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1.
  Pocket Lint: The Report   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After Terry's well-known 'Pocket Lint' quiz appeared on this site, a major but unnamed university studied the topic and produced a 272-page report on the subject. Key results herein.
Average, 10 Qns, nutmeglad, Jan 31 24
Average
nutmeglad
Jan 31 24
24798 plays
2.
  Fill 'Er Up   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An exploration of some of the containers you might want to fill up with appropriate goodies, and what goes in them.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 05 23
Easier
looney_tunes editor
Apr 05 23
2687 plays
3.
  27 and Other Odd Cubes   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is in response to kyleisalive's Quiz Commission IV - "By the Numbers". I hope you enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, LadyCaitriona, Aug 26 17
Average
LadyCaitriona gold member
Aug 26 17
5546 plays
4.
  The Pearl   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match each of these pearls with the relevant fact about each one?
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 06 20
Easier
looney_tunes editor
Jul 06 20
613 plays
5.
  Tearing Down the Walls   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Challenged to do this quiz, I almost ran into a wall of confusion! But I sat back, took a breath and found several "walls" in our world. All of the questions are multiple choice.
Easier, 10 Qns, Blindlady-27, Jul 04 23
Easier
Blindlady-27
Jul 04 23
2303 plays
6.
  Prized Connections   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match these gemstones and precious metals with suitable words to form common terms. Some words may appear to pair with more than one answer, but there is only one complete solution.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jul 30 20
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Jul 30 20
832 plays
7.
  Telephone Booths According to Bob   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I live across the road from Bob. He's fascinated by telephone booths. He comes over all the time to tell me about them. Perhaps you may find them as interesting as he does. Hello, hello, are you still there?
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 22 23
Easier
Creedy gold member
Apr 22 23
1375 plays
8.
  Stocking Stuffers   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there..." Let's take a look at some stocking stuffers.
Easier, 10 Qns, agony, Dec 09 17
Easier
agony editor
Dec 09 17
1005 plays
9.
  Yours Truly, The Easter Bunny   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Easter Bunny has a hole in his basket. Join him as he travels the world to find something woven to put all his eggs in!
Easier, 10 Qns, flopsymopsy, Feb 05 24
Easier
flopsymopsy editor
Feb 05 24
1487 plays
10.
  Wax a Question   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm going to wax lyrical about different kinds of wax.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Apr 15 18
Very Easy
AcrylicInk gold member
Apr 15 18
766 plays
trivia question Quick Question
James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, was involved with which nineteenth century battle?

From Quiz "Red Cards and Checkered Flags"




