Quiz about The Continuing Quiz Journey
Quiz about The Continuing Quiz Journey

The Continuing Quiz Journey


For my 200th quiz, I brought you along on a retrospective of my quizzing journey to that point. Now that I've reached my 400th quiz, I thought I would revisit my adventure of the past four years. Thanks for joining me, and enjoy!

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reedy
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5 mins
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382,161
Updated
Feb 23 22
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Last 3 plays: Grogg07181951 (5/10), Eesti (6/10), Guest 71 (3/10).
1. With the advent of photo quizzes on FunTrivia, I watched with envy as various editors got to test the format. Finally, in April of 2013, my first photo quiz, "It's a Small World After All" went online.

In the spirit of that quiz, tell me which of these Central American countries is smaller than the others.
Hint

Costa Rica
Nicaragua
El Salvador
Guatemala

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2. In September of 2013, the 'Amazing FunTrivia Race 2' pitted team against team in a quiz-writing extravaganza! I was a member of the team Kaffeeklatsch, and I contributed seven quizzes to the effort.

My personal favourite was "Rock Solid", a photo quiz on Canada's easternmost province. Which province is that, again?
Hint

Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador

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3. In the spring of 2014, I had the privilege of participating in FunTrivia's first 'Author Masterclass', which gave authors a chance to work with editors to improve their craft in a series of challenges. With the excellent tutelage of Skunkee, I managed to earn an Editor's Choice thumb for my literature quiz, "Dreaming of Paradise".

In all my descriptions of literary paradises, I never made mention of "Paradise Lost", the epic penned by which 17th-century poet?
Hint

John Dryden
Alexander Pope
Richard Lovelace
John Milton

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4. Also in 2014, I managed a team quiz for the first time with the group 'Revenge of the Llamas'. As a science fiction literature quiz, I gave it the appropriate title, "Llamas in Space".

Everyone has heard of Laika, the dog that the USSR successfully put into orbit in 1957, but the first mammal actually launched into space (not into orbit) did so in 1949. What kind of animal, named Albert II, was this?
Hint

A mouse
A rabbit
Also a dog
A monkey

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5. With my very next quiz I hit a milestone that I had been working towards for some time... at least five quizzes published in each of FunTrivia's 20 main categories. This happened with my fifth Video Games quiz, about the online game "Candy Crush Saga".

What candy is commonly crushed to make Christmas treats of various kinds?
Hint

After Eights
Scotch mints
Candy canes
Butter mints

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6. In the Fall, a new endeavour was introduced to FunTrivia: The Random Idea Chamber (TRIC). I found that this really challenged me to write in new and different directions. My first TRIC quiz was entitled "Wednesday's Child".

If Wednesday is connected to a Norse god, to which of these days of the week would 'Wednesday's Child' refer?
Hint

Friday
Thursday
Saturday
Sunday

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7. During 'November Quiz Writing Month' (2014), I began an ambitious endeavour, deciding that I would write a quiz on every "Star Trek" episode in every series. I began with the two-part episode "Broken Bow".

Which "Star Trek" series began with that episode?
Hint

Deep Space Nine
The Next Generation
Enterprise
Voyager

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8. Tragedy struck our family in the winter of 2015 when our middle son was diagnosed with cancer. Amongst other things, writing quizzes took a back shelf in my life for the duration of his six-month treatment (he survived, by the way). I had been in the middle writing a short series of video game quizzes called "Arcade Nostalgia", which I picked up again in the summer.

What was the first commercially produced video game arcade machine, produced by Syzygy in 1971?
Hint

Astro Race
Computer Space
Gun Fight
Pong

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9. In the spring of 2016, match quizzes became a new quiz format on FunTrivia, a development that I took to wholeheartedly. My first match quiz was entitled "Gods of War", asking you to match various war gods with their culture of origin.

"Gods of War" also happens to be the name of a 2007 album by what heavy metal band?
Hint

Manowar
Godsmack
Disturbed
Morbid Angel

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10. On June 4th, 2016 I achieved the milestone of at least ten quizzes written in every main FunTrivia category with the photo quiz, "Paw Power". I asked you to identify various animals with just a closeup of their paws.

