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1.
Dont Pass This Quiz By
  Don't Pass This Quiz By   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
All the questions in this quiz have something to do with the word 'pass'. Don't pass on or pass out, come in and give them a try.
Easier, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Jul 08 17
Easier
CmdrK gold member
Jul 08 17
3148 plays
2.
Heres the Deal
  Here's the Deal   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
So, here's the deal. I've written this quiz and you play it. Deal? All the questions have a link in some way to the word 'deal'. Note there is some UK bias to the questions.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 26 17
Easier
rossian editor
Aug 26 17
1427 plays
3.
  Make A Wish   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How often do you say "I wish"? Well, this quiz is about wishes in all shapes and forms.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Mar 02 20
Average
Christinap
Mar 02 20
5276 plays
4.
  Cutting Edges   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let me just cut in for a moment - I must show you ten things related to cutting edges or the word 'cut' that I have in my possession. Will you be brave enough to take a look?
Easier, 10 Qns, malik24, Jul 08 17
Easier
malik24
Jul 08 17
5493 plays
5.
  Healing Comes in All Shapes and Sizes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many situations, ideas, illnesses, and events that could use a band-aid or superhero! Can you identify these objects, animals, colors, and people, that are associated with healing the world?
Easier, 10 Qns, exceller, Jun 21 21
Easier
exceller gold member
Jun 21 21
1052 plays
6.
Joy to the Whirl
  Joy to the Whirl!   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 20 Qns
Don't get dizzy as you whirl through the world of Fun Trivia and answer these questions about whirling things. (En)JOY to the WHIRL!
Average, 20 Qns, nannywoo, Aug 26 17
Average
nannywoo gold member
Aug 26 17
1211 plays
7.
  Don't Stop Conceding   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
To concede or not to concede, that is the question. This quiz will look at how some politicians answered that question and other topics related to the word concede.
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jul 08 17
Average
tazman6619 gold member
Jul 08 17
5299 plays
8.
  A Bucket Full of Food   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was on Fun Trivia when a bucket started talking to me. "Feed me" it said. Well, if you can feed a bucket what else can you feed?
Easier, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jun 29 20
Easier
Christinap
Jun 29 20
3978 plays
9.
  This Quiz Weighs Ten Pounds Combined   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All questions and answers pertain to the word 'pound'. So, pound your brain, pound the keyboard, but if you get frustrated, please don't pound on your computer with a five pound hammer or it could cost you some serious pounds!
Easier, 10 Qns, krazykritik, Aug 26 17
Easier
krazykritik
Aug 26 17
2687 plays
10.
RUN
  RUN!    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Each question in this quiz is related to the word "run", in all its varied and sundry meanings. Usually the photos should point you to the right answers. Hope you like it!
Easier, 10 Qns, austinnene, Jul 09 17
Easier
austinnene
Jul 09 17
789 plays
trivia question Quick Question
This product is something that should be 'rubbed' on a baby's behind?

From Quiz "Let's Rub It In"




