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shorthumbz has been a FunTrivia author since Feb 23 12 and has written 45 quizzes. shorthumbz is a generalist author, preferring to author quizzes across all categories, with the most common being Movies, Humanities, and Hobbies, and has won 3 Editor's Choice awards on submitted quizzes.

  • has earned 3,250 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • last seen online Mar 05 24, and most recent quiz went online Mar 16 17.

Bio: "Not my circus; not my monkeys." -- Omarosa
Hobbies: Remaining upright while walking; and, of course, trivia.
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by shorthumbz
1.
  Endive's Game editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
While her more famous cousin Ender was busy saving mankind, Endive Wiggin took on the lesser - but no less important - challenge of discovering tasty ingredients for a great salad. Here are excerpts from her search log ...
Very Easy, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Oct 27 14
Very Easy
shorthumbz
2852 plays
2.
  A Novel Approach To Novels editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Literick:" Use of a low-level literary form to describe a (theoretically) higher-level one. Can you guess the novels described by these litericks? Thanks to logcrawler for the Author Challenge!
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Mar 12 17
Average
shorthumbz
3559 plays
3.
  Antiques Roadshow editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Students of "The Canterbury Tales" unearthed a video proving that another roadshow visited the "Roadshow" when the famous television program stopped in Canterbury, circa 1381 AD. Who and what appeared on this landmark broadcast? Let's go to the tape ...
Tough, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, May 03 14
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Category: Chaucer, Geoffrey
Tough
shorthumbz
670 plays
4.
  Thanksgiving Could Be Difficult: Problem Kids   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Does fame result in the failure of parenting? Given the number of children of the famous who encounter infamy - often in the form of serious legal trouble - it may seem so. What do you know about these celebs and their troubled offspring?
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Mar 07 17
Easier
shorthumbz
1730 plays
5.
  Snot Running Down His Nose   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's get gross! The bad boys (and girl) of Team Kaffeeklatsch invite you to grab a box of tissues and join us as we foray into the goop that dare not speak its name. What's your favorite bodily fluid? Thanks to zombipi for the Author Challenge.
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, May 11 17
Easier
shorthumbz
2467 plays
6.
  You Graduated!   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the famous woman with the college or university from which she received a degree. This degree need not be her first, or only, degree; and must not be an honorary degree. Written by Team Kaffeeklatsch for the Amazing Trivia Race 3.
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Feb 26 17
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
Category: Mixed People
Easier
shorthumbz
1535 plays
7.
  When Lyrics Were Poetry   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
It's simple: match the distinctive lyrics from bygone songs to the songs they come from, which represent some of the most meaningful sentiments ever put to music. There are no bad-named ladies with anybody's money in this quiz. By Team Kaffeeklatsch
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Nov 22 17
Category: Mixed Lyrics
Easier
shorthumbz
Nov 22 17
1688 plays
8.
  All Things Red   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Show how much you know about those quintessential U.S. things/people/traditions that are "red". Compiled as part of the Amazing Trivia Race 2 for Team Kaffeeklatsch and for Adventures in Authoring; with thanks to ElusiveDream for the Author Challenge.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jun 16 23
Category: Mixed USA
Average
shorthumbz
Jun 16 23
3007 plays
9.
  Harmony, Order and Chaos   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you think science started in the times of Einstein, Newton, or Leonardo, think again! Those were some important eras, but the history of science includes other developments that were just as key in bringing harmony and order out of chaos.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Dec 17 19
Average
shorthumbz
Dec 17 19
2728 plays
10.
  Point of No Return   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Free Dictionary defines "Point of No Return" as the "point in a course of action beyond which reversal is not possible." In such historic moments, the key players realize an inevitable outcome. Can you identify them? Quiz Commission XXIX (Negativity)
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Sep 22 21
Easier
shorthumbz
Sep 22 21
1449 plays
11.
  The Wonderful, Wacky World of Coffee   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Our First Mate Starbuck is making a survey and tour of all that is wonderful and wacky in the world of coffee, the popular drink and flavoring. Submitted for the Amazing Trivia Race 3.
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Feb 17 17
Category: Coffee
Easier
shorthumbz
1678 plays
12.
  Jack of All Trades    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See if you recognize these Jacks, Jacques, Johns, and Jacquelines by their trades and occupations. Completed for Quiz Commission XXXI (Name Game).
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Mar 19 14
Category: First Names H-J
Average
shorthumbz
3304 plays
13.
  Art, Artists, and Inspiration   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Enjoy a stroll through the virtual museum of Team Kaffeeklatsch to visit some of our favorite paintings with stories to tell. The collection was compiled for the Amazing Trivia Race 2.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jun 16 14
Category: Art
Average
shorthumbz
2503 plays
14.
