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trivia question Quick Question [Architecture: Architecture 101]
Which of these architectural columns is NOT Greek?

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Spellbound by "The Sound of Music" ( Spelling Bee )

I was nuts about "The Sound of Music" movie, growing up. Now I am grown up, I'm still nuts about it, plus I love spelling. This is a spellin ... by emli
Divided by Language ( Cross-Atlantic Differences )

England and America are two countries separated by the same language. I will give you the English word, you choose the American description. by cjbjrb11
Oh No! Yet More Clichés ( Cliches )

Some more clichés for you to "get your teeth into". So "rack your brain" and those points could "be in the bag!" by musicmonkeyman
Similes Referring to Animals ( Animals in Idiom )

English traditionally links certain qualities with specific animals. However busy a cow may be grazing in the meadows, it's the bee which we ... by flem-ish
Pots and Pans ( Words Within Words )

All of the words described begin with the letters "pot" or "pan". Good luck! by LadyCaitriona
What the Spell Check Mist: Typo Transfusion ( Humor, Puns and Word Play )

Sacred Heart Hospital: Medical Care second to nun, paperwork last to all. Scared Heart Hospital, where the typos are rarely fatal, but nearl ... by ing
Apostrophes ( Grammatical and Lexical Items )

Do you think you know your apostrophes? I DARE you to ace this quiz. If it's too easy, let me know, and I'll 'beef it up' a little. by ziamarta
Pick-a-Pun: The Musicals! ( Humor, Puns and Word Play )

Yes, it's Pick-a-Pun, the game show where all the answers MIGHT be funny, but only one registers "Ouch" on the Groan-Ometer. Today's theme i ... by ing

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Whered That Moon Name Come From
Sep 09 - Where'd That Moon Name Come From? ( Greek Myth )

Many moons that orbit the planets in our solar system are named after gods. In this quiz, match the name of the moon with the duties or rela ... by Trivia_Fan54
The Black Paintings by Goya
Sep 05 - The Black Paintings by Goya ( Artists A-M )

I am so intrigued by this series of paintings that I just had to write a quiz about it. Hope you enjoy! by ramonesrule
The Bonfire of the Humanities
Sep 05 - The Bonfire of the Humanities ( Philosophy )

Academics have described a current style of teaching classical Greek philosophy in universities as throwing it onto the bonfire (or bin fire ... by misstified
Three for the Price of One
Aug 30 - Three for the Price of One ( Humor, Puns and Word Play )

A quiz which combines pun fun with a handful of animals and a line or two of music. Can you work out the light-hearted answers? by Creedy
Id Like to Teach the World to Fart
Aug 27 - I'd Like to Teach the World to Fart! ( Performing Arts )

Great Poll. You write a quiz about comedic styles and you want to start with a fart joke. One can only hope it all improves from here. Match ... by pollucci19
Outhouse Humor
Aug 11 - Outhouse Humor ( English )

This quiz will not try to make you smile. Instead, it will take you into a trip through synonyms of outhouse. by gme24
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trivia quiz  Aspects of Humor: What's So Funny? Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, trident, May 15 20

Humor is an elusive topic due to its elastic nature. What I find funny, you may not. Try to discover what it is that makes us laugh.
trident editor
May 15 20
11559 plays
trivia quiz  The Evil Essay cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Jun 06 10

As an English instructor, I spend a good deal of my life helping people write essays. See if you already know the basics of essay writing--or, as I call it, "The Evil Essay".
pagiedamon gold member
9930 plays
trivia quiz  Nonexistent Antonyms Editor choice cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, eburge, May 15 14

On the surface, some words look like they would have an opposite if you removed the prefix (as is often the case). See if you can work out what these nonexistent antonyms might mean. Inspired by a song I once heard.
Very Easy
eburge editor
2559 plays
trivia quiz  It's All Greek to Me! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jan 15 20

My boss has a major problem at work and needs me to come in and sort it out. What is in store for me? A trip around the world in idiomatic terms it seems.
Snowman gold member
Jan 15 20
2745 plays
trivia quiz  What's In Your Portmanteau? cool 20 questions
Easy, 20 Qns, Polaris101, May 21 20

Here's a categorical look at portmanteau words, new words made by blending parts of two other words together, a frankenword if you will. For example, add "motor" to "hotel" and you get "motel". Some questions have an American slant. Enjoy!
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Polaris101 gold member
May 21 20
4242 plays
trivia quiz  Operatic Greek Myth cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, JanIQ, May 22 15

Many classical operas are based upon tales deriving from Greek mythology. In this quiz, I'll discuss some of these operas. Most of the operatic facts are related in the "Grand Opera Book".
JanIQ gold member
May 22 15
3654 plays
trivia quiz  All Generalizations Are Wrong cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Sep 21 20

Sometimes, the best way to learn a rule is to see what happens when it's broken. Here are ten self-contradicting writing rules, (mostly) originally published by George Trigg and William Safire. Let's work through them and see what they can teach us.
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10,11
CellarDoor gold member
Sep 21 20
2862 plays
trivia quiz  Lexical Ovines cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, eburge, Feb 21 12

As a member of the Inter-Continental Ballistic Sheep for the Amazing Trivia Race, I've compiled a quiz with ten words with a connection to sheep, though not all are used when referring to our woollen pals. Enjoy!
eburge editor
4857 plays
trivia quiz  Passing, Idiomatically cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, poshprice, Mar 19 14

The English language has an abundance of idioms, many of which involve death. How many do you know? Let's play and find out.
2430 plays
trivia quiz  Health, Illness and Disease cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, poshprice, Aug 31 13

Idioms are a wonderful, and at times wacky, part of everyday speech, and a great number of them involve health, illness and disease. How many do you know? Let's play and find out.
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