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Kankurette has been a FunTrivia author since Aug 01 09 and has written 475 quizzes. Kankurette writes for many different categories, but is most active in For Children, Music, and Literature, and has won 15 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 7,141 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 16 quizzes that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Feb 24 24, and most recent quiz went online Feb 20 24.

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.
  Habari Gani: A Kwanzaa Quiz editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Kwanzaa is a festival celebrating African-American and pan-African culture, conceived in the 20th century, that takes place in December. As a Brit, it's a festival I know very little about, so I adopted this quiz out of curiosity.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 03 23
Average
Kankurette
Nov 03 23
65 plays
2.
  Fill My Cup editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1214 plays
3.
  Running Water editor best quiz    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Water is all around us, from the seas to the rain, and it's provided many inspirations for composers and musicians over the years. The songs and pieces in this quiz are all named after rivers and lakes. Can you match the title with the artist/composer?
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Apr 15 23
Average
Kankurette
Apr 15 23
120 plays
4.
  It's Biting You editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1856 plays
5.
  The Best editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Career of George Best
George Best was a Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballing legend, known for his exploits both on and off the pitch. He lived up to his name in many ways, and this quiz looks back over his playing career.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 19 23
Category: Footballers S-Z
Average
Kankurette
Aug 19 23
89 plays
6.
  Bones, Blood, Butter editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"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
2550 plays
7.
  Fox Haunting editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
174 plays
8.
  The Mythology of 'Fate/Grand Order' editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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!)
Tough, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 07 19
Tough
Kankurette
Nov 07 19
352 plays
9.
  A Safe Pair of Hands editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
187 plays
10.
  Meat the Family editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
453 plays
11.
  I'll Have What She's Having editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
244 plays
12.
  Courtney Love's Guide to Literature editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
208 plays
13.
  Music Snobs, Avoid This Quiz editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
362 plays
14.
  The Magical Girls of the Anime World editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
516 plays
15.
  From the Nile to the Mersey editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
151 plays
16.
P: The Shipping News
  The Shipping News   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
'The Shipping News' by E. Annie Proulx is set in the province of Newfoundland, and tells the story of Quoyle, a downtrodden journalist who moves there with his aunt and children. To spice up the quiz a bit, I've added some photos.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 17 23
Category: P
Average
Kankurette
Nov 17 23
45 plays
17.
  A Time to Dance, A Time to Mourn    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
2023 in Football
Football is a sport that sparks many feelings in people, from laughter and happiness to anger and tears. Here are some events in football in 2023 that caused many to dance, and some that caused others to mourn. Please note: slight UK bias.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 16 24
Average
Kankurette
Feb 16 24
93 plays
18.
  Major Pager   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A rhyming quiz
"I need no answers to my questions, and I need no questions to my answers..." In this quiz, the answers to the clues are two words that rhyme. For example, the answer to the clue 'army rank bleeper' would be 'major pager'.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 09 24
Category: Rhymes
Easier
Kankurette
Jan 09 24
224 plays
19.
  An Entertaining Common Bond    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first nine answers have something in common. Can you find the link?
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 22 24
Average
Kankurette
Jan 22 24
470 plays
20.
  Influenza   best quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
A History of Global Epidemics
'You treat me like an influenza...' Influenza, or flu for short, is more than just a cold - it's a killer. This quiz is not just about flu, but about other deadly epidemics in history as well. Can you put these epidemics in the order they happened?
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 23 24
Category: Plague
Easier
Kankurette
Jan 23 24
259 plays
21.
Vegetable Mixture: Dont Have a Cow Man
  Don't Have a Cow Man   great trivia quiz  
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Instead, why not try one of these vegetarian dishes from around the world? There's more to vegetarian cooking than brown stews and the odd cheese or mushroom dish. Match the vegetarian dishes to the photos.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 18 23
Category: Vegetable Mixture
Average
Kankurette
Nov 18 23
291 plays
22.
  Paranoid 6teen   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
"You've got to avoid being paranoid 6teen..." This is another category quiz, based around the 'sweet' number of sixteen.
Average, 20 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 25 23
Category: 11-50
Average
Kankurette
Nov 25 23
122 plays
23.
