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Plumbus has been a FunTrivia author since Nov 07 03 and has written 50 quizzes. Plumbus writes for many different categories, but is most active in History, Movies, and World.

  • has earned 2,580 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • last seen online Feb 21 24, and most recent quiz went online Apr 18 20.

Bio: Life is short. Better get on with it. After a cup of tea.
Hobbies: Reading history. Following Stoke City FC. Ambition to see all 50 US states:
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by Plumbus
1.
  A to Z of Battles   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Can you identify these famous battles as they appear from A-Z? You are given each battle's first letter, its year and the conflict in which it was fought, plus a brief description. Most of the information is taken from the 'Leaders and Battles Database'.
Average, 25 Qns, Plumbus, Jun 13 23
Category: Historical Battles
Average
Plumbus
Jun 13 23
11143 plays
2.
  A-Z of Military Leaders   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
As they appear from A-Z, you are given the first letter of a famous military leader's surname, when s/he was born, and some of his or her accomplishments.
Average, 25 Qns, Plumbus, Sep 13 09
Category: Military Leaders
Average
Plumbus
5406 plays
3.
  Classic Literature Rehashed in Films   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The classics in literature have inspired lots of film plots, some more obvious than others! Shakespeare, Austen and the Ancient Greeks have always been popular with movie makers.
Average, 15 Qns, Plumbus, Jun 20 15
Category: Literary Movies
Average
Plumbus
2465 plays
4.
  A-Z of British Cars   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
In alphabetical order, you have to identify a British car. Provided are its years of production and a question to help identify it. All the cars are within living memory. Please note that UK English car vocabulary is used throughout the quiz!
Average, 25 Qns, Plumbus, Oct 20 23
Category: UK Cars
Average
Plumbus
Oct 20 23
1052 plays
5.
  The Civil War in Bosnia   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How much do you remember about the civil conflict that erupted in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s? Some of the questions are on the early background to the state of Yugoslavia.
Average, 15 Qns, Plumbus, Sep 07 12
Average
Plumbus
4191 plays
6.
  A-Z of American Military Aircraft   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
In alphabetical order, you have to identify an American military aircraft. Provided are the years of operational service, followed by a question to help identify it. All these aircraft were designed and built in the USA.
Average, 25 Qns, Plumbus, Feb 29 12
Category: USAF
Average
Plumbus
1451 plays
7.
  The Real 'Windtalkers'   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz looks at the Native American Codetalkers that served with the US Marines during World War II. They were the subject of the film 'Windtalkers', released in 2002.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Aug 07 20
Average
Plumbus
Aug 07 20
1156 plays
8.
  Aircraft Names, Letters & Numbers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
What does the name, letter or number that was given to a WW2 aircraft tell you about it?
Tough, 20 Qns, Plumbus, Jan 31 06
Category: WW2 Aircraft
Tough
Plumbus
2580 plays
9.
  A-Z of British Military Aircraft   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
In alphabetical order, you have to identify a British military aircraft. Provided are the years of operational service, followed by a question to help identify it. All these aircraft were designed and built in Britain.
Average, 25 Qns, Plumbus, Aug 25 21
Category: RAF
Average
Plumbus
Aug 25 21
768 plays
10.
  The 'Black Buck' Operations   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In May 1982, land-based obselescent RAF bombers carried out successful operations against the Argentinian forces occupying the Falkland Islands. The 'Black Buck' missions were the most ambitious and effective operations carried out by the RAF since WW2.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Apr 06 16
Category: Falklands War
Average
Plumbus
239 plays
11.
  Flying Flops of WWII   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some aircraft were misconceived, others were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some, though, should never have been allowed near a squadron at all.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Aug 12 04
Category: WW2 Aircraft
Tough
Plumbus
2509 plays
12.
  Weird Ways to Start a War   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some wars have been fought over the strangest causes.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, May 31 15
Category: Assorted Wars
Tough
Plumbus
394 plays
13.
  Tricky Questions on WW2 Aircraft   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've done my best to avoid repetition on what seems to be a popular quiz subject. Here goes....
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Nov 07 03
Category: WW2 Aircraft
Very Difficult
Plumbus
3857 plays
14.
  British Leyland Cars of the 70s & 80s    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Possibly the most quirky, unstylish and forgettable period of carmaking in the history of the world. I grew up with these cars on the road and learned to drive in one. Happy Days.
