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There was one stipulation for Commission #32 in the Author's Lounge-- all the titles needed to be 'VERBing the NOUN'. If players could submit titles to fit that bill, they could be added in to this set of quizzes, released to the writers in March 2014.

List created by player kyleisalive.

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1.
Chumming the Water
  Chumming the Water   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Chumming is the practice of luring sharks to a desired location by throwing fish parts and blood (chum) into the water. Sharks are magnificent animals that come in a huge variety of species. What do you know about this ancient animal?
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Feb 19 21
Average
dcpddc478
Feb 19 21
1342 plays
2.
  Frightening the Horses   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The answers to the first nine questions provide a common bond to a famous person who is possibly the subject of the statement, "My dear, I don't care what they do, so long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses".
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 07 14
Average
looney_tunes
805 plays
3.
  Playing the Fool   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Shakespeare uses "fools" in many of his plays. Although many are jesters or clowns, the main thing they share is their ability to outwit or point out flaws in other characters - often characters more important than themselves.
Average, 10 Qns, AdamM7, Mar 10 14
Average
AdamM7
764 plays
4.
  Living the Dream    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with quotes about..ermmm... what else? Dreams! And life, of course! Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Nov 12 14
Tough
DeepHistory
699 plays
5.
  Bewitching the Men   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The femme fatale, the sex goddess, has been with us throughout history. With the advent of motion pictures people got to see a new group of women who bewitched men. Let's take a look at some of the women who made their mark on the silver screen.
Easier, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Jun 04 20
Easier
CmdrK
Jun 04 20
2692 plays
6.
  Questioning the Authorities   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
1960s pop icon Timothy Leary once said "think for yourself and question authority". At the risk of appearing conformist, I will follow the advice and present to you a quiz about the brave few who questioned the authorities and changed the world.
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Aug 13 15
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
Average
adam36
728 plays
7.
  Climbing the Walls   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throughout history, walls have kept people out, kept people in, marked territories, created boundaries and both won and lost wars. This quiz is on some of history's most famous walls!
Easier, 10 Qns, suzidunc, Mar 12 14
Easier
suzidunc
838 plays
8.
  Toasting the Queen   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you toast the queen? This and other honeybee-related questions are considered in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Dec 28 19
Average
suomy
Dec 28 19
525 plays
9.
  Slaying the Dragon    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Asian TV and movie actors that have perpetuated and also fought against Asian stereotypes. Quiz title from a 1988 documentary film about Asian actresses.
Average, 10 Qns, wjames, Mar 12 14
Average
wjames
292 plays
10.
  Digging the Desert    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most people wouldn't want to live in the desert, but these people totally dig it! This quiz will test you on different cultures who live in desert areas across the world.
Average, 10 Qns, Oidioid32123, Mar 13 14
Average
Oidioid32123
399 plays
11.
  Losing the Race Against Time   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about some of the historic sites in England where the race against time to save them for future generations is being lost. They are all listed in the 2013 edition of English Heritage's 'Heritage at Risk Register'.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Sep 24 18
Average
Fifiona81
Sep 24 18
487 plays
12.
  Wasting the Opportunity   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Movie casting is a bizarre process. Some performers have turned down acclaimed movie roles. Some famous movie characters were passed on by several talented performers. This quiz is about these wasted opportunities in movie casting.
Easier, 10 Qns, workisboring, Mar 18 14
Easier
workisboring
971 plays
13.
  Forecasting the Weather   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many of Shakespeare's characters suffered at the hands of the weather, or made reference to it in their speeches. If only they'd listened to the weather forecast, they might have avoided some of the problems that befell them.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 18 14
Average
rossian
686 plays
14.
  Dreaming the Future   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Call it prophecy; call it premonition; call it bad pizza. Whatever's causing the bad dreams in these ten films is only setting up for a horrible coincidence in waking life. Watch out for spoilers! Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Mar 17 14
Average
kyleisalive
715 plays
15.
  Beginning The Beguine   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you want to trace the beginning of the Beguine you have to go to Martinique and Guadeloupe. Let's have a look at other facts about these islands.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Apr 07 23
Average
Christinap
Apr 07 23
317 plays
16.