  A Bagful of Peanuts   best quiz  
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
'Peanuts' is a long-running comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, featuring several children who are wise beyond their years, a dog, and a bird. There are ten 'Peanuts' characters in this quiz. Can you find them?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 16 23
Category: Peanuts
Very Easy
Kankurette
Nov 16 23
585 plays
24.
  Hunt the Black Sisters   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 13 Qns
The hunt for the Black Ajah, a secret group of Darkfriend Aes Sedai, is a major plot point in several of Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' books. All the Aes Sedai listed here are members of various Ajahs, but can you spot the Black ones hiding among them?
Average, 13 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 16 23
Average
Kankurette
Nov 16 23
97 plays
25.
  Between a Rock and a Hard Place   top quiz  
Classification Quiz
 12 Qns
There are three major types of rock: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. I'll give you a list of rocks, and your task is to decide which type they are.
Average, 12 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 27 23
Category: Geology
Average
Kankurette
Nov 27 23
210 plays
26.
  More than a Friend   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Couples in the Bible
'I can safely watch the sun rise, 'cos you're more than just a friend to me...' Adam and Eve were the first couple in the Bible, but they weren't the only ones by far. Can you match these ten male Bible characters with the women they loved?
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 29 23
Easier
Kankurette
Nov 29 23
327 plays
27.
  But, Daddy! I Love Him!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Faile Bashere and Perrin Aybara
Davram Bashere isn't too pleased when his daughter Zarine, aka Faile, brings home a new boyfriend, a blacksmith who talks to wolves...and also happens to be a ta'veren. This quiz is about the relationship between Faile and Perrin in 'The Wheel of Time'.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 27 23
Average
Kankurette
Nov 27 23
62 plays
28.
  Sort All the Things    
Mystery Sort
 12 Qns
This is my first Mystery Sort quiz. There are twelve words and four secret categories - can you guess which words are linked?
Average, 12 Qns, Kankurette, Dec 06 23
Category: Mystery Sort
Average
Kankurette
Dec 06 23
258 plays
29.
Sao Tome and Princip: Notes on a Small Island So Tom and Prncipe São Tomé and Principe is one of Africa's lesser-known countries. It's a tiny island country off the western coast of Central Africa, and Africa's smallest sovereign state next to the Seychelles.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Dec 23 23
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Average
Kankurette
Dec 23 23
58 plays
30.
  Happy Clowns    
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
'He turns them into happy clowns...'. Clowns have appeared in multiple movies, and not all of them are friendly or funny. Can you pick the clowns out of these movie characters?
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 20 24
Category: Movie Occupations
Average
Kankurette
Feb 20 24
299 plays
31.
  Just Add Bleach    
Classification Quiz
 10 Qns
Sort the Shinigami
The Shinigami of Soul Society are members of thirteen different divisions, each led by a captain and lieutenant, and some with particular specialities. Can you match the shinigami with their division? (Note: I'm using Western name order.)
Tough, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 09 24
Category: Bleach
Tough
Kankurette
Feb 09 24
26 plays
32.
  Brassed Off    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As an aspiring tuba player, I've decided to create a quiz themed around brass instruments, but with a twist - it's NOT a Music quiz. All these questions have something to do with the brass family, but in other categories.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 12 24
Average
Kankurette
Feb 12 24
192 plays
33.
  2022-23 Premier League teams   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
All but five of these teams were in the English Premier League in the 2022-23 season. I've taken out the usual suspects and replaced them with five interlopers - can you spot the non-PL teams?
Easier, 15 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 04 23
Category: Premiership 2020s
Easier
Kankurette
Nov 04 23
213 plays
34.
  How Is That Possible?   top quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 12 Qns
The Twelve Tasks of Heracles
The Greek hero Heracles had to complete twelve tasks as atonement for killing his wife and children. These tasks seemed impossible - yet he managed it, despite the odds. Can you put them in the order he did them?
Easier, 12 Qns, Kankurette, Sep 15 23
Category: Herakles
Easier
Kankurette
Sep 15 23
268 plays
35.
