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Punning is a type of wordplay that has been a source of amusement for centuries. Although some puns may be related to a particular culture or language, there is something inside for all to enjoy! Have pun!
80 quizzes and 830 trivia questions.
1.
  Calling ChatGPT   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I asked Chat GPT, the online AI Bot, what the capital of Canada was. However, I asked it the question and required it to answer in 10 different ways. See if you can find out which tone Chat GPT used.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, dim_dude, Apr 20 24
Very Easy
dim_dude gold member
Apr 20 24
273 plays
2.
  Pick-Up Lines   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
It's not easy being at the bar, seeing an attractive person and attempting to talk to them. You definitely should not make it harder for yourself by using one of these lame pick-up lines though :) (Author Challenge: March 2024)
Very Easy, 10 Qns, dim_dude, Mar 27 24
Very Easy
dim_dude gold member
Mar 27 24
749 plays
3.
  Karim Jokes   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
These would fall under "Dad jokes" in any other context. However, my best friend Karim has been making these jokes since we were 17 years old, and we'd call them "Karim Jokes" - now that he's going to be a new dad, this quiz is in his honor.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, dim_dude, Mar 29 24
Very Easy
dim_dude gold member
Mar 29 24
443 plays
4.
  Puns and Word Play Fun   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you select the likely puns and word play for the following ten questions? Have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 09 24
Easier
Creedy gold member
Jan 09 24
511 plays
5.
  Chuck Norris Facts    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Chuck Norris is the toughest man in the world. Take this quiz to learn a bit more about all the things he can do. Some of them may surprise you :)
Very Easy, 10 Qns, dim_dude, Mar 30 24
Very Easy
dim_dude gold member
Mar 30 24
208 plays
6.
  Pun Fun With Berries   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
With over 400 different types of berries growing throughout the world, can you match up the following fifteen with the pun associated people who may like to munch into them? Have pun.
Easier, 15 Qns, Creedy, Oct 28 23
Easier
Creedy gold member
Oct 28 23
544 plays
7.
  R, Matey!   great trivia quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 15 Qns
Avast ye land-lubbers and listen to me tale, a tale as tall as the Jolly Roger on me mast. Whilst I'll give ye no quarter, don't be call me a son of a biscuit if me puns and gags sink lower than Davy Jones' locker, the treasure be in the story.
Very Easy, 15 Qns, pollucci19, Oct 13 23
Very Easy
pollucci19 gold member
Oct 13 23
339 plays
8.
  I Got Over My Fear of Hurdles   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Complete the pun
You've got to love a good (bad) pun. I entered these ten puns into a contest, hoping one of them would win the prize. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, reedy, Feb 17 23
Very Easy
reedy gold member
Feb 17 23
615 plays
9.
  Aspects of Humor: What's So Funny? editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Feb 19 23
Average
trident editor
Feb 19 23
11919 plays
10.
The Cheesiest Quiz Ever
  The Cheesiest Quiz Ever!   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
These cheesy puns and word play are full of holes but they are interesting in their own whey!
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Dec 22 22
Easier
Plodd
Dec 22 22
1824 plays
trivia question Quick Question
When my sister complained to Pierre, her French neighbour, that his dog had dug up her roses, how did Pierre react?

From Quiz "Canine Puns"




