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coolupway has been a FunTrivia author since Aug 03 02 and has written 26 quizzes. coolupway writes for many different categories, but is most active in World, History, and People, and has won 4 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 3,595 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: Misanthropic nitwit, Ike baby, lawyer, harness racing degenerate, R. Crumb worshipper. Wishes Veblen and Sinclair Lewis were alive to see SUV's and cell phones.
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by coolupway
1.
  A Tendentious Overview of the European Peoples editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Yanks are the worst. We steal your cultures, and then dump McDonalds and Gap franchises all through your quaint old cities. Now we make fun of you in FT quizzes... what CHEEK!
Easier, 10 Qns, coolupway, Dec 15 21
Easier
coolupway
Dec 15 21
11600 plays
2.
  Ten Well-Known Writers Walk Into a Bar... editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Discarded titles: "When Bad Parodies Happen To Good Writers"; "Lit 101: The Usual Suspects and Their Idiosyncrasies"; and (for ratings only) "The Titanic Meets Les Miz".
Tough, 10 Qns, coolupway, Feb 26 22
Tough
coolupway
Feb 26 22
6198 plays
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  Great Hoaxes, Fixes & Frauds in American History editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No dark speculation in here about covert subversion by the Freemasons or the Trilateral Commission. Nope, just garden-variety historical scams and bamboozlements that have fooled most of the people, most of the time.
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, Oct 06 21
Category: Frauds & Hoaxes
Difficult
coolupway
Oct 06 21
10176 plays
4.
  Literary Sneers, Snits and Scandals editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
And not just cheap stuff about this or that famed scribbler who was really a drunk, a loony, a Trot or a recluse.
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, May 27 19
Difficult
coolupway
May 27 19
3932 plays
5.
  American Regional Stereotypes   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The rest of the world calls us "Yanks" (or rather worse things), but amongst ourselves, we can be remarkably DISunited. Non-Yanks and even quasi-Yanks up in the provinces are cordially invited to the airing of some of our dirty laundry!
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Apr 02 23
Category: USA
Average
coolupway
Apr 02 23
13315 plays
6.
  Bizarre 1970s U.S. History   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Archibald Cox. Muskie and the "Canuck" letter. Ellsberg's shrink. Gemstone. The pardon. Executive privilege. Butterfield's testimony. Grits & Fritz. The good old days.
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Dec 11 10
Average
coolupway
9050 plays
7.
  The U.S./Canada Border: Threat or Menace?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rife with insinuating, sinister "Welcome to Canada/Bienvenue au Canada" signs, this stark divide between the home of the free and the land of the polite is crossed only by hard men willing to convert "real" money into funny coins and pieces of paper.
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Dec 03 18
Category: Global Issues
Average
coolupway
Dec 03 18
5774 plays
8.
  Apu: The Subcontinent and "The Simpsons."    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Roughly one-sixth of humanity is Indian, but just try finding one on American TV! No such cultural insularity on "The Simpsons", though. Who needs the Kwik-E Mart? WE DO!
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Jun 18 04
Average
coolupway
9412 plays
9.
  Funniest Film Lines Ever?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Amazingly, not a single one of these lines comes from a movie starring Paulie Shore, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd or Chris Farley!
Tough, 10 Qns, coolupway, Jun 01 03
Tough
coolupway
7887 plays
10.
  US Presidents and the Women Close to Them   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz which contains not a SINGLE Monica Lewinsky joke ... and not even a veiled reference to Marilyn Monroe.
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Apr 17 20
Average
coolupway
Apr 17 20
2960 plays
11.
  Exceptionally Silly Americans   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A recent fabricated geopolitical study suggests that the United States possesses approximately 66.4% of the world's untapped resources of idiocy. What has been mined here in the past?
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Oct 06 20
Category: U.S.A. People
Average
coolupway
Oct 06 20
3408 plays
12.
  Assailing the Dream: U.S. Social Critics   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For a nation perceived by much of the rest of the world as insufferably self-satisfied and smug, we Yanks have turned out a fair number of cynical and interesting social critics.
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, Jun 06 14
Category: Social Sciences
Difficult
coolupway
3627 plays
13.
  Little-Known Non-Scandinavian New York   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
New York City, long known for its desolate mountains, icy fjords and "midnight sun", is of course a major Scandinavian outpost, but Nordic influence has not extended to all parts of the Apple. Use 26-letter alphabet for your answers!