11.
  Healing, Traditionally   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before we had modern medicine, people around the world had developed their own methods of treating different illnesses. Here's a look at some of these practices.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Dec 26 21
Average
zorba_scank gold member
Dec 26 21
547 plays
12.
  The Gentle Art of Folding   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A quiz about different types of folds and folding. Some artsy and some gentle.
Easier, 10 Qns, kino76, Jul 09 17
Easier
kino76 gold member
Jul 09 17
589 plays
13.
  Let's Rub It In   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Professorjon rubs in ten questions.
Easier, 10 Qns, professorjon, Oct 23 21
Easier
professorjon
Oct 23 21
6973 plays
14.
  Kissing Kidding   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten sometimes amusing facts on kissing, so pucker up and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 08 17
Average
Creedy gold member
Jul 08 17
1306 plays
15.
  All You Got To Do Is Call    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The quiz title, "All You Got To Do Is Call", is a reflection of using the word "call" in different aspects in a positive manner. Used in the James Taylor/Carole King hit, "You've Got a Friend," it is part of the mini-badge "Friends in Need."
Average, 10 Qns, BullsGold, Oct 02 23
Average
BullsGold gold member
Oct 02 23
327 plays
16.
  Holler!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Spice Girls didn't necessarily say it best, but they said it anyways. Ten different words with similar meanings come together to form this quiz about exclamatory loud noises. See what you know about them. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 08 17
Average
kyleisalive editor
Jul 08 17
807 plays
17.
  "Put" in Its Place   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
PUT is not merely an extraordinarily useful word, but also an extraordinarily useful string of letters. Put on your thinking cap and see if you can answer these questions, all of which involve the letters PUT. I hope you won't feel too put upon!
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Oct 24 22
Average
CellarDoor gold member
Oct 24 22
2351 plays
18.
  Buck Up Little Camper   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There's nothing like a little trivia to raise your spirits! All questions or answers involve the word "buck".
Easier, 10 Qns, Squisher, Jul 08 17
Easier
Squisher
Jul 08 17
684 plays
19.
  Rattle Through   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rattle through this quiz about things that rattle.
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Aug 03 17
Easier
AcrylicInk gold member
Aug 03 17
842 plays
20.
  Shell   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Congratulations! You've won the lottery! Now you can shell out on all the luxuries of life. To help you out, I've done the research for you and found some of the items you can indulge yourself with. Note that the quiz has a UK bias.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 09 17
Average
rossian editor
Jul 09 17
781 plays
21.
  Check Out This One!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Check' is a well used word, popping up in all sorts of places. Check off the places where you have seen it!
Easier, 10 Qns, Beckyel, Jul 08 17
Easier
Beckyel
Jul 08 17
5189 plays
22.
  Take A Shot    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question somehow involves "shot" or "shoot." Take careful aim and give the quiz your best shot!
Easier, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jul 09 17
Easier
lowtechmaster
Jul 09 17
842 plays
23.
  Try Not to Yawn!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before you finish taking this quiz, it's likely you'll yawn at least once, (hopefully not out of boredom)! :) You cannot imagine how many times I yawned while doing research for this quiz! Have fun and enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, NalaMarie, Jul 10 17
Tough
NalaMarie gold member
Jul 10 17
3219 plays
24.
  Press 'Start' to Play   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Bored? Let's play with the word "play" across several categories.
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jul 08 17
Average
PDAZ gold member
Jul 08 17
831 plays
25.
  The Flying Type    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz asks a question from each category about birds, planes and other flying things. Part 9 in a series of 18.
Average, 20 Qns, Joepetz, Jul 10 17
Average
Joepetz gold member
Jul 10 17
361 plays
26.
  Can You Dig It?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Yo, yo-- WHAT UP?! For some trivia in this quiz-nick, you're gonna have to do a bit of diggin'. See if you can solve these ten questions about buried bling, diggin', and stuff below the ground. Can you dig it?
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 08 17
Average
kyleisalive editor
Jul 08 17
624 plays
27.
  To Pray for a Prayer   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions involve the words "pray", "praying" or "prayer" as used in ten different Fun Trivia categories. I pray you save your prayers because praying won't help you here!
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jul 08 17
Average
PDAZ gold member
Jul 08 17
361 plays
28.
  Winning Is Everything!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is no time for second place, you want to WIN! Let's take a look at some prizes and awards you can win
Average, 10 Qns, George95, Jun 27 18
Average
George95 gold member
Jun 27 18
490 plays
29.
  Cuttin' It    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The theme here is "cut", which in some form or other pertains to every question.
Easier, 10 Qns, einhardno, Jul 08 17
Easier
einhardno
Jul 08 17
503 plays
30.
  Our Prayer Was to Fly    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many uses and forms of the word, 'fly'. Here are questions about some of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Jul 08 17
