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dsimpy has been a FunTrivia author since Aug 18 09 and has written 27 quizzes. dsimpy writes for many different categories, but is most active in General Knowledge, Geography, and Literature.

  • has earned 1,465 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: They seek him here, They seek him there, The Simpernel has left FT in a wisp of air. Will he be back, or is this the close? Damn and blast it, only The Shadow knows!
Hobbies: Who is this dashing character - an heroic man of steel and daring swordsman - beneath his outward show of foppishness?
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by dsimpy
1.
  Kazuo Ishiguro: 'Never Let Me Go'   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
By the author of 'The Remains of the Day' (1989), this strange and unsettling 2005 novel looks back at an apparently idyllic childhood in an English boarding school - slowly revealing a shocking truth. A film version of the book was released in 2010.
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Apr 29 11
Category: Ishiguro, Kazuo
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439 plays
2.
  Nigeria: Economic Beacon of West Africa   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
With one of the highest populations of any country in Africa, and a fast growing economy, Nigeria is the powerhouse of West Africa and a leading player across the continent.
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Oct 22 11
Category: Nigeria
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3041 plays
3.
  Ireland: The Emerald Isle   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz covers some geography and a bit of history about the island of Ireland, North and South, and finishes with a measure of Irish whiskey - just one for the road!
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Jan 30 14
Category: Ireland
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1759 plays
4.
  Belfast: A 'Who's Who?' of the 'Troubles'   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A brief look at some of the key 'players' associated with the political conflict in Ireland's second city since the 1960s (and maybe a little while before). Not for the squeamish!
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Jun 28 21
Category: U.K. Government
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dsimpy
Jun 28 21
480 plays
5.
  Landmarks of Ireland (1)   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the first of three quizzes that look at some of the natural and built landmarks across Ireland. Hop on board the Paddywagon tour bus and we'll be on our way!
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Sep 18 10
Category: Ireland
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1041 plays
6.
  Landmarks of Ireland (3): The Grog Tour   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See, here's what we'll do on the third and last 'Landmarks of Ireland' Paddywagon tour. One landmark, then we'll stop for a drink...another landmark, another drink...a landmark... hey, you know how it goes! Okay? Now...who's the designated driver?
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Sep 26 11
Category: Mixed Ireland
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888 plays
7.
  Kazuo Ishiguro: 'Artist of the Floating World'   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ishiguro's novel: 'An Artist of the Floating World', explores - through an old man's memories - how Japanese people deal with the legacy of World War II defeat as they rebuild their society. If you haven't read the book, this quiz may be too tough!
Tough, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Feb 21 11
Category: Ishiguro, Kazuo
Tough
dsimpy
215 plays
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  Landmarks of Ireland (2)   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the second of our Paddywagon tours, we travel anti-clockwise (for no special reason!) from Belfast, taking in some more of the natural and built landmarks - and landmark events! - across the Emerald Isle. Seatbelts on, the driving's not great!
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Feb 27 11
Category: Ireland
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1785 plays
9.
  A Drop of the Irish   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Never mind Scotch! Ireland is the original home of the water of life ('uisce beatha') that is whiskey. This quiz explains a bit about its unique features and history - which makes Irish whiskey the best of all.
Tough, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Mar 30 11
Category: European Food Mix
Tough
dsimpy
1390 plays
10.
  More Cops on TV: The Things They Said   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Following on from my earlier quiz, 'Cops on TV: Let's Be Careful Out There!', here's a look at a few of the catchphrases and words of wisdom from some of my favourite TV detectives. The questions are based on both British and American television series.
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Dec 31 14
Category: Quotes Mixture
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794 plays
11.
  Ireland's Sporting Superstars   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For a pocket-sized country, Ireland has produced world-beaters in a wide range of sports. Here's just a few ...
Easier, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Jan 22 11
Category: Europe
Easier
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391 plays
12.
  The Dubliners: in the Rare Oul' Times   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first LP record I ever bought was of The Dubliners, and I still have it nearly 40 years later. Toora loora loora loora loo! Take a look at the original line-up of this quintessential Irish folk ballad group, and some of their songs!
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Feb 23 11
Category: D
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351 plays
13.
