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bloomsby has been a FunTrivia author since Mar 28 01 and has written 89 quizzes. bloomsby strongly focuses on quizzes in the fields of History, Geography, and World, and has won 4 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 13,350 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Hobbies: History, travel, collectables.
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1.
  Quiz-Making: Some Hints editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
So, you've read the guidelines, taken several quizzes and want your own quizzes to be good. Here are some hints. (Most of the examples are based closely on quizzes actually submitted in Quizzyland). Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jun 26 19
Category: Quizmaker Tune-Ups
Average
bloomsby
Jun 26 19
17015 plays
2.
  The Holocaust II editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is another set of questions on the Holocaust. I've tried to avoid unduly specialized questions, but probably haven't quite succeeded.
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, May 27 20
Category: Holocaust
Tough
bloomsby
May 27 20
4766 plays
3.
  Background to Nazism I: Antisemitism editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
This is the first in a series of quizzes on some aspects of the background to Nazism and the Third Reich. It may dispel some myths.
Tough, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 14 15
Category: Nazi Germany
Tough
bloomsby
7136 plays
4.
  Creating a History Quiz: Some Hints editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
On the art of creating History quizzes.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jun 12 17
Category: QCNs for History
Average
bloomsby
Jun 12 17
8989 plays
5.
  Creating Your First Quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Creating your first quiz can be an exciting challenge. These questions concern matters that should help to reduce frustration on submission. This quiz is intended to be useful, not hard.
Easier, 10 Qns, bloomsby, May 09 15
Category: Quizmaker Tune-Ups
Easier
bloomsby
92456 plays
6.
  The Holocaust: Basics best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These questions are about basic aspects of the Holocaust and about some of the terminology used in literature on the subject.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Nov 16 17
Category: Holocaust
Average
bloomsby
Nov 16 17
3773 plays
7.
  Romania - A Miscellany best quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
A quiz on an enigmatic country, located at the cross-roads of the Balkans, Central Europe and Ukraine, too. Good luck and have fun!
Average, 15 Qns, bloomsby, May 19 17
Category: Romania
Average
bloomsby
May 19 17
8277 plays
8.
  German History 1933-45 top quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
A miscellany of questions on the Third Reich. (This quiz is NOT concerned with the operational history of WWII).
Average, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Oct 24 15
Category: Nazi Germany
Average
bloomsby
7656 plays
9.
  The Holocaust I best quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
The Holocaust of the Jews has come to be seen as one of the key events of World War II and of the twentieth century more generally. Try these questions.
Difficult, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 09 19
Category: Holocaust
Difficult
bloomsby
Dec 09 19
3649 plays
10.
  Haiti - Essentials best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Check out your knowledge of this Caribbean republic.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jun 20 18
Category: Haiti
Average
bloomsby
Jun 20 18
5363 plays
11.
  Austrian History I best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
At its height, the Austrian Empire was the second largest country in Europe (after Russia). Some of its history is well known, but much of it is rather less well known. Test your knowledge, and have fun.
Average, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 09 15
Category: Austrian
Average
bloomsby
5131 plays
12.
  European Geography - Some Basics popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A few basic facts about Europe. Test your knowledge and have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Oct 20 21
Category: Europe
Tough
bloomsby
Oct 20 21
8267 plays
13.
  Historic British Quotations top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Ten quotations from British history. Most are of the 'who-said-it' kind but some are a little different. The quotations are not in chronological order.
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Apr 04 13
Category: England
Tough
bloomsby
8487 plays
14.
  Quiz-Making: More Hints great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a sequel to my previous quiz on this topic. Again, the examples are closely based on (or taken from) quizzes actually submitted in Quizzyland.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Oct 16 22
Category: Quizmaker Tune-Ups
Average
bloomsby
Oct 16 22
7071 plays
15.
  Prelude to the Holocaust: Basics best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
These questions relate to events leading up to the Holocaust and also deal with some background issues, too.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 23 14
Category: Holocaust
Average
bloomsby
1814 plays
16.
  Berlin best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
At last! A quiz on the capital of Germany!