Easier
mpkitty
Jul 08 17
621 plays
31.
  All About Shining    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The sun shines. The moon shines. Even Moses' face shone when he came down from Mount Sinai. How many of these things which are "shining" can you sort?
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Feb 07 19
Average
FatherSteve gold member
Feb 07 19
367 plays
32.
  Fifteen Minutes and "Count"ing   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz has 15 questions about Counts and Countesses. Some are about specific people, some are about fictional characters and some may just be about the word "count". Come play the quiz and then we will "count" up your score!
Average, 15 Qns, dcpddc478, Apr 22 23
Average
dcpddc478
Apr 22 23
826 plays
33.
  Miss You Like Crazy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about people or things that missed someone or something. Don't miss your chance to take this quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Jul 10 17
Average
FatherSteve gold member
Jul 10 17
831 plays
34.
  Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No, this quiz is not about the Outkast song "Hey Ya!", but it is about things that you have to shake or are related to the word shake. How many of these have you shaken yourself? This quiz might reveal how old you are.
Easier, 10 Qns, goobas, Jul 08 17
Easier
goobas
Jul 08 17
1204 plays
35.
  Google Pass   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you google the word "pass," you may find these uses, from different trivia quiz categories. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jul 10 17
Average
shvdotr gold member
Jul 10 17
471 plays
36.
  Root Beer Floats   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When I received this commission title, I thought 'I didn't know that'. I know oil floats and pumice floats, but root beer? This quiz has a mixture of questions on the theme of floats and floating.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 08 17
Average
rossian editor
Jul 08 17
545 plays
37.
  Whistle-Stop Tour   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on a variety of subjects that all have a little something to do with whistles or whistling.
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Jul 09 17
Average
guitargoddess gold member
Jul 09 17
614 plays
38.
  Throw It On Me    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The word "throw" can be used many ways. This quiz will take you on a short trip with my friend David and I, where the words throw, thrown and threw will be used in many different ways. Have a seat and buckle up!
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 09 17
Easier
dcpddc478
Jul 09 17
1158 plays
39.
  You Shook Me All Night Long    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A simple quiz on things that shake, are shaken, or shook. So shake your head, rattle your brains, and see how many questions you can get right.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 10 17
Average
dcpddc478
Jul 10 17
810 plays
40.
  Burn the Lights Out    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten questions about ten different kinds of burns. The is one of those words that has many meanings.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 08 17
Average
dcpddc478
Jul 08 17
619 plays
41.
  Changes   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is not about the David Bowie song "Changes". It is about people, places and things that have undergone a change of identity.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 09 17
Average
darksplash gold member
Jul 09 17
275 plays
42.
  Smiling    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try this quiz for questions about smiling!
Average, 10 Qns, MyGirl2000, May 02 19
Average
MyGirl2000
May 02 19
770 plays
43.
  The Wandering Quizzers Go Wandering    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Join the Wandering Quizzers on our wanderings through the wonderful world of trivia.
Average, 10 Qns, Blindlady-27, Aug 25 17
Average
Blindlady-27
Aug 25 17
511 plays
44.
  Pass It On    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This was a collaboration quiz where each question-writer chose the next person to write a question. The writers had no knowledge of the quiz before being asked to take part, and they were only aware of who passed it to them and whom they passed it to.
Average, 10 Qns, BxBarracuda, Aug 25 17
Average
BxBarracuda
Aug 25 17
468 plays
45.
  Kiss Me, You Fool!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who doesn't enjoy a kiss? This is a quiz about kisses, kissing, and related subjects. Pucker up!
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Jul 08 17
Average
daver852 gold member
Jul 08 17
486 plays
46.
  Screaming, This is Real, Or Is It?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about "Scream", screams, screaming and "The Scream". It's so much screaming, you'll want to, well, scream.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Oct 25 17
Average
Joepetz gold member
Oct 25 17
512 plays
47.
  Racing Through History   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Man has been racing a variety of things throughout history. Animals, vehicles, and other humans are just a few examples. Here are a few questions about racing. Gentlemen, start your engines!
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 10 17
Average
dcpddc478
Jul 10 17
675 plays
48.
  No Whistling Allowed!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No whistling allowed/aloud. But you can hum to yourself as you quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Jul 10 17
Average
alexis722
Jul 10 17
495 plays
49.
  Nothin' to Sneeze At    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is like my 'Try Not to Yawn' quiz, but this time the subject is sneezes. I doubt this quiz will cause you to sneeze, well, unless you're allergic to quizzes. :) Have fun and enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, NalaMarie, Jul 10 17
