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davejacobs has been a FunTrivia author since Feb 17 06 and has written 68 quizzes. davejacobs writes for many different categories, but is most active in Humanities, Geography, and General Knowledge.

  • has earned 1,284 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • last seen online Jul 23 24, and most recent quiz went online May 30 22.

Bio: A tubby bloke, white (esp the hair), born 5 April 1933 in England. Married to Ann, since 1958 when I wasn't so tubby or white-haired. BSc(Eng) from London Uni, a computer programmer/systems analyst 1958-1990. Erst-while family & local historian.
Hobbies: Table tennis, reading, family & local history. Once travelled a lot, but it's too much hassle now I'm old.
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by davejacobs
1.
  Bats?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
You might be mad to try this quiz. All the answers contain "bat", but what are the questions?
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Category: Words Within Words
Easier
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
663 plays
2.
  Kin You Do this Quiz?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All these answers begin with the letters KIN. No other kin have they.
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Starting With ...
Easier
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
877 plays
3.
  Explorers' Places   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If it wasn't for explorers there would be far less Geography! See if you can identify the places associated with these intrepid adventurers. This is a team quiz from the Geographers team.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Nov 14 20
Average
davejacobs
Nov 14 20
339 plays
4.
  OldTestament quotes   great trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
You are probably familiar with these Biblical people who were spoken to by God or said something inspired by God. Can you identify them from these quotes from the King James Bible?
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Jul 21 17
Category: Who Said It?
Easier
davejacobs
589 plays
5.
  Chest   popular trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
There are lots of different sorts of chest: can you pick the right one from the description?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 22 21
Category: Thematic Furniture
Very Easy
davejacobs
Apr 22 21
820 plays
6.
  An OSTentatious quiz?   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Words beginning Ost... often have to do with bones, from the Greek osteo. Do any of the following? Let's see.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Vocabulary
Very Easy
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
785 plays
7.
  Places in my English Dictionary   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Driving home from Bath recently, it occurred to me that there were many places in England whose name might be found in any dictionary. These places are all listed in my British Encyclopaedia 1933 and its companion dictionary, so should not be too obscure
Easier, 15 Qns, davejacobs, Sep 07 19
Category: England - General
Easier
davejacobs
Sep 07 19
840 plays
8.
  Manyterranean Seas   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The Mediterranean Sea is huge, and has many individually named regions within it. Can you identify them from the clues?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Dec 10 21
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Category: Mediterranean Sea
Average
davejacobs
Dec 10 21
203 plays
9.
  Addresses of London Buildings    
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 10 Qns
You have probably heard of these London buildings, but can you identify them from their postal addresses? A clue if you know in what part of London they lie: the postcode may contain N, S, E and W for the compass points, and C for centre.
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Sep 24 18
Easier
davejacobs
Sep 24 18
345 plays
10.
  Brief Places    
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 10 Qns
Many places have very short names, and each of the following has, in English, only two letters in its name. Can you identify these places?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Feb 07 21
Category: Place Names
Average
davejacobs
Feb 07 21
597 plays
11.
  Shakespeare's Geography   great trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
Shakespeare seems to have had a good knowledge of European geography, and his plays have a range of settings throughout that area. Can you match the locations of some of his plays?
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Oct 25 20
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Name the Play
Easier
davejacobs
Oct 25 20
662 plays
12.
  A Bridge Called What?   popular trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
I'm not sure the Bridge on the River Kwai has another name, that's simply what it's called. But many other bridges have individual names; can you match just ten of them with the descriptions?
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Nov 22 17
Category: Bridges
Easier
davejacobs
Nov 22 17
386 plays
13.
  Brewer's Bells   popular trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a rich source of unusual uses of words. From that source I have found these phrases involving the word BELL.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 07 19
Average
davejacobs
May 07 19
310 plays
14.
  Suffering Yet Another Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
As if you haven't suffered enough of my alphabetic quizzes! All these words start with SUFF: do you know what they mean?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Starting With ...
Very Easy
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
742 plays
15.
  Ladybird Legends   great trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
Ladybirds or ladybugs have many superstitions associated with them, in many countries. Do you know where these ideas come from?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Nov 03 19
Average
davejacobs
Nov 03 19
192 plays
16.
