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illiniman14 has been a FunTrivia author since Jan 02 03 and has written 86 quizzes. illiniman14 writes for many different categories, but is most active in Sports, People, and Television, and has won 1 Editor's Choice award on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 4,064 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • last seen online Jun 15 24, and most recent quiz went online Jan 21 16.

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1.
  And We Never Saw It Again...Ever! editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During early sea exploration, map-making was a very inexact science. Many maps included islands that simply didn't exist. These are some of those phantom islands.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Mar 16 10
Category: Islands
Tough
illiniman14
2507 plays
2.
  10 Unforgiving Lies of History Questions   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry? Vikings wore helmets with horns? Why would they do that? Well, they didn't. Find out who else has been lied about in history, and learn the truth.
Easier, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Apr 23 14
Easier
illiniman14
11086 plays
3.
  NFL Brothers   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many people have played professional football, but rarely do two or more brothers both make it to the professional level. This quiz celebrates those few combinations of successful brothers in the NFL.
Easier, 10 Qns, illiniman14, May 27 09
Category: American Football
Easier
illiniman14
2507 plays
4.
  The Old and the New: United States   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When settlers decide to build a home in a new place, they sometimes just take an old name and make it "New". Can you guess what names have been reused in the United States?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Apr 13 22
Category: Place Names
Average
illiniman14
Apr 13 22
3792 plays
5.
  Main Characters in Classic TV    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
With the name of the main character, try to see if you know the name of the series.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 24 03
Very Easy
illiniman14
4419 plays
6.
  Forgotten Countries #1   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throughout history, many countries have existed that fell on their own, were taken over by others, or evolved into the countries we know today. This quiz celebrates those forgotten countries.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Apr 11 14
Tough
illiniman14
3763 plays
7.
  Baseball Brothers 2   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many people have played professional baseball, but rarely do two or more brothers both make it to the majors. This quiz celebrates those few combinations of successful brothers in baseball.
Easier, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jun 26 09
Category: Baseball Families
Easier
illiniman14
1512 plays
8.
  That's a Nice Name   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
First names for babies are chosen for a variety of reasons, from being popular at the time to honoring a descendant. Occasionally, the person fits the name.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jan 10 13
Category: Names
Average
illiniman14
1768 plays
9.
  Baseball Brothers 1   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many people have played professional baseball, but rarely do two or more brothers both make it to the majors. This quiz celebrates those few combinations of successful brothers in baseball.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jun 26 09
Category: Baseball Families
Average
illiniman14
1289 plays
10.
  The Richest of the Rich   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throughout history, few people have been able to attain massive amounts of wealth. These are the 10 richest people in the history of the world (according to Forbes magazine in 2008 and adjusted for 2007 inflation in US dollars).
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Feb 11 16
Category: Famous People
Average
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2043 plays
11.
  January 12 Birthdays   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 12 is National Marzipan Day, so eat up while you try to find out who celebrates their birthday on this day.
Easier, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Aug 06 09
Category: January Birthdays
Easier
illiniman14
540 plays
12.
  The Johnstown Flood   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
What happens when over 60 rich men found their own exclusive club during the late 1800s? For Johnstown, Pennsylvania, it meant the death of over 2,200 people, the largest loss of American civilian lives on a single day until 9/11/2001.
Average, 15 Qns, illiniman14, Oct 10 09
Category: Weather Disasters
Average
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1538 plays
13.
  Crazy Cold War Projects, Part 1   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Cold War was a time of hysteria and paranoia for many key players, and those feelings led to some of the most insane government ideas of all time.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Nov 07 09
Category: Cold War
Tough
illiniman14
1770 plays
14.
  Not Stately Enough   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since Hawaii was admitted to statehood in 1959, the USA has been composed of 50 states. However, if any of these plans had been successful, America would look quite different.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Aug 30 12
Tough
illiniman14
1047 plays
15.