Tough
NalaMarie gold member
Jul 10 17
1852 plays
50.
  All That Glitters Is Not Guild    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi, I'm Guilda the Sparkle Fairy! My Quiz Maker friends are letting me be part of this quiz on Shiny Things if I promise to be quiet during the serious bits. But you'll know when I'm talking, there'll be a trail of Sparkle Dust - like this ***** - first!
Difficult, 10 Qns, ing, Feb 06 20
Difficult
ing
Feb 06 20
580 plays
51.
  Blast Off!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Blast Off! implies a rocket has been launched into space. Here are ten bits of rocket history/launches/blast offs, both real and fictional - how many do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, babsr, Jul 09 17
Average
babsr gold member
Jul 09 17
193 plays
52.
  Pass Over    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz, in which you have to pass each question, was inspired by a "Who's the Expert?" quiz where I had the same question four times.
Easier, 10 Qns, ASA, Aug 30 20
Easier
ASA
Aug 30 20
858 plays
53.
  Welcome to "Shake, Rattle and Roll"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of the following questions and/or answers refer to the words "Shake, Rattle and/or Roll." (Hint - keep the title in mind when choosing an answer. Tricky!)
Average, 10 Qns, Jinxgirl, Jul 10 17
Average
Jinxgirl
Jul 10 17
361 plays
54.
  All That Glitters....    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Can you figure out the common theme in this quiz? If you can, you're sure to "shine" at it!
Tough, 15 Qns, bullymom, Jul 10 17
Tough
bullymom
Jul 10 17
1171 plays
55.
  A Kiss is Still a Kiss    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In honor af Valentine's Day, this quiz examines some memorable kisses of legend, literature, music, and art. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, jouen58, May 25 19
Tough
jouen58
May 25 19
523 plays
56.
  Weave Got Tonight    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Well, maybe not all night, but we have until the timer counts down, so let's get weaving.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jan 08 19
Average
480154st gold member
Jan 08 19
188 plays
57.
  I Got Stung   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In keeping with our team name (The Bees Knees) we offer for your delectation the following quiz. How many ways will YOU get 'Stung'?
Average, 10 Qns, DaveH1960, Jul 09 17
Average
DaveH1960
Jul 09 17
673 plays
58.
  What's All the Buzz About?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All questions in this quiz relate to the word "buzz" somehow. Best of luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Jul 10 17
Average
Triviaballer gold member
Jul 10 17
1525 plays
59.
  What Tickles Your Fancy?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tickling is defined as touching someone in an attempt to make them laugh or have an involuntary movement. Are you ticklish? Just how much do you really know about tickling? You are about to find out!
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 09 17
Average
dcpddc478
Jul 09 17
600 plays
60.
  Put the Blame On Me   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The theme of this quiz is "blame". Thank you to kyleisalive for the title of this quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, martinjudo, Jul 10 17
Tough
martinjudo
Jul 10 17
684 plays
61.
  Lies, Both Black and White    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all lie at times. How much do you know about lies and lying?
Average, 10 Qns, Toeknee448, Jul 10 17
Average
Toeknee448
Jul 10 17
1275 plays
62.
  Dilettante's Guide to Bonding    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For those of you who have a penchant for sticking stuff together, this is the quiz for you. Can you identify ten ways to bond objects together?
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Aug 26 17
Average
coachpauly
Aug 26 17
330 plays
63.
  The Art of Kissing    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is about all things that are romantic, such as kissing, works of art, and candlelit dinners. This is dedicated to the romantic in all of us, and to people and things that inspire us to feel the power of love.
Average, 10 Qns, JuniorTheJaws, Nov 16 19
Average
JuniorTheJaws gold member
Nov 16 19
1462 plays
64.
  I'll Be Tickled Pink    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Why can't you tickle yourself?" is one of the many unanswered questions in the universe. I hope to answer many questions on the tickle in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, denmarks, Jul 10 17
Average
denmarks
Jul 10 17
775 plays
65.
  My Lips are Sealed!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Kissing is one of the most passionate and fascinating gestures in the world. Almost everybody has kissed someone at some time or other. Different cultures (animals and mythical creatures too!) see kissing in different ways.
Tough, 10 Qns, paa2isback, Jul 10 17
Tough
paa2isback
Jul 10 17
734 plays
66.
  Can I 'Pop' You A Question Or Two?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Popping, popular posers, pop over and take this pop quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, Ikabud, Oct 27 23
Tough
Ikabud
Oct 27 23
884 plays
67.
  Who Won?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you a battle, sporting event, election, or television event, and you tell me who won.
Average, 10 Qns, aekindred, Jul 10 17
Average
aekindred
Jul 10 17
1501 plays
68.
  Trick or Treat    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the questions or answers will contain either the word "trick" or "treat" in them. Have fun and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, betben, Aug 25 17
Average
betben
Aug 25 17
1126 plays