  Domino   popular trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
Domino (plural dominoes) can mean many things, and the word "domino" appears in all these answers. Can you pick the right one from the description?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 22 21
Category: Thematic Toys
Very Easy
davejacobs
Apr 22 21
495 plays
17.
  What on Earth?   popular trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
All the answers contain the word "earth". Can you unearth the right one from the questions?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Dec 22 17
Category: Thematic Nature
Very Easy
davejacobs
Dec 22 17
750 plays
18.
  Imps aplenty    
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 10 Qns
I found a lot of imps causing mischief in my dictionary. Can you help identify these objects beginning with Imp...?
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Starting With ...
Easier
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
580 plays
19.
  Hats off!    
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 10 Qns
Hats off to you if you know all these answers. They all start with the letters "Hat".
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Starting With ...
Easier
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
549 plays
20.
  Sports Beginnings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Modern sports with their coded rules and millions of adherents mostly emerged in the Victorian era, and many derive from the primeval urge to hit something, but can you identify them?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Jul 22 19
Category: Sports Mixed
Average
davejacobs
Jul 22 19
369 plays
21.
  Sundry Acts   popular trivia quiz  
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 10 Qns
There are words that seem to imply some kind of "act", and you have to pick the right one from the description. All the answers start with "act".
Very Easy, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Starting With ...
Very Easy
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
614 plays
22.
  Here's the Gen, then    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The next in my series of object quizzes starts with Gen. Are you genius enough to find them all?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Vocabulary
Average
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
590 plays
23.
  Places in Classical Music    
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 10 Qns
In this quiz, the composer of a piece of music has referenced a particular place which may possibly have influenced him, in naming it. Can you identify the place from the description?
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 17 22
Category: Classical Music
Easier
davejacobs
Apr 17 22
246 plays
24.
  Four British Islands   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
There are over 6000 islands making up the British Isles. I have picked four (Anglesey, the Isle of Man, Skye and the Isle of Wight) and the answer to each of these questions is one of those.
Average, 15 Qns, davejacobs, Sep 28 19
Category: British Isles
Average
davejacobs
Sep 28 19
429 plays
25.
  Zzz. Wake Up, This Is the Z Quiz!    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
What do you know about the last tiny section of my old dictionary/encyclopaedia? Can you match the description I give with the right Z word?
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Aug 16 18
Category: Y - Z
Easier
davejacobs
Aug 16 18
634 plays
26.
  Requiem   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
You can't get closer to Christian music than Requiem Masses, which are among the most stirring of musical compositions. Requiems have been created by several well known classical composers, and some lesser known. Can you identify them from the clues?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 30 19
Category: Classical Music
Average
davejacobs
May 30 19
170 plays
27.
  The Channel Islands   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The Channel Islands lie in the English Channel, although closer to France than England. What do you know about this fascinating group of islands?
Average, 15 Qns, davejacobs, May 07 20
Category: British Isles
Average
davejacobs
May 07 20
299 plays
28.
  Look here, fans!    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
What kind of fan are you? One who knows one sort from another? All these answers start with "fan".
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Starting With ...
Easier
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
528 plays
29.
  Victorian Adverts (Commercials)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Skimming the advertisements in an 1876 British Directory, I came across a number of items that you might not be familiar with. Or are you?
Average, 15 Qns, davejacobs, Feb 23 19
Average
davejacobs
Feb 23 19
291 plays
30.
  A Neophyte Looks at Eden    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I write this as a layman reading as though for the first time the early chapters of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible (KJV). Be careful, the answers to these questions may not be what "everyone knows".
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 30 22
Category: Genesis
Average
davejacobs
May 30 22
335 plays
31.
  The Art of Dying   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The depiction of someone dying, or being killed, or recently dead, is a popular theme of artists. Can you pick the authors of the following death scenes?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Dec 14 21
Category: Art By Subject
Average
davejacobs
Dec 14 21
144 plays
32.
  The Pilgrim's Progress    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come", generally shortened to "The Pilgrim's Progress" was immensely influential in 17th century England, and has been translated into over 200 languages.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 21 17
Category: B
Average
davejacobs
300 plays
33.
  Victorian Commercials (Advertisements)   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here are a few advertisements from an 1861 Directory for Southampton, England. Can you say what they are about?
Average, 15 Qns, davejacobs, Feb 19 19
Average
davejacobs
Feb 19 19
237 plays
34.
  How Long is That?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Units of Measurement
There are so many units in which distances may be measured, and the answers to each of these questions involves its own particular unit.