Average, 15 Qns, Plumbus, Jul 27 05
Category: UK Cars
Average
Plumbus
1213 plays
15.
  'Brief Encounter' (1945)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This classic British film is often shown on TV. So how much do you know about it?
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Nov 12 07
Category: Br - Bz Movies
Average
Plumbus
291 plays
16.
  Macbeth - History Not Story   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you really know about Shakespeare's infamous villain? It will help if you know the play, as long as you then ignore everything you thought you knew about Macbeth!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Sep 07 07
Category: Scottish Royals
Difficult
Plumbus
731 plays
17.
  Take this Glory Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Glory' was the 1989 film that told the story of the first African-American regiment raised by the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was a tribute to 180,000 African-Americans who served with the Union Army during the war.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, May 25 14
Category: Glory
Average
Plumbus
1322 plays
18.
  Average An Inspector Calls Quiz - 10 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test yourself on J B Priestley's classic - the 'Whodunnit' that isn't!
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Nov 11 21
Category: Priestley, J B
Average
Plumbus
Nov 11 21
880 plays
19.
  Obscure Aircraft of WW2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not a Spitfire or Mustang in sight! Test your knowledge on the unsung aircraft of WW2.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, May 15 06
Category: WW2 Aircraft
Tough
Plumbus
3672 plays
20.
  Sons of Stoke-on-Trent    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try and identify these famous people from past and present who all share the same birthplace - the six towns that form the City of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Jan 04 12
Category: England
Average
Plumbus
477 plays
21.
  Arlington Cemetery    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Arlington Cemetery holds a variety of monuments to America's war dead and is one of the most famous war cemeteries in the world.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Nov 27 19
Category: Burial Sites
Average
Plumbus
Nov 27 19
1418 plays
22.
  'Skellig' by David Almond    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
My class of 11 year-olds have put this quiz together on the book they have been reading in English lessons. The questions focus on the first half of the novel.
Easier, 15 Qns, Plumbus, Feb 03 06
Category: A Authors
Easier
Plumbus
515 plays
23.
  'Kelly's Heroes' in the Making    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This film seems well-covered on questions about quotations and plot, so I thought a few questions on its cast, crew and location might complement them.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, May 10 06
Category: Kelly's Heroes
Tough
Plumbus
706 plays
24.
  WWII Aircraft Designers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
They are often overlooked, but without the imagination, ingenuity and, at times perseverance of these men at their drawing boards, many of the most famous aircraft of WW2 would never have existed.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Plumbus, Oct 27 12
Category: WW2 Aircraft
Difficult
Plumbus
338 plays
25.
  In Which We Serve    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
When this film about the crew of a Royal Navy ship was released during the middle of WW2, it received rave reviews on both sides of The Atlantic. Often screened on TV, how much do you know about it?
Average, 15 Qns, Plumbus, Feb 27 06
Category: I
Average
Plumbus
186 plays
26.
  10 Questions about Cross of Iron    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This hard-hitting war movie flopped at the box office in the USA when it was released in 1977, but was a great success across the rest of the world.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Nov 12 07
Category: Cross of Iron
Average
Plumbus
266 plays
27.
  'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few questions on the first of Maya Angelou's autobiographies. This one deals with her childhood.
Average, 10 Qns, plumbus, Dec 05 05
Category: Angelou, Maya
Average
plumbus
948 plays
28.
  Handshakes in History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Famous and not-so-famous handshakes throughout history. Some of these meetings changed the world, some didn't!
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Aug 28 23
Category: Difficult History
Tough
Plumbus
Aug 28 23
915 plays
29.
  The Big Red One   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This 1980 war movie was very much a personal project for director Sam Fuller. It was his unsentimental tribute to his former comrades of the 'The Big Red One' - the US Army's 1st Division.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, May 31 06
Category: Be - Bi Movies
Average
Plumbus
288 plays
30.
  British Car Registration Plates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
British car registration plates have been in existence for more than a hundred years, with quite a few changes along the way. How much do you know about the history and current system of car registrations in the UK?
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Aug 13 11
Category: License Plates
Average
Plumbus
457 plays
31.
  US Aviation in World War One    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Many people have heard of Eddie Rickenbacker, but what else do you know about American military aviation in the First World War?
Tough, 15 Qns, Plumbus, Apr 18 20
Category: USAF
Tough
Plumbus
Apr 18 20
146 plays
32.