  Ludwig van, Piano Man   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a titan of classical music who wrote scores of different compositions for various instruments, including the human voice. This quiz focuses on some of his pieces for the piano in (roughly) chronological order.
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Nov 15 21
Easier
shorthumbz
Nov 15 21
385 plays
15.
  Beyond the Little Black Dress (LBD)   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No list of wardrobe musts for the modern woman would be complete without the Little Black Dress (LBD). See how much you know about it and other fashion basics and trends through the years.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jun 29 21
Category: Clothes Specific
Average
shorthumbz
Jun 29 21
1475 plays
16.
  Let's All Write a Story!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about famous periodical publications, the famous events they've covered, and some of the famous people who wrote the stories?
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Apr 13 18
Average
shorthumbz
Apr 13 18
2168 plays
17.
  The RCRA 8 Metals - and Then Some   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just like the "Ten Most Wanted" criminals, there are eight metals which have been judged to be especially dangerous to us and our environment - The RCRA 8. Team Kaffeeklatsch presents a quiz to help you identify them.
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jul 28 17
Recommended for grades: 10,11
Category: Metals
Easier
shorthumbz
Jul 28 17
1062 plays
18.
  They Won a Tony?? - For What Play?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many actors and actresses who have gained fame in other mediums have also won Tony Awards as Broadway's Best in plays. How many do you know? (Musicals to follow). From Team Kaffeeklatsch
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Mar 16 17
Category: Tony Awards
Average
shorthumbz
1344 plays
19.
  Material Girl   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Madonna made the term "Material Girl" famous. What about other Material Girls throughout history and popular culture? Can you identify these famous ladies from a list of some of the people and things they famously "acquired"?
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Aug 20 13
Category: Famous People
Average
shorthumbz
1059 plays
20.
  Seeking Certain Seaside Settings   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A serendipitous search sends serious students to select spots set on certain saline stretches. Sojourners: Cite the site! Smiling sessions will ensue!
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jun 05 16
Category: Where on Earth?
Average
shorthumbz
2196 plays
21.
  Spaghetti Eastern    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The term "Mafia" is so yesterday! Team Kaffeeklatsch challenges you to identify these Italian (and other) gangster films set in USA: call them "Spaghetti Easterns." Thanks to apathy 100 for the Author Challenge,
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jul 22 17
Average
shorthumbz
Jul 22 17
1451 plays
22.
  Bible or Not    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Are these quotations from the Bible, or not? Just fill in "Bible" or "Not" in response to them. It ought to be simple ... or not. Biblical references are to the New International Version (NIV). An Adventures in Authoring quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Oct 24 18
Category: Biblical Quotes
Average
shorthumbz
Oct 24 18
1425 plays
23.
  Sidekicks, Pals, and Henchmen    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What would a great drama be without some great supporting players? Here are some characters and actors who've played reliably in support over the years.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Sep 01 13
Category: Mixture: Drama
Average
shorthumbz
2961 plays
24.
  The Turning Point    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The Turning Point" is a 1977 film about ballet - at least on the surface. However it's also about the road not taken; the grass that is greener; the joys of motherhood; the price of career; and a woman's fulfillment. Compiled for the Amazing Trivia Race
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Oct 06 13
Category: Tr - Tz Movies
Average
shorthumbz
2079 plays
25.
  In Like a Lion, Out Like a Llama    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mondo Animalia: Beginning with lions and ending with llamas, here are some surprising facts about animals, some familiar, some not so much! Many thanks to Kyleisalive for the Author Challenge.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jun 13 17
Category: Animal Fun Facts
Average
shorthumbz
Jun 13 17
2052 plays
26.
  Birdman    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Birdman" won the Academy Award for the Best Picture of 2014, besting seven other films for the title. Team Kaffeeklatsch challenges you to test your knowledge of this surreal and creative film. Completed for the Amazing Trivia Race 3.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Mar 05 17
Category: Be - Bi Movies
Average
shorthumbz
1293 plays
27.
  Watching the Detectives    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The opening season of "True Detective" was such a success that it seemed like a perfect fit for this title, part of Quiz Commission XXXII. What do you know about season 1 of this sensational series? All questions refer ONLY to season 1. BEWARE: Spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Dec 30 14
Category: True Detective
Average
shorthumbz
321 plays
28.
  "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn's" Extras    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you remember about some of the lesser-known, but no less vivid, characters and situations in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"? Compiled for the Amazing Trivia Race 2.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Feb 23 17
Category: Twain, Mark
Average
shorthumbz
2106 plays
29.
