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crisw has been a FunTrivia author since Feb 13 00 and has written 215 quizzes. crisw writes for many different categories, but is most active in Animals, Brain Teasers, and General Knowledge, and has won 17 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 46,620 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: Dog trainer, goat raiser, Frankoma pottery collector, with assorted other strange hobbies.
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1.
  Plagiarism editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Plagiarism is the copying of material from an author's works without proper attribution. Quizzyland cannot accept plagiarized quizzes. Do you know how to avoid plagiarism? Identify whether each situation is an example of plagiarism.
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Nov 22 21
Category: Plagiarism
Average
crisw
Nov 22 21
85556 plays
2.
  What's Your Dog Saying? editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you speak dog?
Tough, 10 Qns, crisw, Nov 06 19
Category: Dog Behavior
Tough
crisw
Nov 06 19
63716 plays
3.
  Fractured Cliches editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These cliches have been rewritten with some highfalutin' vocabulary. Fill in the missing last word!
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Jan 08 04
Category: In Other Words
Average
crisw
62514 plays
4.
  Animals A to Z editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Well, almost A to Z...since I can only have 25 questions, not 26, I have left out the letter X...
Tough, 25 Qns, crisw, Jul 02 19
Tough
crisw
Jul 02 19
57052 plays
5.
  Another Dose of Doggerel editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know the truth about dogs? Answer 'true' or 'false' to these questions.
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Apr 11 21
Category: Dogs
Average
crisw
Apr 11 21
36691 plays
6.
  A Souvenir Tour of the U.S. editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever looked at your souvenir shelf and thought about where you got all that junk? This quiz is for you!
Easier, 10 Qns, crisw, May 10 14
Category: USA - Travel
Easier
crisw
31275 plays
7.
  Make Your Own Mozzarella! editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Did you know that you can make your own cheese at home using nothing more complicated than a microwave? Take this quiz and you'll soon be enjoying your own fresh cheese! Both the quiz and the cheesemaking are easier than you think, so give it a whirl.
Easier, 15 Qns, crisw, Aug 11 23
Easier
crisw
Aug 11 23
16942 plays
8.
  How to Do Science editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever done a science fair project? Then you should know something about the scientific method- or how to do science!
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Jan 24 24
Average
crisw
Jan 24 24
22977 plays
9.
  Harry Potter and the Storm of Controversy editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Not everyone loves Harry Potter. The series of books about the young wizard has sparked protests, bans, and bizarre behavior. Learn more about the fascinating controversy.
Difficult, 20 Qns, crisw, Nov 19 23
Category: Harry Potter
Difficult
crisw
Nov 19 23
16934 plays
10.
  Evolution and the Creationists editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Evolution is a controversial issue. Should it be? Do the creationists, who deny the theory of evolution, have a valid argument?
Tough, 20 Qns, crisw, Nov 11 21
Category: Evolution
Tough
crisw
Nov 11 21
15487 plays
11.
  Mammals of the United States editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on various wild mammals of the US.
Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, Mar 03 19
Category: USA
Difficult
crisw
Mar 03 19
18265 plays
12.
  Lost Arts 2- Milking editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many things our forefathers knew that we are beginning to rediscover and enjoy. Can you imagine getting your own milk in the morning?
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Mar 09 17
Category: Homes & Gardens
Average
crisw
7421 plays
13.
  Werewolves and Other Werecreatures editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on some of the most famous mythical beasts.
Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, Apr 23 10
Category: Beasts of Myth
Difficult
crisw
7354 plays
14.
  Centipedes and Millipedes editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz was prompted by finding an unusual centipede in the basement at work! Learn more about these fascinating creatures.
Difficult, 20 Qns, crisw, Dec 10 20
Difficult
crisw
Dec 10 20
4531 plays
15.
  Birds Do It, Bees Do It editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a little quiz on the romantic life of animals...
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, Jun 10 04
Very Difficult
crisw
11612 plays
16.
  Endangered in the U.S. editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some questions on endangered species in the United States- both on the species themselves and on causes of endangerment.
Difficult, 15 Qns, crisw, Dec 27 14
Category: Endangered Species
Difficult
crisw
7288 plays
17.
  How to do Cryptic Crosswords editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Cryptic crosswords are for the cruciverbalist elite! Can you learn how to do them?