11.
  California or Bust Enhancement   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So you've won the lottery, and you're trying to decide how to spend it all? Travel and cosmetic surgery are only two of your options!
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 13 22
Average
looney_tunes editor
Jul 13 22
517 plays
12.
  The Four or More Winds   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions about the compass rose over the ages, and related things. The compass rose is typically found on navigation charts, compasses and maps.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Nov 02 22
Average
suomy
Nov 02 22
1495 plays
13.
  Finding Fun in Inanimate Objects   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Inanimate objects are all around us but how much attention do we really pay them? So I accepted this author challenge and set about trying to find some fun among them. See if you can too!
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Aug 25 17
Average
Midget40 gold member
Aug 25 17
845 plays
14.
  Kyle and the Blue Box   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There's nothing that entertains Kyle more than the simple six-sided cube. It's time for a journey to discover more and more boxes of various colours and origins...with Kyle! Hooray!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 08 17
Average
kyleisalive editor
Jul 08 17
790 plays
15.
  Bosko's Bubbles Bonanza   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some bubbles caught my attention earlier today, and once I started seeing them, I couldn't help but notice them everywhere. This quiz is the result!
Average, 15 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 10 17
Average
looney_tunes editor
Jul 10 17
1203 plays
16.
  Money Makes The World Go Round   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hopefully the answer to this quiz won't leave you feeling short changed as the answers are all currencies.
Easier, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jul 23 19
Easier
480154st gold member
Jul 23 19
583 plays
17.
  Shapes of Geometry    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Polygons are some of the most well-known geometric shapes. Match the polygon to the item with that number of sides. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Dec 25 18
Average
Triviaballer gold member
Dec 25 18
625 plays
18.
  Red Cards and Checkered Flags   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You wouldn't normally see red cards and checkered flags together, but that's the title this commission has thrown at me. The quiz will have five questions relating to flags and five on cards.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 08 17
Average
rossian editor
Jul 08 17
551 plays
19.
  The Easter Egg Hunt   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Scrambled Eggheads team takes you on a special festive egg hunt and brings you a variety of questions relating to Easter eggs.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Apr 21 18
Average
Plodd
Apr 21 18
1012 plays
20.
  Making "Cent"s of It All   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
For this, my hundredth quiz, I thought I'd write a "cent"iquiz -- where every question hinges on the letters CENT. This is one busy syllable: there's a question for every category in Quizzyland!
Average, 20 Qns, CellarDoor, Jul 10 17
Average
CellarDoor gold member
Jul 10 17
2474 plays
21.
  Too Young to Dye   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Long before the invention of synthetic dyes, man used natural products, both animal and vegetable, to create a wide assortment of colours. Ten of these are included in this quiz. How many do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 25 23
Average
Creedy gold member
Jan 25 23
409 plays
22.
  Bar None!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As an English teacher to non-native speakers, I occasionally come across a word or phrase that has completely different meanings with the tiniest changes in context. This quiz about one of those, the word "bar." Enjoy!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jul 21 17
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Jul 21 17
760 plays
23.
  The Acid Test   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From the worlds of literature, music, science, or just plain wordsmithing, ten questions about the word 'acid', whether on its own or as part of a longer word. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, Sep 13 18
Average
Jennifer5 gold member
Sep 13 18
617 plays
24.
  Back to Square One   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Four sides; ten questions. See if you can master different square-based questions and still keep your wits about you. Ironically, this quiz should be well-rounded. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jan 26 21
Average
kyleisalive editor
Jan 26 21
803 plays
25.
  POTpourri    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Isn't it about time for a quiz on 'pot', AKA marijuana? Grab some snackage and see if you can pick the correct answers.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Aug 25 17
Average
nyirene330
Aug 25 17
412 plays
26.
  Why Knot    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Why knot have a quiz related to the word knot? Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Feb 18 20
Average
Triviaballer gold member
Feb 18 20
455 plays
27.
  The Six-Sided Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about cubes and boxes. Many of us come into contact with cubes every day. How many do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Sep 19 23
Average
salami_swami gold member
Sep 19 23
1503 plays
28.
  Beautiful Like Diamonds In The Sky   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As diamond represents a 60th anniversary, and this is my 60th quiz, this precious gem is the theme.
Average, 10 Qns, reeshy, Jul 09 17
Average
reeshy gold member
Jul 09 17
506 plays
29.
  House Of Cards   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
OK, so you can't live in a house of cards, but what about the many other places you can choose to live?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jun 24 18
Average
480154st gold member
Jun 24 18
262 plays
30.
  X-Ray Vision   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Apart from Superman's visual power and an actual medical x-ray, here are ten other topics, all of which involve an x-ray of some kind.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 10 17
Average
Creedy gold member
Jul 10 17
339 plays
31.
  I Woke Up With This Tattoo...   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A challenge about tattoos in fiction, film, music, television, drama and quotation. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, john_sunseri, Jul 28 20
