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  Brick By Boring Brick   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Lucky Ella has just received her first bucket of Legos for her birthday -- and they're even more educational than she expects! Help Ella as she learns history, art and architecture, brick by boring brick.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 03 21
CellarDoor gold member
Nov 03 21
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Daft as A Brush
  Daft as A Brush   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Mankind has used the brush for centuries. There many types and many uses for this simple implement. Let's brush up on some of our knowledge of this implement found in homes around the world!
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jun 27 22
Jun 27 22
916 plays
  I've Got A Pipe   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match these words containing 'pipe' with the correct descriptions.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Nov 03 21
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Nov 03 21
1205 plays
  Needles   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions to do with needles of all shapes, kinds and concepts. You'll be pleased to know they're more than the jabbing kind however.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 27 22
Creedy gold member
Jun 27 22
1098 plays
  Put This In Your Pipe   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pipes, pipes everywhere - how many of these pipe-related questions can you answer? Note that there will be no questions directly relating to smokers' pipes.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Nov 03 21
looney_tunes editor
Nov 03 21
1446 plays
  I Have an Axe to Grind   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everything you ever wanted to know about axes, real or otherwise!
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Apr 22 21
LadyNym gold member
Apr 22 21
440 plays
  Stop! Hammer Time!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
It is time to take a tour of the Funtrivia categories to find 20 hammers! Each question will involve the word HAMMER in one form or another. You can't touch this quiz!
Average, 20 Qns, BigTriviaDawg, Apr 22 21
BigTriviaDawg gold member
Apr 22 21
398 plays
  All About Buckets   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was on FunTrivia when a bucket started talking to me. It wanted to know what did I truly know about buckets. So I started digging!
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Apr 22 21
Apr 22 21
1487 plays
  The Long-Lived Lightbulb of Livermore   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fire Station No. 6 in Livermore, CA is home to the world's longest continuously lit lightbulb. Take this quiz to learn its story!
Average, 10 Qns, pu2-ke-qi-ri, Nov 03 21
Nov 03 21
772 plays
  Pass the Hod    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You are on a virtual building site. Here are ten general knowledge questions but each answer contains the name of a material you might find being used in the construction industry. Pick up your tools and get building!
Average, 10 Qns, Quizaddict1, Nov 03 21
Quizaddict1 gold member
Nov 03 21
207 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Unit Four Plus Two took which song to number one in the UK charts in April 1965?

From Quiz "Pass the Hod"

  Would You Make That With Wood?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For millennia wood has been used for building houses, making furniture and various other utensils. This quiz explores the use of wood in other, sometimes surprising, areas.
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Nov 03 21
gme24 gold member
Nov 03 21
284 plays
  Hooking Up    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fishing for answers about hooks! I hope you will hook up with me and enjoy my quiz on various associations with the word "hook".
Tough, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, Nov 03 21
Nov 03 21
420 plays
  Live and Let Dye    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the result of a challenge to one of the apparently 6600+ Tazmans on I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, rfox1, Nov 03 21
Nov 03 21
403 plays
  'Hammering' This One Home    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the answers relate to, or have the word HAMMER in them.
Average, 10 Qns, Ikabud, Apr 22 21
Apr 22 21
1547 plays

Thematic Tools Trivia Questions

1. "Would you make a horse with wood?" You would if you wanted to end a ten-year old war. Odysseus did and the Trojan War ended. Although we use the term "Trojan" for this wooden horse, what was the actual Greek word for it?

From Quiz
Would You Make That With Wood?

Answer: Doureios

"Doureios" means "wooden". The event was described in both the "Aeneid" and in "Odyssey". The Greeks pretended to have abandoned the fight and hid behind the island of Tenedos, which is a short distance away from Troy, leaving behind the hollow horse with fifty soldiers in it. Despite warnings from priest Laocoon and his sons the people of Troy dragged the wooden horse within the city walls and thus consigned its fate.

