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flem-ish has been a FunTrivia author since Apr 23 01 and has written 286 quizzes. flem-ish writes for many different categories, but is most active in Humanities, Literature, and World, and has won 6 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

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Bio: Personal interests: poetry, cultural exchanges, travelling,history,some types of music,painting.
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1.
  Nationality Words In Idioms editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In idioms we often refer to nationalities. A ludicrously incongruous statement may be called an "Irish bull", and drink-induced courage may be termed "Dutch courage". This quiz is about similar nationality-linked idioms.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jun 18 23
Average
flem-ish
Jun 18 23
86372 plays
2.
  More Biblical Women editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Women played a major role in various Biblical stories, sometimes as protagonists, sometimes as victims. See how well you know the events they helped shape or were involved in.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 29 21
Average
flem-ish
Jul 29 21
9342 plays
3.
  Sources of English: Latin editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Already when still living on the Continent the Anglo-Saxon tribes had picked up many words from their Roman enemies. Then came Church Latin. The Norman Conquest added large portions of French. But then there was the Renaissance. See for yourself.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Sep 08 23
Average
flem-ish
Sep 08 23
11088 plays
4.
  'Hastings' and the English Language editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's common knowledge that after the Battle of Hastings, the 'Norman Conquest' created a mixed language with Anglo-Saxon and French vocabulary overlapping each other. This quiz deals with some of the more remarkable effects.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 13 21
Category: Linguistics
Average
flem-ish
Feb 13 21
10744 plays
5.
  A World of Languages editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Globalisation, you say. - Of course, but this does not yet mean it's a one-language-world, as this quiz tries to illustrate. Multiple choice for all questions.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 21 11
Category: Languages
Tough
flem-ish
9797 plays
6.
  History of the Detective Novel editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the few genres in Literature that doesn't date back to 'Olden Times' is definitely the detective story. Yet it has by now developed its own traditions, its own who is who, and its own milestone events. That's what this quiz tries to deal with.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 12 22
Average
flem-ish
Nov 12 22
4849 plays
7.
  Famous Streets And Roads    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some names of streets and roads are famous the world over, or if not in the whole world then definitely in the English-speaking world. Try these.
Difficult, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 05 05
Difficult
flem-ish
1965 plays
8.
  A Matter Of Numbers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Numbers matter. There are the traditional 'Holy Numbers' in the Bible, theology, architecture, etc. There are the numbers in the system of measures and weights. This quiz is about a few basics.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 04 22
Category: By The Numbers
Average
flem-ish
Oct 04 22
18811 plays
9.
  Truths And Untruths About Islam   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most people have a poor knowledge of other religions than the one they adhere to. See how much you know about what Muslims believe, and whether you can distinguish between rumours and truths about Islam.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Apr 30 19
Category: Islam
Tough
flem-ish
Apr 30 19
12143 plays
10.
  Famous Marriages    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If anything makes the famous even more famous, it's when they inter-marry. Alas such combinations don't always last. So check how good your memory is for society news.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, May 17 11
Category: Celeb Couples
Average
flem-ish
15688 plays
11.
  Easy Americana [B]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Things American, USA celebrities , phrasings more frequent in AE than in BE... Those are what this quiz is about. So you'd better test yourself here before you try to get that Green Card ... And NO, it's not all about Coca-Cola and McDonalds.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 14 18
Category: Mixed USA
Average
flem-ish
Feb 14 18
13373 plays
12.
  Easy Proverbs   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about fairly traditional proverbs the phrasings of which often have been polished through ages of use. See if you can identify the missing word in all cases.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 10 16
Very Easy
flem-ish
8367 plays
13.
  Chemicals: Origins Of Names   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Chemical elements and compounds often have 'meaningful' names such as hydrogen (begetter of water). Other names refer to celebrities, countries, regions, or even universities. See if you can identify where these are from.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 01 19
Category: Chemistry
Tough
flem-ish
Oct 01 19
12205 plays
14.
  Outlaws, Criminals, Murderers And Other Baddies   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Crime is an eternal source of sensation whether via broadsheet-ballads, the papers or television - broadcasts. How well acquainted are you with the great names in the history of evil-doing?
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 22 17
Category: Murders
Average
flem-ish
7955 plays
15.
  Similes Referring to Animals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
English traditionally links certain qualities with specific animals. However busy a cow may be grazing in the meadows, it's the bee which we have chosen to call 'busy'. See if you have still in mind all those traditional similes.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Aug 18 18
Category: Animals in Idiom
Easier
flem-ish
Aug 18 18
6979 plays
16.
  Antique Battles And Warfare   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There was a time that the study of history focused on battles only. Now that the perspective has changed, we might begin to forget that after all victory or defeat in battles DOES matter. Check your expertise.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 14 07
Category: Ancient Wars
Average
flem-ish
7545 plays
17.
