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ignotus999 has been a FunTrivia author since Jul 16 13 and has written 29 quizzes. ignotus999 writes for many different categories, but is most active in World, People, and Humanities.

  • has earned 555 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.

Bio: One person's trivium is another person's nugget of wisdom. Or not. Thanks to all the folks who make this site so diverting.
Hobbies: History; travel; collecting odd and inexpensive artifacts (junk?).
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by ignotus999
1.
  Broadway in the 1950s   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Broadway musicals prospered despite the advent of (shudder) television, as the classic American book musical came into its own.
Tough, 15 Qns, ignotus999, Oct 13 17
Category: Musicals By Year
Tough
ignotus999
Oct 13 17
482 plays
2.
  Glories of German Cooking   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Comfort food? Strange-sounding names? Yes, but so much more.
Average, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Jan 02 14
Category: German Foods
Average
ignotus999
723 plays
3.
  Broadway in the 1960s    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The tempestuous 1960s: Noel Coward's farewell, a Tribal Love-Rock Musical, television as ally and adversary, and more great shows.
Tough, 15 Qns, ignotus999, Jun 06 14
Category: Musicals By Year
Tough
ignotus999
388 plays
4.
  The Princess Tried   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Princess Bride? Not all Princesses waited passively for Prince Charming.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Jan 23 21
Tough
ignotus999
Jan 23 21
487 plays
5.
  Broadway in the 1940s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Escapism, experimentation, evolution - and some fine music.
Tough, 15 Qns, ignotus999, Jun 10 14
Category: 1940s Music
Tough
ignotus999
371 plays
6.
  Broadway in the 1970s    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The decade 1971-1980 saw migration from the movies and (vinyl) recordings to the stage, and cultural cross-fertilization between Broadway and London's West End.
Tough, 15 Qns, ignotus999, Jul 17 14
Category: Musicals By Year
Tough
ignotus999
314 plays
7.
  Top o' The Parkway to Ya!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Don't sweat the exit numbers. The Garden State Parkway is a mere pretext for these questions about New Jersey.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Apr 11 14
Category: New Jersey
Tough
ignotus999
259 plays
8.
  Broadway in the 1920s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Broadway in the '20s: operettas, jazz, revues, Romberg, Kern, Friml, the Gershwins (both of them), and more.
Tough, 15 Qns, ignotus999, Apr 03 14
Tough
ignotus999
287 plays
9.
  Glories of Hungarian Cuisine   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More than just goulash! Subtle, varied, hearty and satisfying.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Jan 26 14
Category: European Food Mix
Tough
ignotus999
302 plays
10.
  The Cunard Line on the Atlantic    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
From sidewheelers to Queen Mary 2 and beyond. Porthole-counters welcome!
Tough, 15 Qns, ignotus999, Apr 27 17
Category: Maritime
Tough
ignotus999
150 plays
11.
  I Open At The Close   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Betrayal" and the play / musical "Merrily We Roll Along" actually do start at the close - but most shows don't. I give you the ending (except for one); you choose the play, musical or opera.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Aug 13 14
Category: Theatre
Tough
ignotus999
683 plays
12.
  Broadway in the 1930s    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Vaudeville died, Hollywood learned to sing and the Depression deepened, but Broadway musicals thrived.
Tough, 20 Qns, ignotus999, May 27 14
Category: Musicals By Year
Tough
ignotus999
292 plays
13.
  Wanna Be a Chef?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions are drawn from the experiences of a culinary school student.
Average, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Nov 06 13
Category: Hospitality
Average
ignotus999
537 plays
14.
  Victor Herbert   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From the late 1890s until World War One, Victor Herbert (1859-1924) was the pre-eminent composer of the American musical theater.
Average, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Nov 21 13
Average
ignotus999
170 plays
15.
  He's A Genius!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Genius isn't always appreciated - and sometimes it's on vacation. Ten amazingly inappropriate quotations by and about famous people.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Aug 08 13
Tough
ignotus999
402 plays
16.
  Between the Wars: The Washington Naval Treaty    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 forestalled a new arms race - for a few years.
Tough, 15 Qns, ignotus999, Jul 14 14
Category: Naval Forces
Tough
ignotus999
208 plays
17.
  It Started Where?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Technological and scientific innovations were introduced in some unexpected places. I tell you you what and when - you provide the where.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Feb 20 15
Tough
ignotus999
388 plays
18.
  Columbia University    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Roar, Lions, Roar! The history and lore of New York City's Ivy League institution.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Sep 23 15
Category: US Colleges
Tough
ignotus999
253 plays
19.
  Lost and Found New York   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Vanished landmarks of an ever-changing metropolis - and the new landmarks that replaced them.
Difficult, 15 Qns, ignotus999, Oct 28 14
Category: New York
Difficult
ignotus999
315 plays
20.
  Dead Meat    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Bizarre but delicious - sometimes.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Nov 17 15
Category: Meats
Tough
ignotus999
388 plays
21.
  My Esteemed Predecessor?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Famous (and infamous) historical figures were often preceded by the failed or forgotten. We know the successors, but whom did they supersede?
Difficult, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Apr 03 14
Category: For Experts
Difficult
ignotus999
284 plays
22.
  "Hell on Wheels" Series and History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The AMC cable series "Hell on Wheels" - building the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. Popular, exciting, entertaining, but how much is historically accurate?
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Oct 21 14
Tough
ignotus999
199 plays
23.
  Between the Wars: The London Treaty of 1930    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The London Naval Treaty of 1930 attempted to solve some of the problems left by the Washington Treaty of 1922 - and perhaps created some new ones.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Aug 23 13
Category: Naval Forces
Tough
ignotus999
197 plays
24.
  The Blue Riband of the Atlantic   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The fastest passenger ships on the Atlantic run - technically westbound ... and average speed ...
Tough, 15 Qns, ignotus999, Jan 13 17
Category: Maritime
Tough
ignotus999
140 plays
25.
  Mayor Who?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The word "Mayor" comes from the Latin word meaning "bigger". Some are remembered today, some are not; but all were "big" in their time and place.
Tough, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Jan 26 14
Category: Government
Tough
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404 plays
26.
  You HAVE to Play this Quiz!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Riddles, choices, questions and conundrums that MUST be answered - often with unexpected consequences!
Difficult, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Aug 26 17
Difficult
ignotus999
Aug 26 17
778 plays
27.
  The British Invasion    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Those of a certain age think of The Sixties and The Beatles and such. Ah, but there's more - and some of it not so harmonious. Ten questions about prior Anglo-American exchanges, cultural and otherwise.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Jul 24 13
Difficult
ignotus999
718 plays
28.
  Whoever "They" Are   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Yes they did say that - but about whom? I give you the speaker; you identify the subject.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Nov 02 13
Difficult
ignotus999
300 plays
29.
  Stay in School - or not    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the rich 'n' famous had superb schooling; others didn't. Ten questions about the virtues of finishing one's education - or not.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ignotus999, Jul 16 13
Very Difficult
ignotus999
382 plays