Thematic Verbs Trivia Questions

1. One of the oldest medical texts in the world is the Kahun Medical Papyrus from Ancient Egypt. What was the focus of this text?

From Quiz
Healing, Traditionally

Answer: Women's health

The Kahun Medical Papyrus also known as the Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus is believed to date back to 1800 BC making it one of the world's oldest medical texts. Discovered in 1889 near a workman's village called El-Lahun in Egypt, the text is divided into 34 sections. The Ancient Egyptians considered the uterus or womb to be the 'giver of life'. Most of the illnesses or their symptoms were therefore believed to have originated with problems in the uterus. The text covers a gamut of topics like fertility, menstruation, child birth and other gynaecological problems.

2. Which patriotic song, long popular in the United States, describes the country as extending "from sea to shining sea."

From Quiz All About Shining

Answer: America the Beautiful

The song "America the Beautiful" was written by Katharine Lee Bates and set to music composed the organist-choirmaster at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey, Samuel A. Ward. The phrase "from sea to shining sea" appears in the charters of several of the English colonies which became the United States. It derives from the Latin phrase "A Mari Usque Ad Mare" which is the official motto of Canada. A particularly moving soul arrangement of it was recorded by 1976 by Ray Charles. Because the meters of the words are the same, it can be sung to tune of "Auld Lang Syne" -- try it!

3. Which Nigerian born actor starred as Agent Smith in "The Matrix" franchise (1999-2003) and Elrond in "The Lord of the Rings" franchise (2001-2003)?

From Quiz Weave Got Tonight

Answer: Hugo Weaving & Weaving

Weaving hit the big time with his role as drag queen Mitzi Del Bra in the 1994 movie "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" in which he starred alongside Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce. In 1995 he provided the voice for Rex the sheepdog in the movie about a sheep herding pig "Babe", which also saw the wonderful Miriam Margolyes voice Fly, a border collie.

4. At one time in its history it was called "the Executive Mansion". By what name do we now know this familiar icon of politics?

From Quiz Changes

Answer: The White House

George Washington, first President of the USA, selected the site for the presidential home in 1791. In 1800 President John Adams became its first resident. It was destroyed by fire by the British during the Revolutionary War of 1812, and was rebuilt, with President James Monroe moving in in 1817. At various times, the White House has been known as the "President's Palace," the "President's House," and the "Executive Mansion." Theodore Roosevelt gave it the current name in 1901.

5. The expression "cut up" can have various meanings. If you are cut up about something, then most likely you are...?

From Quiz Cuttin' It

Answer: Upset or unhappy

"Cut up" can have a straightforward, literal meaning, but this one is figurative. When used transitively, it often means to criticize someone in a hurtful way, which is related to the one used here. The expression is idiomatic. One aspect of idiomaticity that most linguists agree on, is that an idiom contradicts the "principle of compositionality", or is non-compositional. That means that you cannot get at the meaning of the whole simply by putting together the meanings of the parts.

