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adams627 has been a FunTrivia author since Jan 16 08 and has written 84 quizzes. adams627 writes for many different categories, but is most active in Literature, General Knowledge, and Movies, and has won 15 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 12,279 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: Time is fun when you're having flies!
Hobbies: Tennis (watching and playing), science, bad jokes, ideally all three at the same time
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1.
  Radiology editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Radiology is a two-step procedure. First, you need to identify the fractures inside the body. Next, you need to diagnose the underlying condition. Further instructions are given in the first question.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jul 29 23
Category: Fractured Science
Average
adams627
Jul 29 23
9030 plays
2.
  Grand Old Party editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The modern American two-party system emerged around 1868, right after the American Civil War. From independence until that time period, though, factions struggled for power continuously. Come on in and learn about these "grand old parties!"
Tough, 10 Qns, adams627, Apr 09 14
Category: U.S. Government
Tough
adams627
7566 plays
3.
  I Have a Novel Idea! editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Good poets and playwrights often try their hands at writing novels. Some succeed. Others, well, probably should have stayed away from prose. The authors in this quiz are all Americans.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Nov 30 19
Average
adams627
Nov 30 19
6776 plays
4.
  ...And All I Got Were These Lousy Points editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's easy to get addicted to video games, especially back when there were only a couple games of any note. Identify the games that these players spent hours perfecting, just to get a few lousy points.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Feb 01 17
Average
adams627
6021 plays
5.
  Our Schedule for the Future editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Greetings, Funtrivians of the future! Before you send me any "this didn't actually happen" correction notices, keep in mind that these are predictions of what is expected to happen in the future. I won't respond to any correction notices in 10,000 CE!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, May 14 22
Category: Thematic Fun
Average
adams627
May 14 22
3547 plays
6.
  A Jew's Survival Guide to Christmas editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year -- that is, if you're Christian. If not, then take this quiz to learn how to get through the holiday and understand how it connects to Judaism. And if you're not Jewish, you might learn something!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jan 25 23
Category: Traditions
Average
adams627
Jan 25 23
4283 plays
7.
  Yours Truly, Cassandra editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Good old Cassandra has started a prophecy-soliciting business, where she tells people in Greek myth how to avoid their unfortunate fates. Only problem? They don't believe her. Can you identify the addressees of these notes?
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Aug 08 11
Category: Greek Myth
Average
adams627
3196 plays
8.
  Turning Neither Left Nor White editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Or: "You Just Stepped on My Zeugma!" Come in to find out what happens when good authors turn parallel structure on its head! Warning: there will be some spoilers for the literary works mentioned in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Feb 08 14
Average
adams627
4107 plays
9.
  Oh No! The Bananas are Under Attack! editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Banana Wars began around the turn of the twentieth century and were caused by American intervention in Central American economic systems. This quiz gives a brief overview of that time period.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Aug 05 10
Category: Latin America
Average
adams627
2162 plays
10.
  More Movie Bookends editor best quiz   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A follow-up to my earlier quiz on "movie bookends"-- the first and last scenes of some classic films. Can you match them up? To make it easier this time, I've included the release dates in each question. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Aug 25 16
Category: Movie Mixture
Average
adams627
1216 plays
11.
  To Kill a Mockingbird 2: More Mocking editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about books that don't have sequels...and definitely, definitely shouldn't. Identify the fictional sequels described in the quiz. Warning: Spoilers! Really terrible imagined subtitles!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Mar 28 15
Category: Series or Sequels
Average
adams627
1345 plays
12.
  It's Never Lupus editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"House, MD" is a great medical drama, and fans of the show might be aware that lupus is an ongoing joke by the show's producers: although often diagnosed, it never seems to be correct. See if you can remember these episodes where lupus was suspected.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Sep 12 09
Category: House, M.D.
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3243 plays
13.
  Bad Pickup Lines: Poetry Edition editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm trying to imitate love poetry of some of the greatest poets of history, but for some reason, something's not going right. Can you still identify through substance and style which poets might have penned these lines?
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Dec 25 16
Category: Name the Poet
Average
adams627
720 plays
14.
  On the Road, Again? editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Literature is full of journey narratives, from Homer's "Odyssey" all the way to "The Lord of the Rings". So sit down, buckle up, and take a trip through some of the great road stories in American literature. Warning: a few spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, May 08 13
Average
adams627
1458 plays
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  Literary Drop-a-Letter editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz was inspired by a crossword puzzle I once did. The author of a book or play is given, followed by a cryptic-like clue or definition. That description refers to the title of the work, minus one letter. More instructions given in number 1.
Tough, 20 Qns, adams627, Apr 25 21
Tough
adams627
Apr 25 21
2366 plays
16.
  Love, Famously   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some love letters written from various Famous Lees, Leighs, Lis, or other variants on the name. See if you can identify the writer of the letter based on some subtle hints and a short clue!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jan 18 10
Category: Name Game
Average
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9704 plays
17.
