a cult following, and the members of Slint have all been involved in other projects.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Oct 24 22
Category: S
Average
Kankurette
Oct 24 22
55 plays
22.
  Badass Hungry Pterodactyl popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
'Life swoops down like a badass hungry pterodactyl...' The pterodactyl is one of the most famous species of flying reptiles, and lived during the Mesozoic Era. The T-Rex and its ground-dwelling friends get enough attention so it's the pterodactyl's turn.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Dec 03 22
Category: Paleontology
Average
Kankurette
Dec 03 22
102 plays
23.
  Lost on the Way to Metropolis - 11 questions - 3 mins
The Metropolis Zone is one of the longest and trickiest zones in 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2', and it takes quite a while to get there. Can you put the zones of 'Sonic 2' in order and help Sonic navigate his way through the game?
Average, 11 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 06 22
Category: Sonic Games
Average
Kankurette
Nov 06 22
39 plays
24.
  Looney Tunes great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Voice actors might not get the attention their live-action counterparts do, but without them, so many iconic cartoon characters wouldn't have been brought to life. Here's a quiz about the voices behind the toons.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 11 22
Average
Kankurette
Nov 11 22
212 plays
25.
  Zombies - 10 questions - 3 mins
'We're all zombies when it comes to love...' They're dead, they shuffle, they eat brains. This quiz looks at zombies in all branches of entertainment, from music and film to theme parks.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 18 22
Average
Kankurette
Nov 18 22
170 plays
26.
  Mixed Food and Drink: Only Half an Angel Only Half an Angel popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Only HALF an angel? Are you sure you don't want a whole one? Don't worry, this quiz isn't about eating angels. It's about some 'heavenly' foods - the common theme is that they all have 'angel' in their name.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 18 22
Easier
Kankurette
Nov 18 22
528 plays
27.
  Charlie M great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
What do all ten of these famous men have in common? Their first name is Charles, and their surnames begin with the letter M. Can you match each Charles, or Charlie, to his occupation?
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 26 22
Category: First Names C-D
Easier
Kankurette
Nov 26 22
205 plays
28.
  The Chalet School Wins the Trick - 10 questions - 3 mins
In the 46th book of the 'Chalet School' series, a group of girls - Audrey, Celia, Win, Solange and Val - declare war on the Chalet School after a run-in with Miss Dene. Luckily, Joey and Mary-Lou are both on hand to sort things out as usual.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Dec 10 22
Average
Kankurette
Dec 10 22
30 plays
29.
  Who's Who in the Zoo popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
If you go to a zoo, you'll see all kinds of animals from all over the world. Big ones, little ones, furry ones, scaly ones, birds, even the odd insect. Can you guess the animal from the description in the question?
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Dec 30 22
Easier
Kankurette
Dec 30 22
271 plays
30.
  There Are Diamonds Dancin' in the Sky top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Rihanna once compared stars to diamonds, and stars are not only beautiful, but also play an important role in various world myths. You might know the Greek origins of the Western Zodiac, but what about other myths and lesser-known stars?
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Oct 14 22
Category: World Myth
Average
Kankurette
Oct 14 22
146 plays
31.
  Korean Foods: The Authors Kitchen South Korea Style The Author's Kitchen, South Korea Style best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
South Korea is not only famous for its pop music, but for its cuisine as well, which has grown in popularity in the West in recent years. Inspired by the Author's Kitchen game, here's a quiz about some notable South Korean dishes.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jul 06 22
Category: Korean Foods
Average
Kankurette
Jul 06 22
144 plays
32.
  Fruit and Vegetables: I Am Curious Orange I Am Curious, Orange top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Are you curious about oranges, and foods and drinks that use oranges as an ingredient? If so, this is the quiz for you.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 17 20
Easier
Kankurette
Nov 17 20
717 plays
33.
  Breads and Grains: Its Peanut Butter Jelly Time It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time! top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The PBJ is one of the US's most beloved sandwiches, and this author challenge title gave me the idea of doing a quiz on American sandwiches. Butter your bread, and let's go.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Sep 01 21
Category: Breads and Grains
Easier
Kankurette
Sep 01 21
1114 plays
34.
  Incredible Edibles: No FishGuts No Glory No Fish-Guts, No Glory top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Who'd want to eat fish guts? Plenty of people, as it turns out, and much nastier-looking and/or sounding dishes as well. This quiz features ten of them - only the very daring will want to eat these!
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 01 21
Category: Incredible Edibles
Easier
Kankurette
Feb 01 21
462 plays
35.
  Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Rainbow Themed
'Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain' is a mnemonic used to memorise the colours of the rainbow. Accordingly, this category safari quiz has a rainbow theme.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Dec 08 22
Category: Rainbow Mixture
Easier
Kankurette
Dec 08 22
344 plays
36.