11.
  Polly Gone and Other Mathematical Puns   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
"What do you call a missing parrot?" Polygon! (Polly gone). Ready for more mathematical puns? Match the given terms with the correct questions or sentences. Enjoy and have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, Matthew_07, Apr 04 23
Easier
Matthew_07 gold member
Apr 04 23
333 plays
12.
  Let's Get Down To Bismuth - Elementary Puns   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I know I shouldn't, but here are more cringeworthy puns for you, this time with a science theme.
Easier, 10 Qns, eburge, Jan 29 16
Easier
eburge gold member
4432 plays
13.
  Pick-a-Pun: The Musicals!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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 is Musicals, so get singing, and let the Pun begin!
Easier, 10 Qns, ing, Sep 15 21
Easier
ing
Sep 15 21
7462 plays
14.
  What the Spell Check Mist: Typo Transfusion editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sacred Heart Hospital: Medical Care second to nun, paperwork last to all. Scared Heart Hospital, where the typos are rarely fatal, but nearly always fanny!
Easier, 10 Qns, ing, Mar 31 24
Easier
ing
Mar 31 24
7106 plays
15.
  Three for the Price of One   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 30 21
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Aug 30 21
792 plays
16.
  By Order of the Pun-Master General   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The Pun-Master General wants you to take a journey throughout each twenty categories on Pun Trivia, answering the puniest pun questions he could find. How much will you score on the groan-o-meter by the end of this quiz?
Easier, 20 Qns, Plodd, Oct 07 23
Easier
Plodd
Oct 07 23
2165 plays
17.
  A Lovely Punny Day For a Family Quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ready for some pun? See if you can select the right word for the relevant occupations of my family. Have pun!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 17 14
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
5771 plays
18.
  One Way or an Udder - Farmyard Puns   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Thought my awful puns were over, did you? Well, think again. This time we're punning our way through the farmyard with a variety of farm-related puns.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, eburge, Feb 26 17
Very Easy
eburge gold member
2585 plays
19.
  Canine Puns   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten puns with a dog theme for you. Have fun!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 04 17
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
1434 plays
20.
  Which Hobby? Excuses, Excuses!   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Herbert says he wants a hobby, but when I suggest hobbies, he always has excuses! Can you match the hobbies that I suggest with his excuses?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Allison03, Nov 28 16
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Very Easy
Allison03
1633 plays
21.
  I Always Wanted To...   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
...make a quiz where you complete my puns. Wait a second...
Very Easy, 10 Qns, eburge, Jan 29 21
Very Easy
eburge gold member
Jan 29 21
4231 plays
22.
  This Sums It Up - Math Puns   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See if you can differentiate between the right and wrong answers to these somewhat cringeworthy math puns. I've also tried to integrate some more punny stuff in the interesting information.
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Oct 03 16
Average
eburge gold member
2817 plays
23.
  Another Punny Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ready for some more? See if you can work out the likely answers for the following questions. Have a pun time!
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 18 14
Easier
Creedy gold member
1771 plays
24.
  Puns and Word Play 7   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to my latest quiz. A few more puns and word fun to put a smile on your face.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 09 22
Easier
Creedy gold member
Mar 09 22
482 plays
25.
  Zumba Party   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you work out these puns, all built around people who work in various professions? Have fun!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 04 19
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
May 04 19
678 plays
26.
  Punioms   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What are Punioms? Puns based on well known idioms. Here are ten for you. Have fun.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 12 24
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Jun 12 24
1387 plays
27.
  What hobby? Excuses, Excuses 2   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The first quiz on Herbert's excuses was well-received! So I gave Herbert a new set of suggestions on hobbies he might like. But alas, Herbert keeps giving excuses. Match his excuses to my suggested hobbies.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Allison03, Apr 08 17
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Very Easy
Allison03
1001 plays
28.
  Puns and Word Play   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more pun fun and word play for you. Enjoy the quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 01 17
Easier
Creedy gold member
1476 plays
29.
  How Punny   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten more puns for you, just for a bit of fun.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 27 16
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
1397 plays
30.
  Famous Painting Puns   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you work out the puns associated with these famous painters or paintings - and my personal interpretation of same? Would you hang these on your walls? Would I?
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 14 18
Easier
Creedy gold member
Jul 14 18
891 plays
31.
  A Punny Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ready for some pun? See if you can work out the likely answers for the following questions. Have a pun time!
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 17 13
Easier
Creedy gold member
1974 plays
32.
  The Uxbridge Phonetic Alphabet   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Taking some cues from "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" and its Uxbridge English Dictionary game, match the code word from the NATO phonetic alphabet with my made-up definition.
Easier, 10 Qns, eburge, Apr 03 17
Easier
eburge gold member
614 plays
33.
  10 Question More Pun Fun Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten more puns for you, with a word play thrown in for the final question. Have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Sep 26 16
Easier
Creedy gold member
1604 plays
34.
  Punning with Coffee   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
All of these puns have a coffee connection. Hope they perk you up.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Nov 27 18
