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windrush has been a FunTrivia author since Jun 09 14 and has written 48 quizzes. windrush is a generalist author, preferring to author quizzes across all categories, with the most common being Animals, World, and People.

  • has earned 1,310 excellent quiz ratings from quiz takers.
  • has adopted / renovated 1 quiz that required editing work to date.
  • last seen online Feb 28 24, and most recent quiz went online Mar 26 22.

Bio: So happy to be a member of FunTrivia - I've made so many friends here, and more particularly on Team No Worries!
Hobbies: reading, trivia, aviation
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Quizzes / Other Works Authored by windrush
1.
  Where Did This Happen?: 1960s Edition   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Highlights of the 1960's decade are touched on in this quiz, which forms part of the 10 quiz series, "Where Did This Happen? 19x0s Edition", crafted by Team Blue in April 2019.
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Apr 05 19
Category: 1960s History
Easier
windrush
Apr 05 19
1540 plays
2.
  The Castor Oil Plant - Uses and Abuses    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The castor oil, or castor bean, plant has been cultivated for millennia, and has many uses. What do you know about it?
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Oct 18 18
Category: Botany
Average
windrush
Oct 18 18
1303 plays
3.
  "Remembrance of Things Past" in Geography   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
My small attempt to place the concrete remains of sites (and some still thriving places) around the world in their historic settings.
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Sep 07 18
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Easier
windrush
Sep 07 18
714 plays
4.
  Where, Why, What? Shakespeare's Questions   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
One of Shakespeare's techniques to engage his audience was to pose questions, sometimes in soliloquys, sometimes between his characters. See if you can match the question with its origin.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 26 19
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Very Easy
windrush
Feb 26 19
503 plays
5.
  Missing! Lost in the Mists of Time   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Folks have been losing things since prehistoric times. People have also disappeared without trace. Here are a few of those mysteries.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Apr 15 19
Category: Global Trivia
Average
windrush
Apr 15 19
810 plays
6.
  Gods and Stories and Beliefs, Oh My!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many varied religions in the world today. This quiz touches very lightly on the beliefs of some of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Aug 31 18
Category: Religion Mixture
Easier
windrush
Aug 31 18
881 plays
7.
  Do You Know Who Said It ?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some last words and some words of wisdom (?) from some historical or hysterical characters.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Mar 26 22
Category: Who Said It?
Average
windrush
Mar 26 22
324 plays
8.
  Mince Pies and Christmas Lies    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz contains spoilers! There are many traditions and myths associated with Christmas. I've attempted to highlight a few. Please enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Dec 18 19
Category: Christmas
Average
windrush
Dec 18 19
1296 plays
9.
  Hobbies - the "No Worries!" Way   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Our team members would like to tell you about their interests and hobbies, past and present. Some of them may surprise you. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Aug 26 17
Easier
windrush
Aug 26 17
854 plays
10.
  Little Black Project: Shadowy Surnames    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can we write ten quizzes on one single colour? Yes we can, we already did. But here's another grand offering by Team Blue. This segment focuses on Celebrities whose surname means "Black".
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Aug 17 19
Easier
windrush
Aug 17 19
678 plays
11.
  Can I Eat That Garden Plant?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many plants in the home garden are edible, but others can make the unwary nibbler very ill indeed. Help me to figure out whether a plant is safe or not. Take care out there!
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Oct 09 18
Average
windrush
Oct 09 18
690 plays
12.
  I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tales of love and romance, some very familiar, others perhaps less so. I have made the more obscure questions more accessible by providing the author's name.
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 26 22
Category: Romantic Fiction
Easier
windrush
Feb 26 22
676 plays
13.
  The Wrong Trousers: Clothing Through the Ages   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Clothing provides more than protection from the weather. Given that the human form has changed little over the millenia, it is not surprising that trousers (or pants in the USA) have been around since prehistoric times.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Nov 11 18
Category: Household Items
Average
windrush
Nov 11 18
532 plays
14.
  Salad...It Ain't Just Lettuce   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When I was a kid, 'salad' meant lettuce, tomato and (sometimes) cucumber, usually without a dressing. Over the years I've learned a lot about salads. Here are a few of the more tasty ones.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Apr 26 20
Average
windrush
Apr 26 20
635 plays
15.