  'The Gruffalo' - a stroll in the deep dark wood   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When animals go for a stroll in the deep dark wood, they'd best be careful - oh yes, they should! There's a gruffalo, and a mouse, in there... From the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Nov 09 16
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569 plays
14.
  My Very First Quiz About Pencils!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you even own a pencil? Have you seen one recently? Or do you think they're outdated and obsolete? Play my quiz and you'll realise they're a thing of beauty and versatility no-one should be without!
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Apr 22 21
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Apr 22 21
685 plays
15.
  A Global Riot of Comedy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Comedy of Errors is one of the liveliest teams on Funtrivia. So we decided to celebrate our global membership and our team name with a jointly written quiz on the comedy theme. We now proudly present the Comedy of Errors on World Tour!
Average, 15 Qns, dsimpy, Sep 09 13
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751 plays
16.
  May the Farce Be With You   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this fifth in a series of official team quizzes from Comedy of Errors, we take a look at a few of that mountain of literary gems that embrace the farcical, satirical, zanily humorous and quite frankly nonsensical elements of life!
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Jul 23 10
Category: Humor and Satire
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1432 plays
17.
  The Irish in Tinseltown   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quick look at just a few of the Irish actors who have made it to the silver screen. The answers are a mixture of the actors' names, the films they were in, and the characters they played.
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Jan 21 11
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694 plays
18.
  A Walk around Derry's Walls   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ireland's fourth largest city has played a significant role in the divided history of Ireland between Catholic nationalism, the British government and Protestant unionism. Even the name of the city itself is contested.
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Aug 26 10
Category: Irish
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471 plays
19.
  Cops on TV: Let's Be Careful Out There!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Living in West Belfast over two decades of 'the Troubles', my own relationship with the 'police' was less than cordial. It's ironic then that I'm a fan of any and every TV police drama. Here are a few of my favourites, both American and British...
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Dec 31 14
Category: Law Enforcement
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561 plays
20.
  Paws for Thought: Dogs of Distinction   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about dogs who have achieved fame: dogs who were loved, renowned, loyal, great, or just thrust briefly into the public eye and affections.
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Aug 04 11
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942 plays
21.
  Nick Hornby: 'Juliet, Naked'   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about 'Juliet, Naked' (2009), a novel by the author of 'High Fidelity' (1995) and 'About a Boy' (1998). It definitely helps to have read the book.
Tough, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Aug 23 20
Category: Hornby, Nick
Tough
dsimpy
Aug 23 20
151 plays
22.
  'The Gruffalo's Child' and the Big Bad Mouse   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Gruffalo has had a daughter since his first encounter with the little brown mouse, a long long time ago. In this sequel to 'The Gruffalo', by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, 'The Gruffalo's Child' learns just how frightening this mouse is!
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Nov 09 16
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260 plays
23.
  Two Thousand Years of Martyrdom   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Stoning, beating, strangling, shooting, and - of course - burning at the stake... all of these have been the experience of many thousands of Christians over the past 2,000 years because of their faith. Even today, the martyrdom continues.
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Nov 12 10
Category: Martyrs
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883 plays
24.
  You're So Spruce, Bruce!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is dedicated to Bruces - to famous Bruces and even fictitious Bruces. Any Australian emphasis it may have is incidental to the shameful (and not entirely true!) stereotype that suggests all Australian men are called Bruce.
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Jan 22 14
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505 plays
25.
  I Saw it in a Dream   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A dream isn't just something that disturbs a good night's sleep. It can be a predictor, or even the cause, of momentous events - whether for good or for bad.
Tough, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Nov 14 09
Category: Who Am I?
Tough
dsimpy
796 plays
26.
  A Motley Medley of Firsts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This Comedy of Errors team quiz explores a few of the historical or momentous - or even just downright strange - 'firsts' that have occurred around the world. Do you know where they happened?
Tough, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Mar 24 20
Tough
dsimpy
Mar 24 20
576 plays
27.
  Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirate's Life for Me!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz explores different aspects of piracy, from real-life swashbuckling buccaneers and cutthroats to a range of other pirate themes in film, books, songs, TV and radio. Kipper me capstans!
Average, 10 Qns, dsimpy, Jul 10 17
Category: Thematic People
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dsimpy
463 plays