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ertrum has been a FunTrivia author since Jan 16 04 and has written 39 quizzes. ertrum writes for many different categories, but is most active in Music, Literature, and Entertainment.

  • has earned 2,521 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 5 quizzes that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Jan 29 23, and most recent quiz went online Oct 26 22.

Bio: Ancient College Bowler now working in, on, and with computers. Happy husband, father of three great kids, and father-in-law to two more.
Hobbies: music - bassoon and bass guitar and recorder;
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1.
  An Art History Hodgepodge popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Humans have created art as long as they have existed. Here are ten questions about different artists and works.
Easier, 10 Qns, ertrum, Oct 26 22
Category: Art History
Easier
ertrum
Oct 26 22
247 plays
2.
  Which Family is That? great trivia quiz - 20 questions - 3 mins
All musical instruments can be put into groups, or families, depending on how they make their sounds. These groups are woodwind, brass, string or percussion. Please put these instruments into the right families.
Very Easy, 20 Qns, ertrum, Jan 11 22
Recommended for grades: 4,5
Category: Music for Kids
Very Easy
ertrum
Jan 11 22
498 plays
3.
  A Musical Alphabet best quiz - 25 questions - 5 mins
Anyone for musical alphabets? Each answer will be either a musical term or an instrument.
Average, 25 Qns, ertrum, Jan 26 15
Category: Music Theory
Average
ertrum
10115 plays
4.
  What's in my MP3 player? best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many of us have these little rectangular boxes crammed full of songs. Here's a quiz on how those songs get in MP3 players, stay there, and come back out again.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Nov 05 22
Category: General Technology
Average
ertrum
Nov 05 22
8894 plays
5.
  Guitar: Iconic Guitars Iconic Guitars top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Through the history of guitars, there have been many models that can be recognized simply by their shape. Take a look at these, and see if you can tell which is which.
Tough, 10 Qns, ertrum, Oct 09 17
Category: Guitar
Tough
ertrum
Oct 09 17
1440 plays
6.
  Guild-y Pleasures - Food and Drink top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
You've got the munchies. It's time for a snack. Maybe you crave twinkies, or ice cream, or you harbor a secret lust for mulled cider. Join the Quiz Makers' Guild as we sneak off to the kitchen to indulge in our guild-y pleasures.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Aug 27 19
Average
ertrum
Aug 27 19
8676 plays
7.
  The Piano Man - 10 questions - 3 mins
Match the Billy Joel lyrics with the song they come from.
Easier, 10 Qns, ertrum, Jan 16 22
Category: Joel, Billy
Easier
ertrum
Jan 16 22
236 plays
8.
  Jazz Musicians popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Jazz started in the late 19th century, and was a major influence on American popular music through the 20th century. Here are some questions about famous jazz musicians.
Easier, 10 Qns, ertrum, Feb 26 22
Category: Jazz
Easier
ertrum
Feb 26 22
176 plays
9.
  Kipling Rudyard: Following Kim Following "Kim" great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Rudyard Kipling's "Kim" tells the story of a boy growing up in India during the British Raj. Follow along with Kim on his travels!
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Apr 10 12
Category: Kipling, Rudyard
Average
ertrum
884 plays
10.
  Belgium: A Photo Tour of Belgium A Photo Tour of Belgium top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Though a small country, Belgium has three official languages, and several distinct geographical regions, as well as many famous cities and towns. Come along on a tour!
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Apr 04 20
Category: Belgium
Average
ertrum
Apr 04 20
1502 plays
11.
  The School of Athens top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The schools of Athens are scattered about the USA. Match the right Athens with its state.
Easier, 10 Qns, ertrum, Feb 28 20
Recommended for grades: 5,6,7,8
Category: USA - Cities
Easier
ertrum
Feb 28 20
411 plays
12.
  The Joy of Cookbooks best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Most of us have one, or several, cookbooks in the kitchen. Here's a quiz about them.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Nov 09 13
Category: Non-Fiction
Average
ertrum
1781 plays
13.
  They All Played With Miles best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
During his long career, Miles Davis recorded with many of jazz's legends. Here's a quiz about some of the famous players who worked with him.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, May 25 19
Category: Davis, Miles
Average
ertrum
May 25 19
431 plays
14.
  A Winey Tour de France top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Wine grapes have been grown in France since the 6th century BCE, and wine is grown in every section of the country. Match the wine growing region with its description.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Oct 21 18
Category: Wines
Average
ertrum
Oct 21 18
170 plays
15.
  The Screwtape Letters best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
C. S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters" are a collection of letters of advice from a senior to a junior devil. What do you remember about them?
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Apr 02 11
Category: Lewis, C. S.
Average
ertrum
363 plays
16.
  Trisha Yearwood Lyrics great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Here's a quiz for you Trisha Yearwood fans! Simply match the song lyrics to the song that they come from.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Feb 08 22
Category: Music T-Z
Average
ertrum
Feb 08 22
72 plays
17.
  Famous Bassoon Solos top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Bassoon solos show up everywhere from ballet to pop music. Take this quiz and see how many you recognize!
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Feb 07 17
Category: Bassoon
Average
ertrum
Feb 07 17
434 plays
18.
  And Now, a Few Words From Our Guild popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Welcome to Guilder's World of Words, where you can find all kinds of words to suit all your vocabulary needs! We have some wonderful specials here at the World of Words. This week's specials are:
Tough, 10 Qns, ertrum, Nov 23 06
Category: Etymology
Tough
ertrum
531 plays
19.
  Another Musical Alphabet great trivia quiz - 20 questions - 5 mins
This is my second musical alphabet. Unlike the first one, which related to musical terms and instruments, the subject this time is composers.