2. Who was the founder, in 1895, of the annual Promenade Concert series at the Royal Albert Hall in London?

From Quiz Pass the Hod

Answer: Sir Henry Wood

Henry Wood was an English orchestral conductor and composer who in 1895 collaborated with the manager of the Queen's Hall in London and with a wealthy investor to hold a ten week series of promenade concerts. In a promenade concert many of the audience are standing in the well of the auditorium instead of being seated and are able to move around. This was not an entirely new idea but it became very popular as an annual series, with Sir Henry conducting many of the concerts personally for fifty years. The BBC took over running the concerts in 1927 and still holds them, though the series now last eight weeks instead of ten. Sir Henry is still honoured by having a bronze bust situated in front of the organ during the season.

3. For what is a trussing needle used?

From Quiz Needles

Answer: To tie poultry together for cooking

A trussing needle is a fairly thick needle, about eight inches long, that is used for tying up chicken, duck, turkey or other cooking birds prior to cooking. Its purpose is to hold the bird's shape, to keep it from falling apart during the cooking process, and to allow it to be cooked evenly. It's just as well the bird is deceased before this painful looking instrument is prodded into various parts of its body. Did you know that needles made out of bone have been found in caves in South Africa? Scientists have dated these early sewing implements at 61,000 years old. How amazing is that?

4. This Auburn University, Alabama, football coach of the 1980's sent many players to the NFL. Which Dye was he?

From Quiz Live and Let Dye

Answer: Pat

Dye had a career coaching record of 153-62-5 during his years at Auburn. His best seasons were in the mid 80's, when he gave Bo Jackson to the world. I guess "Bo knows" that too.

5. Which comedic actor starred in the 1969 film "Hook, Line and Sinker"?

From Quiz Hooking Up

Answer: Jerry Lewis

Filmed in 1969, Jerry Lewis was joined by Peter Lawford and Anne Francis in the movie "Hook, Line and Sinker. Lewis really swallows his doctor's diagnosis hook, line and sinker when he is told by his doctor, played by Peter Lawford, that he does not have long to live. Reacting to this, Lewis goes on a huge buying spree, only to later learn that he has no fatal illness and is not going to die in the immediate future. Lewis stages his own death to avoid a myriad of financial responsibilities, established when he thought his death was soon to happen. Peter Lawford and Anne Francis (playing Lewis' wife) concoct this whole story so that they can eventually "hook up". A cruel hoax, which certainly gives credence to swallowing a story "hook, line, and sinker". Perhaps second opinions were not as popular in that era.

6. Ella opens her bucket of Legos and grabs handfuls of blocks. She knows the Lego bricks are supposed to snap together to make wonderful things, but she's never seen it done. How do two standard Lego bricks fit together?

From Quiz Brick By Boring Brick

Answer: A round peg on the top of one snaps into the bottom of the other.

The top of a rectangular Lego brick has short, round pegs -- nubs, really -- in a grid pattern. The spacing is constant across Lego sets, so the number of pegs tells you about the size and shape of the block: a 2x4, for example, or a 1x3. The pegs snap easily into gaps in the bottom of the next block. Generations of children have discovered just how flexible this arrangement is!

7. Name the great American song writing duo?

From Quiz 'Hammering' This One Home

Answer: Rodgers and Hammerstein

Richard Rodgers did the music and Oscar Hammerstein did the lyrics.

8. "Would you make a boy with wood?" You would, if you were a woodcarver named Geppetto and given a piece of magic wood. What was the first name of humorist Collodi who gave us "The Adventures of Pinocchio"?

From Quiz Would You Make That With Wood?

Answer: Carlo

Collodi was the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini. The "Pinocchio" fairy tale was first published in weekly installments before being released as a book. The fairy tale had world-wide success and has been translated into more than 260 languages. Walt Disney adapted the tale into a movie in 1940.

