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NormanW5 has been a FunTrivia author since Oct 04 05 and has written 22 quizzes. NormanW5 strongly focuses on quizzes in the fields of Literature, Religion, and World.

  • has earned 797 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: I've been working in higher education as a professor or administrator since 1968. Wouldn't you think I'd be better at this stuff?
Hobbies: Gardening, literature, and now funtrivia.
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  Robinson Jeffers - 10 questions - 6 mins
Between World War I and World War II, Robinson Jeffers was generally considered to be the greatest American writer ever. Now, however, he is largely forgotten. Test your knowledge of this once-major poet and his more famous poems.
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Jan 30 06
Category: Jeffers, Robinson
129 plays
  Bible Miscellany I great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
There are six questions from the Old Testament and four from the New. The questions are straight-forward, but while the majority are obvious a couple are obscure. I used the King James version for all references.
Average, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Aug 31 06
3953 plays
After the Israelites conquered Canaan and before they began to have kings rule over them, they had no formal government and were periodically led by judges who arose. These questions over that period all come from the book of Judges. (Amplified Bible)
Average, 15 Qns, NormanW5, Sep 28 11
Category: Judges
477 plays
  It Happened in 1963 - 10 questions - 7 mins
1963 was packed full of major events that few of us alive then will forget. Most you should know even if just from school.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Mar 30 13
Category: 1960s History
Very Difficult
2185 plays
  Dramatic Moments in the Old Testament - 10 questions - 8 mins
The idea is simple: I'll set the scene for a dramatic moment in the Old Testament. You simply decide what happened next. All quotes or direct references will come from the Amplified Bible.
Average, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Jan 11 21
Jan 11 21
2810 plays
  Dramatic Moments in the New Testament popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 9 mins
I'll set the scene for a dramatic moment in the New Testament. You simply decide what happened next. All references are from the Amplified Bible, including variant readings. This is a sequel to my "Dramatic Moments in the Old Testament."
Average, 10 Qns, NormanW5, May 16 10
Category: New Testament
616 plays
  Bible Miscellany II great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
As with my first "Bible Miscellany" quiz, these multiple choice questions are straight-forward with a couple of hard questions thrown in. Quotes are from the NIV.
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Jun 12 16
2731 plays
  Odd Bits about U. S. Presidents popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
This quiz is a potpourri of odd and interesting facts about the men who served as president of the United States. The quiz covers the first 42 presidents, from George Washington up through Bill Clinton. (George W. Bush and after are not included.)
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Oct 31 20
Oct 31 20
637 plays
  Odd Bits in Great Literature - 10 questions - 8 mins
Great artists are sometimes crazy. And no, not just the painters who cut off their ears. Consider these famous writers and the odd bits they want us to suspend our disbelief for. Second in a small series of "odd bit" quizzes.
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Feb 23 10
789 plays
  Dramatic Moments in the Life of Moses - 10 questions - 8 mins
Moses is a key figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In this quiz I narrate dramatic events in his life--but leave the ending for you to identify.
Average, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Aug 07 11
Category: Moses
425 plays
  Quotes from T. S. Eliot popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I love T. S. Eliot, and this quiz is based on some of my favorite quotes from his poems. I have tried to limit the selection to the interesting and/or well-known.
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Dec 17 05
Category: Eliot, T. S.
848 plays
  Dueling Christmas Stories - 10 questions - 6 mins
Matthew and Luke told very different Christmas stories, not because they disagreed on facts but because they had contrasting audiences and purposes. Can you tell them apart? References are from the New American Standard Bible.
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Nov 17 12
1039 plays
  Charles Kettering, Inventor - 10 questions - 6 mins
Charles Kettering (August 29, 1876 - November 25, 1958) was one of the most prolific inventors in the history of the world. You know and use many of his inventions, but do you know anything of the inventor himself?
Average, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Apr 19 11
Category: People K-L
207 plays
  Lancaster Then and Now - 10 questions - 7 mins
Lancaster, Lancashire is one of the oldest cities in England. All of the questions in this quiz relate to Lancaster in some way.
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, May 16 10
262 plays
  Odd Bits about Explorers - 10 questions - 12 mins
Explorers have to be a little odd in order to venture into unknown and dangerous situations, but their oddity is of a kind we respect. How many odd bits do you know about the 10 explorers in this quiz? (Third in a series of odd bit quizzes).
Difficult, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Aug 26 22
Category: Explorers
Aug 26 22
446 plays
  Bovril is Not a Dirty Word - 10 questions - 5 mins
Bovril qualifies for both the "food" and the "drink" parts of this category. It's a dark, thick, salty edible paste which has inspired many imitations and a legion of poor jokes. Have good taste? You should score well on this quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Mar 02 10
424 plays
  The Life and Lines of Robinson Jeffers - 10 questions - 7 mins
This quiz connects great lines from Jeffers' poetry with his life. This time, the emphasis is more on the biography than the poetry.
Average, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Jan 01 06
Category: Jeffers, Robinson
129 plays
  History Through TIME Magazine Covers - 10 questions - 8 mins
An interesting approach to history is to follow the covers of TIME magazine. The following covers take us through the 20th century. Be careful: the date of an issue is often an important clue.
Difficult, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Nov 13 10
Category: Time Magazine
610 plays
  Sports Franchise Genealogy - 10 questions - 4 mins
It's surprising how many sports franchises started in cities or with names quite different from how we know them today. Can you trace these family trees?
Average, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Mar 11 10
401 plays
  Time for Rhyme - 10 questions - 7 mins
All of the following quotes contain interesting, even famous rhymes. In fact, many trivia buffs will recognize some of these famous literary quotes only because of the rhymes!
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Mar 14 06
Category: Poetic Quotes
567 plays
  Complete the Quote - 10 questions - 8 mins
This quiz is designed to introduce you to contemporary poets well worth reading. Questions ask you to recognize the right word or phrase needed to complete the quote. Some you will recognize; most you will need to work out by reading carefully.
Difficult, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Jan 22 06
Category: Poetic Quotes
562 plays
  Lines from Robinson Jeffers - 10 questions - 7 mins
Once considered America's greatest writer, Robinson Jeffers wrote powerful poems with lines that can still move people. How many can you recognize?
Tough, 10 Qns, NormanW5, Feb 07 17
Category: Jeffers, Robinson
Feb 07 17
126 plays