What animal's paw is used to refer to a person who is used unwittingly or unwillingly by another to accomplish the other's own purpose?
Hint

Monkey's paw
Cat's paw
Dog's paw
Bear's paw

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. With the advent of photo quizzes on FunTrivia, I watched with envy as various editors got to test the format. Finally, in April of 2013, my first photo quiz, "It's a Small World After All" went online. In the spirit of that quiz, tell me which of these Central American countries is smaller than the others.

Answer: El Salvador

There are seven countries considered to be part of Central America. From largest to smallest, they are:

Nicaragua (130,372 km2)
Honduras (112,090 km2)
Guatemala (108,890 km2)
Panama (78,200 km2)
Costa Rica (51,100 km2)
Belize (22,966 km2)
El Salvador (21,040 km2)

El Salvador is not only the smallest Central American country, but it is also the most densely populated. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the south, Guatemala to the west, and Honduras to the north and east. San Salvador City, the capital, had a population of more than 2.2 million as of their 2006 census.

The photo shows the 'Monumento al Divino Salvador del Mundo', located in San Salvador City. It was constructed in 1942.
2. In September of 2013, the 'Amazing FunTrivia Race 2' pitted team against team in a quiz-writing extravaganza! I was a member of the team Kaffeeklatsch, and I contributed seven quizzes to the effort. My personal favourite was "Rock Solid", a photo quiz on Canada's easternmost province. Which province is that, again?

Answer: Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland (the island) has a history of over 9000 years of human habitation. The first European contact came with a visit from Vikings around A.D. 1001. In the year 1583, Newfoundland became England's first New World colony. Eventually, Newfoundland joined Canada as a province in 1949. The name was officially changed to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001.

The photo shown here is of Signal Hill, where the first trans-Atlantic wireless signal was received by Guglielmo Marconi in 1901.
3. In the spring of 2014, I had the privilege of participating in FunTrivia's first 'Author Masterclass', which gave authors a chance to work with editors to improve their craft in a series of challenges. With the excellent tutelage of Skunkee, I managed to earn an Editor's Choice thumb for my literature quiz, "Dreaming of Paradise". In all my descriptions of literary paradises, I never made mention of "Paradise Lost", the epic penned by which 17th-century poet?

Answer: John Milton

John Milton (1608-1674) seemed destined for a life of ministry while attending Christ's College in Cambridge, but it was during this time that he began writing poetry (in Latin, Italian, and English). He lived through the civil war between Oliver Cromwell and Charles I and the subsequent Restoration under Charles II. In 1667, the first edition of his epic rendition of the biblical story of the fall of man - "Paradise Lost" - was published in ten books and more than 10,000 lines of verse.
4. Also in 2014, I managed a team quiz for the first time with the group 'Revenge of the Llamas'. As a science fiction literature quiz, I gave it the appropriate title, "Llamas in Space". Everyone has heard of Laika, the dog that the USSR successfully put into orbit in 1957, but the first mammal actually launched into space (not into orbit) did so in 1949. What kind of animal, named Albert II, was this?

Answer: A monkey

Albert II was actually the second attempt by the U.S. to send a rhesus monkey into space in a V-2 rocket, but Albert I's launch did not reach the international 100 km definition of the boundary of space. Albert II was launched on June 14th, 1949, and reached an altitude of approximately 138 km. He died on impact after a parachute failure.
5. With my very next quiz I hit a milestone that I had been working towards for some time... at least five quizzes published in each of FunTrivia's 20 main categories. This happened with my fifth Video Games quiz, about the online game "Candy Crush Saga". What candy is commonly crushed to make Christmas treats of various kinds?