Easier, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Dec 07 22
Category: Thematic Sci/Tech
Easier
davejacobs
Dec 07 22
387 plays
35.
  Poetic Places   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Poets have often written about places, but are sometimes somewhat oblique with their references. You should have no trouble though identifying these geographic locations from Geographers Team's clues.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Nov 14 20
Category: Thematic Places
Average
davejacobs
Nov 14 20
186 plays
36.
  Grave Thoughts from England    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz was inspired by my recollections of when I was researching occupants of "Southampton Old Cemetery" plus a visit recently to Bath Abbey.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Dec 11 18
Average
davejacobs
Dec 11 18
230 plays
37.
  What's Your Position on Missionaries?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A hundred years or more ago missionaries were viewed with approbation, often seen as heroes, but today they are less popular. Whether you admire or disapprove of them, they have their place in history.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 11 21
Average
davejacobs
May 11 21
243 plays
38.
  A QUAint quiz    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I thought Q might be a problem, but on inspection there are dozens of words starting QUA, so have a go at finding which is which.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Starting With ...
Average
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
620 plays
39.
  The Very PARAgon of Quizzes    
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 10 Qns
The Greek prefix PARA usually indicates against, beside or beyond: but not always. See if you know the meanings of these words which all start with PARA...
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Starting With ...
Average
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
524 plays
40.
  Troy Weights and Other Measures   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
My 1933 British Dictionary has a section on "Tables of Weights and Measures" that reveals a complex situation with different sets of measures for various different commercial activities. Can you answer these questions?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Aug 22 18
Average
davejacobs
Aug 22 18
193 plays
41.
  English Abbeys - Real, but Mostly Ruined   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Many English Benedictine and Cistercian abbeys are ruined, thanks to Henry VIII, but they are still worth visiting - if you find old ruined buildings romantic. I have indicated where each abbey is located and all the wrong answers are a long way off.
Average, 15 Qns, davejacobs, Mar 25 19
Average
davejacobs
Mar 25 19
181 plays
42.
  Jac of Many Trades    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All the answers in this quiz start with the letters 'JAC'. Not just because my name does the same, but some interesting subjects come up this way.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Vocabulary
Average
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
379 plays
43.
  One, Two, Where Are You?   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some English place-names begin with a number. Sometimes these refer to a group of trees, bridges, rivers, or nothing at all. See if you can discover the missing number from these clues where * should be replaced by the appropriate number - as a word.
Tough, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Jun 06 18
Category: England - General
Tough
davejacobs
Jun 06 18
269 plays
44.
  NON but the best    
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 10 Qns
All the words here start with the letters NON. Can you puzzle them out?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Vocabulary
Average
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
524 plays
45.
  MAL aware?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Words starting mal... usually indicate something bad, but not always. See if you can pinpoint these words, all beginning with the letters MAL, from the clues.
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Vocabulary
Average
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
476 plays
46.
  Victorian Advertisements - 1851    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
These adverts appeared in the Southampton Directory for 1851, a year famous for the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace, and for the first really useful English Census. But never mind that, what about these advertisements?
Average, 15 Qns, davejacobs, Nov 27 19
Average
davejacobs
Nov 27 19
203 plays
47.
  More Miscellaneous Measures   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I found some more quaint measures at the back of my old 1933 Dictionary, and I think some of them - but not all - may still be in use. Can you make these numbers fit?
Tough, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Aug 29 18
Tough
davejacobs
Aug 29 18
147 plays
48.
  Lan' sakes    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All these answers begin with the letters LAN. Can you find their meaning?
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, Apr 24 19
Category: Vocabulary
Average
davejacobs
Apr 24 19
337 plays
49.
  English Cathedral Saints    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
English cathedrals are mostly dedicated to one or more saints. Often these are the usual biblical people, but some are local to England. Anyway, see what you can do with these questions.
Average, 15 Qns, davejacobs, Feb 14 20
Average
davejacobs
Feb 14 20
191 plays
50.
  Alice's Looking Glass Wonderland    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Charles Dodgson as Lewis Carroll created some timeless characters, but do you remember in which book a particular character appeared: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "Through the Looking-Glass", both books, or perhaps another work? Your choice.
Tough, 15 Qns, davejacobs, Aug 19 21
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Category: Carroll, Lewis
Tough
davejacobs
Aug 19 21
178 plays
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