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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.

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  Chumming the Water Chumming the Water popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Feb 19 21
1160 plays
  Frightening the Horses great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
770 plays
  Playing the Fool popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
544 plays
  Living the Dream - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz deals with quotes about..ermmm... what else? Dreams! And life, of course! Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, DeepHistory, Nov 12 14
687 plays
  Bewitching the Men best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
Jun 04 20
2487 plays
  Questioning the Authorities popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
715 plays
  Climbing the Walls popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
816 plays
  Toasting the Queen popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do you toast the queen? This and other honeybee-related questions are considered in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Dec 28 19
Dec 28 19
504 plays
  Slaying the Dragon - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
279 plays
  Digging the Desert - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
392 plays
  Losing the Race Against Time great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
Sep 24 18
478 plays
  Wasting the Opportunity popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
939 plays
  Forecasting the Weather popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
652 plays
  Dreaming the Future great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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
695 plays
  Beginning The Beguine popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Apr 07 23
315 plays
  Slinging the Hash popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Apr 08 23
742 plays
  Upping the Ante - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Aug 25 17
440 plays
  Losing the Plot editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
3895 plays
  Revealing the Secret Revealing the Secret top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
2412 plays
  Chasing the Daydream - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Aug 26 17
536 plays
  Watching the Detectives - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
301 plays
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
733 plays
  Kissing the Blarney Stone - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Sep 08 21
Sep 08 21
548 plays
  Taming the Shrew popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
738 plays
  Pressing the Red Button great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
1372 plays
  Running the Gauntlet - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
Jan 23 22
741 plays
  Kicking the Habit top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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
Oct 03 19
870 plays
  Buying The Farm - 10 questions - 6 mins
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
1265 plays
  Missing The Mark Missing The Mark - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, tazman6619, Jul 27 14
675 plays
  Drinking the Kool-Aid - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz about Kool-Aid, I hope you enjoy it...
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Sep 04 23
Sep 04 23
545 plays
  Stealing the Show - 15 questions - 8 mins
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
440 plays

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