9. What is the name of the ring of standing stones found near Amesbury in Wiltshire, dating back to around 2500 BC?

From Quiz Pass the Hod

Answer: Stonehenge

The earthwork ditch surrounding this Neolithic structure may date as far back as 3000 BC, but the great stones themselves were probably set up about 2500 BC. The stones form two concentric circles, and although some have fallen and disappeared over the centuries, most are still standing. The stones are of two types, sandstone sarsens which are relatively local (from about 25km away) and bluestones which have been brought from 250km distance, an amazing feat for prehistoric people. There have been several theories as to what Stonehenge was and why it was built. Today the most widely accepted is that it was a temple set up to be aligned with the movements of the sun.

10. BRAIN TEASERS - Find the hidden word that relates to a hammer: It was a lovely day in the Oban village where the blacksmith was busy working a lump of steel to make a new sword for the Lord of Dunollie Castle.

From Quiz Stop! Hammer Time!

Answer: Anvil

The answer is an ANVIL (obAN VILage) which is what a blacksmith would use to shape metal with a hammer to make a sword. Oban is a small town in Scotland, in the council of Argyll and Bute. Historically it was primarily a fishing and trade town, but in 1794 the Oban distillery opened for business. Oban is known for making a 14 year-old single malt scotch.

11. The axe is one of the oldest tools known to humankind. What material were the earliest axes made of?

From Quiz I Have an Axe to Grind

Answer: stone

Hand axes - pear-shaped, pointed tools made of roughly chipped or flaked stone - looked quite different from their modern counterparts. They were used as far back as 1.6 million years ago, probably for tasks such as hunting, chopping wood, and digging for food or water. Hand axes were usually made of flint, a kind of stone that lends itself to being worked with another hard object (a process called knapping). As their name implied, these implements were held in the hand; in later specimens the stone heads were fastened to a wooden handle.

12. A pipe, also referred to as a butt, is an old unit used to measure the volume of liquids in the English system. What would normally have been kept in a butt?

From Quiz Put This In Your Pipe

Answer: Wine

The pipe, or butt, was a wine cask that held two hogsheads of wine. Of course, that doesn't mean much unless you know how big a hogshead was, and that was somewhat variable over time. As a rough approximation, a butt is close to 475 litres, or 125 US gallons, or 105 imperial gallons. According to Shakespeare's play "Richard III", George, Duke of Clarence, youngest brother of Edward IV and Richard III, drowned in a butt of malmsey (a sweet red wine from Madeira). Edgar Allan Poe refers to a pipe of Amontillado (a type of sherry) in his short story "The Cask of Amontillado".

13. Many people dye their hair for various reasons. Some people wish to get rid of gray hair, others to be blondes, but what color belongs to a group of people that almost never dye their hair?

From Quiz Live and Let Dye

Answer: Red

Famous gingers include Thomas Jefferson and Oakland Raider Quarterback Carson Palmer.

14. What is the nickname of Jack Dempsey, an American boxer, famous for his "right hook"?

From Quiz Hooking Up

Answer: The Manassa Mauler

Jack Dempsey, born in Manassa, Colorado, was noted for his formidable right hook, a punch which is usually aimed at the chin. With his defeat of Jess Willard in 1919, Dempsey won the title of Heavyweight Boxing Champion of World. Soon afterward he was nicknamed "The Manassa Mauler". Dempsey had a fight manager, Jack "Doc" Kearns, who involved Dempsey in many other activities, including opening Jack Dempsey's Restaurant in New York City. Dempsey was inducted into Boxing's Hall of Fame in 1990.

15. If someone says his boss "kicked the bucket", what does he mean?

From Quiz All About Buckets

Answer: His boss died

While the origin of the phrase "kick the bucket" is unclear and often debated, the meaning is clear. This phrase is a term for dying. It is a slang term that is neither complimentary nor derogatory, but possibly in poor taste.