Answer: Candy canes

Candy canes are traditionally striped red and white and are peppermint-flavoured. Over the years, however, many different colours and flavours have been introduced. Candy canes made their first (documented) appearance in the 1800s, and were quickly associated with Christmas, but one story holds that a church choirmaster in Germany invented them in the late 1600s as a means of keeping children quiet during worship services.
6. In the Fall, a new endeavour was introduced to FunTrivia: The Random Idea Chamber (TRIC). I found that this really challenged me to write in new and different directions. My first TRIC quiz was entitled "Wednesday's Child". If Wednesday is connected to a Norse god, to which of these days of the week would 'Wednesday's Child' refer?

Answer: Thursday

The term 'Wednesday' comes from the Old English word 'Wōdnesdg', meaning 'Day of Woden'. And Woden is, of course, a variant of Odin, the chief god of Norse mythology.

There are three other days of the week (in English) that refer directly to a Norse deity, being Tuesday (Day of Tr), Thursday (Day of Thor), and Friday (Day of Frige).

Thor is, by all counts, a son of Odin's.

Tr is, as well, according to one telling... or perhaps he is the son of the giant, Hymir, it is hard to say. That's why I didn't include Tuesday as an answer option.

Frige is an Anglo-Saxon goddess that may be correlated to either Freyja or Frigg of Norse mythology. Either way, neither Freyja nor Frigg is a child of Odin's.
7. During 'November Quiz Writing Month' (2014), I began an ambitious endeavour, deciding that I would write a quiz on every "Star Trek" episode in every series. I began with the two-part episode "Broken Bow". Which "Star Trek" series began with that episode?

Answer: Enterprise

"Star Trek: Enterprise" was a prequel series set approximately 100 years before the five year mission of "The Original Series". The show ran for four seasons from 2001 to 2005 and starred Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer.

Pictured here is the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier.
8. Tragedy struck our family in the winter of 2015 when our middle son was diagnosed with cancer. Amongst other things, writing quizzes took a back shelf in my life for the duration of his six-month treatment (he survived, by the way). I had been in the middle writing a short series of video game quizzes called "Arcade Nostalgia", which I picked up again in the summer. What was the first commercially produced video game arcade machine, produced by Syzygy in 1971?

Answer: Computer Space

"Computer Space" was produced by Syzygy, which would become Atari, Inc. in 1972. The game itself was based off of the 1962 video game "Spacewar!"

In the game, the player controlled a spaceship and faced off against two flying saucers. Each round had a set amount of time, and in that time you had to get more hits on your opponents than they did on you in order to advance to the next round.

"Pong" came out in 1972, "Astro Race" in 1973, and "Gun Fight" in 1975.
9. In the spring of 2016, match quizzes became a new quiz format on FunTrivia, a development that I took to wholeheartedly. My first match quiz was entitled "Gods of War", asking you to match various war gods with their culture of origin. "Gods of War" also happens to be the name of a 2007 album by what heavy metal band?

Answer: Manowar

Manowar had its beginnings in 1980 when Joey DeMaio (bass) met "Ross the Boss" Friedman (electric guitar) and decided to create a new band, hiring Eric Adams as the lead singer. Drummer Donnie Hamzik was added as a drummer when the band secured their first recording contract.

Since their beginnings, the band has seen some personnel changes, and has produced many albums, with "Gods of War" (2007) being their tenth. It is a concept album centered on Odin of Norse mythology.

The visual clue for this question is a Portuguese Man O' War.
10. On June 4th, 2016 I achieved the milestone of at least ten quizzes written in every main FunTrivia category with the photo quiz, "Paw Power". I asked you to identify various animals with just a closeup of their paws. What animal's paw is used to refer to a person who is used unwittingly or unwillingly by another to accomplish the other's own purpose?

Answer: Cat's paw

The term 'cat's paw' or 'catspaw' originated with the fable "The Monkey and the Cat" from Jean de La Fontaine 1679 collection. In essence, the story tells of how Bertrand (the monkey) persuades Raton (the cat) to pull chestnuts out of a fire where they are roasting, on the promise that they will then get to share them.

Instead, all Raton gets is burnt paws, while Bertrand eats up all the chestnuts.
Source: Author reedy

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