Average, 20 Qns, ertrum, Sep 11 08
Category: Composers Mixture
Average
ertrum
1779 plays
20.
  (Re)made in America top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", they say. Certainly, many American film makers have taken this to heart, as they remade foreign films. I'll tell you about the original film, you name its American remake.
Tough, 10 Qns, ertrum, Jan 25 14
Category: Remakes of Movies
Tough
ertrum
1810 plays
21.
  Percussionists Have the Most Fun top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Instruments, that is. This quiz is about some of the more unusual percussion instruments.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Aug 18 09
Category: Percussion
Average
ertrum
896 plays
22.
  G: The Bab Ballads by W S Gilbert "The Bab Ballads" by W. S. Gilbert - 10 questions - 5 mins
Before he teamed up with Arthur Sullivan to write their famous comic operas, W. S. Gilbert wrote and illustrated many poems. Here are questions about a few of them.
Tough, 10 Qns, ertrum, Mar 01 14
Category: G
Tough
ertrum
525 plays
23.
  My Rented Tux great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Over the years, many of us have rented tuxedos for many different occasions. This quiz is about the history and components of my rented tuxedo.
Easier, 10 Qns, ertrum, Feb 13 12
Category: Clothes Specific
Easier
ertrum
516 plays
24.
  Computers Before The PC top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Believe it or not, computers existed before the IBM PC and the Internet. This quiz is about some of those "dinosaurs" that used to inhabit the world's data centers and the people who created them.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ertrum, Dec 04 20
Difficult
ertrum
Dec 04 20
5564 plays
25.
  The Great Mobylette Voyage of 1980 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I was a student in France from 1979-1980. During the Spring break, I decided to travel through the country, heading for the chateaux of the Loire. Come along!
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Jan 27 21
Category: Mixed France
Average
ertrum
Jan 27 21
124 plays
26.
  Remembering Bloom County - 15 questions - 4 mins
This quiz was originally written by Ken1260. How well do you know one of the best comic strips ever: 'Bloom County'? Hope this quiz help you re-live some of the laughs you've had over the years reading this strip.
Average, 15 Qns, ertrum, Feb 03 22
Category: Bloom County
Average
ertrum
Feb 03 22
110 plays
27.
  Our Far-Flung Detectives top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Fictional detectives can be found in the oddest places and times. Come along and explore!
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Dec 25 16
Average
ertrum
Dec 25 16
1151 plays
28.
  Other Popular Works of C.S. Lewis great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
C. S. Lewis wrote many books besides the "Chronicles of Narnia". This quiz will test your knowledge of some of his other popular writings.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Mar 11 21
Category: Lewis, C. S.
Average
ertrum
Mar 11 21
1660 plays
29.
  The Book of the Dun Cow best quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
Have you read Walter Wangerin Jr's "The Book of the Dun Cow"? Then this quiz is for you. If you haven't, then this quiz will introduce you.
Tough, 15 Qns, ertrum, Mar 05 12
Category: W
Tough
ertrum
234 plays
30.
  Come Sail Around the World top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Come aboard and follow in the wakes of the men and women who have sailed around the world. This quiz will deal with the sailors, their vessels, and the routes they take to circumnavigate the globe.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Apr 03 12
Category: Maritime
Average
ertrum
486 plays
31.
  Cordwainer Smith top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Cordwainer Smith is a lesser-known writer from the Golden Age of Science Fiction, whose first story appeared in print in 1950. What do you know about him?
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Feb 19 20
Category: S
Average
ertrum
Feb 19 20
111 plays
32.
  Flanders and Swann best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann were a British musical comedy team who performed their works in London and on Broadway, as well as recording several albums. Here are some questions about their songs and routines.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Oct 22 08
Category: Flanders and Swann
Average
ertrum
418 plays
33.
  Now Listen While I Play My Green Tambourine great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The tambourine is an ancient instrument which has been played in everything from temple worship to hard rock. This quiz will jingle your memory as you answer questions about tambourines throughout music history.
Tough, 10 Qns, ertrum, Nov 07 18
Category: Percussion
Tough
ertrum
Nov 07 18
614 plays
34.
  C. S. Lewis's Life great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
C. S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. This quiz is on his life.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Aug 18 12
Category: Lewis, C.S.
Average
ertrum
553 plays
35.
  Ngaio Marsh best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Ngaio Marsh wrote a long series of mysteries. See what you remember about them - and her!
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Mar 12 18
Category: Marsh, Ngaio
Average
ertrum
Mar 12 18
295 plays
36.
  J. R. R. Tolkien's Life and Works great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is about JRR Tolkien's life and works. However, we will not be visiting Middle Earth (or at least, we won't dwell there). Middle English, on the other hand, may be spoken.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Nov 22 14
Category: Tolkien, J.R.R.
Average
ertrum
828 plays
37.
  Amahl and the Night Visitors popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" has been a popular opera since its debut in 1951. What do you know about it?
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Nov 15 21
Category: M
Average
ertrum
Nov 15 21
99 plays
38.
  Dark All Around - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz of science fiction with titles that refer to "dark", one way or another. Match the work with its author.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Mar 10 20
Category: Science Fiction
Average
ertrum
Mar 10 20
133 plays
39.
  "College Bowl" and "University Challenge" - 10 questions - 4 mins
"College Bowl", the Varsity Sport of the Mind. This quiz is about the "College Bowl" game show, and its English cousin, "University Challenge".
Tough, 10 Qns, ertrum, Sep 07 05
Tough
ertrum
590 plays