6. In the 1953 Kentucky Derby, which dark horse long shot defeated the favorite Native Dancer?

From Quiz Take A Shot

Answer: Dark Star

On May 2, 1953, Native Dancer was a 3/5 favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Lightly regarded Dark Star went off at 25/1. After Dark Star opened a lead, Native Dancer made a gallant stretch run, only to lose by a head. The two horses next met in the Preakness, the second race in the Triple Crown. In the lead, Dark Star suddenly slowed and finished a beaten fifth with Native Dancer claiming the win. The injured leg that led to Dark Star's loss also ended his racing career.

7. Animals: Physically speaking, which is a good method to determine the gender of a toucan?

From Quiz The Flying Type

Answer: Females have shorter beaks than males

Unlike in other species of animals, both the male and female toucan have colorful beaks or bills. Females, however, tend to have a smaller bill that is also straighter than the male's. Male toucans tend to have curvy beaks, almost like a banana. Because toucans have large beaks, they have long tongues.

8. When it's not being stolen, Edvard Munch's famous paintings "The Scream" hang in the National Gallery and the Munch Museum in which Scandinavian capital?

From Quiz Screaming, This is Real, Or Is It?

Answer: Oslo

The painting is called "Der Schrei der Natur" which is the German name Munch gave it. There are actually two paintings of "The Scream" and two pastel versions. The paintings in the National Gallery and Munch Museum in Oslo are the ones that have been stolen on more than one occasion. The painting was stolen in 1994 from the National Gallery on the day the Winter Olympics opened in Lillehammer, Norway. The incident was seen as an embarrassment not only because it happened when the entire world was gathered in Norway but also because the thieves taunted the police thanking them for poor security. The painting was recovered a few months later undamaged. It was "The Scream" from the Munch Museum that was stolen by armed robbers in 2004, along with Munch's "Madonna." They were recovered two years later with some water damage to the Scream in the bottom left corner but nothing to extreme. Experts said that the damage was irreparable.

9. 'Float On' was a 1977 top ten hit in both the USA and UK for which band?

From Quiz Root Beer Floats

Answer: The Floaters

For those who don't now the song, or have tried to bury it deep in their memories, it had a rather odd format with each band member introducing himself with his name, star sign and the qualities he was looking for in a girl. The song did well for the band, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the UK Singles Chart, although it was their only major hit.

10. Believe it or not, there is a word for the study of kisses and kissing. What is it?

From Quiz Kiss Me, You Fool!

Answer: Philematology

Philematology is a word that first appeared in the 19th century. It is derived from the Greek word "philema," which (not surprisingly) means "kiss." Our word "kiss" comes from the Old English word "cyssan," which means "to kiss."

11. Which Disney animated classic featured the song "Whistle While You Work"?

From Quiz Whistle-Stop Tour

Answer: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The song was written specifically for the 1937 movie, Disney's first full-length animated feature. It was sung by Snow White as she cleaned the dwarfs' cottage. Allusions to the song have been included in other Disney works, including "Disney Sing-Along Songs".

12. What is the science of kissing?

From Quiz Kissing Kidding

Answer: Philematology

It's hard to believe that there's a science for kissing to begin with, but this is the case. Kissing is the art - or otherwise - of pressing one's lips against the lips of another in a romantic or passionate or friendly manner. There is also kissing on the cheeks, of course, and other areas of the human body, and kissing for various other reasons, but kissing is usually associated with a good old-fashioned smack on the lips. Even Charles Darwin studied the science of philematology in his work, presumably right before he peeled a banana. The word kiss derives from the old Germanic English which used the words kuss or kussijanan to describe same. Apparently that was based on the sound made when kissing, which is decidedly odd. I tried saying kussijanan while kissing someone and spat all over them. Very romantic.

13. There is the story of a shepherd boy who got lonely and, to bring people to him, cried out that the flock was being attacked by which animal?

