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Take a sporting chance! This 46th Commission from the Author's Lounge, launching in March 2017, was sports-themed, so all titles received were...well...pointed. Play ball!

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  Par For The Course popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
"Par for the course" is an idiom or cliche about things in life being ordinary. In this quiz, we investigate, across a swag of sports, extraordinary scoring occasions that are anything but par for the course.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Feb 05 21
Feb 05 21
462 plays
  Sticky Wicket - 10 questions - 4 mins
I'll give you a description of some of the toughest games I've ever played, you match it to the title. Some of these games really put players into a "Sticky Wicket".
Average, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Mar 27 17
Mar 27 17
189 plays
  Jump the Gun great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Don't be too quick on the trigger when matching up these video games to the firearms found within them or you may be shooting blanks. Match all ten if you can. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 17 22
Jul 17 22
201 plays
  180 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
One meaning of the title to this quiz is a complete reversal in attitude. Here we look at a few other things connected to the number. Let's see what you know.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Mar 29 17
Mar 29 17
351 plays
  What's My Goal? - 10 questions - 5 mins
Board games have come a long way since the days of merely rolling dice and scoring points. Newer games have more complex themes and strategies, with new ways to play and new win conditions. Can you match the game to these ten goals?
Tough, 10 Qns, qrayx, Dec 31 20
Dec 31 20
262 plays
  Down to the Wire - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz deals with Samuel Morse and the development of the telegraph.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Apr 01 17
Apr 01 17
227 plays
  Instigator Penalty popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Starting fisticuffs in a hockey game could see you with either a two, five or ten minute penalty. While you're in that penalty box you could work your way through this similar set of minutes.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Aug 26 17
Aug 26 17
295 plays
  Pot Black top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Pot red, pot black, repeat 14 times, and then pot yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black once more. This is the "simple" recipe for a 147 break in snooker. Match these players who did this with their nicknames. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Apr 03 17
Apr 03 17
431 plays
  The Bowler's Holding, the Batsman's Willey great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
TV and radio personalities have a tough job, needing to be cogent and eloquent in real time to a live audience. But sometimes, things don't come out quite as intended. Just ask Brian Johnston, credited with our title phrase at a cricket match in 1976.
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Apr 04 17
Apr 04 17
395 plays
  Red Cards and Checkered Flags great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
You wouldn't normally see red cards and checkered flags together, but that's the title this commission has thrown at me. The quiz will have five questions relating to flags and five on cards.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 08 17
Jul 08 17
537 plays
  Out of Left Field great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
These 20th and 21st century events took the world by surprise, confounding even the experts. Can you pair them up correctly? Some answers may seem to fit for more than one question but there is only one solution.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Apr 09 17
Very Easy
Apr 09 17
1359 plays
  90 Percent of the Game is Half-Mental - 10 questions - 20 mins
Yogi Berra was known for his illogical sayings like "90% of this game is half mental". In honor of Yogi, here is a baseball themed logic puzzle that is 100% mental.
Tough, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Apr 16 17
Apr 16 17
488 plays
  Deuce! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Almost every sport has its own specialised vocabulary. Here we'll look only at terms beginning with the letter "D", a surprising number of which are two word terms involving the word "double"! Match the terms on the left with the sports on the right.
Easier, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Apr 19 17
Apr 19 17
899 plays
  Power Play popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Psionics in 3.5 Edition Dungeons & Dragons
If you want to play around with some true power(s), how about making a psionically talented character for your next Dungeons and Dragons game? The following quiz uses the 3.5 Edition Expanded Psionics Handbook and Complete Psionic expansion.
Tough, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Dec 07 22
Dec 07 22
205 plays
  Theyre at the Post They're at the Post! best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Or, to be more formal, they're at the post office. If you want to illustrate a quiz on folk and fairy tales, what better source of images than postage stamps!
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 28 23
Jul 28 23
841 plays
  Throwing in the Towel popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Most of us have been guilty of giving up or "throwing in the towel" in difficult or impossible situations. Let's see how many of these instances involving sports figures and/or teams deciding NOT to throw in the towel you remember.
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Apr 25 17
Apr 25 17
1445 plays
  Double-Leg Takedown - 10 questions - 4 mins
The wrestling move known as a "double-leg takedown" is believed to have originated from the Brazilian martial art of "capoeira". Lets explore some other things Brazilian.
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Apr 25 17
Apr 25 17
212 plays
  Photo Finish great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
They say that a picture speaks a thousand words. Although these photographers have finished their life's work, they have left behind an enduring legacy to be enjoyed. See if you can match the photographer to the description given.
Average, 10 Qns, KayceeKool, Apr 27 17
Apr 27 17
391 plays
  Burning the Stone - 10 questions - 4 mins
"Burning the Stone" was the quiz title handed to me for the Author's Lounge Commission 46 - Sports! I decided to research this and other seemingly "impossible acts" and this is what I came up with. I hope that you have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, lonely-lady, Aug 14 18
Aug 14 18
635 plays
  Title Fight - 10 questions - 4 mins
Throughout the years, many music albums were given one name, but often were changed or modified to another. In this quiz, you be given the name of a musician or band and the original album name. Match these names with the alternate name given.
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Jun 02 17
Jun 02 17
251 plays
  In the Penalty Box popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In the National Hockey League (NHL) players are sent to the penalty box when they commit an infraction. This quiz will test your knowledge of different penalties and some players who were repeat offenders. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Jul 03 17
Jul 03 17
498 plays
  The Knight Protects the Crane and Flamingo popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I will admit that I was unable to find flamingo or crane conservationists, but i found ten other animal conservationists for this quiz. Hope you enjoy!
Easier, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Sep 01 17
Recommended for grades: 6,7,8,9,10
Sep 01 17
725 plays
  Batter Up popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Fish and chips is a traditional British takeaway. Cod or haddock? Chunky chips or fries? Get the oil sizzling and take it away!
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Dec 24 19
Dec 24 19
774 plays
  Down the Stretch They Come popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Can't you just hear the bored voice of the commentator uttering that title as the clear favourite is about to win? But wait, what if, just what if the favourite failed at the last hurdle so to speak?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jan 14 18
Jan 14 18
271 plays
  In the Breakaway - 10 questions - 3 mins
Breakaway is a multi-purpose term that can mean different things in different contexts. Can you figure which breakaway is a real breakaway?
Easier, 10 Qns, grisham, May 09 18
May 09 18
419 plays

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