Average
john_sunseri
Jul 28 20
641 plays
32.
  Diary Bound in Red Leather    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Personal, historical, scientific, literary diaries, even blogs, have been valuable pieces in the puzzle of collective memory. This is a trivia look into their world.
Average, 10 Qns, tiye, Jul 09 17
Average
tiye gold member
Jul 09 17
614 plays
33.
  The Steel Type    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz continues the series of 18 themed quizzes on each of the different types of Pokemon. No Pokemon knowledge is needed. This quiz asks questions about steel and other metals.
Average, 20 Qns, Joepetz, Oct 18 19
Average
Joepetz gold member
Oct 18 19
197 plays
34.
  The Many Varieties of Calendars    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We've all seen, given, and/or received calendars. Some we love, some we hate, some we re-gift. Let's look at different types of calendars.
Easier, 10 Qns, bitterlyold, Oct 09 17
Easier
bitterlyold gold member
Oct 09 17
518 plays
35.
  Man in a Suitcase   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Come one, come all, see the creative, criminal and deadly stowaways and their stupid human suitcase tricks.
Average, 10 Qns, Godwit, Oct 02 17
Average
Godwit gold member
Oct 02 17
485 plays
36.
  The Flakes Fabulous First Birthday Party Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everyone is welcome at The Flakes' first birthday party on 14th July 2009. Join the fun by playing this quiz where every question has something to do with the word "flake". Most questions worked on by Carol (Bucknallbabe), many thanks to her.
Average, 10 Qns, mjws1968, May 22 21
Average
mjws1968 gold member
May 22 21
444 plays
37.
  Household Mix    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are a few mixed questions about some things that you may encounter in the average household. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Sep 10 18
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Sep 10 18
304 plays
38.
  Not that Blue Screen Again!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Blue Screens, Green Screens, we all scream for these screens. Blue and Green Screens have appeared (or disappeared) with changing technology. See what you know about these different coloured screens and their uses. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 09 17
Tough
kyleisalive editor
Jul 09 17
365 plays
39.
  Do the Twist    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I saw this Authors' Challenge and, unlike most who probably thought of dances, I thought of knots. So here we go with knots of many different types and uses.
Average, 10 Qns, pmarney, Jan 31 24
Average
pmarney gold member
Jan 31 24
472 plays
40.
  "Tanks" for the Memories    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The word "tank" shows up in a surprising variety of contexts. How many are you familiar with? (questions cover a variety of Fun Trivia categories)
Average, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Sep 05 17
Average
Nealzineatser gold member
Sep 05 17
334 plays
41.
  A Bunch of Balloons    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about real and fictional flights by balloons of different kinds.
Tough, 10 Qns, misstified, Jul 10 17
Tough
misstified gold member
Jul 10 17
570 plays
42.
  Isn't it IRON-ic   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Something got me thinking about iron and thus this quiz is born. All questions relate to the word iron.
Average, 10 Qns, RAgamer51, Dec 27 22
Average
RAgamer51
Dec 27 22
761 plays
43.
  Scarecrows Aren't What They Seem!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Traditionally a scarecrow is a human shaped figure that is dressed up and stands in a field to scare birds away from feeding on crops and grains. Did you know there is much more to a scarecrow than this?
Tough, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Jul 10 17
Tough
funnytrivianna gold member
Jul 10 17
1010 plays
44.
  Plop Plop Fizz Fizz!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is, very simply, a quiz about bubbles. I hope you have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 09 17
Average
dcpddc478
Jul 09 17
618 plays
45.
  Big Guns    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about big guns. Not that little pea shooter that Clint Eastwood used in "Magnum Force". We're talking about BIG GUNS - the kind of gun you can stick your head into. See how big a bang you can make with this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, OldManJack, Jul 04 22
Average
OldManJack gold member
Jul 04 22
159 plays
46.
  Lock, Stock and Barrel    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've put together a quiz where the clue refers to a lock, a stock or a barrel. All you need to do is pick the correct reference.
Easier, 10 Qns, paulmalo, Aug 26 17
Easier
paulmalo gold member
Aug 26 17
776 plays
47.
  Linked to the Chain Gang   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everyone in the Chain Gang is bound together in some way. See if you can answer a new set of questions from them, this time regarding everything in 'links' and 'chains'. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 09 17
Difficult
kyleisalive editor
Jul 09 17
1157 plays
48.
  All About Boogers!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Eww! A quiz about our crusty little nose friends? Not for those with a weak stomach or lacking a sense of humor!
Tough, 10 Qns, ben3, Jul 10 17
Tough
ben3
Jul 10 17
962 plays
49.
  Joy to the Pearled    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A pearl is a gemstone produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk, usually an oyster. This quiz celebrates anything named after these gems.
Average, 10 Qns, workisboring, Jul 10 17
Average
workisboring gold member
Jul 10 17
467 plays
50.
  A Web of Intrigue    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A simple quiz of ten questions about a variety of thing to do with webs. Let's see how many of your brain cells we can get tangled.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jan 15 23
Average
dcpddc478
Jan 15 23
573 plays
51.
  A Variety of 'Bubbles'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Bubbles come in many shapes and forms, here are some of them. Hope you enjoy my first quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, Tekka, Nov 16 23
Average
Tekka gold member
Nov 16 23
469 plays
52.
  Blazing Paddles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about those sports that use paddles during play. So get your paddles blazing and enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jul 09 17
Average
Joepetz gold member
Jul 09 17
506 plays
53.