  Don't Forget Your Toothbrush!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to another category safari quiz, this time about an item found in many bathrooms: the humble toothbrush.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Oct 07 23
Average
Kankurette
Oct 07 23
355 plays
36.
Spanish Foods: The Authors Kitchen  Spanish Style
  The Author's Kitchen - Spanish Style   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz is part of my 'Author's Kitchen' series and focuses on Spanish dishes that feature in the Author's Kitchen (and a couple that don't).
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Sep 24 23
Category: Spanish Foods
Average
Kankurette
Sep 24 23
209 plays
37.
  Cold in the City   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Sakha Republic
'It's cold in the city tonight...' One of the coldest cities in the world is Yakutsk, the capital of Sakha (aka Yakutia), a republic located in Asian Russia on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Let's explore Sakha some more in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Oct 21 23
Category: Russia
Average
Kankurette
Oct 21 23
104 plays
38.
  One Country, Fifteen Categories   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
England is my home country, and I love doing category safari quizzes, so why not do an England-themed category safari? However, I've restricted it to fifteen categories.
Easier, 15 Qns, Kankurette, Jun 22 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Category: Mixed England
Easier
Kankurette
Jun 22 23
532 plays
39.
UK Bodies of Water: Sail On Silver Girl
  Sail On, Silver Girl   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
English and Welsh Rivers
The phrase 'silver girl' makes me think of rivers, many of which have female names, are associated with female deities or are personified as women, and it gave me the idea to write a quiz about rivers in England and its neighbour Wales.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Mar 26 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Category: UK Bodies of Water
Easier
Kankurette
Mar 26 23
243 plays
40.
Mixed Food and Drink: Only Half an Angel
  Only Half an Angel   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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
761 plays
41.
  Made of Steel   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Made of Steel' is a song by Our Lady Peace, and it also gave me the idea for this quiz: a quiz with a common bond featuring a certain city. Use the first nine answers to help you find the tenth.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, May 27 23
Easier
Kankurette
May 27 23
487 plays
42.
  Chicks Between the Sticks    
Collection Quiz
 14 Qns
Women Goalkeepers
The goalkeeper is a crucial part of every football team, and is often ignored in favour of her flashier attacking sisters. All of the women listed here are footballers for their country, but can you separate the goalies from the outfield players?
Average, 14 Qns, Kankurette, Oct 16 23
Category: Women's Soccer
Average
Kankurette
Oct 16 23
90 plays
43.
International Cuisine: The Oven Went On in Georgia
  The Oven Went On in Georgia   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Georgian Cuisine
No, this isn't about the home state of peaches and REM - it's about the Caucasian country, which has many rich culinary traditions, from stews and dumplings to sweets.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 20 23
Average
Kankurette
Aug 20 23
146 plays
44.
Coffee: Coffee Craziness
  Coffee Craziness!   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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
753 plays
45.
Breads and Grains: Its Peanut Butter Jelly Time
  It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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
1298 plays
46.
Cooking and Baking: The Authors Kitchen  International Baking Style 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
467 plays
47.
Fruit and Vegetables: I Am Curious Orange
  I Am Curious, Orange   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Are you curious about oranges, and foods and drinks that use oranges as an ingredient? If so, this is the quiz for you.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Nov 17 20
Average
Kankurette
Nov 17 20
959 plays
48.
  Feline   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Name That Wild Cat
'Feline, feline, kiss me till I'm sore'. We all know about lions, tigers, leopards and panthers, but what about the other felids out there? This quiz features some lesser-known wild kitties. Match the description with the cat.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jun 15 23
Category: Felidae-Cat Family
Easier
Kankurette
Jun 15 23
350 plays
49.
  Lesser-Known Elements   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
OK, we've all heard about copper, iron, gold, silver, oxygen, helium...but what about some of the less famous elements? This quiz is about ten elements in the Periodic Table, and your job is to match each one with the description.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 12 23
Category: Mixed Elements
Average
Kankurette
Aug 12 23
119 plays
50.
  Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Gods of War!   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Deities represent not only elements or physical things, but also concepts humans are familiar with, such as love, death and war. These deities are all gods or goddesses of war - can you match them with the religions/cultures they come from?
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, May 06 23
Category: World Myth
Easier
Kankurette
May 06 23
162 plays
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