From Quiz Lies, Both Black and White

Answer: Wolf

He did this so often that when a wolf really did attack, no one believed him and no one came to help. This is where the saying "cry wolf" comes from, meaning to lie about a danger.

14. In which 1964 James Bond movie is Sean Connery first heard advising that he likes his martini "shaken not stirred"?

From Quiz You Shook Me All Night Long

Answer: Goldfinger

While the comment "shaken not stirred" first appeared in Ian Fleming's 1956 novel "Diamonds Are Forever", it was not until 1964 that film buffs heard Sean Connery say these words in "Goldfinger". There are a couple reasons that some people prefer a martini shaken not stirred. Some of these include the belief that a shaken martini has more antioxidants than a stirred one; another is the belief that stirring a drink diminishes its flavor; and another is the idea that shaking preserves the clarity of the drink.

15. Whistler was a well known figure in the art world. His 1871 portrait of his mother sitting in her chair is recognizable the world over. What was its original title?

From Quiz No Whistling Allowed!

Answer: Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1

She will forever sit motionless in time, just as her son James Abbott McNeill once painted her. She looks peaceful and contemplative, unconcerned with worldly things. Does anyone know her name? Anna McNeill Whistler, who may have sat in for a model who failed to show, was immortalized by her son. He saw the painting as a simple arrangement and made a "No. 2" of the same name with 19th century historian/essayist Thomas Carlyle as the model; it never gained the popularity of the first one.

16. The modern English word 'kiss' derived from which language?

From Quiz My Lips are Sealed!

Answer: Old English

Mwuuaah. The word 'kiss' comes from the Old English word, 'cyssan'. It is an onomatopoeic word because it is derived from the sound which is produced when two people kiss.

17. To collect your two hundred monetary units in "Monopoly", what do you have to do to "Go"?

From Quiz Pass Over

Answer: Pass

There are many varieties of "Monopoly". The majority give 200 units every time you pass "Go", although the "Here and Now" version gives two million.

18. What "bonding" device was first invented for the French King Louis XV back in the 18th century?

From Quiz Dilettante's Guide to Bonding

Answer: Stapler

Sure enough, the first stapler and staples were invented for Louis XV in the 1700s. Each staple carried with it the royal insignia and was a unique alternative to the more traditional sealing wax. The more modern and patented stapler is credited to Mr. George McGill, who developed a small, flexible brass paper fastener in 1866.

19. Just like the title says, why would you shake a Polaroid picture?

From Quiz Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture!

Answer: To get the picture to dry faster

There is really no reason to shake a Polaroid picture. It might help the picture dry faster, but it does not help the picture develop faster. It might actually damage the picture by creating lines or creases in it. Polaroid pictures have declined in popularity, especially with the development of digital cameras.

20. What California band had a 1990s hit with a song called "Come Out and Play", which is frequently referred to by its refrain "you gotta keep 'em separated"?

From Quiz Press 'Start' to Play

Answer: The Offspring

The Offspring were formed in the mid 1980s but didn't achieve success until the early 1990s. Their multi-platinum 1994 album "Smash" contained the hits "Come Out and Play", which hit number one on the US Billboard Modern Rock charts and "Self Esteem", which hit number four on the same charts. The lyrics of "Come Out and Play" refer to gang violence: "one goes to the morgue and the other to jail" and "if you're under 18 you won't be doing any time".

21. In 1876, near the town of Hendon, Wales, the first recorded attempt to race which animal on a straight track took place?

From Quiz Racing Through History

Answer: Greyhound

This attempt to race greyhounds on a straight track failed miserably. In 1921, the invention of the mechanical hare made racing on an oval track possible and the sport of greyhound racing was born. The first professional dog-racing track, complete with audience stands, was opened in Emeryville, California. By 1926, it had made its way to Britain, where the first race was held at Manchester's Belle Vue Stadium.