  Cross Examination   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The cross is a symbol found in many cultures, but perhaps most prevalent in Christianity and the Western world. In this quiz we will examine some variants of crosses and their uses.
Average, 10 Qns, akg1486, Jul 08 17
Average
akg1486
Jul 08 17
459 plays
54.
  Something Wicker This Way Comes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about wicker, in whatever ways I can weave it. Thanks to kyleisalive for the title which was suggested as an Author Challenge.
Average, 10 Qns, invinoveritas, Jul 10 17
Average
invinoveritas gold member
Jul 10 17
568 plays
55.
  It's da Bomb!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is dedicated to our team member daBomb619 who is an outstanding player. We are deliberately making this as impossible as mere mortals can,while keeping the theme of Bomb constant.
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Jul 09 17
Average
alexis722
Jul 09 17
526 plays
56.
  Androids Among Us    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The theme of this quiz is robots, androids, and cyborgs. It delves into a variety of categories and the title was provided by player kyleisalive as an author challenge title.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 10 17
Average
dcpddc478
Jul 10 17
439 plays
57.
  Square Me a Thought    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Squares don't have to be boring; try this quiz and hopefully you will encounter some more obscure aspects of our four sided-friends.
Average, 20 Qns, jimpimslim1, Mar 04 20
Average
jimpimslim1 gold member
Mar 04 20
1053 plays
58.
  Rust in Peace    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz with my name in it, this is a general quiz with rust being the common tenuous link.
Average, 10 Qns, rustic_les, Jul 10 17
Average
rustic_les gold member
Jul 10 17
853 plays
59.
  Getting the Point    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about things that have points. Whether it is pointy edges, or points on a scoreboard. I hope you enjoy the quiz. This quiz was made in response to kyleisalive's challenge.
Average, 10 Qns, MovieMaster14, Dec 27 21
Average
MovieMaster14
Dec 27 21
614 plays
60.
  Book Related    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the questions in this quiz contain the word 'book' but they are certainly not all about literature. Hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, Serenesh, Aug 09 18
Average
Serenesh gold member
Aug 09 18
294 plays
61.
  What's True About Goo    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
WARNING! This quiz is not for the faint of heart. Are you prepared to face illness, plague, the destruction of the universe and even...a gruesome preschool song? You are? Then c'mon and play!
Difficult, 10 Qns, uglybird, Feb 22 23
Difficult
uglybird
Feb 22 23
2727 plays
62.
  The Material World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Material is anything made of matter, which could be cloth, wood, glass, metal and much more. The following clues all point to a particular material, which you are asked to identify.
Tough, 10 Qns, Grad56, Jul 10 17
Tough
Grad56
Jul 10 17
463 plays
63.
  What Do You Know About Dust?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is full of dust in various forms. Hopefully, you can clean up by getting a good score.
Average, 10 Qns, unterkircher, Jul 10 17
Average
unterkircher
Jul 10 17
531 plays
64.
  Do You Know Ruby Like I Know Ruby?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here'a a little mix about "Resourceful Ruby". It's not just a gemstone anymore!
Average, 10 Qns, sally0malley, Jul 10 17
Average
sally0malley gold member
Jul 10 17
745 plays
65.
  Thinking Inside the Box    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features a little bit of everything one might consider entertaining. However, all of the questions have to do with something related to the term "box". Enjoy! :)
Average, 10 Qns, natrick, Jul 09 17
Average
natrick
Jul 09 17
848 plays
66.
  Eider Down or Up!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The soft down of the eider duck has traditionally been used for making quilts or pillows; this quiz looks at other uses for feathers.
Average, 10 Qns, VegemiteKid, Jul 09 17
Average
VegemiteKid gold member
Jul 09 17
297 plays
67.
  Polka Dots and Pinstripes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This was an author challenge by leith90. I will do my best to quiz you on people and things known for polka dots and pinstripes.
Tough, 10 Qns, Parra_Chick, Jul 20 20
Tough
Parra_Chick
Jul 20 20
449 plays
68.
  Keep an Iron this    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The word 'iron' has many uses. See how many of these you can identify.
Average, 10 Qns, barrywlj, May 09 20
Average
barrywlj
May 09 20
628 plays
69.
  Puck Luck    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"If we PUCKS have offended, think but this, and all is mended, That you have but quizzed here while these PUCKS did appear". (With apologies to William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream") A quiz about some pucks, hope you enjoy it.
Tough, 10 Qns, zonko, Jul 10 17
Tough
zonko
Jul 10 17
777 plays
70.
  Test Your Metal Mettle    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From medicine to Shakespeare, from the beach to outer space, assay the weight and plumb the depths of your knowledge of metals.
Difficult, 10 Qns, uglybird, Feb 01 20
Difficult
uglybird
Feb 01 20
407 plays
71.
  History & Origins of Quizzes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No, there is nothing wrong with your eyes. Nor did I make any mistake on writing this quiz's title. The thing is, this is not an animal, movie, or television quiz. Rather, this quiz pertains to the history and origins of quizzes themselves.
Difficult, 10 Qns, CountSolo, Aug 24 22
Difficult
CountSolo
Aug 24 22
377 plays
72.
  Money, the Staff of Life    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Love money? Then try my quiz. Ten questions all relating to money.
Tough, 10 Qns, Zeldabar, Jul 10 17
Tough
Zeldabar
Jul 10 17
363 plays
73.
  Navel Lint    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Facts and interesting information about belly button fluff, navel lint, call it what you like, for all navel gazers.
Difficult, 10 Qns, cruskit50, Oct 14 23
Difficult
cruskit50
Oct 14 23
680 plays
74.
  Fabulous Prizes! Big Money !    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about prizes. NB. There are no prizes for completing it - I just wanted to see how many people would click on the quiz just because of the title. If this goes well, my next quizzes will be called 'Win a Million' and 'Free Cheese for Life'
Difficult, 10 Qns, Islingtonian, Sep 28 19
Difficult
Islingtonian
Sep 28 19
1116 plays