  Your Vacation to Brunei   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So you want to go to Brunei, huh? Or did the Funtrivia Bus Ride just take you there? Either way, come on in to learn the ins and outs of this tiny Southeast Asian sultanate!
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, Jun 08 20
Category: Brunei
Easier
adams627
Jun 08 20
6849 plays
18.
  Love, Etymologically   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was researching the etymology of the tennis term "love" the other day and was struck by the histories of the names of some popular sports. What do you know about the origins of some of their names?
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, May 31 13
Category: Related Words
Average
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6214 plays
19.
  Dog and Pony Show   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's time for the Dog and Pony Show-- World History edition! Join us as we count down the ten most absurd, untruthful campaigns for undeserved attention in history.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Dec 26 20
Category: World History
Average
adams627
Dec 26 20
2796 plays
20.
  Got Your Nose!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You don't have to be a nasologist or an expert in classic literature to score well on this quiz, but knowing a little bit of both might help. See how well you "nose" these literary works in which noses appear! Spoilers included.
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, May 17 12
Category: Body Themed
Easier
adams627
5447 plays
21.
  No Country for Old Men   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Coen brothers weren't talking about the movie industry in the title of their 2007 film "No Country for Old Men". For good reason, too: there are a surprising number of celebrities who know that Hollywood _is_ country for old men (and women)!
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, Aug 18 13
Easier
adams627
2808 plays
22.
  Dark, Stormy Nights in Literature   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It was a dark and stormy night, and famous authors around the world took advantage of that to advance major plot developments. Can you identify these novels in which the cliche does appear? Plot spoilers included!
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, Aug 19 23
Category: Nature Themed
Easier
adams627
Aug 19 23
1605 plays
23.
  Oh No! This Ruins Everything!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I decided to become a mapmaker, and it was the worst decision of my life. Every few years some country decides to mess everything up and bam, oh no, it ruins everything. Here are a few contemporary examples of how the world map has changed.
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, Dec 19 13
Easier
adams627
3248 plays
24.
  Kyrgyzstan is a Country Too!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In a shared attempt to create quizzes on every country in the world, I present to you Kyrgyzstan, a land that henceforth shall be known for more than its unpronouncability.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jun 06 23
Category: Kyrgyzstan
Average
adams627
Jun 06 23
4839 plays
25.
  Ten Little Indians- The Black Hole of Calcutta   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten little Indians might not have fit inside the Black Hole of Calcutta, but they allegedly fitted 146 prisoners inside it and watched them die. Is it true? Come learn about this interesting and influential story in Indian history.
Tough, 10 Qns, adams627, Jun 17 10
Category: India
Tough
adams627
6746 plays
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  Oops, Your Trivia is Showing   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Knowing trivia is always fun, but sometimes there are facts better left untouched. Here's to trivia that you shouldn't admit to knowing, even if it'll get you points on this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Feb 23 22
Category: Mixed
Average
adams627
Feb 23 22
5547 plays
27.
  What Is This Thing Called Love?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most people express love at least once in their lives. Others don't. This quiz examines those who rejected love, literally or figuratively, for one reason or another.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jul 08 17
Category: Thematic Emotions
Average
adams627
3751 plays
28.
  From Zero to Hero   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everyone likes change-a-letter quizzes, but how about change-a-number? You will be given a regular clue for a word that has the letter "H", be it definition or trivia. Either change or remove the "H" to get a term used in mathematics. Example included.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Sep 24 09
Category: Change a Letter
Average
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6618 plays
29.
  Literary Famous Last Words Part I   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many great works of literature involve the death of a major character, be it the protagonist or another. See if you can identify the deceased character by his or her last lines, plus a couple of other hints!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Feb 24 13
Average
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2799 plays
30.
  The Top Shelf Collection   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Please join me in my censoring crusade, as I attempt to retell some of the great literary classics in ways that couldn't possibly offend anyone. I give you a summary of a censored classic, you name the book. Spoilers included!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Mar 28 15
Average
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1581 plays
31.
  Shh! What Was That Noise?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Adams627, expert zoologist, stalks (and is stalked by) his prey. His finely attuned ears catch the minute vibrations in the air to identify the creatures he encounters. Can you do the same?
Tough, 10 Qns, adams627, Dec 05 10
Tough
adams627
3618 plays
32.
  You Are Hot   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You are hot, and therefore, have adapted your behavior to survive in warm climates. Which animal are you? Come on in and see how much you know about keeping cool in the animal kingdom.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Oct 16 21
Average
adams627
Oct 16 21
3214 plays
33.
  Mr. President, If You Please...   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some presidents would rather be called "Mr. President" instead of their birth names or nicknames. This quiz is a tribute to presidents whose names were changed before they entered office, or weren't changed and were ridiculed.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Nov 27 15
Average
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2484 plays
34.