  Idiomatic Language    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When people express themselves in idiomatic language,they use 'traditional phrasings' that have a fixed form and a meaning that goes beyond the strict literal sense of the words. See which "standing expressions" suit the contexts given below.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 14 22
Average
flem-ish
Oct 14 22
7974 plays
18.
  Dogs Allowed    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about basic facts concerning dog breeds and dogs in general, and about the origin of some names of dogs.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Apr 16 21
Category: Dogs
Tough
flem-ish
Apr 16 21
9458 plays
19.
  Birds Of All Feathers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As there is a "bird watcher" in all of us, a few quiz questions on "basics" about birds and their behaviour, cannot do anybody any harm. So here is to the ornithologist in you.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jun 04 21
Category: Wild Birds
Average
flem-ish
Jun 04 21
5727 plays
20.
  Some Quotes From Dialectal English   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz you get short fragments from dialectal dialogues, poems etc. Your understanding of the quotes is tested by means of multiple choice. Caps may mark beginnings of verselines.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Mar 26 23
Easier
flem-ish
Mar 26 23
6533 plays
21.
  British English And American English    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For students of English who are neither British nor American it's often confusing to be told: this is British ('BE' in this quiz)..this is American ('AE' in this quiz). This quiz is an attempt to tell the two apart. Always use the most British option.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 23 12
Average
flem-ish
8970 plays
22.
  Oddities From British History   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's often the silly little facts that get most of our attention in 'history', as any tourist guide may tell you.Just check your knowledge on some such 'odd facts' from British and occasionally Irish history.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 09 17
Category: UK History
Average
flem-ish
Jul 09 17
7347 plays
23.
  Facts and Trivia from British History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about well-known and less well-known facts from British History. Multiple Choice in all cases.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 13 06
Category: UK History
Average
flem-ish
5984 plays
24.
  Two-Step Idioms    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We often use 'two step' patterns for mere rhythmical effect (or emphasis): the 'deaf and dumb', often saying same thing twice as in 'clean and tidy'. Give the second element of such a phrase. Repeat first letter which is given and add the missing letters
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Apr 13 12
Easier
flem-ish
7294 plays
25.
  Food and Drink in Idioms    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Food and drink are such common realities that they of course play a major role in daily idiom. This quiz deals with idiomatic language that refers to those basic 'ingredients' of life. This quiz has a British English slant.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 12 18
Easier
flem-ish
Dec 12 18
8052 plays
26.
  Three- Step Idioms And Phrasings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For reasons that are not fully understandable we like to hear things in resounding wave patterns. In particular, three-step rhythmic patterns have always been popular with the great 'communicators'. Check how well acquainted you are with such phrasings.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 21 23
Easier
flem-ish
Feb 21 23
5917 plays
27.
  Basic U.S.A. History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about some essential events in U.S.A. history, the sort of stuff that non-Americans, too, may learn about at school.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 08 14
Tough
flem-ish
5613 plays
28.
  Pitfalls For Hasty Spellers.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some words tend to be misspelled more often than others. Of course there is software nowadays that helps us to avoid such pitfalls. For this quiz, it is suggested you check how proficient you are *without* such aids.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 20 24
Category: Spelling Bee
Average
flem-ish
Jan 20 24
10090 plays
29.
  London For Expert Visitors    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
London remains one of the popular destinations for 'city-trips'. This quiz deals with some aspects or details of popular attractions that may be worth knowing when you visit this 'world city'.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 25 10
Category: London
Average
flem-ish
4240 plays
30.
  American English vs. British English    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's hard to draw a precise line between AE and BE, but there are definitely cases where the vocabulary of the two languages diverges. For reasons of fair play the quiz tries to strike a balance between AE- and BE-centred questions .
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 19 17
Average
flem-ish
6027 plays
31.
  Idioms Referring To Animals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many standing expressions and idioms refer to the more 'popular' animals, birds, etc. See which of these you can solve.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 07 19
Category: Animals in Idiom
Average
flem-ish
Nov 07 19
9389 plays
32.
  Easy Americana [A]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with phrasings, facts, celebrities which may be commonly used or general knowledge inside USA , but less well known elsewhere, even among speakers of English.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 01 17
Category: Mixed USA
Average
flem-ish
Jul 01 17
10047 plays
33.
  Geographical Eponyms   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Eponyms are common nouns derived from proper names. Common nouns deriving from geographical names describing where certain things were found, produced or sold, are sometimes called geographical eponyms. Try out some of the easier cases.
Average, 15 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 14 19
Category: Place Names
Average
flem-ish
Dec 14 19
3665 plays
34.