Thematic Objects Trivia Questions

1. What is the name of the female firefighter in kid's TV show "Fireman Sam" and the love interest of Leonard in comedy, "The Big Bang Theory"?

From Quiz
Money Makes The World Go Round

Answer: Penny

Penny is a shortened version of Penelope, who in Homer's "Odyssey" was the wife of Odysseus and remained faithful to him for 20 years, while he was away fighting in the Trojan War, despite having many suitors. Another Penelope from Greek mythology was the daughter of Dryops, who according to some versions of the myth, was the mother of Pan. The penny was a UK currency, until decimalisation in 1971. There were 240 pennies to the pound and the pennies were replaced by new pence.

2. The great knot is an endangered bird native to the tundras of Siberia. The largest of the calidrid species of birds, what type of bird is the great knot?

From Quiz Why Knot

Answer: A wader, like a sandpiper

The calidrid group of birds have bills that have numerous nerve endings called Corpuscles of Herbst that enable them to locate buried prey under the sand or even snow. The calidrids are primarily native to the Arctic but during the migrating season they form huge flocks and have been known to travel as far as Australia. More widespread than the great knot is a similar bird called the red knot which has spread beyond Siberia to Canada and Europe.

3. The 2018 movie 'Book Shop' stars Bill Nighy. In which decade is it set?

From Quiz Book Related

Answer: 1950s

This wonderful movie starring Bill Nighy and Emily Mortimer is set in a Suffolk village in 1959. The main character, Florence Green, who lost her husband in the second world war, opens a bookshop, but a powerful local woman wants her premises for an Arts Centre.

4. On "The Beatles" album, also called "The White Album", the band told us the continuing story of who?

From Quiz House Of Cards

Answer: Bungalow Bill

"The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" was a John Lennon composition and according to him was about a self-important bland young man who was present at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the same time as The Beatles, but took a break from the meditation and spiritual guidance to go and shoot tigers before returning to commune with God. Bungalows are houses with just one level, and were first built in South Asia, in fact bungalow comes from the Hindi word for Bengali as there were so many built in the Bengal region of Bangladesh and India.

5. The magnetic compass has been around for more than two thousand years. Where was use of the magnetic compass first recorded?