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
Nov 27 18
638 plays
35.
  Puns and Word Play 5   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just for fun, in these unsettling times, a few puns and word play to hopefully put a smile on your face.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 29 21
Easier
Creedy gold member
Jun 29 21
636 plays
36.
  The Punny Side of the Law   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
PC Plod was a jovial sort of chap but he didn't think the spate of recent crimes was very punny. It all started last Sunday with the theft of a dog...and he still hasn't found a lead to go on!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Oct 30 16
Very Easy
Plodd
1381 plays
37.
  Apun My Soul!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Want to have some fun with a few puns? If so, you may enjoy this quiz. Once apun a time...
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 23 14
Easier
Creedy gold member
1308 plays
38.
  Lady Mondegreen Ate Nine Eggcorns   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mondegreens and eggcorns are unintentional puns resulting from mishearing words. If you don't know what mondegreens and eggcorns are, don't let it phase (oops! faze) you! You can still ace this quiz.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Sep 21 13
Very Easy
nannywoo gold member
1378 plays
39.
  Floral Word Play   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you weed out the correct answer for each of the following word play questions involving ten lovely plants?
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 06 16
Easier
Creedy gold member
1482 plays
40.
  More Pun Fun   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few more puns for you, just for a bit of fun. One of the answers is very well known in Australia, so think about it a little. Have fun!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 16 15
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
1409 plays
41.
  What Hobby? Excuses, Excuses 3   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
One more try, to find Herbert a hobby. This time the hobby suggestions are in BIG FANCY-SCHMANCY words! Herbert keeps making excuses, though ... as usual. Can you match Herbert's excuses to my suggestions for a hobby (in big scary words)?
Easier, 10 Qns, Allison03, Jan 01 17
Easier
Allison03
723 plays
42.
  Punning with Noodles   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Some more puns inspired by Asian cuisine.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Feb 03 19
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
Feb 03 19
679 plays
43.
  Punning with Enchiladas   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
...and other Mexican food. Hope you find the quiz mexcellent.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Dec 22 18
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Dec 22 18
583 plays
44.
  Giovanni's English Muddles    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
My neighbour, Giovanni, is a newcomer to this English speaking country and hasn't quite grasped the language as yet. Can you work out his muddled definitions?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Dec 23 17
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Dec 23 17
609 plays
45.
  Punny Business Names   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A collection of witty store names I have come across are listed. Can you pair them with the business they would be most apt for? An answer may appear to fit for more than one question but there is only one complete solution to the quiz.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Nov 29 16
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
803 plays
46.
  Just A Few More Punioms   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What are Punioms? Puns based on well known idioms. Here are another ten for you. Have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 27 17
Easier
Creedy gold member
Nov 27 17
682 plays
47.
  A Man Walks Into A Bar...   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Man Goes into a Bar' jokes. Choose the most likely or most common punchline. All that you really need for this quiz is your sense of humor.
Easier, 10 Qns, t_s, Jul 01 19
Easier
t_s gold member
Jul 01 19
3234 plays
48.
  Puns and Word Play 3   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more puns and word play for you just for fun. Enjoy the quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 25 17
Easier
Creedy gold member
Oct 25 17
895 plays
49.
  Puns and Word Play 6   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some puns and word play with an animal flavour, to hopefully give you a chuckle or two. Keep smiling.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 14 20
Easier
Creedy gold member
Nov 14 20
588 plays
50.
  Pun Fun   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just for fun, and to give you a bit of a smile, some puns for you to ponder.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 26 21
Easier
Creedy gold member
Jun 26 21
621 plays
51.
  Puns and Word Play 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more pun fun and word play for you just for fun. Enjoy the quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 05 17
Easier
Creedy gold member
1175 plays
52.
  Punning with Pasta    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Another round of puns with an Italian food theme this time.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 17 19
Easier
zorba_scank gold member
Jan 17 19
845 plays
53.
  More Puns Still    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More puns just for fun for you.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 11 16
Easier
Creedy gold member
1458 plays
54.
  Fruit Flies Like a Banana   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are draft notes for an unstarted thriller based upon the vagaries of the English language and containing plenty of old chestnuts. I plan to call it, "Unnatural Conclusions". Resemblance to the work of any existing author is entirely intentional.
Easier, 10 Qns, glendathecat, Mar 09 18
Easier
glendathecat
Mar 09 18
1827 plays
55.
  Puns Intended   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Puns in ten did what? Hopefully, not frightened you away! Each of the ten questions revolves around a pun of some sort.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Jul 24 14
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
819 plays
56.
  Punioms 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What are Punioms? Puns based on well known idioms. Here are another ten for you. Have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Dec 11 18
Easier
Creedy gold member
Dec 11 18
1149 plays
57.
  Don't Worry, It's Treatable!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The patient said "Doctor, doctor, I feel as sick as a dog." The doctor replied "You look very ruff!" Do you know the punch line to these other illness related jokes?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jan 06 14
Very Easy
Plodd
1854 plays
58.
