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ncterp has been a FunTrivia author since Oct 15 22 and has written 67 quizzes. ncterp writes for many different categories, but is most active in World, History, and Geography.

  • has earned 1,044 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 2 quizzes that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Jul 17 24, and most recent quiz went online Jul 14 24.

Bio: I am a history buff, particularly U.S history. Also geography and general knowledge. I have a master's degree in Criminal Justice. Been living the good life since 2002. I was a law enforcement officer at the local and federal levels. I have taught American government and politics as well as courses dealing with the American revolution. I spent 9 years in the U.S. Navy as a young officer, including a tour in Vietnam.
Hobbies: I play golf and tennis. I also make bird houses and feeders. Travel is my other major hobby.
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by ncterp
1.
  Brillant Military Leaders/Strategists - Part I    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz is about military leaders. Not all these men were nice guys, but they used their abilities of leadership and as strategists to influence the course of history.
Easier, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 24 24
Category: Military Leaders
Easier
ncterp
May 24 24
175 plays
2.
  Adventures and Misadventures    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
U.S. Policies (1920-1940)
During the approximately 20 years between the end of WWI and the beginning of WWII, the U.S. was involved in some questionable policy decisions. These policies were those of the Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Franklin Roosevelt administrations.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jun 05 24
Average
ncterp
Jun 05 24
246 plays
3.
  One or Two Liners - '40s and '50s movies   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
These are memorable lines from some of the memorable movies of the 1940s and 1950s. Some are still used today, from 70 to 80 years ago. That's how memorable they are. Let's see how well you do.
Average, 15 Qns, ncterp, May 14 24
Average
ncterp
May 14 24
295 plays
4.
  The Once Proud Five    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 allowed for the forcible removal of five tribes from their ancestral lands east of the Mississippi River. The result was what one tribal leader called the "trail of tears and death".
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Nov 20 23
Category: Native American
Average
ncterp
Nov 20 23
161 plays
5.
  Baby It's Cold Outside   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Winter is rapidly approaching, at least in the northern hemisphere. That means that some areas of the world will unfortunately have to deal with the topic of this quiz - blizzards.
Tough, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jan 14 24
Category: Weather Disasters
Tough
ncterp
Jan 14 24
176 plays
6.
  Priceless Treasures - Where Are They ?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Priceless treasures from antiquity, artifacts and natural irreplaceable items of yesteryear. The stuff of legends and lore. Stolen, lost and never seen again. So, grab your whip and Indy hat and go on an adventure with this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Dec 11 23
Average
ncterp
Dec 11 23
433 plays
7.
  Trivia Hodgepodge for Kids    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Come on kids - let's see how much you're paying attention in class. This quiz is for children and covers everything from astronomy to zoology.
Easier, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jan 08 24
Easier
ncterp
Jan 08 24
523 plays
8.
  The "I"s Have It   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
This is about the US Interstate Highway System. Don't forget that even numbers run east-west and odd numbers run north-south. I'll give you the Interstate and the interesting sights it passes through, you provide the termini.
Average, 15 Qns, ncterp, Jan 22 24
Average
ncterp
Jan 22 24
95 plays
9.
  Movie Detectives and Defectives   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here is a matching quiz about really good movie detectives and a few movie defective detectives. Your chore is to match the character to the movie title or vice versa.
Easier, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jan 05 24
Category: Movie Detectives
Easier
ncterp
Jan 05 24
750 plays
10.
  #1s from the 50s   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz I will give you the name of the number one song for each year of the decade, which will be in parentheses, then it is for you to match the artist with the song or, in some cases, vice versa. The source for this quiz is Billboard's year-end c
Easier, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 17 24
Category: 1950s Music
Easier
ncterp
May 17 24
373 plays
11.
  #1's from the 60s   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz I will give you the name of the number one song for each year of the decade, then it is for you to match the artist with the song or, in some cases, vice versa. The source for this quiz is Billboard's year-end chart.