16. Peter, Paul and Mary had a hammer related hit. What was it called?

From Quiz 'Hammering' This One Home

Answer: If I Had a Hammer

'If I Had A Hammer' was written by Pete Seeger in 1949.

17. "Would you make a motorcycle with wood?" You would, if you were which brilliant young German engineer, who made the first motorcycle in 1885 together with engine designer Wilhelm Maybach?

From Quiz Would You Make That With Wood?

Answer: Gottlieb Daimler

Daimler and Maybach both worked for the Deutz company on a four-stroke engine. They built another engine that could provide the power for the wooden motorcycle. The motorcycle had wooden wheels with spokes that were protected by a steel rim. The engine was placed vertically between the wheels. A saddle for the rider was placed on top of the box containing the engine. The first journey was made by Gottlieb's 17-year-old son in October 1885 and covered a distance of seven and a half kilometers. Daimler is known as the "father of the motorcycle".

18. Which play by Tennessee Williams takes as its title a set of figurines of animals that are the precious possession of the character Laura Wingfield?

From Quiz Pass the Hod

Answer: The Glass Menagerie

Written in 1944 and a spectacular success on Broadway in 1945, "The Glass Menagerie" was the play that made the author's name. He described it as a memory play, as it is narrated by Tom Wingfield, brother of Laura, telling the story of his family's past. Tom is based on Tennessee Williams himself and many aspects of the play relate to his early life.

19. CELEBRITIES Known for his baggy, gold pants and his quick dance moves, this celebrity was too legit to quit. While his start was with music, he also has had several roles in films. Pray tell, who this celebrity might be?

From Quiz Stop! Hammer Time!

Answer: M.C. Hammer

M.C. Hammer, also known as Stanley Burrell, has been a businessman from the beginning of his career as a rap artist. M.C Hammer has had a long list of jobs over the years, but his dance moves were what landed him a job as a batboy for the Oakland Athletics as a teen. The "Hammer" part of Stanley's nickname was given to him by Reggie Jackson who thought the young Burrell looked like Hank "The Hammer" Aaron. After his music really became successful, M.C. Hammer became a Christian preacher. Originally the M.C. part of his name stood for "Master of Ceremonies", however after devoting his life to Christianity he has said the M.C. now stands for "Man of Christ".

20. One person who did dye her hair red was this blond comedienne who starred on a groundbreaking comedy of the 1950's with her husband Desi Arnaz. Who was she?

From Quiz Live and Let Dye

Answer: Lucille Ball

"I Love Lucy" is considered one of the groundbreaking and trendsetting shows in TV history. I think it is also ironic that she dyed her hair for a black and white TV show.

21. From the European Bronze Age to Biblical times, of what use was a flesh-hook?

From Quiz Hooking Up

Answer: To remove meat from a pot

One of the first uses for the flesh-hook was to remove meat from a pot. The flesh-hook looks somewhat like a short spear, and along its length it can have two to five hooks hanging from it. Flesh hooks are also mentioned in the Bible, an example of which is in Exodus 27:3: "And thou shalt make its pots to take away its ashes, and its shovels, and its basins, and its flesh-hooks, and its fire pans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass".

22. The 2007 movie "The Bucket List" starred which two veteran movie actors?

From Quiz All About Buckets

Answer: Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman

This movie, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman received very mixed reviews when it was released to the public. The story centers around two terminally ill men and the things they want to do/try/accomplish before they die. The term "bucket list" refers to a list of these desires that the author of the list wishes to get done before he "kicks the bucket".

23. The popular TV detective Mike Hammer was created by which author?

From Quiz 'Hammering' This One Home

Answer: Mickey Spillane

Mike Hammer was played by Stacy Keach.

24. "Would you make an inn with wood?" You would if your name was Todd Saunders, architect. Where in the world would you go to visit the Fogo Island Inn?

From Quiz Would You Make That With Wood?