22. Which literary detective 'stung' Professor Moriarty?

From Quiz I Got Stung

Answer: Sherlock Holmes

A 'sting' doesn't need to be a formal operation. Slang usage can mean simply 'to get the better of' according to 'Funk & Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary'. SPOILER WARNING: While battling criminal mastermind Moriarty in 'The Final Problem', it was believed that Sherlock Holmes fell to his death along with Professor Moriarty. Not so, as the reader discovers in 'The Adventure of the Empty House' where Holmes survived the fall. Eventually he retired and moved to the Sussex Downs where his hobby was beekeeping. There he wrote the 'Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, with some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen' which he called 'the magnum opus of my latter years' ('His Last Bow'). Question submitted by 'Dagny1'

23. Which curved blade, which may have derived indirectly from the French for 'knife', was a cutting edge favoured by Jack Sparrow and other pirates?

From Quiz Cutting Edges

Answer: Cutlass

Malik24 informs us that the trusty cutlass is said to derive from 'coutelas', a French machete-like blade, which itself derived from 'couteau', a French knife. It was favoured in naval battles because it was sturdy enough to cut rope and yet nimble enough to use at close quarters. In the movie series 'Pirates of the Caribbean', they really didn't seem to utilise these swords to their best abilities - they hardly ever seemed to draw blood! Perhaps they just weren't proper pirates after all...

24. Colloquially, if you are dead and buried you are sometimes said to be feeding the what?

From Quiz A Bucket Full of Food

Answer: Worms

In fact worms don't eat dead bodies. As bodies start to decay bacteria eat it. These are followed by fungal spores and, if flies have been able to lay eggs on the body, maggots, and it is these that eat decaying meat. Whilst worms do eat dead things in the garden it is usually leaves, plants and grass.

25. Some smiles are traditionally known and observed in classic tales. In the story,'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', what character is known for its broadly, grinning smile?

From Quiz Smiling

Answer: The Cheshire Cat

'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' is a story book originally written by an English author under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll in the year of 1865.

26. Which 19th century evolutionary scientist purported that a person cannot tickle themselves?

From Quiz What Tickles Your Fancy?

Answer: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin believed that for tickling to be effective, the person being tickled must not know the location to be tickled. This is why the vast majority of people are unable to tickle themselves. For tickling to be effective there must be a small element of surprise.

27. Scream! - In 1996, the filmmaker who brought us Freddy Krueger and those hills that had eyes brought us a fresh take on the slasher genre with "Scream". Who was the director of this film?

From Quiz Holler!

Answer: Wes Craven

"Scream", appearing in 1996, starred Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, and other big actors. Notable for its self-satirizing view of the genre, "Scream" took stabs (ha ha) at the horror genre with its tropes, schemes, and dialogue. The entire opening scene sees the famous Drew Barrymore talking with the killer over her phone about horror movies. In a shocking move, Barrymore is the first to be killed in the film despite her billing. "Scream" was praised by critics for its approach and earned $173,000,000 in the box office. It was followed by a number of sequels starring the original cast and each one was a box office success. Stars David Arquette and Courtney Cox Arquette married in 1999.

28. "A bad workman always blames his..." What does a bad workman blame?

From Quiz Put the Blame On Me

Answer: Tools

An easy question to start off this quiz. Personally I blame anything and everyone I can. It's in the misanthropist's handbook, rule number 3.

29. According to a popular children's song, what was lost when somebody sneezed?

From Quiz Nothin' to Sneeze At

Answer: my meatball

Sung to the tune of "On Top of Old Smoky", "On Top of Spaghetti" was written and performed by folk singer, Tom Glazer in 1963. "On top of spaghetti, All covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, When somebody sneezed. It rolled off the table, And on to the floor, And then my poor meatball, Rolled out of the door. It rolled in the garden, And under a bush, And then my poor meatball, Was nothing but mush. The mush was as tasty, As tasty could be, And then the next summer, It grew into a tree. The tree was all covered, All covered with moss, And on it grew meatballs, And tomato sauce. So if you eat spaghetti, All covered with cheese, Hold on to your meatball, Whenever you sneeze."

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