From Quiz The Four or More Winds

Answer: China

Records of magnet compasses being used first appear during the Han Dynasty between the second century BC and the first century AD. Lodestone, the naturally-occurring magnet used, however was known to the Ancient Greeks as early as the sixth century BC. The word 'lodestone' comes from Middle English and means 'course or leading stone'.

6. Candles can be homemade with different kinds of wax, but why is it a bad idea to use food colouring to dye them?

From Quiz Wax a Question

Answer: Food colouring is water-based, but candle wax is oil-based.

Making candles at home is a hobby many people like to do. The wax used in candles is oil-based, so it won't mix with water-based food colouring. Wax crayons can be melted and added to the mixture to colour candles, but they are not as effective as oil-based dyes.

7. What features typically characterize a military tank?

From Quiz "Tanks" for the Memories

Answer: armoured, heavy fire power, moves on a continuous track

The armored fighting vehicle known as the tank dramatically and permanently changed military strategy and warfare in the first half of the twentieth century. The first tanks were designed by William Foster & Co. in Lincoln, England in 1915, and France developed its version soon after. Both countries desperately sought a way to put an end to trench warfare, the horrendously draining stalemated situation which developed along the front lines in World War I. The continuous track instead of more vulnerable wheels was a key breakthrough, allowing the vehicles to traverse rough terrain and simply roll over enemy obstacles. The prototype of the first generation of British tanks was "Little Willie", and it can still be viewed at The Tank Museum in Bovington, England. "Willie" led to the development of the Mark I tanks, which were the first tanks to see combat, during the Battle of the Somme in September of 1916.

8. One of the most common uses of the word "bar" in American English pertains to an object you might keep in your tool shed. What word can you put in front of "bar" to indicate such an item?

From Quiz Bar None!

Answer: Crow

Who would think putting a word that refers to a large perching bird in front of the word "bar" would make the name of tool you might keep in your shed or trunk? A crowbar goes by other names as well, including wrecking bar, jimmy, or, my personal favorite, pig foot. Usually made from carbon steel in a variety of lengths, the typical crowbar has a C-curve on one end, and V-s on both ends to remove nails. It also comes in quite handy when fighting zombies -- it's sharp and effective yet light enough to carry around.

9. What is the name of the small insect from which the dye carmine was, and is still, obtained?

From Quiz Too Young to Dye

Answer: Cochineal

Native to South America, Mexico and Arizona, cochineals can usually be located on those rather hideous looking prickly pear plants, and are reasonably easy to harvest. They are simply brushed off into a container and, after being drowned in hot water, are left to dry out. The female insect, that is. She's the one that produces the beautiful crimson and scarlet dyes for which the cochineal is so famous. After drying, the bodies are then ground down into a powder, which is mixed in various solutions to produce the dye. It takes almost one hundred thousand of these little creatures to make one kilogram of their still highly sought after dye which was once far more valuable before the advent of synthetic dyes than it is today. Peru and the Canary Islands are the largest manufacturers of cochineal dye in the 21st century, and have a thriving market in France, Italy and Japan.

10. X-Ray, along with MF Grimm and MF Doom, are members of which frightening New York hip-hop group?

From Quiz X-Ray Vision

Answer: Monsta Island Czars

The seven member hip-hop group, Monsta Island Czars, was formed in New York in 1997, and took all their peculiar performance names from monsters in the "Godzilla" movies. Those names include Gamma Ray, X-Ray, Grimlock, Lord Smog, Jet Jaguar, MF Doom and the like. Since their year of formation, they have made one studio album and five compilation albums as a group, and, in a kind of patchwork musical quilt, thirty-nine other individual albums with band members who came and went.

11. Animals: If a zookeeper mentions a silverback gorilla, to what is she referring?

From Quiz The Steel Type

Answer: An adult male gorilla

A silverback gorilla is simply an adult male gorilla, characterized by the silvery white hair on his back. Silverbacks tend be much larger in size than their female counterparts. In a gorilla troop, there will typically be just one silverback with many females living with him. In the wild, gorillas live exclusively in Africa, primarily in and around the Congo and Gabon.

12. What 1984 film would you be watching if you were following the exploits of cyborg model T-800 Model 101?

From Quiz Androids Among Us

Answer: The Terminator

Terminator cyborg model T-800 Model 101 was portrayed by Austrian actor/bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger. "The Terminator" was the story of a cyborg who went back in time in an attempt to prevent the birth of a child who would one day grow up and save humans from a machine powered takeover. This 1984 film was a big hit and spawned four more sequels, all of which were known for their special effects. The Terminator/T-800 looks like a human male, until it is discovered that he is a metallic robot covered in what appears to be human skin.