   Mixed Germany: Ein deutscher Urlaub Ein deutscher Urlaub - 10 questions - 5 mins
Or, in English, 'a German holiday'. In 2016, my mum and I went to Munich for a few days. Here are some of the photos I took from that trip.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Apr 13 20
Category: Mixed Germany
Average
Kankurette
Apr 13 20
779 plays
37.
  1990s Music: British IndieRock Bands of the 90s British Indie/Rock Bands of the '90s popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The '90s was the decade of grunge, shoegaze, Britpop, house, and the beginnings of UK garage, amongst other things. These photos are references to '90s British indie and rock bands - can you guess from the clues and pictures who they are?
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jul 30 21
Category: 1990s Music
Average
Kankurette
Jul 30 21
229 plays
38.
  Food and Drink in Entertainment: Trademark Favourite Foods Trademark Favourite Foods - 10 questions - 4 mins
From Garfield's lasagna to Naruto Uzumaki's ramen, plenty of fictional characters have a food they just can't get enough of. Here are ten examples, with pictures to help you along the way.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 23 21
Average
Kankurette
Aug 23 21
324 plays
39.
  Spectacular Sleater-Kinney - 10 questions - 3 mins
The core members of Sleater-Kinney are singer-guitarists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein, and both of them have written some fantastic songs over the years, either separately or together. Can you put their albums in the right order?
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 29 22
Category: S
Easier
Kankurette
Aug 29 22
93 plays
40.
  Code Red...or Yellow...or Green...or Blue great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Four colours. Three primary, one secondary. Ten things. I describe an object, and all you have to do is tell me: is it red, yellow, green or blue?
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 09 18
Category: Colors
Easier
Kankurette
Feb 09 18
2056 plays
41.
  Confectionery Chocolates  Candy: Come and Get It Come and Get It great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
When I got given my C commission title, the first thing that popped into my head was sweets. For this quiz, I'm going to focus on some old British sweet shop favourites.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 10 20
Average
Kankurette
Aug 10 20
516 plays
42.
  Orange: I Am Still Curious Orange I Am Still Curious, Orange popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
'I Am Curious, Orange' was a Hobbies quiz I wrote about dishes and drinks containing oranges. This quiz is a spiritual successor, only this time it's a category safari about orange things.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 12 21
Category: Orange
Average
Kankurette
Aug 12 21
280 plays
43.
  USA Photo Quizzes: A Scarlet Tour of America A Scarlet Tour of America top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Tori Amos' sixth album 'Scarlet's Walk' is a concept album about a woman named Scarlet who journeys around the US. This quiz is based on that album, and is about some of the places Scarlet visits on her travels.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 13 15
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Category: USA Photo Quizzes
Easier
Kankurette
851 plays
44.
  It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Greek myths are often filled with death and tragedy, but there are some more positive stories too, be they about heroes or gifts from gods. This quiz, written for the 2021 Heal the World badgelet, is about ten of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 23 21
Category: Men and Gods
Easier
Kankurette
Feb 23 21
661 plays
45.
  Nicknames  Mascots: The Wild Beasts of Football The Wild Beasts of Football great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz might look like an Animals quiz, but it isn't. Many British football teams are nicknamed after or associated with animals for various reasons. Can you guess the teams from the pictures?
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Mar 13 20
Easier
Kankurette
Mar 13 20
407 plays
46.
  Wales: Ynysoedd Cymru Ynysoedd Cymru great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Or, in English, 'islands of Wales'. Wales is home to several islands, some fairly well-known, others more obscure. This quiz is about ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jul 09 21
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Wales
Average
Kankurette
Jul 09 21
149 plays
47.
    Astrology: Star Signs and Symbols Star Signs and Symbols - 10 questions - 3 mins
Each of the twelve signs of the Western Zodiac is associated with various symbols such as plants, countries, fruits, animals and gems. I used 'Parker's Astrology' by Julia and Derek Parker as a reference.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jun 14 20
Category: Astrology
Easier
Kankurette
Jun 14 20
650 plays
48.
  Nuts: Peanut Gallery Peanut Gallery popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Peanuts! OK, so they're actually legumes, but they still have a delicious nutty taste, and are used in dishes around the world. This quiz is about some of them, and can be considered a spiritual successor to 'It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time'.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jun 22 21
Category: Nuts
Average
Kankurette
Jun 22 21
202 plays
49.
  Fruit Mixture: Lemon or Lime Lemon or Lime great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
All these dishes, both sweet and savoury, have one thing in common - they either contain lemons or limes.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jul 27 20
Category: Fruit Mixture
Average
Kankurette
Jul 27 20
670 plays
50.
  In the Title: A Book Title Creature Feature A Book Title Creature Feature - 10 questions - 4 mins
The books in this title all feature animals in their names. Be warned, though - they're not all animal-related stories!
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 09 21
Category: In the Title
Average
Kankurette
Aug 09 21
248 plays
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