  Yet More Puns    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more pun fun for you. Enjoy the quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 10 22
Easier
Creedy gold member
Feb 10 22
823 plays
59.
  Animal Pun Fun   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more pun fun and word play for you. Can you select the likely answers?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Dec 22 17
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Dec 22 17
708 plays
60.
  Pandamonium!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It was pandamonium at the zoo as animals had started to run riot and it was otter chaos! You have the necessary koalafications to help me find the animal puns so gopher it!
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jan 21 16
Easier
Plodd
776 plays
61.
  Olympic Puns    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Help, help, I can't stop making puns. Here's ten on Olympic sports. "Come on baby, light my fire"?
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 17 16
Average
Creedy gold member
1246 plays
62.
  The Art Of Punning    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Punning is the humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or more of its meanings or the meaning of another word similar in sound. In this quiz you either have to complete a pun, or to find out which headline, ad or slogan uses punning.
Easier, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Mar 23 19
Easier
flem-ish
Mar 23 19
5355 plays
63.
  Cloudy With a Chance of Rain Puns   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These weather puns are snow joke!
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Sep 08 16
Easier
Plodd
950 plays
64.
  Puns and Word Play 4   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more puns and word play for you just for fun, this time with a science theme. Enjoy the fizz.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Oct 22 20
Average
Creedy gold member
Oct 22 20
432 plays
65.
  Call the Copse   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some more puns, humour and word play for you. Can you work them out just for a bit of Fun Trivia enjoyment?
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 30 18
Easier
Creedy gold member
Aug 30 18
392 plays
66.
  Pussy Puns    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten puns for you, all with a feline theme. I bet you can't say Feline Theme six times very quickly. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Dec 28 13
Average
Creedy gold member
1925 plays
67.
  Friend, Do You Suffer From Co-operitis?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Well, kick off your etchaskechers and enjoy some prorogies with me. Match up new words with their definitions and existing words with a new definition.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Ophelia12, Aug 01 21
Very Easy
Ophelia12
Aug 01 21
436 plays
68.
  In Your Absinthe   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In your absinthe, a set of wild puns appeared. Can you catch them all?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, smpdit, May 23 16
Very Easy
smpdit
762 plays
69.
  The Cryptic James Bond Family Tree    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Little is known about the family of James Bond, 007. Here at the Splash Institute for Genealogy, we have tracked down some: though not many with a licence to kill. (Note: Proper spellings are ignored - a licence to thrill, you might say.)
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Feb 10 23
Average
darksplash
Feb 10 23
115 plays
70.
  Going Back Four Seconds - Math Puns 2   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
They're baaaaaack. Just complete each pun. Brace yourself. And I apologise in advance.
Easier, 10 Qns, eburge, Nov 06 20
Easier
eburge gold member
Nov 06 20
1293 plays
71.
  One More Punny Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten more terrible puns for your groaning enjoyment. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 09 22
Average
Creedy gold member
Apr 09 22
1442 plays
72.
  Was That Some Kind of Joke?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you a joke, and you tell me what kind of joke it is. (I'm not asking for opinions on the quality of the jokes, mind you). ;)
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 12 13
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
702 plays
73.
  That's So Punny!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll bet you thought this would be a funny punny quiz. Well, you thought wrong. Do you have any idea how many different kinds of puns there are? Come on in and find out. If you have enough time, you might even come back four seconds.
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Nov 01 10
Average
reedy gold member
1492 plays
74.
  Tom Swifty And The Heartbreakers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi, I've played and enjoyed some Tom Swifty quizzes and thought I'd write one myself. For those who haven't come across them before, a Tom Swifty is a pun such as, "This must be a gym", Tom worked out. Here are a few for you to try.
Easier, 10 Qns, shuttlemania, Sep 07 19
Easier
shuttlemania
Sep 07 19
641 plays
75.
  Very Punny, Very Punny    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is in response to a Quiz Author Challenge. I thought it would be nice to lighten the mood with a bit of a laugh... I hope they tickle your funny bone!
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Jan 25 16
Average
SisterSeagull gold member
438 plays
76.
  American Insults and Idioms    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you an American insult or idiom. You choose the word or phrase which finishes it.
Easier, 10 Qns, Pick61, Oct 03 16
Easier
Pick61
1622 plays
77.
  That Pun Is A Crime!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you want to do the time, follow along with the 10 puns from this quiz, all with a criminal theme. Any complaints will have to be discussed with my lawyer!
Average, 10 Qns, James25, Mar 03 24
Average
James25 gold member
Mar 03 24
1582 plays
78.
  Word for Word    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A cryptic-style quiz based on heteronyms. The clues will (or at least should!) lead you to a one word answer that is spelt the same, but will have a different meaning and may sound different.
Average, 15 Qns, heatherlois, Sep 04 23
Average
heatherlois gold member
Sep 04 23
588 plays
79.
  Palinagrams    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A palindrome is a word that is spelt the same backwards or forwards. Examples are "Level" and "Madam". An anagram is a new word made from another word, like "Made" to "Dame". The words in this quiz become new words when read backwards.
Average, 15 Qns, Rutley, May 14 18
Average
Rutley
May 14 18
762 plays
80.
  The Opun Library    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Well -- Charles (from "Apt Titles Perhaps") is still on his quest for some unusual books for his classes. Can you help him out? His teachers do seem to have a strange sense of humor, though.
Average, 10 Qns, collect, Jun 22 19
Average
collect
Jun 22 19
709 plays