13. In 1996, British director Peter Greenaway made a film called "The Pillow Book" inspired by an ancient Japanese diary written by Sei Shônagon. Who is the Scottish protagonist of the film, who was also the protagonist in the film "Moulin Rouge"?

From Quiz Diary Bound in Red Leather

Answer: Ewan McGregor

In the film, a Japanese model who lives in Hong Kong seeks a lover who would share her search for carnal satisfaction through art, namely poetry and calligraphy in the form of body painting. Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor and Ken Ogata are the protagonists. The writer of 'The Pillow Book', Sei Shônagon, was a Japanese court lady who lived in the 11th century. In her book she recorded court incidents, poems, thoughts, opinions and observations. Because she was very educated and skilled in writing, 'The Pillow Book' became an important historical document of life in the Japanese court of the Heian period. The term pillow book is used for a collection of notes or notebooks which are personal notes of somebody's life over a period of time.

14. What is the difference between a canoe paddle and a kayak paddle?

From Quiz Blazing Paddles

Answer: Kayak paddles are double-bladed; Canoe paddles are not

The reason for this is because kayaks are generally for one person who will need to paddle on both sides of the kayak. Canoes can have multiple people in them so each rider can paddle on one side.

15. Who did the Rolling Stones say goodbye to in their 1967 song?

From Quiz Do You Know Ruby Like I Know Ruby?

Answer: Ruby Tuesday

"Rolling Stone" magazine ranked the song #310 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song title was the source of the restaurant chain of the same name.

16. On what ship was Francis Scott Key able to see 'bombs bursting in air' when he was inspired to write the lyrics for "The Star Spangled Banner"?

From Quiz It's da Bomb!

Answer: HMS Tonnant

He first wrote a poem, "The Defence of Fort McHenry" in 1814. He had seen the bombardment of the fort by the British Royal Navy during the War of 1812. The poem was later set to the music of "The Anacreontic Song" written by John Stanford Smith in 1780. In 1931 it was officially adopted as the national anthem of the U.S. In Sept., 1814, after the burning of Washington by the British, Key and John Stuart Skinner set sail on the HMS Minden, flying a truce flag, as their mission was to complete an exchange of prisoners. Both Key and Skinner were held captive on the British HMS Tonnant, (a former French ship) until after the battle because they had overheard British plans during the exchange negotiations. The HMS Erebus created the 'rocket's red glare' and the HMS Meteor sent off some of the 'bombs bursting in air'. By morning, Key was able to see the large American flag flying over the fort. It was a handmade flag with 15 stars and 15 stripes. It has been twice restored and is treasured by the Smithsonian Institute. K-Dog1

17. The Feather-leaved Banksia, also known as Brown's Banksi, is an endangered species of shrub native to which continent?

From Quiz Eider Down or Up!

Answer: Australia

The banksia, named for Botanist Joseph Banks, is found across Australia. This particular one is native to the state of a Western Australia. There has been, for some time, a program aimed at preserving the Feather-leaved Banksia, and it seems that there has been a degree of success. Seeds have been successfully collected and propagated, and several plants established. Not surprisingly, it has been found to survive well in the California, USA climate.

18. Sai Zhenzhu was the Chinese name of which Nobel Laureate author?

From Quiz Joy to the Pearled

Answer: Pearl S Buck

Pearl S Buck, also known as Sai Zhenzhu, was a Pulitzer Prize winning Nobel Laureate author. Born in 1892 to missionaries, she spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her 1931 novel "The Good Earth" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the novel in 1932. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938. She died on March 6, 1973 in Vermont, USA.

19. This knot has the name of a royal family and is used to tie one's tie. What is the name of this knot?

From Quiz Do the Twist

Answer: Windsor Knot

There are three versions of the Windsor knot: a half-Windsor, a Windsor and a double Windsor, all of which are used to tie a tie. It is often thought the Windsor knot was named after the Duke of Windsor, although in reality it is more likely to been been invented by his father, George V.