Difficult, 15 Qns, crisw, Dec 31 15
Difficult
crisw
7195 plays
18.
  Urban Legend Fun   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you been fooled by urban legends? Here are a few that may have tricked you!
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Dec 01 14
Category: Urban Legends
Average
crisw
65797 plays
19.
  Dog Myths and Facts   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some of these statements are true. Some are false. How much do you know about what you hear about dogs?
Average, 15 Qns, crisw, Jun 02 21
Category: Dogs
Average
crisw
Jun 02 21
41748 plays
20.
  Which One Does Not Belong?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In each of the lists below, one member does not belong. Pick the one that does not belong.
Tough, 10 Qns, crisw, Feb 14 18
Category: Mixed 10 Questions
Tough
crisw
Feb 14 18
35961 plays
21.
  Socializing your Puppy   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Did you know that your dog's puppyhood experiences shape most of his outlook on life? Take this quiz to learn about the importance of socializing your pup!
Tough, 10 Qns, crisw, Sep 03 20
Category: Dog Behavior
Tough
crisw
Sep 03 20
25149 plays
22.
  Dogs-Don't Eat These!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most people know that dogs should not eat chocolate. But do you know about these less-well-known hazards to your pet? Taking this quiz may help keep your best friend from being sick as a dog!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, Nov 03 06
Category: Dog Health
Very Difficult
crisw
22182 plays
23.
  Multiple Choice Quiz about Drop a Letter   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Start with a five-letter word. It's defined in the first clue. The second clue will be a four-letter word formed by dropping one letter from the 5-letter word with no anagramming. (Directions continued in first question)
Easier, 15 Qns, crisw, May 24 23
Category: Drop a Letter
Easier
crisw
May 24 23
24125 plays
24.
  Solving Canine Behavioral Problems   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The most common cause of a breaking of the bond between dog and owner is canine behavioral problems. How can these problems be solved?
Tough, 10 Qns, crisw, Jun 16 16
Category: Dog Behavior
Tough
crisw
19996 plays
25.
  Dog Health   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Dogs are our best friends...this quiz is about what we can do to be a dog's best friend!
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Aug 26 22
Category: Dog Health
Average
crisw
Aug 26 22
18586 plays
26.
  How Much Is That Puppy in the Window- Really?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Is a pet store ever a proper place to buy a puppy? This quiz is based on U.S. practices.
Difficult, 25 Qns, crisw, Jun 06 23
Category: Dogs
Difficult
crisw
Jun 06 23
12970 plays
27.
  Our Daily Bread   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How much do you know about this staple food item from around the world? It's amazing what a variety of foods can be made from flour, water, and maybe a little yeast.
Average, 15 Qns, crisw, Jun 29 12
Category: Breads and Grains
Average
crisw
16296 plays
28.
  Dog Breeds in the Working Group   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about dog breeds in the AKC Working Group.
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Oct 29 19
Category: Dog Breeds
Average
crisw
Oct 29 19
19786 plays
29.
  Which Dog for Me?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
10 people want to choose the dog that is right for them. See if you can help them select the breed that fits their lifestyles the best.
Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, Jan 25 18
Category: Dog Breeds
Difficult
crisw
Jan 25 18
19870 plays
30.
  Mexican Food in the United States   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
People who live in San Diego or elsewhere in the West enjoy an abundance of cheap Mexican eateries- but the food is very different from what you find in Mexico. People from other parts of the world may not have as much exposure to this tasty cuisine.
Easier, 10 Qns, crisw, Apr 07 23
Category: Mexican Foods
Easier
crisw
Apr 07 23
16431 plays
31.
  Atheism and Agnosticism   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Throughout history, there have been people who believed in gods- and people who did not. Misconceptions abound about those who disbelieve in supernatural beings. Let's examine some of them.
Average, 15 Qns, crisw, Dec 13 23
Average
crisw
Dec 13 23
14755 plays
32.
Cardiovascular System: All About Blood
  All About Blood   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A quiz about your blood!
Average, 15 Qns, crisw, Sep 26 22
Average
crisw
Sep 26 22
15903 plays
33.
  It's Too? Two? To? Much!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ahh! Those pesky words that sound the same but are spelled differently- too, to, two, for example. Do you know when to use each word?
Easier, 10 Qns, crisw, Nov 22 21
Easier
crisw
Nov 22 21
17796 plays
34.