Puns and Word Play Humor Trivia Questions

1. When the Siberian-American woman sighed and told her husband she'd love to see the Taiga again, where did he take her?

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Puns and Word Play Fun

Answer: The zoo

Ah well, at least he loved her, even though he didn't know the difference between geography and zoology. The Taiga is a chilly area of the world in the high latitude areas such as Sweden, Finland, Canada, Siberia and Russia. It is notable for snow forests of pines and spruces and other beautiful forms of greenery that thrive in the cold. Can you imagine just how crisp and clean the air would smell there? It is home to some 80 different species of mammals, over 100 different species of fish and thousands of different species of insects which provide food for the birds and animals there, and all co-existing as nature intended. Listed as endangered on the IUCN Red list, the beautiful, BEAUTIFUL tiger once roamed widely from Turkey, Russia, the Himalayas, down to Bali, Southeast Asia and China - but by 2023, scientists have estimated there are only 5,574 left of these utterly exquisite creatures. Oh weep, world, for such a loss.

2. As it opened its mouth wide and smiled at the pig at the waterhole, what did the crocodile sing?

From Quiz Three for the Price of One

Answer: Walk Right In

"Walk Right In" is a country song written back in 1929 by Gus Cannon, a musician who also helped make jug bands popular back then. It has a really catchy tune, and easy to sing along, but with lyrics that don't particularly make much sense. Revived in 1963 by the Rooftop Singers, it became a world wide hit. Crocodiles are gruesome (that grew some more) reptiles native to tropical areas of Asia, parts of the Americas and the top end of Australia. They lurk, partly submerged in both salt and fresh water, waiting for their next meal to come along, and - SNAP! Struggling prey are then taken in a death roll by the crocodiles until they drown. When the crocodile visited the dentist with its sore tooth, he said the outcome was...filling.

3. How did the media report on the streaker in the cathedral?

From Quiz Puns and Word Play 7

Answer: Impressive flying buttocks

Mighty cathedrals, which have been built by man in various countries through the ages, often have large architectural offshoots from their sides, whose purpose is to give much needed support for the walls of the mighty edifices. Flying buttresses, as some are known, extend out at an angle from the walls of cathedrals, with the purpose of redirecting the weight from the height of those buildings down into the ground. Otherwise, they'd eventually collapse under the strain of their own weight. (I know the feeling). A streaker is someone who runs naked through crowds of people in different venues for the purpose of shocking same, or as an act of protest, or just for a laugh for the easily amused. The malapropism in the question is the substitution for the word "buttresses" with the word "buttocks", the unappealing backsides of naked streakers.

4. What kind of camping shelter did the inexperienced clairvoyant erect?

From Quiz Pun Fun

Answer: Portent

A clairvoyant is believed to have the power of divination, to be able to foretell the future, or to have specific feelings, good or bad, about various events or objects or people. The word itself derives from the French "clair" and "voyant", which together mean clear vision. Science, of course, pooh-poohs the idea of clairvoyance - but who knows? It's fun to play around with, or to poke fun of, but could be dangerous if taken too seriously. I have the power of clairvoyance, did you know that? Whenever I put anything in the oven to be cooked, I know it's going to be a disaster. The pun here combines the word "portent" (the ability to see into the future) with a poorly erected tent in a camping ground, ie, a portent.

5. What did the piece of rope reply when asked if it was feeling well?

From Quiz Puns and Word Play 5

Answer: Frayed Knot

Rope is fibre or strands of different material which have been woven together to form much stronger pieces of the same material. It can be used for just about anything requiring tugging, pulling, carrying, lifting, climbing, crossing, holding in place and so forth, and its use has been around since time began, once man first figured out how to manufacture it from the materials at hand. Even Neanderthals knew of its use, as evidenced from a 50,000 year old piece of twine found in France at a well known Neanderthal site. The ancient Egyptians were the first to create tools to make forms of rope from flax, leather and date palms, and it is thought this was used to pull the huge stones that went into the construction of their mighty edifices. The pun for this question combines the "frayed knot" ends of a piece of rope, with the words "'fraid not" to a question about one's health.

6. What is a very important part of Donald Duck's legal constitution?

From Quiz Puns and Word Play 6

Answer: His Bill of Rights

The Constitution of the United States is described as the supreme law of that country. Since it came into being in 1789 after the American War of Independence from Great Britain, it has been altered (amended) on 27 different occasions. These amendments were enacted in order to meet the changes and needs of the developing nation, and the first ten of those amendments are known today as the Bill of Rights. The Constitution of the mighty United States is an inspirational, fluid ongoing work of the will of its people. And then we have Donald Duck, an anthropomorphic duck with a short fuse who always seems to be getting into bother, and who most definitely needs to be protected against himself by the law of his land - what else - his very own "Bill" of Rights. The pun for this question links a duck's bill with this document.

7. What music did the geologist like listening to the most?

From Quiz Zumba Party

Answer: Rock

A geologist's work involves the study of all materials making up the earth, and other planets as well, and how these act upon planets, shaping and forming them. Their work also involves the search for oil, gas, and precious gems and minerals, as well as monitoring, and keeping the public informed of the possibility of disastrous events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. The pun for this question combines the meaning of the word "rock" - a major component of a geologist's work - with "rock music".