  Nine Dukes and One Drake   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Dukes are next in line to Kings. Some of them played a major role in English History. Yet let us remember there is not just Dukes that matter in the games of life, also a simple Drake can change the course of history.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 02 18
Category: U.K. People
Average
flem-ish
Jan 02 18
4096 plays
35.
  Colour Idioms    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
In idioms we often use colors, though we don't mean them to be taken literally anymore.To be called a bluestocking you don't have to wear blue stockings ... See how 'colorful' your language is. Insert the idiomatic colors in the blanks.
Average, 20 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 20 14
Category: Colors in Idiom
Average
flem-ish
6533 plays
36.
  More Easy Alliterations    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Few things could be more basic for 'euphony' in English expressions than alliterative effects. Try these.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Aug 06 22
Easier
flem-ish
Aug 06 22
5666 plays
37.
  Idioms Referring To Animal Names    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Animals are our closest of kin on the Planet Earth. Surprising how often we refer to them in everyday language. Just check for yourself.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 18 20
Category: Animals in Idiom
Average
flem-ish
Jul 18 20
7018 plays
38.
  More Oddities From British History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Of course history is about 'causes and effects', and evolutions on a broad basis and all that, but sometimes the details and the gossip are nice too. Here follow some such 'odd facts' from Britain's history.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 04 13
Category: UK History
Average
flem-ish
5870 plays
39.
  First Names Of Famous Characters    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people, fictitious or historical, have become so famous that they are universally known as symbols of success, virtue, vice or whatever. Occasionally their first names are less generally known. See how familiar you are with the greats of this planet
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 01 09
Category: First Names
Average
flem-ish
4722 plays
40.
  The Art Of Punning    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Punning is the humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound. In this quiz you either have to complete a pun, or to find out which headline, ad or slogan uses punning.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Mar 23 19
Easier
flem-ish
Mar 23 19
5345 plays
41.
  Tough Stuff for the Waterloo-Buff   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Waterloo is still today remembered as one of the great Battles in History.- Scenes from the Battle are still annually enacted by amateurs of military history.- If Napoleon or Waterloo are among your favourite history subjects, try this quiz.
Tough, 25 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 01 20
Category: Napoleonic Wars
Tough
flem-ish
Jul 01 20
2603 plays
42.
  Words For Containers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Check how well you know the exact terminology for certain types of "containers". Quiz is written from B.E. point of view, but occasional A.E. divergences have been marked where they might matter.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, May 23 19
Category: Vocabulary
Average
flem-ish
May 23 19
5302 plays
43.
  The U.S. of A. In Quotes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Visitors and locals alike, they all give their comments and labels about a nation's cities, regions, etc. Here is a quiz about some of America's towns, states, rivers, "as quoted".
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 27 24
Category: Mixed USA
Average
flem-ish
Feb 27 24
7112 plays
44.
  Britain from 1945 to 1955   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz deals with the history of Britain in the first decade after Second World-War. A must for the true history-buff, Brit or otherwise..
Tough, 20 Qns, flem-ish, Aug 29 09
Category: 1900s UK History
Tough
flem-ish
3430 plays
45.
  The Famous and their Nicknames    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is probably no greater claim to fame than having acquired the status of a nickname that's known worldwide, such as the "Iron Lady" or "Elvis the Pelvis." See which of these you can identify.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Sep 03 14
Tough
flem-ish
4808 plays
46.
  The Kings of France   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
However Presidential its present history is, France for centuries has been one of the most glamorous Kingdoms in Europe.What do you know about those who once were the leaders of probably the most prestigious royal court in the West?
Tough, 20 Qns, flem-ish, May 07 23
Category: French Royals
Tough
flem-ish
May 07 23
2819 plays
47.
  Classic English Novels    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You are given the summary of the initial situation or events of a classic English novel. Up to you to find out which one is meant.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 02 21
Category: British Literature
Average
flem-ish
Oct 02 21
4054 plays
48.
  Understanding Traditional British Pubnames   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is more in some traditional pubnames than meets the eye. They may refer to a local incident, a lost tradition or may have a completely different meaning than a modern mind would think of. See for yourself how transparent the following names are.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 02 17
Category: Thematic Places
Tough
flem-ish
Dec 02 17
4893 plays
49.
  Influential Non-Fiction Books   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some books actually change or at least influence the way of thinking of people about themselves, society, life, the universe, etc. Check these.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 19 15
Category: Non-Fiction
Tough
flem-ish
6739 plays
50.
  Classics From The Theatre    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some plays have been so successful that they keep being performed and their plot belongs to some kind of international repertoire. Check how familiar you are with these "classics".
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Apr 23 23
Category: Plays
Average
flem-ish
Apr 23 23
3091 plays
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