  A Trip to Tanzania   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A medium-sized country in eastern Africa, Tanzania is rich in sites of geographic, zoological, and historic significance. How much do you know about this country?
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Feb 28 14
Category: Tanzania
Average
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5323 plays
35.
  Getting to the Promised Land   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Aliyah," or migration to Israel, has been an important part of Jewish religious history for centuries. Knowledge of world history, rather than exclusively Israeli history, should be good enough to score well on this quiz!
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, Dec 21 11
Category: Israel
Easier
adams627
2305 plays
36.
  Dwayne the Tub, I'm Dwowning!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water--the bathwater, that is--along come these ten folks, reminding you why the tub is so dangerous. Bathe at your own risk. Avoid toasters. Watch out for spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jan 20 14
Average
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2935 plays
37.
  Eventually I Found Love   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Eventually, these classics found love, but at one point, they were tossed aside or angrily dismissed by publishers. Can you recognize the book or author from its publication history? Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, Apr 03 12
Category: Hit or Miss
Easier
adams627
1662 plays
38.
  Nicolas Cage Free   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For better or for worse--you make the call--Nicolas Cage was passed over for these famous movie roles. Can you identify these films where the audience got off "Cage free"?
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, Aug 24 16
Easier
adams627
923 plays
39.
  More Random Articles From Wikipedia   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Determined to find even more esoteric articles on Wikipedia through the "random article" search option, I continued my search and found some very interesting information.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Feb 23 22
Category: Mixed
Average
adams627
Feb 23 22
1893 plays
40.
  Cellular Respiration   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Every day, all day, your cells are performing the complex process of respiration. See how much you know about this crucial process to make usable cellular energy!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Oct 15 19
Average
adams627
Oct 15 19
4469 plays
41.
  Square, Circle, Triangle   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To some people, modern art explores the human condition in novel ways. To others, like me, it's just a bunch of squares, circles, and triangles. Oh well. This quiz is about some of the more prominent "artists" of the 20th century.
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, Oct 17 11
Category: 20th Century Art
Easier
adams627
1353 plays
42.
  Is It a Beer, Lager, or an Ale? Who Cares?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As part of kyleisalive's quiz commission, I was required to write a quiz with the first half of the title. Unfortunately, the beer category is restricted to new quizzes, so here is a quiz that is not about beer.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Apr 26 20
Category: Thematic Spirits
Average
adams627
Apr 26 20
1231 plays
43.
  Shakespeare By Body Count   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who says Shakespeare's plays are boring? This quiz will count down the ten bloodiest plays in the Bard's canon to determine which one has the most deaths. Spoilers abound in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jun 17 16
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Name the Play
Average
adams627
1173 plays
44.
  Race and Means   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz attempts to take an unbiased look at the history of affirmative action in American society and politics, from the latter half of the twentieth century to 2000s. It shouldn't require any expert knowledge, though.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jan 10 15
Average
adams627
2571 plays
45.
  Bad Pickup Lines: Physics Edition   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Or, "Failed Attempts At Grand Unification." Can you pick out the physicists who may have given each of these corny pickup lines? Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Oct 06 19
Category: Physics
Average
adams627
Oct 06 19
911 plays
46.
  The Most Random Articles Found on Wikipedia   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever gone to Wikipedia and clicked the "random article" link? The pages that come up epitomize obscurity but are often fascinating. Here are ten questions, hopefully not too obscure, that I learned while searching.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Feb 13 11
Category: Mixed 10 Questions
Average
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2925 plays
47.
  Adept, Not Inept   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Was that a mistake?" you wonder, sitting in the concert hall. "Could this great composer have written such a bad composition?" Of course not; it was adept, not inept, and intentionally bad music is a classical tradition! Here are ten questions about it.
Easier, 10 Qns, adams627, Jul 19 12
Category: Composers Mixture
Easier
adams627
591 plays
48.
  More Than You Have Bargained For   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Bargains, deals, and trickery: all have their place in myths and legends. Sometimes they work out, but sometimes they don't. Can you identify these examples, from ten different traditions? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jun 19 12
Category: Mythology Mixture
Average
adams627
1239 plays
49.
  So Big!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everybody knows that the blue whale is the biggest animal on the planet, but there are some other organisms that are its rivals for size. Learn about these non-animal organisms that are some of the largest of their kind.
Tough, 10 Qns, adams627, Sep 17 19
Category: Biology
Tough
adams627
Sep 17 19
3171 plays
50.
  Where Did They Get That Title?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Many famous works of literature take their titles from a specific line in the text. I'll give you a quote from the book with a blank: by filling in the blank, you'll have named the work. Some multiple choice, some fill in the blank.
Average, 15 Qns, adams627, Feb 22 19
Category: Literary Titles
Average
adams627
Feb 22 19
1932 plays
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