  The Real Harry Potter   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Few readers of the Harry Potter series are aware of the background of the books in the mythology and history of many cultures. How much do you know of the reality behind the books?
Difficult, 15 Qns, crisw, Mar 14 13
Category: Harry Potter
Difficult
crisw
17253 plays
35.
  Kill Your Television   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The television is ubiquitous, but far from harmless. If you aren't too glued to the boob tube, are you willing to learn about its dangers?
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Jun 09 23
Category: General Psychology
Average
crisw
Jun 09 23
9079 plays
36.
  It's Its!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
One of the most common mistakes editors find in quizzes is confusion over when to use 'its' and 'it's'. If you create quizzes, help me out by taking this quiz! If the usage is correct, pick 'yes', otherwise, pick 'no'.
Easier, 15 Qns, crisw, Sep 02 23
Easier
crisw
Sep 02 23
14130 plays
37.
  Creating an "Animals" Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you want to create quizzes in the Animals category that can be put online? If so, take this quiz, and learn the ropes!
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Jun 19 22
Average
crisw
Jun 19 22
14881 plays
38.
  Animal Groups: 10 Questions   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know the plural names of animal groups? While some of these are archaic, others are still in common use.
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Sep 28 23
Category: Animal Groups
Average
crisw
Sep 28 23
16057 plays
39.
  Evidence for Evolution- Unintelligent Design   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the second in a series of quizzes designed to present the scientific case for evolution. Surprisingly, it's sometimes the imperfections in evolution that are the best evidence for it.
Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, Aug 20 21
Category: Evolution
Difficult
crisw
Aug 20 21
9370 plays
40.
  Is He, or Isn't He?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some animals have deceptive names- for example, a prairie dog is not a dog. See if you can figure out if these animals are really what they seem to be!
Average, 15 Qns, crisw, Jun 26 13
Average
crisw
13265 plays
41.
  Canine Genetic Disorders   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
How much do you know about the inherited maladies that can plague man's best friend? This quiz covers both genetic disorders and methods of preventing them.
Tough, 25 Qns, crisw, Nov 28 21
Category: Dog Health
Tough
crisw
Nov 28 21
8940 plays
42.
  What Language Did These Words Come From?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz on etymology- the origin of some common words. From what languages did these words originate?
Average, 15 Qns, crisw, May 25 22
Average
crisw
May 25 22
10700 plays
43.
  Earthly Cycles   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on cycles and processes in nature.
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Dec 21 12
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Category: Environment
Average
crisw
11041 plays
44.
  Literature as Tabloid Headlines   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz provides tabloid headlines that describe a famous book, play or poem. Try and guess the work of literature! I have tried to use only titles that are easy to spell...(well, except 9!)
Easier, 10 Qns, crisw, Feb 05 20
Category: Literary Titles
Easier
crisw
Feb 05 20
11984 plays
45.
  Tricky Word Puzzles   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Give your intellect some exercise with these tricky little word puzzles!
Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, Apr 26 20
Category: Mixed Word Puzzles
Difficult
crisw
Apr 26 20
18668 plays
46.
  Dog Breeds in the Toy Group   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on the tiny members of the AKC Toy Group.
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Dec 08 13
Category: Dog Breeds
Average
crisw
12308 plays
47.
  Writing a "Brain Teasers" Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Want to get your Brain Teasers quiz online? Play this quiz and learn what you need to know to get your quiz approved!
Tough, 15 Qns, crisw, Dec 31 15
Tough
crisw
14164 plays
48.
  What's In Your Dog's Food?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know? Do you really want to know? This quiz pertains to United States labeling and manufacturing practices.
Tough, 10 Qns, crisw, Sep 20 13
Category: Dog Health
Tough
crisw
7309 plays
49.
  Please Punctuate!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the most common reasons for quiz rejection is improper punctuation. See if you can pick out the properly punctuated sentence or sentences! No obscure semicolons or colons, just plain everyday commas and periods. This quiz uses US grammar rules.
Easier, 10 Qns, crisw, Feb 11 23
Easier
crisw
Feb 11 23
7356 plays
50.
  Dog Show Lingo   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
People in the dog fancy speak a language of their own...can you translate it? This quiz has an American slant.
Average, 10 Qns, crisw, Feb 23 04
Category: Dog Shows
Average
crisw
8973 plays
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