8. The opera singer fell ill with which condition?

From Quiz Call the Copse

Answer: Malaria

Explanation for this pun just in case you didn't understand it: "Mal" is a prefix meaning bad - and a solo for an opera singer is known as an aria. Together you have Mal-aria, a mosquito borne illness that, if serious enough, can cause death. Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, headaches, seizures sometimes, coma and death. Death, you could say, is the ultimate symptom. Opera singers are highly trained musicians who spend years doing endless hours of scales every day, learning new songs, refreshing themselves with others, practising the right emotions to express for the part, learning various language required for the different roles they play, and backing all that up with years of study of musical knowledge. This includes knowing all the different instruments in an orchestra, their range, their keys, their history, being able to read all forms of music and know all the different music directions, know how to transpose and play music as well as singing it, knowing all the great composers and their works, and a hundred other skills. But every single second is worth it when, stepping out onto that stage and starting to sing, you watch an audience becoming completely absorbed in the musical tales written by all the great composers of the world you are singing for them. Holding that audience in the palm of your hand, you can make them laugh - or cry - fall completely in love with your portrayed character - or long to see you receiving your just desserts. You become heroine, villain, lover, wife, narrator and are lifted to another plane of existence. When I die, I want "Once I sang" as my epitaph.

9. Which kind of weather did Vincent Van Gogh prefer?

From Quiz Famous Painting Puns

Answer: A starry night

Post Impressionist artist, Vincent van Gogh, was born in the Netherlands in 1853, and, after a lifetime of rejection, poverty and mental illness, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in France, in 1890. He only sold one painting in his lifetime, but today his works are worth millions. Painted in June, 1889, "The Starry Night" depicts the evening view of the sky from the window of Vincent's room in the asylum at Saint-Remy-de-Provence. It is considered one of his finest works, but I much prefer the majority of his other works. "The Starry Night" is too disturbing. He painted this work during the day time hours and relying on his memory of night. The further back one steps from it, the more it begins to live. There is almost an element of creation about it, with the mighty and unbelievably mobile sky swirling far above the little man made village below. Van Gogh himself preferred the lower part of his work, and in a letter to his brother, Theo, he states that "All in all the only things I consider a little good in it are the Wheatfield, the Mountain, the Orchard, the Olive trees with the blue hills and the Portrait and the Entrance to the quarry, and the rest says nothing to me". It was as though this sad and lonely man had finally given up reaching for the stars. Would I hang this on a wall in my home? No. The sky is just too disturbing. It overpowers the viewer.

10. How did the famous fencer go on his first flying lesson?

From Quiz Puns and Word Play 3

Answer: He soared

The famous carpenter soared too. Soaring is a word usually associated with a wild, free and beautiful bird flying high in the heavens, unfettered and uncaged as all birds should be. Even a few moments of that glory would surely be worth a lifetime in a wired enclosure. Dear me, pardon that poetic spurt. I've just had breakfast. Fencers - the sports people, not the kind who build lovely picket edifices around your property - use swords of various shapes, sizes and names in their sport. These are known as foils, epees or sabres, with the epee being the heaviest of the three. When using any of these three pieces of equipment in a match or tournament, there are specific rules and strategies to follow. The foil, for example, must only target the torso. It's a fascinating and elegant sport to watch, but very fast as the opponents thrust, parry, feint, lunge and retreat across the mat, so don't blink, or you'll miss their exceptional hits. The pun for this question combines the use of the word "soared", associated with flying, with a "sword" used by a fencer.

11. What was the ranger accused of when he denied shooting the giraffe?

From Quiz Animal Pun Fun

Answer: Lion

And the pretty Australian girl who told a fib was called a lyrebird. Sadly so, lions are now listed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species because they have been hunted so relentlessly by man over the ages. Habitat loss, also caused by man, plays a part in their rapidly decreasing population as well. Once native throughout Africa and several Asian countries, these mighty beasts can now only be found in a few African countries and in one Indian national park. It's enough to break your heart. Lions live in prides, headed by one dominant male, several lesser males, and lionesses and their cubs. Interestingly, these animals are capable of an impressive range of facial expressions and vocalisations. The one you probably wouldn't want to see is when a lion is looking directly at you and licking its chops. The pun here uses the word "Lion" to express that fact that the ranger was "Lyin'".

12. When the champion female golfer lost her engagement ring somewhere on the golf course, what headlines did the paper give this?