  Fighting a Long Lost Cause   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For most of the world, World War II ended in 1945. Nobody told that to Hiroo Onoda, and he kept fighting the lost war until 1974.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Oct 15 09
Category: Pacific War
Tough
illiniman14
781 plays
16.
  January 14 Birthdays   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 14 is National Dress Up Your Pet Day, Bald Eagle Day, and National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day. So chow down while you find out who was born on this day.
Easier, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Nov 16 09
Category: January Birthdays
Easier
illiniman14
704 plays
17.
  We Picked Who? [2]   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the NFL, championships can be won or lost on draft day. This quiz focuses on those busts that helped lose them.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Oct 27 09
Average
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654 plays
18.
  January 1 Birthdays   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These people were all born on the very first day of the year. But do you know who they are?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Nov 09 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
634 plays
19.
  January 6 Birthdays   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 6 is New Mexico Admission Day, National Shortbread Day, and Apple Tree Day. But who calls this day their birthday?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 21 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
469 plays
20.
  Tomorrow Never Dies   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All past doomsday predictions have one thing in common: they were all wrong. No matter how sure various 'authorities' are that the world will end, tomorrow just never dies.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Dec 16 12
Category: Famous Dates
Average
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1099 plays
21.
  January 3 Birthdays   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 3 is Drinking Straw Day, Alaska Admission Day, and National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day in the United States, and a few famous people can call it their birthday. Can you name them?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Nov 01 11
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
455 plays
22.
  Failed Assassinations of US Presidents   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy were all assassinated while they held the office of President of the United States. These are 15 similar attempts that failed to work.
Average, 15 Qns, illiniman14, Feb 26 10
Average
illiniman14
875 plays
23.
  January 5 Birthdays   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 5 is National Bird Day, National Whipped Cream Day, and George Washington Carver Recognition Day in the US, but Carver was not born on this day. Do you know who was?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 20 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
621 plays
24.
  January 8 Birthdays   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 8 is Postal Day, National English Toffee Day, and World Literacy Day, but can you read into the clues to find out who was born on this day?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 28 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
541 plays
25.
  Forgotten Countries #2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throughout history, many countries have existed that fell on their own, were taken over by others, or evolved into the countries we know today. This quiz celebrates those forgotten countries.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Mar 24 10
Tough
illiniman14
1689 plays
26.
  January 10 Birthdays   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 10 is Volunteer Fireman's Day, so try not to get burned when figuring out who was born on this day.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 31 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
554 plays
27.
  Crazy Cold War Projects, Part 3   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Cold War was a time of hysteria and paranoia, and those feelings led to some of the most insane government ideas of all time.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Oct 06 10
Category: Cold War
Tough
illiniman14
738 plays
28.
  We Picked Who? [1]   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the NFL, championships can be won or lost on draft day. This quiz focuses on those busts that helped lose them.
Easier, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Oct 27 09
Easier
illiniman14
607 plays
29.
  Little Known Record Holders: Pt. 1   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some players set records that we would hardly even know about had there not been statisticians working the numbers for years. Here, those little known record holders finally get their due.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Sep 11 07
Category: NFL Records
Tough
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1867 plays
30.
  January 7 Birthdays    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 7 has its place in history - the typewriter was patented, the Harlem Globetrotters were established, and the first train station was opened on this day. But what people were born on this day?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 24 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
364 plays
31.
  January 9 Birthdays    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 9 is National Apricot Day and National Static Electricity Day, but will you be shocked to see who was born on this day?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 30 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
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336 plays
32.
  Little Known Record Holders: Pt. 3   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some players set records that we would hardly even know about had there not been statisticians working the numbers for years. Here, those little known record holders finally get their due.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Oct 16 08
Category: Baseball Firsts
Tough
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861 plays
33.
  Blockbuster Trades: NFL   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throughout their careers, several great players were traded for other greats, lesser players, and money. But can you tell which player got traded for whom and what?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 30 07
Average
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1221 plays
34.