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Oct 28 09
Category: New York City
Average
coolupway
788 plays
14.
  Famous Non-Belgians and Non-Canadians    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Shocking as it may be to Triviafun addicts, several famous historical figures, one or two people in the news today (and indeed the odd quizmaker and editor!) are in no way Belgian or Canadian. This quiz "outs" a few of them.
Average, 10 Qns, Coolupway, Sep 10 13
Average
Coolupway
2300 plays
15.
  World Statesmen: Their Slurs and Innuendoes   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There's a little Archie Bunker in most of us and world leaders, no matter how august, have proven this time and time again. Verbal effluence from some extremely unexpected sources.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Coolupway, Jan 19 08
Category: World Leaders
Difficult
Coolupway
2231 plays
16.
  Those Lovable, Not-So-Dour Scots   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A harsh northern land of terrible weather, funny plaid clothes, soul-piercing Celtic music, and inexplicably endearing accents... no, it's NOT CANADA!
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Apr 14 12
Category: Scotland
Average
coolupway
1275 plays
17.
  Brits vs. Colonials: Python Makes Fun of Oz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quintet of snooty poms from Oxbridge, who ran out of jokes to make about the Scots, decided to put on funny hats and accents and take a few shots at another part of the Commonwealth.
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Aug 18 21
Category: Monty Python
Average
coolupway
Aug 18 21
1589 plays
18.
  'The Horror, The Horror:' Congo/Zaire    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions about a suffering nation whose agonizing history over the last two centuries has led many thoughtful observers to question just how far homo sapiens has actually progressed, at least on the moral plane.
Tough, 10 Qns, coolupway, Jan 09 13
Tough
coolupway
2195 plays
19.
  Lincoln: Eloquence, Subtlety and Wit   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Burdened with weak generals, a poor Cabinet and a tempestuous marriage, the Great Emancipator controlled events and personalities around him with many memorable turns of phrase.
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, Jul 21 05
Category: Lincoln, Abraham
Difficult
coolupway
1548 plays
20.
  Rock Idols-- debunked and/or deconstructed    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
With special emphasis on the self-important, the overrated, the hypocritical, and the supposedly profound. (If they've ever mentioned Rimbaud and poetry, they're probably in here).
Tough, 10 Qns, coolupway, Mar 26 06
Tough
coolupway
1571 plays
21.
  Python Arcana and Minutia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We know you all know the parrot sketch by heart. We know you know the lyrics to the "Lumberjack Song". Let's get into some of the lesser-known bits of Pythonic genius.
Tough, 10 Qns, coolupway, Aug 09 02
Category: Monty Python
Tough
coolupway
2065 plays
22.
  Philo-Semites in history    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Though arguably the most despised and persecuted minority in human history, the Jews have also had brave defenders and committed friends, often in unusual places. See how many you know.
Tough, 10 Qns, coolupway, Sep 25 05
Tough
coolupway
1443 plays
23.
  Phonies, flits & hot-shots: Salinger's "Catcher"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you really want to know about it, you should try this dopey quiz, for god's sakes. It's about "Catcher in the Rye". Old Salinger. He's this terrific WRITER and all.
Tough, 10 Qns, coolupway, Dec 15 07
Category: Salinger, J. D.
Tough
coolupway
2299 plays
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  Bart, Lisa and the Chosen People    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In "Like Father, Like Clown", we learn of Krusty's Jewish roots and upbringing. Krusty, the heir to a long line of learned rabbis, has defied Jewish tradition to seek fame in show business - or has he?
Average, 10 Qns, coolupway, Aug 20 16
Average
coolupway
2381 plays
25.
  Slurs, Slanders and Epithets in U.S. History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
American History -- a bunch of boring bearded guys carrying on about tariffs, or an amusing panoply of egomaniacs and wingnuts who say scandalous things about each other?
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, Dec 08 17
Category: U.S.A. People
Difficult
coolupway
Dec 08 17
2722 plays
26.
  The Amazing Non-Common Bond Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of these questions is quite astonishingly unrelated to the others. Amalgamate the answers to the first 9 questions, and gasp in shock when you see that the answer to question #10 is not even remotely hinted at!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, Jan 02 10
Very Difficult
coolupway
812 plays