From Quiz Just A Few More Punioms

Answer: Diamond in the rough

A diamond in the rough, as we use the term today, describes someone who is a bit rough around the edges as far as sophistication and education go perhaps, but who has a heart of gold with values and ethics to match. Applied to this question, it describes the worth of a valuable diamond ring which has been covered up somewhere in the rough section of a golf course. As far as the gem goes, it refers to the rough look of an unearthed diamond before it is cut and polished. The first use in print of this term is found in John Fletcher's 1624 work "A Wife for a Month" in which the character in question is described as being "...very honest, and will be as hard to cut as a rough diamond."

13. What kind of dog did the Italian chef own?

From Quiz Canine Puns

Answer: Bolognese

The pun here unites the food spaghetti bolognese, the sauce of which originated in Bologna, Italy, and a small breed of dog known as a bolognese. A member of the toy group of canines, these little dogs are so adorable looking, they look like they belong on the shelf of a toy store. Unlike most other dogs, the bolognese doesn't shed hair. Its fur has a soft woolly feel to it instead. These little fellows have a long history, dating back at least to the year 1200, and are thought to have originated also in Bologna, Italy, where they were often seen with the aristocrats of the time. Surprisingly the spaghetti strands that are the other half of spaghetti bolognese did not originate in Italy but were introduced into that country from Arab conquerors of Sicily between the years 827 to 902 AD.

14. What did the builder's sign read at the building site of the opera house?

From Quiz Puns and Word Play 2

Answer: Warning! This is a construction aria.

Warning signs are usually seen on construction sites of most building works, along with safety fences erected around the works as well. These are all for the protection of the general public and should be heeded at all times. An aria is a solo performed in any opera. These are usually, but not always, performed by the leading soprano or tenor. Arias can also be considered instrumental solos, but the most common interpretation is that of a vocal performance. The pun combines the words aria and area.

15. Why was the timid ghost a failure at haunting farms?

From Quiz Punioms 2

Answer: He was afraid to say boo to a goose.

Ghosts are supposed to rattle chains with enthusiasm and shout "Boo!" at every opportunity to scare folks out of their wits, but that timid ghost was, well, afraid of his own shadow. A goose is a large waterfowl from the bird family Anatidae. These beautiful birds with an adorable waddle mate for life and are often seen on farms, where they are reared either as food, or for their eggs, or their down. They make excellent "guard dogs" as well, and an irate goose coming at one in full flight is truly a very alarming sight. Run, you goose, run!

16. What is an important part of a duck's constitution?

From Quiz Puns and Word Play

Answer: Bill of Rights

This woeful pun combines the famous United States Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments to that nation's equally famous Constitution - and the mouthpiece of a duck, which is known as its bill, an alternative name for its beak.

17. What happened to the conservative politician's ill sheep?

From Quiz Punioms

Answer: It died in the wool

Anyone who is described as "dyed in the wool" is a person who is very set in his or her ways, and not willing to accept change without a struggle, or change opinions about various issues. A far right conservative politician could be an example of this. Interestingly, "dyed in the wool", a term known as far back as the 16th century in England, comes to us from the cloth manufacturing trade. At that time, wool was either dyed after it had been woven into cloth or thread - or dyed before the spinning process began when it was still more or less straight from the sheep's back. The pun rests in the words "dyed" for the wool, and "died", as in having gone to that great shearing shed in the sky.

18. PC Plod reported that someone had stolen the toilet from the police station. How far were the police in their investigations?

From Quiz The Punny Side of the Law

Answer: They had nothing to go on

The police couldn't get a handle on who stole their toilet but they were hoping to flush out the thief. They eventually found a clue which led them to a man who had a pipe dream of becoming a plumber. He quit his last job because it was too much of a drain, and was wary about taking the plunge in a new career as he didn't want to faucet (force it).

19. The lady from Glasgow tried on a Scotch bonnet for the winter months. The holes made it a little what?

From Quiz Cloudy With a Chance of Rain Puns

Answer: Chilli

Chillis are very hot to eat, especially the Scotch bonnet variety. However, buying a bonnet with holes to wear during the winter months will surely make you feel chilli...I mean chilly. Cayenne we get more peppery puns as they certainly spice up our lives!

20. The tanker driver had to face court on what charge?

From Quiz More Puns Still

Answer: Fuelish behaviour

The pun here is on "fuelish" for "foolish" behaviour, something that tanker drivers in particular should never ever attempt to carry out while in control of their huge and dangerous vehicles.