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 19 16
Category: Germany
Average
bloomsby
Dec 19 16
3793 plays
17.
  Europe 1815-1900 best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is primarily concerned with broad historical trends in this period and ought not to be particularly hard. Have fun!
Tough, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 14 15
Category: European
Tough
bloomsby
4991 plays
18.
  Venice top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A short, basic quiz on Venice - one of the most visited and admired cities in Italy.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Apr 09 15
Category: Venice
Average
bloomsby
3468 plays
19.
  Mozambique - Essentials top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in the world, seldom hits the headlines - except when struck by disaster. Test your knowledge! If your knowledge is hazy, it's worth spending some time with an atlas before taking this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Nov 25 21
Category: Mozambique
Average
bloomsby
Nov 25 21
4726 plays
20.
  10 Question Afghanistan Quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
How much do you know about this remote country?
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 28 21
Category: Afghanistan
Average
bloomsby
Sep 28 21
6690 plays
21.
  Hungary - Essentials best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Hungary is one of the most prosperous of the former Soviet Bloc countries. There are plenty of multiple-choice questions, so there's scope for intelligent guesswork. Test your knowledge and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jul 10 21
Category: Hungary
Average
bloomsby
Jul 10 21
3788 plays
22.
  The Goths best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
The Goths played a key role in bringing an already weakened West Roman Empire to its knees, and in turn they also established kingdoms of their own in parts the Western Empire. Find out more about this mysterious people.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bloomsby, May 23 13
Category: Ancient History
Difficult
bloomsby
4918 plays
23.
  Myanmar - Basics best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
How much do you know about this large South-East Asian country? Test your knowledge and have fun. (If you know very little about the country please do some preparation, otherwise you'll find the quiz boring).
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Feb 20 14
Category: Myanmar
Average
bloomsby
4517 plays
24.
  The Armenian Holocaust best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Using the screen provided by the First World War, the government of the Ottoman Empire embarked on genocide against its Armenian population in 1915. About 1.5 million Armenians were murdered.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, May 04 15
Category: World War I
Average
bloomsby
3480 plays
25.
  The Nazis and Nazism great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
This quiz deals with a range of aspects of Nazism.
Tough, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Mar 21 15
Category: Nazi Germany
Tough
bloomsby
4491 plays
26.
  Czechoslovakia 1918-93 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In 1938 Neville Chamberlain described Czechoslovakia as 'a far away country about which we know little'. Test your own knowledge of the country and its history.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Nov 26 15
Category: Czech
Average
bloomsby
1548 plays
27.
  Germany, c. 1945-1960 top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ten questions on Germany after World War II.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Feb 05 19
Category: German
Average
bloomsby
Feb 05 19
3278 plays
28.
  Latvia top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
How much do you know about this Baltic republic? If you know very little, you are advised to do some preparation before playing this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jun 27 14
Category: Latvia
Average
bloomsby
3958 plays
29.
  Easily Confused Words top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Confusing words doesn't look too good and may give people the wrong idea about you. Here are some common malapropisms and the like.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Nov 12 15
Category: Vocabulary
Average
bloomsby
2054 plays
30.
  Germany - Essentials top quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
Economically and politically there can be no doubting the importance of Germany, especially in Europe. Test your knowledge of the country.
Average, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Nov 28 13
Category: Germany
Average
bloomsby
5491 plays
31.
  Lithuania - 10 questions - 3 mins
Test your knowledge of this Baltic republic. (If you know very little about the country, it's worth doing some research first). Good luck and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Aug 13 22
Category: Lithuania
Average
bloomsby
Aug 13 22
1592 plays
32.
  German Towns and Cities best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz on some German towns and cities, with a certain emphasis on places not widely mentioned in other quizzes.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jun 29 16
Category: Germany
Average
bloomsby
Jun 29 16
273 plays
33.
  Republic of Ireland - Essentials popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ten questions on the Republic of Ireland. Have fun, and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, May 07 19
Category: Ireland
Average
bloomsby
May 07 19
4909 plays
34.