Easier, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jan 23 24
Category: 1960s Music
Easier
ncterp
Jan 23 24
1163 plays
12.
  They Came From Outer Space    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Our solar system is populated with over a million asteroids. There are about 195 impact craters that have been identified on the surface of the Earth. This quiz is about some of the more significant ones.
Tough, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jun 29 24
Category: Meteorites
Tough
ncterp
Jun 29 24
122 plays
13.
  Poetic Genres    
Classification Quiz
 15 Qns
A poem's genre is best described as the poem's style. A lyric poem is generally short and musical, while an epic poem is long and narrative. An allegorical poem usually uses metaphors to convey a moral idea, while a satirical poem often ridicules.
Average, 15 Qns, ncterp, Jun 24 24
Category: Poetic Genres
Average
ncterp
Jun 24 24
129 plays
14.
  Royals and Not    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz you are given clues as to the identity of a monarch, or a person with a royal surname. Though not all are royalty.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jul 13 24
Category: King and Queen Mix
Average
ncterp
Jul 13 24
296 plays
15.
  Obscure Yet Influential    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about people who made significant contributions to their field of study but went largely unrecognized during their lifetimes. Match the person to their field of study.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jul 14 24
Category: Changed the World
Average
ncterp
Jul 14 24
144 plays
16.
  The As and Bs of Geography    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From the Abyssal plain to the Azores, from Bab el Mandeb to Burundi, these are a few of the As and the Bs of Geography.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Oct 26 23
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Average
ncterp
Oct 26 23
384 plays
17.
This is the second part of my list of the 20 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century. Match the athlete on the left with the clue on the right, and disagree with me all you want.
Tough, 10 Qns, ncterp, Nov 12 23
Category: Sports Mixed
Tough
ncterp
Nov 12 23
492 plays
18.
This quiz is part I of my list of the 20th Century's greatest athletes. Your list may differ. I will give you the name of the athlete, you must match him/her to the clue.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Oct 23 23
Category: Sports Mixed
Average
ncterp
Oct 23 23
299 plays
19.
  The Who, The What and The Where    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will describe to you a place, object, or person. Your assignment (should you dare to accept it) is to piece the clues together based on the description.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Oct 04 23
Category: Guess the Object
Average
ncterp
Oct 04 23
594 plays
20.
  Infamous, Inhumane, Notorious, Horrific   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There have always been prisons, just like there have always been criminals. This quiz is about some of the worst institutions devised by various societies to deal with their lawbreakers and POWs. Man's inhumanity to man on display.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Aug 29 23
Category: Prisons
Average
ncterp
Aug 29 23
348 plays
21.
  Everything in Thirds    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Consider this quiz the "third degree" about thirds. Everything in thirds from the middle-ages to baseball.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Sep 18 23
Average
ncterp
Sep 18 23
267 plays
22.
  1960s One Hit Wonders   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 20 Qns
International and American singers and groups whose songs either were atop the Billboard Hot 100 or close to it and then disappeared. Some tried again but fizzled out. I'll give you the title of the song, you match it with the artist.
Easier, 20 Qns, ncterp, Jul 02 23
Easier
ncterp
Jul 02 23
559 plays
23.
  Banned, Challenged and Removed   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Censorship has caused the banning, challenging and removal of some of our greatest novels both in the U.S. and abroad. This quiz is about a few of these monumental works of art many were deprived of.
Easier, 10 Qns, ncterp, Oct 03 23
Category: Banned Books
Easier
ncterp
Oct 03 23
511 plays
24.
  Fifteen Fabulous Firsts    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Fascinating finding fun, fundamental, functional, farsighted firsts. Forebearers for further fascinations.
Average, 15 Qns, ncterp, Jan 17 24
Average
ncterp
Jan 17 24
179 plays
25.