  All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first film adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's classic war novel became a classic film in its own right. This quiz focuses on the making of the film and its screenings, as well as its plot and characters.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Feb 11 09
Category: Al - Az Movies
Tough
Plumbus
283 plays
33.
  Popular Songs from 30s, 40s & 50s Movies   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
How much do you know about some of the most famous popular songs from Hollywood's golden era?
Tough, 20 Qns, Plumbus, Jan 24 24
Tough
Plumbus
Jan 24 24
1153 plays
34.
  Christopher Marlowe's "Dr Faustus"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Give yourself a break from Shakespeare and have a try at one of his contemporaries' most famous plays.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Feb 14 07
Average
Plumbus
858 plays
35.
  Smaller Air Forces in WWII   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Try this quiz if you fancy something different to questions about the major combatants of WWII.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Plumbus, Dec 01 03
Category: WW2 Aircraft
Difficult
Plumbus
1990 plays
36.
  'Memphis Belle': The Story Behind the Film   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The plot and characters seem pretty much covered by the other quizzes on this film. So here's one on how it got off the ground.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Sep 25 06
Category: Memphis Belle
Tough
Plumbus
584 plays
37.
  Oscars by Numbers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about the successes and failures of movies at the Oscars awards ceremonies throughout the years. All of the questions or answers have a numbers connection.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Mar 16 11
Average
Plumbus
963 plays
38.
  Ships in Fiction Novels    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You may have read the book, but do you remember the name of the boat that was in it?
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Jul 01 20
Category: Ships and Sea Life
Average
Plumbus
Jul 01 20
560 plays
39.
  The Way Ahead    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quintessentially British war film was released during WW2. It told a story of a motley collection of reluctant civilian conscripts who become welded into a unit of highly professional soldiers.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Jan 09 11
Category: Wa - Wh Movies
Average
Plumbus
142 plays
40.
  Douglas Bader   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Douglas Bader was one of the most famous British fighter aces of WW2. He had lost both his legs in a flying accident before the war and became an inspiration to others who suffered disability in accidents.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Dec 27 06
Category: People A-B
Average
Plumbus
869 plays
41.
  Which Pilgrim from "The Canterbury Tales" am I?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you work out which characters on Chaucer's famous fictional pilgrimage to Canterbury are describing themselves? Spellings for questions and answers are in modern English.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Jul 17 05
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Chaucer, Geoffrey
Average
Plumbus
1438 plays
42.
  Stoke City's Glory Years    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people might think that this is a joke title, but Stoke had a comparatively successful period in the early 70s, so here's some questions about it.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Jul 30 04
Category: Stoke City
Average
Plumbus
322 plays
43.
  49th Parallel    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This film was made in the darkest days of WW2. It portrayed the attempt by a group of German U-Boat survivors to escape from Canada to the neutral United States. It's often on TV. How much do you know about it?
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Feb 28 06
Category: Fn - Fz Movies
Average
Plumbus
155 plays
44.
  'Goodbye to All That' by Robert Graves    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Robert Graves' famous autobiography that details his childhood and early adulthood, particularly his experiences as an army officer during the First World War.
Average, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Jul 04 05
Category: G
Average
Plumbus
166 plays
45.
  Mansfield Town    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the history, stadium, and some of the more famous players of Mansfield Town FC.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, May 29 08
Category: Teams S-Z
Tough
Plumbus
196 plays
46.
  Mountaineering    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge on a variety of Mountaineering topics.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Aug 26 05
Tough
Plumbus
466 plays
47.
  Last in History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not a comment on my schooldays, but a quiz on the notable 'lasts' throughout history.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Feb 17 22
Category: Difficult History
Difficult
Plumbus
Feb 17 22
1016 plays
48.
  Last in History: II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A sequel to my 'Last in History' quiz. More famous, infamous and obscure 'lasts' throughout history.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Feb 17 22
Category: Difficult History
Difficult
Plumbus
Feb 17 22
863 plays
49.
  'Red Dust - A Path Through China' by Ma Jian    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ma Jian's fascinating account of his journey through Communist China during the early 1980s.
Tough, 10 Qns, Plumbus, Jul 06 05
Category: M
Tough
Plumbus
133 plays
50.
  Victorian Era Football    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Association football during its formative years of the mid-to-late 19th century, when it was still a game played largely by amateurs.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Plumbus, May 16 06
Difficult
Plumbus
321 plays