  Slinging the Hash   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hash isn't just messy, greasy food, you know. The word has a variety of meanings. See how many of these you know. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Apr 08 23
Average
Creedy
Apr 08 23
771 plays
17.
  Upping the Ante    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Upping the ante usually refers to raising the stakes in a poker game, but it can apply to other things, like my dad's five sisters, his four brothers' wives and mom's sister. Who would you put up with?
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Aug 25 17
Average
alexis722
445 plays
18.
  Losing the Plot editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I must be losing the plot! I have listed four plots to some fantastic animated films but only one of them is correct. Can you guess which one? (Warning: contains spoilers!)
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Mar 26 14
Easier
Plodd
4015 plays
19.
Revealing the Secret
  Revealing the Secret   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are a few films with 'secret' titles. I will give a brief description of the film, along with a visual clue; you pick the correct answer. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Sep 04 14
Easier
reedy
2483 plays
20.
  Chasing the Daydream    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Given this title as an Author Challenge for Commission XXXII-Verbing the Noun, I went chasing daydreams near and far. Here are some that I found.
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Aug 26 17
Average
mlcmlc
543 plays
21.
  Watching the Detectives    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The opening season of "True Detective" was such a success that it seemed like a perfect fit for this title, part of Quiz Commission XXXII. What do you know about season 1 of this sensational series? All questions refer ONLY to season 1. BEWARE: Spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Dec 30 14
Average
shorthumbz
338 plays
22.
  Multiple Choice Quiz about Jumping the Shark   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The phrase "jumping the shark" refers to a point when a television show has clearly lost its luster; and a strange plot twist is employed to hold the show's audience. Often, the show only goes downhill from there (Note: some questions slightly biased).
Easier, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Oct 26 14
Easier
salami_swami
783 plays
23.
  Kissing the Blarney Stone    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These smooth operators always managed to have a bevy of women eating out their hand. See how many of these incorrigible heartbreakers you can identify who were definitely gifted by the Blarney Stone, whether they had kissed it or not.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Sep 08 21
Easier
zorba_scank
Sep 08 21
624 plays
24.
  Taming the Shrew   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Shakespeare told us how to "tame a shrew" in the 1500s, but hit songs offer better suggestions! Most songs are from the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s, across genres.
Average, 10 Qns, Godwit, Jun 28 14
Average
Godwit
765 plays
25.
  Pressing the Red Button   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Code red, red alert, attack warning red...the colour red is often associated with danger, but not always! There are plenty of other idioms and phrases with a red theme. See how many you recognise.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Kankurette, May 14 14
Very Easy
Kankurette
1465 plays
26.
  Running the Gauntlet    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A gauntlet is a glove usually worn by a knight. This quiz will run through a series of gloves with you, including the gauntlet.
Easier, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Jan 23 22
Easier
pollucci19
Jan 23 22
761 plays
27.
  Kicking the Habit   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the hardest things I have ever done is to kick the habit of smoking. Here we will examine several methods of quitting, some more effective than others, as well as some of the benefits of quitting.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Oct 03 19
Average
spanishliz
Oct 03 19
911 plays
28.
  Buying The Farm   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the FunTrivia farm, where you are a prospective buyer. The problem is that you have a tendency to use too many idioms in everyday speech, and the farmer will take everything you say literally. Good luck with buying the farm!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, runaway_drive, May 26 14
Very Easy
runaway_drive
1316 plays
29.
Missing The Mark
  Missing The Mark    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
St. Cajetan stands at the door of the Big Casino in the sky, quizzing poker players before they are allowed to enter. Each card has many different names. Your mission will be to determine which answers hit and which answers miss the mark. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jul 27 14
Average
tazman6619
709 plays
30.
  Drinking the Kool-Aid    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about Kool-Aid, I hope you enjoy it...
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Sep 04 23
Average
ClaudiaCat
Sep 04 23
568 plays
31.
  Stealing the Show    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a great number of goals were scored during injury time or extra time, some of them being decisive in the match's final result, and having the goal scorer steal the show. Can you name a few? Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, Lpez, Sep 09 14
Average
Lpez
453 plays

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