20. Which female singer released a song called "Diamonds" in 2012 from her album "Unapologetic"?

From Quiz Beautiful Like Diamonds In The Sky

Answer: Rihanna

Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados, and rose to fame with her debut single, "Pon de Replay" (2005). She released six more albums in quick succession, and "Unapologetic" (2012) was her seventh. "Diamonds" was written by singer Sia Furler and others, and was the first single released from the album. The song reached Number 1 in many countries, including the UK, the USA, Portugal, and Russia. The title of this quiz came from the song, whose lyrics include the line "We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky".

21. What medicinal product was sold for years with the song "Plop Plop Fizz Fizz"?

From Quiz Plop Plop Fizz Fizz!

Answer: Alka-Seltzer

Marketed for the relief of aches, pains, fever, indigestion and heartburn, Alka-Seltzer came on the market in 1931. In 1978 the Plop Plop Fizz Fizz jingle was first used. It was sung by Sammy Davis Jr. and was used in several commercials, with great success.

22. If beer is stored in a keg, where is whiskey stored?

From Quiz Lock, Stock and Barrel

Answer: Barrel

Whiskey is stored in wooden barrels. Wine, sherry and brandy are also often stored in barrels. This is usually done for aging and flavoring.

23. In the 1952 novel "Charlotte's Web", what kind of animal is Charlotte's best friend, Wilbur?

From Quiz A Web of Intrigue

Answer: Pig

This wonderful children's story tells about the unlikely friendship of Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig. Charlotte attempts to keep Wilbur from being slaughtered by writing messages with her web. These messages include "terrific", "some pig", and "radiant". Her efforts are successful, and Wilbur becomes a prize-winning pig of much fame. In the end Charlotte dies after reaching the end of her natural life span and Wilbur repays her by taking care of her eggs until they are hatched.

24. One for the ladies: In 2011, the website Quidoo.com sold poster-style planners including ones featuring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Johnny Depp. What variety of calendar was this called?

From Quiz The Many Varieties of Calendars

Answer: Hunky Celebrity Men

Other available celebrities included Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Paul Wesley, Zac Efron, and several more. I don't know why I didn't make the cut. I'm not associated with that site at all, but I took the challenge to make this quiz...

25. What was the name given to the barter currency of the Native North Americans, composed of shells of Venus mercenaria, strung together to form belts or "fathoms", and worth five shillings?

From Quiz Money, the Staff of Life

Answer: Wampum

Wampun was used as currency until 1704 in the American colonies. Its value varied from three to six shells to one English penny.

26. What is the name of the website launched in September 1995 and created by Terry Ford in which you can earn points for answering questions found in user-created quizzes?

From Quiz Getting the Point

Answer: funtrivia.com

Funtrivia.com was founded by Terry Ford, and was the first trivia site added to the Yahoo directory. The site has hosted over 90,000 quizzes and 1.2 million registered users.

27. Written by The Who's Pete Townshend for the album 'Tommy' and featuring subsequently in the 1975 film version of the rock opera of the same name, which American singer/actress sang the song 'Acid Queen'?

From Quiz The Acid Test

Answer: Tina Turner

As well as playing the part of the Acid Queen in 'Tommy', Tina Turner had a huge hit with this song, which featured on her second solo album, also entitled 'Acid Queen', released in 1975. The track was later released as a single in 1976.

28. Possibly the inspiration for this quiz title, 'The Blue Screen of Death' appeared on what type of computer operating system?

From Quiz Not that Blue Screen Again!

Answer: Windows

Appearing since the Windows 3.1 operating system, the Blue Screen of Death is the notorious, blue error screen that makes itself visible when the PC performs an 'illegal operation'. Essentially, the computer literally cuts itself off from its activities to ensure that no irreversible harm comes to the unit. The error itself usually generates with improperly-used hardware or software. When the computer performs this operation, a core dump is performed to ensure that not all memory is destroyed with your activity. All of this depends on the operating system though.

29. According to the popular saying, what would you NOT be able to fit comfortably into a round hole?

From Quiz Square Me a Thought

Answer: a square peg

The idiom 'You can't fit a square peg into a round hole' has been around for many years. Surely this cannot be the case, simply drill the hole larger than the peg or hit the peg with a heavy enough mallet. The idiom roughly means 'you can't be forced into something that doesn't suit you'.

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