  Eden, Apes, and Mel Brooks   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on man's creation, and all the ways it's seen; Shown for your delectation, upon the silver screen.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Aug 04 14
Category: Movies Grab Bag
Average
shorthumbz
620 plays
30.
  Ay, Oh, Way to Go, Columbus, O    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Team Kaffeeklatsch invites you to visit the burgeoning capital city of the Buckeye State, Columbus, Ohio, USA, where team member shorthumbz began a storied academic career! Created for the Amazing Trivia Race 3.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Mar 07 17
Category: Ohio
Average
shorthumbz
1363 plays
31.
  Philebrities   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I looked around the historic sites of Philadelphia for celebrities, past and present, who share my strong personal connection to the area. See if you can find them, too. Each question is full of hints and clues.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Apr 23 14
Category: USA Celebs
Average
shorthumbz
531 plays
32.
  The Ups and Downs of "Down" and "Up"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have some fun with idioms involving the words "down" and "up": an Adventures in Authoring quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Aug 08 19
Easier
shorthumbz
Aug 08 19
1102 plays
33.
  Click Here! Click Here!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Herewith is a repository of assorted questions looking for a home.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Sep 30 21
Average
shorthumbz
Sep 30 21
745 plays
34.
  The Ten Pro Bowls of Mean Joe Greene   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Charles Edward ("Mean Joe") Greene was selected to ten Pro Bowls in his first eleven seasons (1969-1979) as the anchor of the legendary Steel Curtain defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers. How much do you know about him and his teammates in those games?
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Apr 14 14
Category: NFL Pro Bowl
Average
shorthumbz
227 plays
35.
  Word Erosion   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Start with a long word that fits the first definition. Then drop a letter, shuffle, and form another word fitting a new definition. Repeat until the original word has "eroded" to only one letter. Trouble? Work from a shorter word up to a longer one.
Easier, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Sep 05 14
Easier
shorthumbz
669 plays
36.
  But What's the Point?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a whimsically serious tour of various geographical points, heads, capes, bluffs, and necks around the world. An Adventures in Authoring quiz, with thanks to shuehorn for the title and Author Challenge!
Tough, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jul 28 22
Tough
shorthumbz
Jul 28 22
388 plays
37.
  Weep No More My Gentleman    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's a quiz all about the males of our species! So test your knowledge of popular songs about the men in the family, many of which mention the guys in their titles. With thanks to Windswept for the Author Challenge.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Oct 29 13
Category: Relatives in Songs
Average
shorthumbz
361 plays
38.
  The Wrong Ingredient    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Help! The recipe files on my handy-dandy tablet gadget have been corrupted; and the ingredients in many of my favorite dishes have been mixed up. For each dish named, identify the ingredient that doesn't belong to help me straighten things out.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Feb 17 13
Average
shorthumbz
798 plays
39.
  The Potato: An Owner's Manual   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The culinary and nutritional value of the potato is widely known. But what do you do if you have a variety of other problems around the house and you have only one potato? Here's an Instructional Guide (no potato wearing, carrying, or burying required):
Tough, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, May 10 14
Category: Homes & Gardens
Tough
shorthumbz
471 plays
40.
  The Girl in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Lisbeth Salander, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". It is based on the 2011 David Fincher film. BEWARE: Spoilers Ahead!
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jan 27 13
Category: Ga - Gm Movies
Average
shorthumbz
361 plays
41.
  Tony Awards 2013   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An annual save-the-date for Broadway Buffs everywhere; some refreshingly ground-breaking awards; and a very fun show!
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jul 05 13
Category: Tony Awards
Average
shorthumbz
291 plays
42.
  Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships" comes from Her Interactive and is part of its very popular Nancy Drew video game series for Windows PCs. An Adventures in Authoring quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Nov 24 20
Average
shorthumbz
Nov 24 20
132 plays
43.
  Five Seven    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how many associations you can find for the number 57: in business, sports, easy math, entertainment, and languages, among other areas. Good luck, and have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, May 16 23
Category: 51-100
Average
shorthumbz
May 16 23
462 plays
44.
  How much?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some word problems for you to solve by using what you know about numbers, the world around you, and simple math to answer the questions, "How much?" or "How many?". An Adventures in Authoring Quiz; and thanks to Lpez for the Author Challenge!
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Jun 09 13
Category: Numbers for Kids
Average
shorthumbz
796 plays
45.
  A Quiz of Her Own   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The Closer's" Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson is a great character. Here's a quiz about her and the people who are so important to her.
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Feb 25 12
Category: c ... Ca-Cm
Average
shorthumbz
184 plays