  A River Runs Through It    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the rivers that flow through U.S. cities/states. In the 18th and 19th centuries cities often grew up on major rivers as they were a source of transportation and water.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Aug 24 23
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11,12
Average
ncterp
Aug 24 23
386 plays
26.
  The "Address" by Abe Lincoln   popular trivia quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 10 Qns
The Gettysburg Address
On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln was invited to give some brief remarks at Gettysburg. His precious few words are forever inscribed on a wall in his memorial in Washington, DC. This quiz will test your memory of the Gettysburg Address.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 12 23
Category: Gettysburg
Very Easy
ncterp
May 12 23
530 plays
27.
  Elvis - The Early Years    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I consider myself lucky to have been a teenager in the late 1950s when Elvis was making his breakthrough. He came upon the scene at the perfect time in America; his impact on our culture and the world's cannot be overstated.
Tough, 10 Qns, ncterp, Sep 02 23
Category: Presley, Elvis
Tough
ncterp
Sep 02 23
283 plays
28.
  The US Constitution: The Preamble   popular trivia quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 10 Qns
The Preamble to the United States Constitution is the who, what, and why of the document. Of the 52 words, the first three are arguably the most important.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 17 23
Very Easy
ncterp
May 17 23
379 plays
29.
  The Days of Knights   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Chivalrous and not-so chivalrous most knights were loyal to their sovereign and admired by the people. This quiz is about some of those knights.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Aug 29 23
Category: Medieval History
Average
ncterp
Aug 29 23
391 plays
30.
  The Robber Barons    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
"Robber baron" is a derogatory term used to describe the powerful men who made fortunes by forming monopolies and trusts, engaging in unethical business practices, bribing politicians, and exploiting their workers. Match the name with the industry.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Sep 15 23
Category: Business World
Average
ncterp
Sep 15 23
110 plays
31.
  Legal Latin   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Latin is said to be a dead language. Maybe so, but not legally speaking. That is, Latin is used quite frequently in the legal profession. This quiz is about some of those Latin words and phrases that can be heard in most any courtroom.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Aug 09 23
Category: The Law
Average
ncterp
Aug 09 23
218 plays
32.
  The Seventh Inning Stretch   popular trivia quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 10 Qns
This quiz is about a song, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" that Harry Caray and the crowd would sing during the 7th inning stretch at Cubs' games. The song became a tradition at MLB games during the 7th inning stretch in 1946. Let's see if you remember it
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 20 23
Category: Sports in Songs
Very Easy
ncterp
May 20 23
349 plays
33.
  Which Fiction was First   popular trivia quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Classics of American Literature
This quiz is about some of the best known works of American literature. It is your challenge to place them in order in which they were published.
Tough, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 31 23
Tough
ncterp
May 31 23
547 plays
34.
  A Decade of Optimism-The 1950s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 50s were a great decade in which to grow up. America was on the move, both literally and figuratively, and changes occurred in social mores, cultural trends, politics, and new products that affected our lifestyle.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 15 23
Category: 1950s History
Average
ncterp
May 15 23
731 plays
35.
  A Mix Of Historical U.S. Trivia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 19th century, particularly the period after the Civil War, was a period of expansion, invention, and discovery. This quiz will cover some historical events and persons of influence in the 19th century.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Mar 31 23
Average
ncterp
Mar 31 23
504 plays
36.
  Speaking of Walls   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
We all know about Hadrian's Wall and the Great Wall of China, this quiz asks you to match some lesser known walls to the country in which they are located.
Easier, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jul 08 23
Category: Walls
Easier
ncterp
Jul 08 23
125 plays
37.
  25 People Who Influenced the World    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz is not about the usual 25 influential people you think of; this is a quiz about influential people that may not come to mind right away. Nevertheless, they influenced the world they lived in as well as the world we live in today.
Average, 25 Qns, ncterp, Feb 14 23
Category: Who Am I?
Average
ncterp
Feb 14 23
466 plays
38.