  All I Need is a Tall Ship    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
If you consider Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, or Vasco da Gama the greatest seafarer in history, there's a good reason - you've never heard of Zheng He.
Average, 15 Qns, illiniman14, May 13 16
Category: Explorers
Average
illiniman14
378 plays
35.
  Trying to Change My Constitution, Are You?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Well over a thousand amendments have been proposed to change the Constitution of the United States, but only a very small percentage actually get passed. These are some of those that didn't.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Apr 30 13
Average
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387 plays
36.
  3.02 "Precipice"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This episode was originally aired alongside "Occupation." The resistance continues their attacks, the Cylons respond in kind, and the fleet sends an unexpected liaison officer to New Caprica.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, May 08 13
Average
illiniman14
106 plays
37.
  Which Team Does Not Fit?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I'll tell you the conference, you tell me which team does not fit in the 2002-2003 NCAA basketball season.
Average, 15 Qns, illiniman14, Mar 15 10
Category: NCAA Basketball
Average
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3037 plays
38.
  January 13 Birthdays    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I wish you a happy Old New Year, which falls on the night of January 13, while you try to determine who was born on this day.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Aug 13 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
441 plays
39.
  Every Megalomaniac's Dream   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some architects plan dams for rivers. Others may plan one for a lake. Herman Sörgel wanted to dam the Mediterranean Sea, in one of the largest architectural plans in history.
Tough, 15 Qns, illiniman14, Oct 24 09
Category: World Sites
Tough
illiniman14
401 plays
40.
  Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you ask any historian, they will tell you that creating a nation takes careful planning and hard work. Don't tell these micronations what they can't do!
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Dec 03 18
Category: Global Issues
Tough
illiniman14
Dec 03 18
438 plays
41.
  Blockbuster Trades   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throughout their careers, several great players were traded for each other, lesser players, and money. But can you tell which player got traded for whom and what?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 06 04
Average
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1756 plays
42.
  January 4 Birthdays    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 4 is National Spaghetti Day and Utah Admission Day in the United States, and also Independence Day for the Union of Myanmar. Can you name some people born on this day?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 16 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
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338 plays
43.
  2.11 "Resurrection Ship, Pt. 1"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Galactica and Pegasus temporarily keep from coming to blows thanks to a greater common enemy.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Oct 29 10
Average
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147 plays
44.
  Imagine Dragons   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will cover the first few years of Imagine Dragons, from their formation to the release of the first album.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jan 12 18
Category: Imagine Dragons
Tough
illiniman14
Jan 12 18
258 plays
45.
  2.20 "Lay Down Your Burdens, Pt. 2"    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
In the season finale, the Cylons allow the rescue mission to leave Caprica, and the presidential election will determine the fate of the fleet.
Average, 15 Qns, illiniman14, Apr 27 13
Average
illiniman14
106 plays
46.
  January 15 Birthdays   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
January 15 is Army Day in India, Armed Forced Day in Nigeria, and Tree Planting Day in Egypt - so stand firm while you find out who was born on this day.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jan 14 12
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
367 plays
47.
  It's Not on the Map   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In legends, books, movies, TV, and video games, fictional countries are created for a variety of reasons - from adventure to satire. Here are a few of those creations.
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 10 17
Category: Thematic Places
Average
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537 plays
48.
  In the Dark, Before Time Began   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Albert Einstein once said, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." This is how we've kept track of time throughout the centuries.
Difficult, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jan 25 23
Category: Thematic Time
Difficult
illiniman14
Jan 25 23
497 plays
49.
  3.05 "Collaborators"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A secret tribunal is set up on Galactica to punish those who collaborated with the Cylons, even if it may not have all the information it needs.
Tough, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jan 21 16
Tough
illiniman14
86 plays
50.
  January 2 Birthdays    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These people missed being born on New Year's Day by less than 24 hours. Can you name them?
Average, 10 Qns, illiniman14, Jul 26 09
Category: January Birthdays
Average
illiniman14
363 plays
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