  Beware the Lunar Light    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
...Because if you're not careful, you could stub your toe in the soft half-light. There is nothing to be afraid of, though, because this is a quiz about Edward Lear's nonsense poem, 'The Owl and the Pussy-cat'. You may want to read it first.
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Nov 28 21
Category: L Authors
Easier
windrush
Nov 28 21
182 plays
16.
  "Quartet": a Swansong    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 2012 movie "Quartet" is liberally laced with humour and biting wit. A commentary on former celebrities being thrust into anonymity and coping with ageing, it features some major British stars.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 21 19
Category: Q
Average
windrush
Feb 21 19
134 plays
17.
  Quite Quirky Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Geniuses, masters of their art, many famous people had strange quirks or habits, some of which make fascinating reading. I hope you enjoy my quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 09 19
Category: Mixed People
Average
windrush
Feb 09 19
361 plays
18.
  "A Fistful of Dollars"-Spaghetti and Sushi Western    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"A Fistful of Dollars" (1964) was one of the first 'Spaghetti Westerns' to receive international acclaim. It was, however, a direct interpretation of a Japanese film made by a different company the year before. You may want to Google the back story.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 10 20
Average
windrush
Feb 10 20
462 plays
19.
  Why Are You So Wet?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about people who have distinguished themselves in one way or another by being very wet indeed.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Jan 21 20
Category: Other People
Average
windrush
Jan 21 20
554 plays
20.
  Birds of a Black Feather   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
People often tend to wax lyrical chirping the merits of the more colorful birds. This quiz relates to birds whose color schemes consist of black plumage, perhaps mixed with other colors. I have used common names for my answers.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Aug 21 16
Category: Wild Birds
Average
windrush
466 plays
21.
  Nicknames by Region   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Nicknames are often given to people purely by virtue of where they live. Sometimes there is an obvious link with their town or region; sometimes the origin of the name is less clear.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Mar 15 19
Average
windrush
Mar 15 19
587 plays
22.
  Beehive and Kicking   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have a couple of beehives - I'm still discovering the basics of beekeeping. Help me answer a few questions about this fascinating colony creature.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Dec 03 17
Category: Bees and Wasps
Average
windrush
Dec 03 17
564 plays
23.
  ...and Then the Lights Went Out    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What is darkness? Merely the absence of light. Perhaps you can cast some light on this often misunderstood topic.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, May 22 20
Average
windrush
May 22 20
280 plays
24.
  Flying to a Goal    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Since the Wright Brothers showed that it was possible to use powered flight as a means of transport, there have been many advances - and a few setbacks - in aviation history. This quiz on air transport covers just a few of these.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Sep 26 18
Category: Aircraft
Average
windrush
Sep 26 18
448 plays
25.
  The Gold Rush Down Under   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Just like North America, Australia was in the grip of gold fever from its earliest days.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 01 19
Category: Gold Rush
Average
windrush
Feb 01 19
210 plays
26.
  The Great White Part 8: Fair Furs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Team Blue's Great White quiz authoring challenge explores animals - specifically animals or other creatures which are predominantly white.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, May 13 19
Category: Animal Colors
Average
windrush
May 13 19
492 plays
27.
  What Will You Find in South Australia?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I live in South Australia, and I have invited my American friend Emma and her mother to visit me. I hope they will have a great time, seeing some new things.
Easier, 10 Qns, windrush, Apr 27 19
Easier
windrush
Apr 27 19
466 plays
28.
  A Quiz on This and That    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've written a few crosswords on this and that, so I thought I'd write a General Knowledge quiz on the same lines.
Tough, 10 Qns, windrush, May 23 19
Tough
windrush
May 23 19
432 plays
29.
  One Day Cricket (Next Day, Who Knows?)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz dealing with One Day International Cricket, including the Cricket World Cup. I attempt to shed some light on the history of the modern form of a sport steeped in tradition.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Sep 27 18
Category: ODIs
Average
windrush
Sep 27 18
357 plays
30.
  Give Up The Bird   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
The birds listed in this quiz were on endangered lists as at 2018. See if you can identify them.
Average, 15 Qns, windrush, Jan 24 19
Category: Wild Birds
Average
windrush
Jan 24 19
361 plays
31.
  Did I Spell That Right?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the simplest words in the English language can leave a person wondering whether they spelled them correctly. No matter how often you see them, they somehow don't look "right". Here are ten examples.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Oct 10 19
Category: Spelling Bee
Average
windrush
Oct 10 19
538 plays
32.