  Water, Water - the Elixir of Life    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are over 45 different types of bodies of water on our wonderful planet. This quiz will deal with the differences between some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jun 06 23
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Category: Bodies of Water
Average
ncterp
Jun 06 23
393 plays
39.
  Time of the Year    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" has been around since 1927 (becoming gender neutral in 1999). Each selection reflects the person, or idea, who has most influenced the news and our world in the past year, be it for good or ill.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jun 27 23
Category: Time Magazine
Average
ncterp
Jun 27 23
275 plays
40.
  What is What in this World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Countries, nations, states, republics, federated republics, dependencies, etc, etc, etc. What does it all mean? Which is what? Along with a few world oddities mixed in.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jun 01 23
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Mixed Countries
Average
ncterp
Jun 01 23
614 plays
41.
  Secret Societies   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So-called "secret societies" have been with us since the beginning. Despite their secrecy, most such societies were formed with good intentions, although some were not. Let's take a look at both kinds.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Mar 15 23
Category: Organizations
Average
ncterp
Mar 15 23
335 plays
42.
  Oceans Ten    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Oceania History
Did you know that outside the English-speaking world Oceania is considered a continent? Australia is thought of as Australasia, a big island in Oceania and not as a separate continent.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Mar 23 23
Category: Oceania
Average
ncterp
Mar 23 23
187 plays
43.
  The Supremes   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justices
No, not the singing group from Motown. There have been 17 Chief Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. In this matching quiz you will be given the names of 15 of the Chief Justices and be asked to match him up with the president who nominated him.
Easier, 15 Qns, ncterp, Jan 26 23
Category: Supreme Court
Easier
ncterp
Jan 26 23
87 plays
44.
  Oh The Places We'll Go - Part IV   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here we are - nearing the end of our fantastic, awesome, adventuresome, mindboggling, breathtaking, astonishing, extraordinary, unbelievably incredible bucket list. But, before we count up all our frequent flyer miles here are a few more stops.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Mar 06 23
Category: Where am I?
Average
ncterp
Mar 06 23
276 plays
45.
  Resting on the Bottom    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with maritime disasters that have occurred in peacetime and not as a direct result of military action. Have fun and remember, "red sky at night-sailor's delight, red sky in morning-sailor take warning."
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 09 23
Category: Maritime Disasters
Average
ncterp
May 09 23
124 plays
46.
  The U.S. Navy in the 19th Century    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
During the 19th century, the U.S. Congress saw a growing country and the need to defend two long coastlines. The Quasi-War with France, the War of 1812, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War all indicated the need for effective naval forces.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Apr 21 23
Category: U.S. Navy
Average
ncterp
Apr 21 23
143 plays
47.
  They called it Britannia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The province of Britannia was part of the Roman Empire for nearly 4 centuries. Needless to say, the Romans left their influence on the architecture and culture of Britain. This quiz will cover some of the Roman contributions, some of which still remain.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Jul 17 23
Category: Romans in Britain
Average
ncterp
Jul 17 23
261 plays
48.
  The Wide World of U.S. Military Bases    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are over 750 U.S. military bases located in the U.S. and 80 foreign countries. That is more than three times the total of all other countries combined. In this quiz I'll give you the name of the base and you tell me where it's located.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 28 23
Category: U.S. Military
Average
ncterp
May 28 23
131 plays
49.
  American Civil War - From Cabin Boys to Generals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Medal of Honor was the only medal authorized by Congress during the Civil War. For this reason, many Medals of Honor were awarded for acts of bravery that would not meet the standards of today. More than 40% of the recipients fought in the Civil War.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 21 23
Category: U.S. Civil War
Average
ncterp
May 21 23
333 plays
50.
  Landmarks From Around the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz on landmarks located in various cities or countries worldwide. You will either be asked to name the landmark described or the city/country where it is located. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Feb 23 23
Category: World Sites
Average
ncterp
Feb 23 23
392 plays
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