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ertrum has been a FunTrivia author since Jan 16 04 and has written 42 quizzes. ertrum writes for many different categories, but is most active in Music, Literature, and Entertainment.

  • has earned 2,658 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 5 quizzes that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Apr 17 24, and most recent quiz went online Mar 29 24.

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;
reading
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by ertrum
1.
  Teamwork!   best quiz  
Classification Quiz
 20 Qns
Over the years, many popular songs have been written by teams of songwriters, many of whom, like Lennon and McCartney or Rogers and Hammerstein, have become very well known. Here are a group of songwriting teams from the 50s through the 70s.
Average, 20 Qns, ertrum, Dec 10 23
Average
ertrum
Dec 10 23
116 plays
2.
  Only Guest Stars in the Building    
Collection Quiz
 13 Qns
Hulu's award winning series "Only Murders in the Building" featured many guest stars along with its three main cast members, Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez during its first three seasons.
Average, 13 Qns, ertrum, Mar 29 24
Average
ertrum
Mar 29 24
178 plays
3.
  A Musical Alphabet   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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
10340 plays
4.
  What's in my MP3 player?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
9013 plays
5.
  Battles of the Army of the Potomac   best quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
The Army of the Potomac was the United States' main army in the eastern theater of the American Civil War. Put the battles below in chronological order.
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Apr 05 23
Average
ertrum
Apr 05 23
208 plays
6.
Guitar: Iconic Guitars
  Iconic Guitars   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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
1808 plays
7.
  Guild-y Pleasures - Food and Drink   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
8785 plays
8.
  An Art History Hodgepodge   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
390 plays
9.
  Which Family is That?   great trivia quiz  
Classification Quiz
 20 Qns
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
650 plays
10.
Belgium: A Photo Tour of Belgium
  A Photo Tour of Belgium   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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
1599 plays
11.
  The Joy of Cookbooks   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1914 plays
12.
Kipling Rudyard: Following Kim
  Following "Kim"   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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
924 plays
13.
  Jazz Musicians   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
272 plays
14.
  The School of Athens   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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
446 plays
15.
  The Piano Man    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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
324 plays
16.
  They All Played With Miles   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
446 plays
17.
  Percussionists Have the Most Fun   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1032 plays
18.
  The Screwtape Letters   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
408 plays
19.
  Trisha Yearwood Lyrics   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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
80 plays
20.
  A Winey Tour de France   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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
192 plays
21.
  Another Musical Alphabet   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
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, Oct 14 23
Category: Composers Mixture
Average
ertrum
Oct 14 23
1793 plays
22.
G: The Bab Ballads by W S Gilbert
  "The Bab Ballads" by W. S. Gilbert    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
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
530 plays
23.
  My Rented Tux   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
538 plays
24.
  Computers Before The PC   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
5596 plays
25.
  And Now, a Few Words From Our Guild   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
553 plays
26.
  (Re)made in America   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"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
1832 plays
27.
  Famous Bassoon Solos   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
447 plays
28.
  The Great Mobylette Voyage of 1980   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
138 plays
29.
  Other Popular Works of C.S. Lewis   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1680 plays
30.
  Come Sail Around the World   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
493 plays
31.
  Cordwainer Smith   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
113 plays
32.
  Now Listen While I Play My Green Tambourine   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
628 plays
33.
  Our Far-Flung Detectives   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fictional detectives can be found in the oddest places and times. Come along and explore!
Average, 10 Qns, ertrum, Dec 25 16
Average
ertrum
1216 plays
34.
  Remembering Bloom County    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
125 plays
35.
  C. S. Lewis's Life   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
597 plays
36.
  Flanders and Swann   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
427 plays
37.
  Dark All Around    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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
143 plays
38.
  The Book of the Dun Cow   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
241 plays
39.
  Amahl and the Night Visitors   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
100 plays
40.
  "College Bowl" and "University Challenge"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"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
615 plays
41.
  J. R. R. Tolkien's Life and Works   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
844 plays
42.
  Ngaio Marsh   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
305 plays