21. When the female gymnast won gold, her face was just one big - what?

From Quiz Olympic Puns

Answer: Beam

A beam is a big smile, but it is also a feature of the women's gymnastics events. Men don't perform on this apparatus. Ouch! The beam is only 10 centimetres or 3.9 inches wide. The gymnasts are just incredible with all the moves they perform on it. Early beams were made of polished wood, an incredibly danger choice of material that was finally banned in the 1980s. The ones used today, although still made from wood, have a leather like covering on the surface where the gymnasts perform. Compulsory moves the gymnasts have to carry out during a beam routine in competition are quoted as follows: "1. A connection of two dance elements, one a leap, jump, or hop with legs in 2. 180 degree split 3. A full turn on one foot 4. One series of two acrobatic skills 5. Acrobatic elements in different directions (forward/sideward and backward) 6. A dismount"

22. How do rabbits like their beer?

From Quiz In Your Absinthe

Answer: With plenty of hops

Rabbits hop. Beer is made from hops. Hops are a vine that are 'twiddled' onto a string attached to poles and grow to form a 'bine'. The cone-like flowers are green and quite papery. In Kent in the UK, large quantities of hops were grown for the beer industry. Each summer up to the 20th Century, families would arrive for 'hop picking holidays'. The farmers would provide huts for them to stay in whilst they helped to bring in the harvest.

23. What did the rabbit like best about its jewellery?

From Quiz More Pun Fun

Answer: The carats

The pun here rests in carrots, root vegetables long associated with rabbits - and carats, units of mass used in the measurement of precious jewels. Did you know that when carrots were first cultivated by man, it was for their leaves and seeds, rather than the part we chomp into today - and that in some countries in the world, carrots are purple rather than orange? In fact, orange carrots were first produced in the Netherlands, a country that is itself associated with this colour. Purple carrots, which are orange on the inside (what a gruesome colour combination) are now starting to make a re-appearance in the UK. That'll probably be the next trendy food we have to endure when this catches on elsewhere. "My dear, you must have a purple carrot - they're simply divine dipped in sushi and tabbouleh". This is interesting: The myth that carrots help us see better in the dark began as propaganda during World War II. It was instigated by the RAF to explain why their pilots suddenly began to have more success with nightly raids. In actuality, it was to cover up the fact that they had made impressive advances in radar technology - and to try to prevent this knowledge falling into enemy hands.

24. What health related incident happened to the unstable furniture manufacturer?

From Quiz How Punny

Answer: He went off his rocker

The pun here lies in a slang term for the unfortunate condition of going insane (hopefully only temporarily) - that of going off one's rocker. A rocker is also an abbreviated term for a rocking chair, a piece of furniture made by furniture manufacturers. If one rocks too hard in those diabolical inventions, one gets tossed right out of it. In short, you've gone off your rocker.

25. What flower did Uncle Bertie turn into every time he stood up?

From Quiz Floral Word Play

Answer: Rose

There are over one hundred species of the beautiful rose in the world, and a staggering number of hybrids created from these. Paintings from ancient Egyptian tombs reveal that roses were cultivated even as far back as then, but undoubtedly they were sought by man far earlier than that. Roses are just so lovely and their appeal to the senses can swamp one with delight, waves of nostalgia, sometimes a little sorrow - and happiness.

26. "Help! I've accidentally swallowed some Scrabble tiles. My next visit to the toilet could spell ____!" What might my next visit to the lavatory result in?

From Quiz Very Punny, Very Punny

Answer: Disaster

I suppose it depends on how many tiles I've swallowed; Scrabble is played with just seven tiles but disaster has eight letters... Maybe the word 'blowout' might be more appropriate? Yuk!

27. What happened to the chandler who went to the office party?

From Quiz More Pun Fun

Answer: He got lit up

In days gone by, a chandler was the head of a section in large medieval homes or castles, whose job it was to make candles and soap. Today the word is associated more with candle makers alone. The pun consists of a combination of candles lighting up dark areas when they are "lit" - and an expression to describe anyone who has consumed too much alcohol. That person is said to be "lit up".

28. What did the tongue-in-cheek Architect remark when a streaker ran through the grand cathedral?

From Quiz Apun My Soul!

Answer: What impressive flying buttocks

In simple terms, flying buttresses (the pun is in "buttocks") are strong curved arches, usually made of stone, jutting out from the external walls of massive cathedrals. They look a little like arms in a way and their purpose is stop the walls of the main part of the building collapsing outward from the weight of all the material added on top. They direct the pressure from these walls down into the ground instead. Though associated mainly with Gothic architecture, these amazing innovations are actually first described as far back as the Bible, in Ezekiel 41:6-7. I was astonished to learn that. Describing the building of a temple, these verses state: "And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house. And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst." (King James version)

29. What did the headlines scream when the Englishman's car brakes failed?

From Quiz One More Punny Quiz

Answer: Thames the brakes

The Thames is London's major river system. This beautiful gracious waterway is as much a part of England as the English themselves and has played a large part for hundreds of years in the development of London as a centre of world trade.

30. How did the doctor respond when the patient said "Doctor, doctor, I can't stop trembling"?

From Quiz Don't Worry, It's Treatable!

Answer: I'll be with you in a couple of shakes.

The shakes is another term for tremors or shivers. People who have the shakes are either nervous, or it could be an indication they are feeling unwell.

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