  Women with the Wow! Factor   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I would like to draw attention to some of the women whose names have made the history books (there are undoubtedly many who should have, but fame, until recently, eluded all but a very few remarkable females). The ones I refer to are a feisty bunch.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 20 22
Category: Famous Women
Average
windrush
Feb 20 22
705 plays
33.
  (Almost) Everything - the No Worries! Way    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you've tried No Worries!' earlier quizzes you'll know we're from all over, and our questions tend to be all over the place too. Just a reflection of our varied interests. We hope you'll enjoy playing our mixed quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 11 18
Average
windrush
Feb 11 18
619 plays
34.
  Lavender, Queen of Herbs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many species of lavender, most of which are both wonderfully attractive and fragrant, while many are also very useful plants. I invite you to sniff out the answers. to some questions on my favourite herb.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Apr 27 19
Category: Botany
Average
windrush
Apr 27 19
209 plays
35.
  Secret Services and Spycraft: A Necessary Evil?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We tend to think of Secret Police and spying organisations as modern day institutions. In fact, they've been around throughout history.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Dec 03 18
Category: Global Issues
Average
windrush
Dec 03 18
619 plays
36.
  Heroes and Amazons   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals mostly with the interaction between a number of the Greek Heroes and strong women, including those elusive female warriors, the Amazons.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Nov 19 15
Category: Men and Gods
Average
windrush
421 plays
37.
  A Lot of Firth   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the actor Colin Firth, star of many films, later to become a producer, author and social activist.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 18 19
Category: Firth, Colin
Average
windrush
Feb 18 19
284 plays
38.
  Poldark Places: the Books    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
How much do you recall of Poldark? Though this quiz is based on the book series by Winston Graham, either TV series should provide the answers.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, May 10 19
Category: G
Average
windrush
May 10 19
108 plays
39.
  Long Way From Home    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some questions on entertainment featuring people (or characters) who found themselves a long way from home.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Jul 29 19
Average
windrush
Jul 29 19
391 plays
40.
  Legends Told in Tara's Halls    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ireland has a rich mythology, with heroes and Immortals, and thrilling tales of battles, love and betrayal. Match the brief descriptions to the characters.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Aug 31 18
Category: Irish Myth
Average
windrush
Aug 31 18
465 plays
41.
  Live or Die    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's a dangerous world out there, especially for creatures lower on the food chain than the top predators. Here are a few strategies they employ to protect themselves. Keep safe!
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 12 19
Average
windrush
Feb 12 19
377 plays
42.
  Inside the Hive   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After a couple of seasons with my hives, I've discovered a few more facts about my bees. I hope my quiz will give you a buzz.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Jan 17 19
Category: Bees and Wasps
Average
windrush
Jan 17 19
330 plays
43.
  Places that Tickle Your Funny Bone    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever seen a town or village name that made you smile or laugh out loud? These are a few of the No Worries team favourites.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Sep 27 22
Category: Global Trivia
Average
windrush
Sep 27 22
659 plays
44.
  Daniel    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I remember singing along to "Daniel", by Elton John, whenever I heard it on the radio. Here is a quiz about the song.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Jan 29 19
Category: John, Elton
Average
windrush
Jan 29 19
403 plays
45.
  Defining Words Cryptically    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a cryptic puzzle. I provide the definition at either the beginning or end of the clue. All words are six letters, and the second letter is A, the last letter is T.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Feb 23 19
Category: Cryptics
Average
windrush
Feb 23 19
268 plays
46.
  A Prayer but no Wing   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Like some other pilots I know, I used to have occasional nightmares of falling to Earth without a functioning wing or parachute. A number of people have actually done just that and lived to tell the tale.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Dec 24 17
Category: Other People
Average
windrush
Dec 24 17
536 plays
47.
  Aswan Dam - Taming the Nile    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Nile has been the main sustainer of life down its long course for millennia. This quiz is mostly about the Aswan High Dam, built in the 20th century.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Apr 14 19
Category: Canals & Dams
Average
windrush
Apr 14 19
150 plays
48.
  How to Crack a Cryptic Crossword    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you've ever looked at a cryptic crossword and wondered how to go about solving it, this quiz is for you. If you're an expert, you may find it too simple. It contains samples of the most common types of clue, and breaks it down into its components.
Tough, 10 Qns, windrush, Sep 06 21
Tough
windrush
Sep 06 21
142 plays