Answer: Newfoundland, Canada

Fogo is the largest of the islands off the Newfoundland coast. The inn stands on the Back Western shore and was completed in 2013 by the Norwegian company Saunters Architecture.

25. Unit Four Plus Two took which song to number one in the UK charts in April 1965?

From Quiz Pass the Hod

Answer: Concrete and Clay

This was the only big hit for a very talented and hard-working group. They made several other songs based on good melodies, clever lyrics and harmony singing, including "You've Never Been in Love like this Before", "Hark!" and "For a Moment". For whatever reason none of these captured the public the way that "Concrete and Clay" did.

26. Which character in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" carries an axe as his weapon of choice?

From Quiz I Have an Axe to Grind

Answer: Gimli

The Dwarf Gimli is one of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring, the nine companions who leave from Rivendell in a seemingly hopeless quest to destroy the One Ring. Tolkien's Dwarves use battle axes as their main weapon, as shown by the many illustrators of the English author's work, and also in Peter Jackson's film trilogies based on "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit". In Tolkien's legendarium, Dwarves are depicted as master craftsmen, and associated with mining and treasure - just like they were in Norse mythology, which was the main source for their creation.

27. Cleopatra's Needle is the name given to three obelisks which are located in the major cities of London, New York City - and where else?

From Quiz Needles

Answer: Paris

These three obelisks are from the era of ancient Egypt. There are actually four of them. The first two, in London and New York City, are a pair, as is the one in Paris. Its mate, however, remains in Luxor, Egypt. Why they were called Cleopatra's Needles is anybody's guess, as they have no connection at all with that fascinating woman (Cleopatra VII ie) from history. In fact, by the time she came along (69-30 BC), with her reign lasting from 51-30 BC, these monuments were already over one thousand years old. The needle in London, located along the Victoria embankment close to the Golden Jubilee Bridge, was an 1819 gift to the UK from the ruler of Egypt and the Sudan at that time. His name, believe it or not, was Muhammad Ali. Though gifted in that year, it didn't actually arrive in that country until 1878. New York's needle, located in Central Park, was a gift to that country's consul general at Cairo from the Khedive of Egypt and the Sudan, in 1877. The Paris needle is located in the Place de la Concorde. It was gifted to France, again by Muhammad Ali, in 1826. Erected in 1833, its rather unfortunate location is at the spot where poor old Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette had their heads removed in 1794.

28. What do they call the special kind of dyeing to make psychedelic T-shirts?

From Quiz Live and Let Dye

Answer: Tie

Made popular with the counterculture of the 1960's, tie-dying is still popular at summer camps and concert goers. Makes for some cool designs dude!

29. Which French word, popularly used in English, is the French noun for the word "hook"?

From Quiz Hooking Up

Answer: Crochet

Watching my grandmother with her crochet hook, rapidly and most adroitly hooking crochet thread into beautiful antimacassars, tablecloths, hats, scarves and mittens, was a wonder and a pleasure to behold. "Maille du crochet" is the French term for a crochet stitch. Because of my grandmother's creativity with a "hook", I now have an heirloom tablecloth, which I treasure.

30. Ella turns a corner, and her wall of Legos is on its way to becoming a Lego house. She's following in the footsteps of the folkloric Three Little Pigs, who learned the hard way that bricks made for better houses than what other building material?

From Quiz Brick By Boring Brick

Answer: Straw and sticks

The Three Little Pigs are from an old, old fairy tale, first set down in print in 1843. In the story, each Little Pig built himself a house. The first used straw, the second used sticks, and the third used bricks. Then a wolf came -- as so often happens in fairy tales -- and tried to "huff, and puff, and blow [each] house in!" He was not stopped by straw or sticks, and the first two pigs lost their homes (and, in some tellings, their lives) -- but the third pig stayed safe and sound in his house of brick. Let's hope Ella's house of Lego bricks does as well by its inhabitants!

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