  Vienna top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Test your knowledge of this grandiose city, once an imperial capital - and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jul 10 15
Category: Austria
Average
bloomsby
2004 plays
35.
  Albania popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Though much in the news in recent years, this small Balkan country is not well known. There are plenty of multiple choice questions. Test your knowledge and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jan 18 18
Category: Albania
Average
bloomsby
Jan 18 18
1945 plays
36.
  Hamburg great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Hamburg, with a population of 1.7 million, is Germany's second city. Slightly bigger than Vienna, it is also the second largest city in the German-speaking lands. Test your knowledge of the place, and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Aug 27 14
Category: Germany
Average
bloomsby
1688 plays
37.
Formerly, translation was widely used in teaching foreign languages, and the more advanced pupils gained some idea of what translation is about. This is often no longer the case.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Mar 12 19
Category: Languages
Average
bloomsby
Mar 12 19
456 plays
38.
  Apostrophes - Again popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Another quiz on apostrophes. I hope you'll find it of some use. :)
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Nov 22 21
Average
bloomsby
Nov 22 21
3873 plays
39.
  Germany 1815-1914 great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
The history of Germany in the second half of this period is fairly well known, but that of the first half, rather less so. Test your knowledge and have fun.
Tough, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 09 19
Category: German
Tough
bloomsby
Sep 09 19
3069 plays
40.
  Pogroms and Ghettos, 1096 Onwards best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The persecution of Jews in Europe intensified sharply with the Crusades, and continued for a very long time. Test your knowledge, and discover more.
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Oct 08 15
Category: European
Tough
bloomsby
1053 plays
41.
  German History 1918-33 popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
This period in German history was turbulent and ended with the Nazis in power. Test your knowledge and have fun.
Tough, 15 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 12 17
Category: German
Tough
bloomsby
Sep 12 17
3044 plays
42.
  German - Plurals of Some Common Nouns popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Those who want to communicate effectively in German need to learn the genders and plurals of the nouns. Test your knowledge and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Dec 20 15
Category: German
Average
bloomsby
4026 plays
43.
  Namibia: Some Basic Facts - 10 questions - 3 mins
How much do you know about this African country? Test your knowledge. If you know very little about the country please do some research beforehand: otherwise, you may find this quiz boring!
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Oct 08 13
Category: Namibia
Average
bloomsby
986 plays
44.
  Prague great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Prague is an outstandingly beautiful Central European city that emerged from World War II with little damage. All the main Central European styles of architecture from Gothic to Early Modern are well represented there. It is very popular with tourists.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Sep 24 20
Category: Czech Republic
Average
bloomsby
Sep 24 20
1745 plays
45.
  Unconventional Grammar popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Have you ever wondered what an essentially semantic grammar might look like? This quiz may shed light on this. Please note that in this kind of grammar the "Object" is inanimate, while the "Experiencer" is animate.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Aug 29 18
Category: Linguistics
Average
bloomsby
Aug 29 18
2645 plays
46.
  Mists of Pop History great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Popular culture is awash with misunderstandings about the past. Explore your conceptions and misconceptions.
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jun 30 15
Category: Difficult History
Tough
bloomsby
567 plays
47.
  German Literature up to c.1600 best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz on earlier German Literature. Much of this will be unfamiliar to most outside the German-speaking lands, so please treat this as a learning experience.
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Mar 17 15
Category: German Literature
Tough
bloomsby
484 plays
48.
  Types of Sources for History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is about the characteristics of things like primary, secondary, reliable and unreliable sources. It does *not* tell you where to find materials for quizzes.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Jan 14 14
Average
bloomsby
608 plays
49.
  Blunders in Quiz Writing popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Editors see many recurring blunders in the course of their work on the site. Here are ten questions about some common types of pitfalls that many quiz authors fall into, especially if they are inexperienced.
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Nov 22 21
Average
bloomsby
Nov 22 21
776 plays
50.
  Berlin (1918-1933) top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz includes questions on the fascinating and often avantgarde cultural scene in Berlin at the time, as well as questions on political history. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Feb 04 16
Category: German
Average
bloomsby
423 plays
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